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Breckon Young (7) readies for the next play.
Breckon Young (7) readies for the next play.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
NATCHEZ – A little less than five minutes into the game, MRA’s entire football team came together along the sideline in a bunched circle near midfield and put their arms around each other in solidarity.

Across the way, one of their teammates, Breckon Young, was down on the field after sustaining what appeared to be an injury to his head or neck area on the previous play. Play was suspended as the medical staff and trainers on hand attended to the junior wide receiver/punter.
  • If you've never heard of Mississippi's Possum Bowl, you might want to listen in...

    It started in back in 1984. Roe Burns, now a 66-year-old Lincoln County cattle farmer, was a young, energetic head football coach at Loyd Star, near Brookhaven. He was trying to build some football enthusiasm in what was traditionally basketball country.
  • The Jaguars took the first game of the season after a fourth down field goal and defensive stand in overtime in the Jungle.

    Head Coach Anthony Hart said that he gives all the credit to his defense and special teams “having a really good night.”

    Sophomore kicker Cole Nation, earned his spot Friday night after kicking the game winning field goal 13-10 victory over Meridian. A stingy defense gave the Jags plenty of time to catch their stride.
  • The Ridgeland High School Titans (0-1) went into halftime this past Friday holding on to a 14-13 lead against Callaway, but the Chargers prevailed in the second half pulling away by a touchdown in the third quarter. The final score was 27-20, Callaway.

    Senior Ja’Kel Haymon had two rushing touchdowns and junior A.J. Stephens had one passing for the Titans.
  • Mavs drop opener to NWR
    Never one to dwell on the past, Tim Shramek’s Mavericks are looking at what’s next.

    “Practice this week is going to look like it always does. We got our feelings hurt last Friday sure but now we now we have to get over that because we have a game to prepare for this week,” Shramek said Monday.
  • CLEVELAND/Bailley Howell honored for career on and off the court

    We honored the remarkable life of Mississippi sports legend Bailey Howell this past weekend in a fundraiser for Sunnybrook Children's Home in Ridgeland.

    The original idea had been for the event to be a roast. Wiser heads prevailed. I mean, how do you roast Bailey Howell? Answer: You can't, unless you make things up and Bailey's life has been too well-lived to inject fiction.

  • MRA leaves Valwood seeing red
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Remember the famous Nike commercial, shot in black and white, in which the fictional character Mars Blackmon wondered how Michael Jordan could be so good at basketball before deciding it had to be the shoes?

    Well, in the case MRA’s football team, it’s gotta be the helmets, right?
  • In Mississippi, we knew Brett Favre long before he started an NFL record 321 consecutive games, long before he threw 508 NFL touchdowns, and long before he threw for nearly 72,000 yards.

  • Madison swimmer makes hype video for state meet
    MADISON - Performance Elite Aquatics (PEAQ) Swim Team recently released a hype video before competing in the Long Course State Meet in Tupelo. While they do this at the end of each season, this summer's video has a little something special - shout outs from over 35 current and former Olympic swimmers, coaches and family.
  • I have on my desk a perfectly preserved game program from the Mississippi State-

    Ole Miss football game played Nov. 24, 1945. On page 1, it tells us about school

    colors: “For Ole Miss, Red and Blue; for Mississippi State, Maroon and White.”
  • Germantown equestrian chosen for national event
    Blue Ribbon Riding Academy located in Madison County is recently announced that their student, Haley Curry, has been selected as a team member for the upcoming Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) competition is held annually in the summer. This event is commonly referred to as the “Junior Olympics” and is the pinnacle of a young rider's achievement. Teams from all areas of the U.S. as well as from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean are invited to compete in this international championship event.
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