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.
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.
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 -- The Starkville Academy football team made the tradition of a perfect Homecoming Night work in its favor Friday night.
Jared Long bent at the waist to whisper into the ear hole of Moak Griffin, who was seated inches shy of the goal line.
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 - Chris Chambless might not be the biggest fan of the bye week.
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.
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.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State defense attracted plenty of attention in the offseason.
STARKVILLE -- Most college football teams train their offensive linemen at different positions to find the best five, regardless of configuration.
FULTON -- Conventional wisdom told East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive back JaQuez Akins he might not be directly involved in a goal-line play.
FULTON -- The Itawamba Community College football team has plenty of playmakers.
WEST POINT Ezekiel Head has been playing on the offensive line "all his life."
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.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama football team's new-look secondary is facing its biggest challenge yet. So, however, are the Ole Miss receivers.
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.
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.
STARKVILLE -- There have been a lot of changes in the Mississippi State football team's transition from Dan Mullen to Joe Moorhead.
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.
1. Sharp has emerged as fixture on offensive line for EMCC COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Moorhead changes MSU's routine on Sundays COLLEGE SPORTS
3. McDonald, Moore play key roles in VCA's comeback victory HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS