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OXFORD — Whether the weather makes a visiting Pac-12 opponent uncomfortable remains to be seen.

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On Friday, the Northeast Jones Tigers earned their first win over the South Jones Braves since 2014, advancing to 2-2 through their first four games of the season. However, head coach Keith Braddock said his team is by no means content to dwell on that accomplishment. The Tigers are hungry f…

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Football is in full swing. College and high school teams around the state are a few weeks into the season. What a better time refresh our knowledge of football terminology. Let's start with the most important body parts.

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After plummeting in my bets two weeks ago, I made a resurgence for the ages this past weekend, posting a 3-0 mark. All told, I placed 14 bets over Saturday and Sunday, and was able to cash in on 12 of them. Now, like any habitual gambler, I am going to parlay those winnings into even more bets.

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The Taylorsville Tartars will travel to Collins on Friday to take on the Tigers in a rematch of last year’s 2A South State title game. Though both teams have had much different starts to their seasons, the two almost always put on an entertaining show for fans when they meet head-to-head. 

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Each year since way back in 1938, the National Football League has bestowed MVP honors on one player, selected by a group of voters, who is considered to be the single most valuable asset to any team in the entire league. 

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The Laurel Tornadoes bounced back strong from last week’s loss on the road to Wayne County with a 21-14 win at home over the 6A Petal Panthers. The Tornadoes jumped ahead early with 14 unanswered points in the first half and stellar pass defense allowed them to maintain that lead through the…

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The West Jones Mustangs throttled Wayne County 31-10 on Friday, boosting their overall record to 4-0 on the season. The win ended an eight-game WJ losing streak against Wayne County that dated back to 2010. 

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The West Jones Mustangs throttled Wayne County on Friday night, ending an eight-game losing streak against the War Eagles. After falling behind on 7-0 early in the first quarter, the Mustangs recollected their composure and stormed back for a 31-10 victory over their long-time rival. 

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Tony Barnes scored three touchdowns and Zaymarrian Ducksworth ran for two TDs to lead Northeast Jones to a wild win in The Jungle over cross-county rival South Jones, 48-23, on Friday night. 

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For the second year in a row, Kansas State and Mississippi State are going one-on-one in an early season contest, this time being played in Starkville. Last year the Bulldogs won by three touchdowns with a final score of 31-10. 

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The Bay Springs Bulldogs will host the Raleigh Lions on Friday in search of their fourth straight win of the season. After edging out Lumberton by two points last week, the Bulldogs will have to pay closer attention to detail while facing a Lions team that is coming off a big win over a Clas…

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Two of 2018's South State champions will go head-to-head Friday night in Taylorsville when the 2A South champion Tartars and the 3A South champion Bulldogs of Seminary square off. Both squads enter the week with 3-0 records, prepared for what could be one of the better Week 4 football matchu…

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The Laurel Tornadoes will be back at home Friday night for a showdown against one of the premier football teams in Class 6A, the Petal Panthers. Following their first loss of the season, the Tornadoes believe a win over the prominent Panthers will help them establish positive momentum before…

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The Northeast Jones Tigers host the South Jones Braves on Friday in what will be the second clash of the year between two Jones County football teams in the quest for the Laurel Leader-Call Battle for the Belt. Both teams hope to recover from Week 3 losses by taking down a rival and establis…

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Greatness of Mississippi collegiate football players over the years has been illustrated any number of ways. You can do it by citing their statistics, of course. You can do it by giving them trophies and retiring their numbers.

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One of the nation’s top junior college football matchups will take place in Ellisville tonight (Thursday) when the No. 12 Hinds Eagles will be at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field to face the No. 18 Jones College Bobcats in the MACJC South Division opener for both teams.

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Ex-Tornado leads nation in receiving entering Week 3

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The Laurel Tornadoes fell 21-20 Friday night in a contest that was tightly contested from start to finish. Four full quarters, and even one play after the clock had already hit zero, was not enough to determine a winner. The contest came down to a point after attempt in double overtime by so…

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Things started out rough for the South Jones and they just got worse as West Lauderdale scored on its first seven possessions to win big over the Braves, 57-12.

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GOODMAN – It was a complete team effort for the 17th-ranked Jones College Bobcats here Thursday night at Ras Branch Stadium.

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Inter-county showdown sure to stir fans' passions

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We are now into the third week of the high school regular season and teams are beginning to get into a rhythm. Though there will always be a team or two that comes on strong late in the season, most teams begin to show you their true colors by mid- to late-September.