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Fitzgerald looks dominant as No. 16 Bulldogs slice and dice Ragin' Cajuns

Posted 9/16/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Nick Fitzgerald casually made his way from midfield to his team, congregating in the end zone for the playing of the alma mater. On the way he ran into quarterbacks coach Andrew Breiner, where he was stopped for a hug and some words accompanied with a smile.

Notebook: Williams joins offensive fray in easy win for No. 16 Bulldogs

Posted 9/16/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Joe Moorhead is a fan of Aeris Williams. It's easy for Mississippi State's football coach to see the skillset that produced a 1,000-yard season last year.

No. 1 Alabama hammers Ole Miss in showdown of unbeaten teams

Posted 9/16/2018 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Top-ranked Alabama faced a rare bit of adversity Saturday night when Mississippi's first offensive play turned into a 75-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Ta'amu to D.K. Metcalf.

Starkville Academy shuts out Magnolia Heights to move to 5-0

Posted 9/16/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team made the tradition of a perfect Homecoming Night work in its favor Friday night.

Heritage Academy drops second straight with home loss to Pillow

Posted 9/16/2018 in High School Sports

Jared Long bent at the waist to whisper into the ear hole of Moak Griffin, who was seated inches shy of the goal line.

Aberdeen cranks up offense to blow past New Hope

Posted 9/16/2018 in High School Sports

Columbus Air Force Base hosts an annual air show every summer, but a new aerial act took center stage locally Friday evening when Aberdeen (3-2) brought its own aerial show to Lowndes County and, when all was said and done, New Hope (0-5) found itself on the short end of a 40-7 setback.

West Point shuts out Noxubee County

Posted 9/16/2018 in High School Sports

WEST POINT - Chris Chambless might not be the biggest fan of the bye week.

West Lowndes pulls off stunning comeback against region rival Hamilton

Posted 9/16/2018 in High School Sports

Sixty-nine total points remained on the scoreboard as West Lowndes High School football coach Anthony King relieved the four losses that came before. Both Friday night's scoreboard and the season to date didn't suggest defense.

Columbus finds offensive rhythm before being denied win at Vicksburg

Posted 9/16/2018 in High School Sports

VICKSBURG -- When Columbus High School senior running back Derrick Jordan was escorted by his coaches to the sidelines, the first player to offer encouragement to the wounded Falcon was junior teammate Devarkas Ramsey.

Thompson developing bigger voice for MSU defense

Posted 9/14/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State defense attracted plenty of attention in the offseason.

Phillips adding depth to Bulldogs' offensive line

Posted 9/14/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Most college football teams train their offensive linemen at different positions to find the best five, regardless of configuration.

Defensive stops key to No. 1 EMCC's win vs. ICC

Posted 9/14/2018 in College Sports

FULTON -- Conventional wisdom told East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive back JaQuez Akins he might not be directly involved in a goal-line play.

Former Columbus, Aberdeen high school standouts play key roles for ICC

Posted 9/14/2018 in College Sports

FULTON -- The Itawamba Community College football team has plenty of playmakers.

West Point hopes to erase complacency

Posted 9/14/2018 in Local Columns

WEST POINT Ezekiel Head has been playing on the offensive line "all his life."

 

Miller enjoys return home in EMCC's win

Posted 9/14/2018 in College Sports

FULTON -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore quarterback Vijay Miller enjoyed his homecoming Thursday night. Playing across town from his high school home at Itawamba Agricultural High School, Miller had six touchdowns as No. 1 EMCC beat Itawamba C.C. 56-26 in Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division action at Eaton Field.

 

 

Alabama's secondary priming for Ole Miss' Brown & Company

Posted 9/14/2018 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama football team's new-look secondary is facing its biggest challenge yet. So, however, are the Ole Miss receivers.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy moves forward without key senior

Posted 9/14/2018 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Chris Craven knows how to play the numbers game. The Oak Hill Academy football coach remembers a time when the Raiders played with 11 high schoolers and three middle schoolers just in case.

 

 

Couch will transfer from MSU

Posted 9/13/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State wide receiver Jamal Couch will transfer from the program, MSU officials confirmed Thursday to The Dispatch. The news was first reported by 247 Sports.

 

 

No. 16 MSU will try for more stickers against Louisiana-Lafayette

Posted 9/13/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There have been a lot of changes in the Mississippi State football team's transition from Dan Mullen to Joe Moorhead.

 

Hudspeth ties No. 16 MSU, Louisiana-Lafayette together

Posted 9/13/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When the Mississippi State and Louisiana-Lafayette football teams scheduled a two-game series, Dan Mullen and Mark Hudspeth were leading the programs. Hudspeth worked for Mullen for two years at MSU before becoming the Ragin' Cajuns' coach.

 

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