CALEDONIA -- Michael Kelly loves the fight and the effort he has seen from his Caledonia High School football team.
Wade Tackett has seen the progress in four months. But Tackett has been coaching long enough to know an 0-5 start to a season casts a gloomy shadow over the rosiest assessment of any coach.
VARDAMAN -- The West Lowndes High School football team made it back-to-back wins in Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A, Region 3 play Friday with a 40-26 win against Vardaman.
"Just play loose." The message by Heritage Academy football coach Sean Harrison to his players this week underscored a bounce-back, 35-7 victory against Magnolia Heights on Friday night.
The Caledonia High School football team's 13-game losing streak against New Hope came to an end Friday evening thanks to a 44-28 victory that spoiled Homecoming festivities for the home team.
WEST POINT -- The West Point High School football team knew the expectations were high and the margin for error was reduced this season.
STARKVILLE -- Quarterback Luke Altmyer and Dandy Dozen running back Rodrigues Clark create a dual threat for the Starkville High School football team.
SOUTHAVEN -- The Columbus High School football team put together one of its best drives of the season Friday night on its opening possession at DeSoto Central.
Give Michael Kelly and Wade Tackett time.
STARKVILLE -- Chase Nicholson doesn't believe the Starkville Academy football team is undefeated.
STARKVILLE -- Milton Talbert has the unenviable task and the charmed life.
Devarkas Ramsey was ready to make all kinds of notes when he met his new coaches in the spring.
Chris McDonald could have sworn he was going to get tackled. Brandon Moore thought so, too, as he watched his Victory Christian Academy teammate apparently run into a group of Tabernacle tacklers.
All of the motivating mantras football coaches use to navigate 48 minutes of football were in Victory Christian Academy coach Chris Hamm's arsenal Friday night.
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.
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