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.
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.
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.
STARKVILLE -- Julie Darty isn't going to make excuses.
MACON -- Ja'Qualyn Smith is trying to pack on the pounds.
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.
The numbers were staggering.
Here we go for one last time.
Anna Acker and Haley Barker are impressed. The Heritage Academy seniors had high hopes for their final seasons with the school's girls soccer team, especially after falling just short of making the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) playoffs in 2017.
Mary Nagy taught hundreds of students the meaning of the word synonym in her time as an elementary school teacher at New Hope School.
Columbus High School football coach Eric Rice had heard nice things about senior wide receiver Jervorius Vance. After being held out of spring ball due to concussion protocol, Vance is building a strong relationship with Rice and junior quarterback Jaelan Craddieth.
Evan Ellis added win No. 13 to his dream season Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Ellis passed Randall Beckwith off turn four as the white flag dropped, splitting Beckwith and lap-car DJ Brasfield for the Durrence Layne Late Model win.
STARKVILLE -- Tyrone Shorter was in mid-season form Friday night. The only thing missing from the Noxubee County High School football team's 17-0 victory against Greenwood in the Louisville Jamboree at Starkville High was Shorter's traditional sweater vest. The Tigers' veteran coach eschewed his usual wardrobe for a blue pullover on what turned out to be a seasonable evening without rain.
The chemistry continues to grow for the Caledonia High School volleyball team. Buoyed by two victories Friday in the opening day of the Set It Off Challenge at Ridgeland High, Caledonia built on that effort with three more wins Saturday to win a team title at the event for the third-straight season.
WEST POINT -- You know good things are about to happen when Jaylon Webb flashes his big smile.
STARKVILLE -- Columbus High School senior Fred Harris has finally found his comfort level. Harris participated in extra workouts with junior quarterback Jaelan Craddieth in the summer. The duo hope to have a lot success through the air for the Falcons this season.
MACON -- Keymarcus Jackson isn't one to shy away from a challenge. That's why Jackson fits right in with the other 18 seniors on the 2018 Noxubee County High School football team. Armed with their new, Tiger blue T-shirts that say, "New Beginning, Same Ending," the Tigers are primed to get back to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State title game and win the program's sixth championship, and fourth in the last five years.
WEST POINT -- West Point High School defensive lineman Jaylen Cungious has been thinking about his final season for a long time. Coming off back-to-back Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A State championships, Cungious has a lot of emotions as the 2018 approaches because he wants to end his journey on a high note.
When the final seconds ticked away at Ole Miss' Vaught-Hemingway Stadium last December, Starkville High School players and coaches could only wait for next year.
When school starts back in earnest, most prep football coaches are still fretting the last-minute details.
1. Smith brings versatility to Noxubee County HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Former EMCC standouts Cole, Rivers eager to return to action for MSU HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. West Point running game takes center stage in opener at Columbus HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Moorhead wants offense, linemen to be versatile COLLEGE SPORTS
5. MSU volleyball sets open scrimmage for Sunday HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS