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Starkville shows myriad weapons in victory

Posted 8/18/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The beginning of a new quarterback era at Starkville High School came with an unusual twist. The first game of the Luke Altmyer era ended with four Yellow Jackets taking at least one snap. Only two are listed as full-time quarterbacks.

Defense shines, offense stalls for New Hope

Posted 8/18/2018 in High School Sports

Down 2-0 at halftime, the New Hope High School football team's defense had stuffed three Forest drives inside the Trojans' 25-yard line.

Caledonia gives Kelly win in opener

Posted 8/18/2018 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Normally, head coaches are hit with the traditional Gatorade shower, also known as the Gatorade bath, after a big wins.

Patriots' passing attack passes muster

Posted 8/18/2018 in High School Sports

Since there wasn't enough time to erect a domed stadium Friday night, the Heritage Academy football team had to make do on the wet playing surface of C.L. Mitchell Field.

 

Caskey, Cullum, defense lead Raiders in opener

Posted 8/18/2018 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Jonah Caskey and Ash Cullum know they don't have blazing speed. But the junior running back and senior quarterback make up for what they might lack in one area with persistence and shiftiness that help them make the Oak Hill Academy football team go.

 

Noxubee County looks for new beginning after loss

Posted 8/18/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Noxubee County High School football team entered Friday night with a vision: new beginning, same ending. The goal was to erase the sting of a 40-point loss to Starkville in the 2017 opener that was part of a 2-4 start to a campaign that ended with a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State championship.

 

Starkville Academy edges Lamar School

Posted 8/18/2018 in High School Sports

MERIDIAN -- Starkville Academy football coach Chase Nicholson enjoyed his team's milestone win Friday night.

 

New faces, same result for West Point

Posted 8/17/2018 in High School Sports

West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless doesn't have experience as an air traffic controller. However, he might have felt like one Thursday night.

Rice takes responsibility for Columbus' loss

Posted 8/17/2018 in High School Sports

Columbus High School first-year head football coach Eric Rice hasn't shied away from discussing the difficulty of his team's schedule.

Patriots, Volunteers will look to Putt, Lewis to lead way

Posted 8/17/2018 in High School Sports

Sean Harrison wishes he had a better story.

Noxubee County's Clemons ready to put Simmons' advice into action

Posted 8/17/2018 in High School Sports

MACON -- Verdell Clemons' jersey fits a little better this season.

Lowndes Roundup: New Hope starts fresh, West Lowndes faces Caledonia

Posted 8/17/2018 in High School Sports

Wade Tackett has wiped the slate clean. The New Hope High School first-year head football coach took notes while he reviewed the film from his team's 33-7 loss to Columbus in the New Hope Jamboree at Mississippi State last Friday. Tackett saw plenty of positives despite the score and several areas to clean up prior to his team's season opener at 7 p.m. Friday against Forest.

Noxubee County's Brooks has sack mark in sights

Posted 8/16/2018 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter can't recall the record, but he knows there have been countless members of the Noxubee County High School football team's defense who have competed for the highest single-season sack total.

Transfer King has chance to play key role at Starkville

Posted 8/16/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The 2017 Starkville High School football team started its run to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A State championship game with a 43-3 rout of rival Noxubee County.

Tigers will work on little things with QB White

Posted 8/16/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The "little things" stand out to Teddy Young. Those details helped Termarcus Conner find Young, Patrick Patterson, or Vincent Sanders for big gains in the Noxubee County High School football team's 2008 state championship season.

MSU volleyball sets open scrimmage for Sunday

Posted 8/15/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Julie Darty isn't going to make excuses.

Smith brings versatility to Noxubee County

Posted 8/14/2018 in High School Sports

MACON -- Ja'Qualyn Smith is trying to pack on the pounds.

Former EMCC standouts Cole, Rivers eager to return to action for MSU

Posted 8/14/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brian Cole and Chauncey Rivers came to Mississippi State as proven commodities. Both had been in Division I football before, Cole at Michigan and Rivers at Georgia, before coming together for a season at East Mississippi Community College.

 

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