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  • Kenny Football? Texas A&M QB has his own nickname

    Kenny Football? Texas A&M QB has his own nickname

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:04:25 GMT
    Just call him Kenny Trill.
    Just call him Kenny Trill.
  • Big week for the Big Ten

    Big week for the Big Ten

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:17:57 GMT
    By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer The Big Ten has been fighting a perception for the last few years that it has fallen a step behind the rest of the major college football world, and Michigan...
    By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer The Big Ten has been fighting a perception for the last few years that it has fallen a step behind the rest of the major college football world, and Michigan State...
  • Kessler misses part of USC workout with toe injury

    Kessler misses part of USC workout with toe injury

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:44:24 GMT
    Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler missed part of practice Tuesday to undergo a procedure on one of his toes.
    Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler missed part of practice Tuesday to undergo a procedure on one of his toes.
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  • Mississippi State Handles Southern Miss in Opener

    Mississippi State Handles Southern Miss in Opener

     

  • Mississippi State Handles Southern Miss in Opener

    Mississippi State Handles Southern Miss in Opener

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:42 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:42:49 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - When Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi agreed to a home-and-home football series five years ago, it was hailed as an intriguing matchup between two fairly even programs. Things have changed drastically.
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - When Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi agreed to a home-and-home football series five years ago, it was hailed as an intriguing matchup between two fairly even programs. Things have changed drastically.
  • Trick Plays and Strong Running Key Alcorn in Season Opener

    Trick Plays and Strong Running Key Alcorn in Season Opener

     

  • The Sports Zone: Jimmy Smith Interview

     

  • Trick Plays and Strong Running Key Alcorn in Season Opener

    Trick Plays and Strong Running Key Alcorn in Season Opener

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:38:04 GMT
    LORMAN, Miss. (AP) - Darryan Ragsdale threw for one touchdown and rushed for two more as Alcorn State rolled to a 55-7 win over Virginia Lynchburg on Saturday.
    LORMAN, Miss. (AP) - Darryan Ragsdale threw for one touchdown and rushed for two more as Alcorn State rolled to a 55-7 win over Virginia Lynchburg on Saturday.
  • The Sports Zone: Jimmy Smith Interview

    The Sports Zone: Jimmy Smith Interview

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:34:44 GMT
    WJTV - Former Jackson State and Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith joined TJ Werre in studio to discuss the upcoming NFL season, his NFL career, his son Trey's college recruitment and more.
    WJTV - Former Jackson State and Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith joined TJ Werre in studio to discuss the upcoming NFL season, his NFL career, his son Trey's college recruitment and more.
  • Vote for the Rick's Pro Truck Week 2 Player of the Week

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:33:47 GMT
    WJTV - Clinton's Cam Akers, Murrah's Malik Dear and Germantown's Taury Dixon are the Week 2 nominees.Please make your selection below. The poll closes at noon Thursday and the winner will be announced during the 6 o'clock newscast that evening.
    WJTV - Clinton's Cam Akers, Murrah's Malik Dear and Germantown's Taury Dixon are the Week 2 nominees.Please make your selection below. The poll closes at noon Thursday and the winner will be announced during the 6 o'clock newscast that evening.
  • Hail Mary Prayer Answered as JSU Wins First Game of Harold Jackson Era

    Hail Mary Prayer Answered as JSU Wins First Game of Harold Jackson Era

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:13:31 GMT
    JACKSON - The Jackson State Tigers fell behind 17-16 with :46 left in their 2014 season opener Saturday against Florida AM. That simply set the stage for as thrilling a finish that Harold Jackson could've hoped for in his first game as JSU head coach. With one second showing on the clock, Tigers quarterback LaMontiez Ivy fired a 49-yard hail mary that wound up in Desean Jackson's hands for an incredible game-winner as JSU slips past the Rattlers 22-17.
    JACKSON - The Jackson State Tigers fell behind 17-16 with :46 left in their 2014 season opener Saturday against Florida AM. That simply set the stage for as thrilling a finish that Harold Jackson could've hoped for in his first game as JSU head coach. With one second showing on the clock, Tigers quarterback LaMontiez Ivy fired a 49-yard hail mary that wound up in Desean Jackson's hands for an incredible game-winner as JSU slips past the Rattlers 22-17.
  • Big Fourth Quarter Helps #18 Rebels Beat Boise State

    Big Fourth Quarter Helps #18 Rebels Beat Boise State

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:11:50 GMT
    Photo by Ruben BlackburnPhoto by Ruben Blackburn
    ATLANTA (AP) - Bo Wallace threw four touchdowns passes in a sloppy season opener, and No. 18 Mississippi pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Boise State 35-13 on Thursday night.
    ATLANTA (AP) - Bo Wallace threw four touchdowns passes in a sloppy season opener, and No. 18 Mississippi pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Boise State 35-13 on Thursday night.
  • Hail Mary Prayer Answered as JSU Wins First Game of Harold Jackson Era

    Hail Mary Prayer Answered as JSU Wins First Game of Harold Jackson Era

    JACKSON - The Jackson State Tigers fell behind 17-16 with :46 left in their 2014 season opener Saturday against Florida A&M.  That simply set the stage for as thrilling a finish that Harold Jackson could've hoped for in his first game as JSU head coach.  With one second showing on the clock, Tigers quarterback LaMontiez Ivy fired a 49-yard hail mary that wound up in Desean Jackson's hands for an incredible game-winner as JSU slips past the Rattlers 22-17.
    JACKSON - The Jackson State Tigers fell behind 17-16 with :46 left in their 2014 season opener Saturday against Florida A&M.  That simply set the stage for as thrilling a finish that Harold Jackson could've hoped for in his first game as JSU head coach.  With one second showing on the clock, Tigers quarterback LaMontiez Ivy fired a 49-yard hail mary that wound up in Desean Jackson's hands for an incredible game-winner as JSU slips past the Rattlers 22-17.
  • Final Scores for Friday Night High School Football Games

    Final Scores for Friday Night High School Football Games

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:40:58 GMT
    These are final scores for some high school football games for Friday, August 29.
    These are final scores for some high school football games for Friday, August 29.
  • The O.T.: Jackson Academy 41, St. George's 26

    The O.T.: Jackson Academy 41, St. George's 26

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:37:09 GMT
    Jackson Academy beats St. George's 26
    Jackson Academy beats St. George's 26
  • The O.T.: Jackson Academy, 41, St. George's 26

    The O.T.: Jackson Academy, 41, St. George's 26

     

  • The O.T: Germantown 17, Yazoo County 7

    The O.T: Germantown 17, Yazoo County 7

     

  • The O.T: Germantown 17, Yazoo County 7

    The O.T: Germantown 17, Yazoo County 7

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:30:38 GMT
    WJTV - Taury Dixon intercepts two passes in the first half including one for a 92-yard touchdown as Germantown beats Yazoo County 17-7.
    WJTV - Taury Dixon intercepts two passes in the first half including one for a 92-yard touchdown as Germantown beats Yazoo County 17-7.
  • The O.T.: Brandon 42, Pearl 0

    The O.T.: Brandon 42, Pearl 0

     

  • The O.T: Bassfield 24, Forrest County 7

    The O.T: Bassfield 24, Forrest County 7

     

  • The O.T.: Bassfield 24, Forrest County AHS 7

    The O.T.: Bassfield 24, Forrest County AHS 7

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:25:03 GMT
    Bassfield beats Forrest County 24-7
    Bassfield beats Forrest County 24-7
  • The O.T.: Brandon 42, Pearl 0

    The O.T.: Brandon 42, Pearl 0

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:24:55 GMT
    WJTV - Brandon wins its third straight over Pearl, beating the Pirates 42-0.
    WJTV - Brandon wins its third straight over Pearl, beating the Pirates 42-0.
  • The O.T.: Murrah 34, Provine 13

    The O.T.: Murrah 34, Provine 13

     

  • The O.T.: Murrah 34, Provine 13

    The O.T.: Murrah 34, Provine 13

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:15:38 GMT
    WJTV - Murrah led Provine 27-7 over at Hughes Field at halftime and goes on to beat Provine 34-13.
    WJTV - Murrah led Provine 27-7 over at Hughes Field at halftime and goes on to beat Provine 34-13.
  • The O.T.: Warren Central 34, Callaway 6

    The O.T.: Warren Central 34, Callaway 6

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:13:09 GMT
    Warren Central beats Callaway 34-6.
    Warren Central beats Callaway 34-6.
  • Big Fourth Quarter Helps #18 Rebels Beat Boise State

    Big Fourth Quarter Helps #18 Rebels Beat Boise State

     

  • 2014 SEC Season Kicks Off: Ole Miss Fans Gear up for Boise State Game

    2014 SEC Season Kicks Off: Ole Miss Fans Gear up for Boise State Game

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:53:08 GMT
    They're getting the field ready here at the Georgia Dome for tonight's first game of the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Classic between Ole Miss and Boise State. The team arrived yesterday afternoon and so did some very confident and fired up Rebel fans.
    They're getting the field ready here at the Georgia Dome for tonight's first game of the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Classic between Ole Miss and Boise State. The team arrived yesterday afternoon and so did some very confident and fired up Rebel fans.
  • Ole Miss Fans Gear up for Boise State Game

    Ole Miss Fans Gear up for Boise State Game

     

  • Rebels Ready to Break Through

    Rebels Ready to Break Through

     

  • Rebels Ready to Break Through

    Rebels Ready to Break Through

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:09:44 GMT
    WJTV - The Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze will tell you his program is ahead of scheudle from when he first got to Oxford. Now that his club is in year three, there's been an obvious change on the field and in the locker room.
    WJTV - The Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze will tell you his program is ahead of scheudle from when he first got to Oxford. Now that his club is in year three, there's been an obvious change on the field and in the locker room.
  • Honoring Walker

    Honoring Walker

     

  • Honoring Walker

    Honoring Walker

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:52:46 GMT
    WJTV - There's no easy way to try and move on from the death of a loved one, and it won't come easy for the family, friends and teammates of Jackson Prep's Walker Wilbanks. But Monday, the football team tried to find a bit of normalcy while honoring Walker at the same time.Click the video above to hear from the Patriots and why they chose to practice just a day after Walker's death.
    WJTV - There's no easy way to try and move on from the death of a loved one, and it won't come easy for the family, friends and teammates of Jackson Prep's Walker Wilbanks. But Monday, the football team tried to find a bit of normalcy while honoring Walker at the same time.Click the video above to hear from the Patriots and why they chose to practice just a day after Walker's death.
  • Three MAIS Products Could Start on MSU's Offensive Line

    Three MAIS Products Could Start on MSU's Offensive Line

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:26:06 GMT
    STARKVILLE - Despite having to replace All-American Gabe Jackson on the offensive line, the Mississippi State Bulldogs actually feel they have more depth up front going into 2014, part of the reason is because of three guys, all from here in Central Mississippi and all of whom are MAIS private school products.
    STARKVILLE - Despite having to replace All-American Gabe Jackson on the offensive line, the Mississippi State Bulldogs actually feel they have more depth up front going into 2014, part of the reason is because of three guys, all from here in Central Mississippi and all of whom are MAIS private school products.
  • Three MAIS Products Could Start on MSU's Offensive Line

    Three MAIS Products Could Start on MSU's Offensive Line

    STARKVILLE - Despite having to replace All-American Gabe Jackson on the offensive line, the Mississippi State Bulldogs actually feel they have more depth up front going into 2014, part of the reason is because of three guys, all from here in Central Mississippi and all of whom are MAIS private school products.
    STARKVILLE - Despite having to replace All-American Gabe Jackson on the offensive line, the Mississippi State Bulldogs actually feel they have more depth up front going into 2014, part of the reason is because of three guys, all from here in Central Mississippi and all of whom are MAIS private school products.
  • The Sports Zone: Harold Jackson Interview

    The Sports Zone: Harold Jackson Interview

     

  • The Sports Zone: Harold Jackson Interview

    The Sports Zone: Harold Jackson Interview

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-08-25 04:40:29 GMT
    WJTV - First-year Jackson State head coach Harold Jackson and TJ Werre sit down to discuss Jacakson's coaching career and expectations this season at JSU.
    WJTV - First-year Jackson State head coach Harold Jackson and TJ Werre sit down to discuss Jacakson's coaching career and expectations this season at JSU.
  • The Sports Zone: Ole Miss Preview

    The Sports Zone: Ole Miss Preview

     

  • The Sports Zone: Alcorn State Preview

    The Sports Zone: Alcorn State Preview

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-08-25 04:34:24 GMT
    WJTV - Sometimes rebuilding is a tough thing to do, other times it works out just the way you want.
    WJTV - Sometimes rebuilding is a tough thing to do, other times it works out just the way you want.
  • The Sports Zone: Ole Miss Preview

    The Sports Zone: Ole Miss Preview

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-08-25 04:33:00 GMT
    WJTV - Ole Miss has many of the right pieces in place to make some noise in 2014. They also hope this season leaves a legacy for future Rebel teams.Click the video above for News Channel 12's preview of the Ole Miss Rebels. Also, don't forget to watch The Sports Zone every Sunday night at 10:20.
    WJTV - Ole Miss has many of the right pieces in place to make some noise in 2014. They also hope this season leaves a legacy for future Rebel teams.Click the video above for News Channel 12's preview of the Ole Miss Rebels. Also, don't forget to watch The Sports Zone every Sunday night at 10:20.
  • Alcorn State Preview: Plenty of Experience

    Alcorn State Preview: Plenty of Experience

     

  • The O.T.: Purvis 21, North Forrest 6

    The O.T.: Purvis 21, North Forrest 6

     

  • The O.T.: Forest 25, Morton 21

    The O.T.: Forest 25, Morton 21

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:23 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:23:05 GMT
    Forest beats Morton 25-21
    Forest beats Morton 25-21
  • The O.T.: Forest 25, Morton 21

    The O.T.: Forest 25, Morton 21

     

     

  • The O.T.: Forrest 25, Morton 21

    The O.T.: Forrest 25, Morton 21

     

  • The O.T.: Murrah 50, Hazlehurst 6

    The O.T.: Murrah 50, Hazlehurst 6

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:11 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:11:46 GMT
    Murrah beats Hazlehurst 50 to 6
    Murrah beats Hazlehurst 50 to 6
  • The O.T.: Clinton 35, Pearl 28

    The O.T.: Clinton 35, Pearl 28

     

  • The O.T.: Murrah v. Hazlehurst

    The O.T.: Murrah v. Hazlehurst

     

  • The O.T.: Clinton 35, Pearl 28

    The O.T.: Clinton 35, Pearl 28

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:59 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:59:03 GMT
    WJTV - Clinton may have grown up faster than we thought they would. The Arrows, fresh off of a 3-win season, beat Pearl Friday night 35-28 on the road in the season opener.Click the video above for highlights. Don't forget to watch The O.T. Friday nights on News Channel 12 beginning at 10:15.
    WJTV - Clinton may have grown up faster than we thought they would. The Arrows, fresh off of a 3-win season, beat Pearl Friday night 35-28 on the road in the season opener.Click the video above for highlights. Don't forget to watch The O.T. Friday nights on News Channel 12 beginning at 10:15.
  • The O.T.: Oxford 26, Jackson Prep 21

    The O.T.: Oxford 26, Jackson Prep 21

     

  • The O.T.: MRA 56, Glenbrook (LA) 0

    The O.T.: MRA 56, Glenbrook (LA) 0

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:55:23 GMT
    WJTV - Madison-Ridgeland Academy opens up the Herbert Davis era with a bang, beating Glenbrook from Louisiana 56-0 in the season opener.Click the video above for highlights and don't forget to watch The O.T. on News Channel 12 every Friday at 10:15 PM.
    WJTV - Madison-Ridgeland Academy opens up the Herbert Davis era with a bang, beating Glenbrook from Louisiana 56-0 in the season opener.Click the video above for highlights and don't forget to watch The O.T. on News Channel 12 every Friday at 10:15 PM.
  • The O.T.: Oxford 26, Jackson Prep 21

    The O.T.: Oxford 26, Jackson Prep 21

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:53:52 GMT
    WJTV - In a rematch of last season's opener, Oxford beats Jackson Prep in the 2014 opener 26-21. The Chargers open the season as the top-ranked team in the state.
    WJTV - In a rematch of last season's opener, Oxford beats Jackson Prep in the 2014 opener 26-21. The Chargers open the season as the top-ranked team in the state.
  • The O.T.: MRA 56, Gelnbrook (LA) 0

    The O.T.: MRA 56, Gelnbrook (LA) 0

     

  • The O.T.: Cathedral 42, St. Aloysius 31

    The O.T.: Cathedral 42, St. Aloysius 31

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:52:59 GMT
    St. Cathedral beats St. Aloysius 42-31
    St. Cathedral beats St. Aloysius 42-31
  • The O.T.: Warren Central 38, Terry 6

    Warren Central beats Terry 38-6

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:43:27 GMT
    Terry taking on Warren CentralWarren central,Alex Stevens to Marcus Ragan, but it's coming back because of a penalty. But the vikings get it right back. Denarius Knight takes the hand off to the three. One more hand off. This time to Dearius Christmas. Merry christmas to everyone. Seven nothing Vikings. Later in the first, Knight slices through the secondary and scores, it's 14 nothing.Vikings beat the Bulldogs, 38-6.
    Terry taking on Warren CentralWarren central,Alex Stevens to Marcus Ragan, but it's coming back because of a penalty. But the vikings get it right back. Denarius Knight takes the hand off to the three. One more hand off. This time to Dearius Christmas. Merry christmas to everyone. Seven nothing Vikings. Later in the first, Knight slices through the secondary and scores, it's 14 nothing.Vikings beat the Bulldogs, 38-6.
  • The O.T.: Forest Hill 12, Callaway 0

    The O.T.: Forest Hill 12, Callaway 0

     

  • Terry v. Warren Central

    Terry v. Warren Central

     

     

  • The O.T.: Madison Central 21, Brandon 14

    The O.T.: Madison Central 21, Brandon 14

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:41:50 GMT

    WJTV - Madison Central gets revenge for last year's opening night loss with the same score of victory, winning 21-14.

    WJTV - Madison Central gets revenge for last year's opening night loss with the same score of victory, winning 21-14.

  • The O.T.: Forest Hill 12, Callaway 0

    The O.T.: Forest Hill 12, Callaway 0

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:37:55 GMT
    JACKSON - Forest Hill beats Callaway 12-0 in the season opener at South Jackson field. Both teams featured new head coaches.Click the video above for highlights from the game. Don't forget to watch The O.T. Fridays on News Channel 12 at 10:15 PM.
    JACKSON - Forest Hill beats Callaway 12-0 in the season opener at South Jackson field. Both teams featured new head coaches.Click the video above for highlights from the game. Don't forget to watch The O.T. Fridays on News Channel 12 at 10:15 PM.
  • Madison v. Brandon

    Madison v. Brandon

     

  • The O.T. Friday Night Football Scores

    The O.T. Friday Night Football Scores

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:48:40 GMT

    Friday Night Football Scores

    Friday Night Football Scores

  • Rain Postpones Madison Central and Brandon

    Rain Postpones Madison Central and Brandon

     

  • Storms Postpone Madison Central and Brandon

    Storms Postpone Madison Central and Brandon

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:57:56 GMT
    BRANDON- Thanks to storms in the area, the season-opening contest between Madison Central and Brandon Thursday night was postponed until Friday.
    BRANDON- Thanks to storms in the area, the season-opening contest between Madison Central and Brandon Thursday night was postponed until Friday.
  • The Sports Zone: Purvis Football Team Hopes to Rise From the Ashes

    The Sports Zone: Purvis Football Team Hopes to Rise From the Ashes

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:04:44 GMT
    PURVIS - Following a devastating fire to its fieldhouse, the Purvis High School Tornadoes have received a great deal of support from numerous coaches throughout the state as well as retailers to try to help the team get back on its feet. Lauren Fluker tells us the team hopes to rise above the adversity as they plan to be ready to open the season Friday at home against North Forrest as planned.
    PURVIS - Following a devastating fire to its fieldhouse, the Purvis High School Tornadoes have received a great deal of support from numerous coaches throughout the state as well as retailers to try to help the team get back on its feet. Lauren Fluker tells us the team hopes to rise above the adversity as they plan to be ready to open the season Friday at home against North Forrest as planned.
  • The Sports Zone: Purvis Football Team Hopes To Rise From the Ashes

    The Sports Zone: Purvis Football Team Hopes To Rise From the Ashes

    PURVIS - Following a devastating fire to its fieldhouse, the Purvis High School Tornadoes have received a great deal of support from numerous coaches throughout the state as well as retailers to try to help the team get back on its feet.  Lauren Fluker tells us the team hopes to rise above the adversity as they plan to be ready to open the season Friday at home against North Forrest as planned.
    PURVIS - Following a devastating fire to its fieldhouse, the Purvis High School Tornadoes have received a great deal of support from numerous coaches throughout the state as well as retailers to try to help the team get back on its feet.  Lauren Fluker tells us the team hopes to rise above the adversity as they plan to be ready to open the season Friday at home against North Forrest as planned.
  • MSU Transfer Kasey Akins Looks to Make an Impact at Belhaven

    MSU Transfer Kasey Akins Looks to Make an Impact at Belhaven

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:59:04 GMT
    JACKSON - New Belhaven coach Hal Mumme has 100 newcomers in fall camp plus 60 returners from last year's team. One guy that's a little bit of both is Starkville native Kasey Akins who transferred from Mississippi State a year ago. Due to transfer rules, he had to sit out the 2013 season and is now ready to make his mark for the Blazers. With two years of eligibility remaining, Akins should get a lot of balls in Mumme's patented Air-Raid offense.
    JACKSON - New Belhaven coach Hal Mumme has 100 newcomers in fall camp plus 60 returners from last year's team. One guy that's a little bit of both is Starkville native Kasey Akins who transferred from Mississippi State a year ago. Due to transfer rules, he had to sit out the 2013 season and is now ready to make his mark for the Blazers. With two years of eligibility remaining, Akins should get a lot of balls in Mumme's patented Air-Raid offense.
  • MSU Transfer Kasey Akins Looks to Make an Impact at Belhaven

    MSU Transfer Kasey Akins Looks to Make an Impact at Belhaven

    JACKSON - New Belhaven coach Hal Mumme has 100 newcomers in fall camp plus 60 returners from last year's team.  One guy that's a little bit of both is Starkville native Kasey Akins who transferred from Mississippi State a year ago.  Due to transfer rules, he had to sit out the 2013 season and is now ready to make his mark for the Blazers.  With two years of eligibility remaining, Akins should get a lot of balls in Mumme's patented Air-Raid offense.
    JACKSON - New Belhaven coach Hal Mumme has 100 newcomers in fall camp plus 60 returners from last year's team.  One guy that's a little bit of both is Starkville native Kasey Akins who transferred from Mississippi State a year ago.  Due to transfer rules, he had to sit out the 2013 season and is now ready to make his mark for the Blazers.  With two years of eligibility remaining, Akins should get a lot of balls in Mumme's patented Air-Raid offense.
  • 2014 Brandon Preview: Building an Identity

    2014 Brandon Preview: Building an Identity

     

  • 2014 Brandon Preview: Building an Identity

    2014 Brandon Preview: Building an Identity

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:05:38 GMT
    WJTV - Come November, Thursday night's opening matchup between Madison Central and brandon won't mean much of anything except for some bragging rights. But right now it's the first game on the high school football calendar in Mississippi, and Brandon's ready to set the tone for 2014.
    WJTV - Come November, Thursday night's opening matchup between Madison Central and brandon won't mean much of anything except for some bragging rights. But right now it's the first game on the high school football calendar in Mississippi, and Brandon's ready to set the tone for 2014.
  • Under New but Familiar Direction, St. Joseph Bruins Seek Double-Digit Win Season

    Under New but Familiar Direction, St. Joseph Bruins Seek Double-Digit Win Season

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:43:34 GMT
    MADISON - After having served in several coaching capacities at St. Joseph Catholic School for the past nine years, Miller Todd takes over as head football coach of the Bruins this season after the very successful Flip Godfrey retired last December. Todd inherits a very strong group in the trenches that includes four of five starters back on the offensive line. The Bruins look to win ten or more games again this year after slipping to 8-4 and a first round playoff exit in 2013.
    MADISON - After having served in several coaching capacities at St. Joseph Catholic School for the past nine years, Miller Todd takes over as head football coach of the Bruins this season after the very successful Flip Godfrey retired last December. Todd inherits a very strong group in the trenches that includes four of five starters back on the offensive line. The Bruins look to win ten or more games again this year after slipping to 8-4 and a first round playoff exit in 2013.
  • Under New but Familiar Direction, St. Joseph Bruins Seek Double-Digit Win Season

    Under New but Familiar Direction, St. Joseph Bruins Seek Double-Digit Win Season

    MADISON - After having served in several coaching capacities at St. Joseph Catholic School for the past nine years, Miller Todd takes over as head football coach of the Bruins this season after the very successful Flip Godfrey retired last December.  Todd inherits a very strong group in the trenches that includes four of five starters back on the offensive line.  The Bruins look to win ten or more games again this year after slipping to 8-4 and a first round playoff exit in 2013.
    MADISON - After having served in several coaching capacities at St. Joseph Catholic School for the past nine years, Miller Todd takes over as head football coach of the Bruins this season after the very successful Flip Godfrey retired last December.  Todd inherits a very strong group in the trenches that includes four of five starters back on the offensive line.  The Bruins look to win ten or more games again this year after slipping to 8-4 and a first round playoff exit in 2013.
  • Continuing to Grow: 2014 Germantown Preview

    Continuing to Grow: 2014 Germantown Preview

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:18:08 GMT
    WJTV -Germantown is still a young school and their first set of four-year seniors are trying to take this team to another new postseason experience in 2014.
    WJTV -Germantown is still a young school and their first set of four-year seniors are trying to take this team to another new postseason experience in 2014.
  • Arrows Growing Up: 2014 Clinton Preview

    Arrows Growing Up: 2014 Clinton Preview

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-08-13 03:52:26 GMT
    WJTV - Clinton started as many as 13 freshmen and sophomores last season on their way to a 3-8 record. This year the Arrows are no longer allowed to use youth as an excuse for failure.
    WJTV - Clinton started as many as 13 freshmen and sophomores last season on their way to a 3-8 record. This year the Arrows are no longer allowed to use youth as an excuse for failure.
  • Avoiding Small Mistakes: Warren Central 2014 Preview

    Avoiding Small Mistakes: Warren Central 2014 Preview

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-08-12 03:58:50 GMT
    WJTV - There are two losses that really stick out to this Warren Central football team that are motivating the Vikings in 2014.
    WJTV - There are two losses that really stick out to this Warren Central football team that are motivating the Vikings in 2014.
  • Taking the Next Step: 2014 Pearl Preview

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-08-07 03:56:07 GMT
    WJTV - There's nothing complicated about the Pearl Pirates game plan on offense this season. That game plan is get the ball to senior running back Jordan Wright.
    WJTV - There's nothing complicated about the Pearl Pirates game plan on offense this season. That game plan is get the ball to senior running back Jordan Wright.
  • Riddley Takes Over: 2014 Provine Football Preview

    Riddley Takes Over: 2014 Provine Football Preview

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-08-06 04:04:45 GMT
    JACKSON - There was no shortage of football coaching changes in the high schools across the state this past offseason. Each new coach brings new expectatiosn and a fresh outlook. That's what Provine is getting with their new leading man Otis Riddley.
    JACKSON - There was no shortage of football coaching changes in the high schools across the state this past offseason. Each new coach brings new expectatiosn and a fresh outlook. That's what Provine is getting with their new leading man Otis Riddley.
  • Jackson State Football: Ivy's Job to Lose

    Jackson State Football: Ivy's Job to Lose

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-08-06 04:04:13 GMT
    JACKSON - Harold Jackson may be running his first fall camp as the new head coach of Jackson State, but he already knows who he wants to be his starting quarterback.
    JACKSON - Harold Jackson may be running his first fall camp as the new head coach of Jackson State, but he already knows who he wants to be his starting quarterback.
  • Not Much Change: 2014 Jackson Prep Preview

    Not Much Change: 2014 Jackson Prep Preview

    Monday, August 4 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-05 03:55:15 GMT
    FLOWOOD - A lot has changed in football in the 44 years that Jackson Prep head coach Ricky Black has been in the coaching profession. But as he enters his 18th season with the Patriots, coach Black has proven that a team's style doesn't have to change in order to have success.
    FLOWOOD - A lot has changed in football in the 44 years that Jackson Prep head coach Ricky Black has been in the coaching profession. But as he enters his 18th season with the Patriots, coach Black has proven that a team's style doesn't have to change in order to have success.
  • The Sports Zone: Working as a Walk-On

    The Sports Zone: Working as a Walk-On

    Monday, August 4 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-04 21:07:35 GMT
    OXFORD - Not every player is a five-star recruit, and there are some players who have to work ten times as hard as those top-rated guys just to get noticed. That's the case for former Brandon linebacker Taylor Polk at Ole Miss.
    OXFORD - Not every player is a five-star recruit, and there are some players who have to work ten times as hard as those top-rated guys just to get noticed. That's the case for former Brandon linebacker Taylor Polk at Ole Miss.
  • Ray Guy Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Ray Guy Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Sunday, August 3 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-03 14:34:20 GMT
    CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Ray Guy has become the first full-time punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Guy was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and spent his 14-year career with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders.
    CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Ray Guy has become the first full-time punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Guy was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and spent his 14-year career with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders.
  • Mississippi State Media Day

    Mississippi State Media Day

    Saturday, August 2 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-08-03 03:49:24 GMT
    STARKVILLE - This summer has been filled with excitement for the upcoming season for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs started practice earlier this week but held media day Saturday.
    STARKVILLE - This summer has been filled with excitement for the upcoming season for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs started practice earlier this week but held media day Saturday.
  • Everyone Recruits

    Everyone Recruits

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:50:23 GMT
    WJTV - It's a rarity for a top high school football recruit to go a day without being asked "where are you going to play college football?" And that's just from people on the outside looking in. There are also the times, like Tuesday's Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen photo shoot, where you find recruiting never stops. As a matter of fact, everyone recruits.
    WJTV - It's a rarity for a top high school football recruit to go a day without being asked "where are you going to play college football?" And that's just from people on the outside looking in. There are also the times, like Tuesday's Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen photo shoot, where you find recruiting never stops. As a matter of fact, everyone recruits.
  • Remembering McNair

    Remembering McNair

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:26:04 GMT
    WJTV- The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Class of 2014 is one of the best museum's history. But there's one name, Steve McNair, that wasn't present for Friday's induction. However, he's still missed and remembered 5 years after his death.
    WJTV- The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Class of 2014 is one of the best museum's history. But there's one name, Steve McNair, that wasn't present for Friday's induction. However, he's still missed and remembered 5 years after his death.
  • Comegy's Woodpile

    Comegy's Woodpile

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:43:49 GMT
    WJTV - Sooner or later, people will stop referring to Rick Comegy as the former Jackson State football coach.
    WJTV - Sooner or later, people will stop referring to Rick Comegy as the former Jackson State football coach.
  • MHSAA Football Championships Leaving Jackson

    MHSAA Football Championships Leaving Jackson

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:41:59 GMT
    CLINTON - It's a day of expected change for the Mississippi High School Activities Association. Monday, the governing body of most high school athletics in the state announced that the state football championships are leaving Jackson for Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
    CLINTON - It's a day of expected change for the Mississippi High School Activities Association. Monday, the governing body of most high school athletics in the state announced that the state football championships are leaving Jackson for Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
  • SEC Media Days: Vanderbilt and Auburn

    SEC Media Days: Vanderbilt and Auburn

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-07-15 04:07:12 GMT
    WJTV - Vanderbilt and Auburn were the afternoon session on the first day of SEC Media Days in Hoover, Al.
    WJTV - Vanderbilt and Auburn were the afternoon session on the first day of SEC Media Days in Hoover, Al.
  • SEC Media Days: Commissioner Slive and Florida

    SEC Media Days: Commissioner Slive and Florida

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-07-15 04:02:48 GMT
    WJTV - SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and representatives from Florida were the first to meet the media at SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.
    WJTV - SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and representatives from Florida were the first to meet the media at SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.
  • The Sports Zone: Josh Brooks Interview

    The Sports Zone: Josh Brooks Interview

    Monday, July 14 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-14 20:31:34 GMT
    WJTV - New Millsaps Athletic Director Josh Brooks joined TJ Werre on The Sports Zone Sunday night to discuss why he chose Millsaps and his goals as the new leader of the athletic department.
    WJTV - New Millsaps Athletic Director Josh Brooks joined TJ Werre on The Sports Zone Sunday night to discuss why he chose Millsaps and his goals as the new leader of the athletic department.
  • Change Coming Soon to MHSAA Football Championships

    Change Coming Soon to MHSAA Football Championships

    Monday, July 7 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-07-08 03:52:58 GMT
    WJTV - The first high school football game of the new season is just under two months away and we're closer to knowing the future of the state championship games set for December.
    WJTV - The first high school football game of the new season is just under two months away and we're closer to knowing the future of the state championship games set for December.
  • Jimmy Graham Loses Franchise Tag Arbitration

    Jimmy Graham Loses Franchise Tag Arbitration

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-03 03:41:58 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An arbitrator has sided with the New Orleans Saints in ruling that Jimmy Graham can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An arbitrator has sided with the New Orleans Saints in ruling that Jimmy Graham can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation.
  • Sweetness Gets His Locker

    Sweetness Gets His Locker

    Saturday, June 21 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-06-21 04:07:45 GMT
    WJTV - He is one of, if not the, greatest athlete to ever come out of Mississippi, and Friday the late Walter Payton got his locker at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
    WJTV - He is one of, if not the, greatest athlete to ever come out of Mississippi, and Friday the late Walter Payton got his locker at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • The Sports Zone: Don Hinton Interview

    The Sports Zone: Don Hinton Interview

    Monday, June 9 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-06-10 01:10:38 GMT
    WJTV - MHSAA Executive Director Don Hinton joined TJ Werre on The Sports Zone Sunday night to discuss a variety of topics, including football state championship sites and the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Football Game.
    WJTV - MHSAA Executive Director Don Hinton joined TJ Werre on The Sports Zone Sunday night to discuss a variety of topics, including football state championship sites and the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Football Game.
  • Mississippi State Schedules Home-and-Home with Arizona

    Mississippi State Schedules Home-and-Home with Arizona

    Thursday, June 5 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-06-06 03:39:53 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State and Arizona have scheduled a future home-and-home football series for the 2022 and 2023 seasons, the two programs announced Thursday.
    STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State and Arizona have scheduled a future home-and-home football series for the 2022 and 2023 seasons, the two programs announced Thursday.
  • MSU's Mullen Shares Scheduling Thoughts

    MSU's Mullen Shares Scheduling Thoughts

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-05-07 04:01:29 GMT
    VICKSBURG - The Road Dawgs Tour made its way to Vicksburg Tuesday afternoon and brought with it Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and basketball coach Rick Ray.
    VICKSBURG - The Road Dawgs Tour made its way to Vicksburg Tuesday afternoon and brought with it Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and basketball coach Rick Ray.
  • Raymond Native Signs with CFL's Stampeders

    Raymond Native Signs with CFL's Stampeders

    Monday, May 5 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-05-05 21:29:39 GMT
    RAYMOND - Former Raymond High School and Hinds Community College standout Jeremy Williams signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League Thursday.
    RAYMOND - Former Raymond High School and Hinds Community College standout Jeremy Williams signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League Thursday.
  • Gabe Jackson Day

    Gabe Jackson Day

    Monday, May 5 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-05-05 04:14:52 GMT
    LIBERTY - Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson was honored in a special way Saturday in his hometown of Liberty.
    LIBERTY - Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson was honored in a special way Saturday in his hometown of Liberty.
  • Berry, Black Highlight MACJC Hall of Fame Class

    Berry, Black Highlight MACJC Hall of Fame Class

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-04-30 04:35:04 GMT
    PEARL - The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges held their 8th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony Tuesday in Pearl. 15 men and women were given the honor of going into the Hall.
    PEARL - The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges held their 8th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony Tuesday in Pearl. 15 men and women were given the honor of going into the Hall.
  • Monken Encouraged by Confidence and Improvement During USM Spring

    Monken Encouraged by Confidence and Improvement During USM Spring

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:28:24 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss’ annual Black and Gold game, Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium.“I really thought, throughout the spring, that we improved on the things that mattered; attitude, energy and body language,” said Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken. “I thought our guys were flying around. There was more energy. It was productive for what we were trying to get accompl...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss’ annual Black and Gold game, Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium.“I really thought, throughout the spring, that we improved on the things that mattered; attitude, energy and body language,” said Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken. “I thought our guys were flying around. There was more energy. It was productive for what we were trying to get accompl...
  • The Sports Zone: Ray Guy Discusses Hall of Fame Speech

    The Sports Zone: Ray Guy Discusses Hall of Fame Speech

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:13:37 GMT
    WJTV - Ray Guy will be the first punter and Southern Miss football player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this August. Recently Guy was part of a signing event at KDMC Performance Center in Brookhaven with former USM star and current Patriots linebacker Jaime Collins. We asked Guy a variety of questions about going into the Hall of Fame. Click the link above to hear what Guy has to say about the plans for his Hall of Fame speech and why writing it will be so tough. Also, don...
    WJTV - Ray Guy will be the first punter and Southern Miss football player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this August. Recently Guy was part of a signing event at KDMC Performance Center in Brookhaven with former USM star and current Patriots linebacker Jaime Collins. We asked Guy a variety of questions about going into the Hall of Fame. Click the link above to hear what Guy has to say about the plans for his Hall of Fame speech and why writing it will be so tough. Also, don...
  • Alcorn State Shows Balance in Spring Game

    Alcorn State Shows Balance in Spring Game

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:07:03 GMT
    LORMAN - Alcorn State is one of the favorites to win the SWAC this upcoming season. The Braves, who return many players on offense and defense from a team that went 9-3 last year, held their Purple and Gold spring game Saturday in Lorman. Click the video above for highlights and a report from Jeff Haeger. Also, don't forget to watch The Sports Zone Sunday nights on WJTV News Channel 12 at 10:20 PM.
    LORMAN - Alcorn State is one of the favorites to win the SWAC this upcoming season. The Braves, who return many players on offense and defense from a team that went 9-3 last year, held their Purple and Gold spring game Saturday in Lorman. Click the video above for highlights and a report from Jeff Haeger. Also, don't forget to watch The Sports Zone Sunday nights on WJTV News Channel 12 at 10:20 PM.
  • Depth, Experience Encourage Rebels in 2014

    Depth, Experience Encourage Rebels in 2014

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:56:31 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. - On a beautiful, sunny Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the Ole Miss football team treated Rebel Nation to a competitive afternoon with the 2014 Regions Bank Grove Bowl. In a modified scoring system featuring four different sessions, the offense defeated the defense by a score of 15-12.
    OXFORD, Miss. - On a beautiful, sunny Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the Ole Miss football team treated Rebel Nation to a competitive afternoon with the 2014 Regions Bank Grove Bowl. In a modified scoring system featuring four different sessions, the offense defeated the defense by a score of 15-12.
  • Student-Athlete Stipend Not Easily Affordable

    Student-Athlete Stipend Not Easily Affordable

    WJTV - As student-athletes at Northwestern try and unionize, TJ Werre and Mike Alzamora investigate a $2,000 stipend for athletes and which SEC schools would be able to afford it based on their budgets from the fiscal year 2012-2013.
    WJTV - As student-athletes at Northwestern try and unionize, TJ Werre and Mike Alzamora investigate a $2,000 stipend for athletes and which SEC schools would be able to afford it based on their budgets from the fiscal year 2012-2013.
  • Stipend Not Easily Affordable

    Stipend Not Easily Affordable

    Monday, March 31 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-03-31 15:22:50 GMT
    WJTV - As student-athletes at Northwestern try and unionize, TJ Werre and Mike Alzamora investigate a $2,000 stipend for athletes and which SEC schools would be able to afford it based on their budgets from the fiscal year 2012-2013.
    WJTV - As student-athletes at Northwestern try and unionize, TJ Werre and Mike Alzamora investigate a $2,000 stipend for athletes and which SEC schools would be able to afford it based on their budgets from the fiscal year 2012-2013.
  • Northwestern Football Players Allowed to Unionize

    Northwestern Football Players Allowed to Unionize

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-03-26 19:54:18 GMT
    CHICAGO — In a ruling that could revolutionize college sports, a federal agency has given football players at Northwestern University the green light to unionize.
    CHICAGO — In a ruling that could revolutionize college sports, a federal agency has given football players at Northwestern University the green light to unionize.
  • JSU's Chang Ready for Challenge

    JSU's Chang Ready for Challenge

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-03-19 18:16:14 GMT
    JACKSON - New Jackson State offensive coordinator Timmy Chang has his first coaching job since his playing days ended at Hawaii. 
    JACKSON - New Jackson State offensive coordinator Timmy Chang has his first coaching job since his playing days ended at Hawaii. 
  • Jackson State Releases 2014 Football Schedule

    Jackson State Releases 2014 Football Schedule

    Sunday, March 16 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-03-16 21:38:01 GMT
    JACKSON - Jackson State released its 2014 football schedule Sunday afternoon. Former Tigers coach Rick Comegy makes his return to Jackson with Mississippi Valley October 11.
    JACKSON - Jackson State released its 2014 football schedule Sunday afternoon. Former Tigers coach Rick Comegy makes his return to Jackson with Mississippi Valley October 11.
  • The Sports Zone: Former USM Star Collins Growing with Patriots

    The Sports Zone: Former USM Star Collins Growing with Patriots

    Monday, March 10 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-03-10 14:54:33 GMT
    WJTV - Former USM football star Jamie Collins was at KDMC Performance Center in Brookhaven over the weekend for a meet-and-greet with fans. He discusses his time at USM and what his first season was like with the New England Patriots.
    WJTV - Former USM football star Jamie Collins was at KDMC Performance Center in Brookhaven over the weekend for a meet-and-greet with fans. He discusses his time at USM and what his first season was like with the New England Patriots.
  • McCray Eyes NFL at Ole Miss Pro Day

    McCray Eyes NFL at Ole Miss Pro Day

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 1:28 AM EST2014-03-04 06:28:16 GMT
    OXFORD - Jackson native Emmanuel McCray wasn't invited to the NFL Combine but is hoping his performance at the school's pro day Monday will improve his chances at catching on with a team.
    OXFORD - Jackson native Emmanuel McCray wasn't invited to the NFL Combine but is hoping his performance at the school's pro day Monday will improve his chances at catching on with a team.
  • The Sports Zone: Saints Dir. of College Scouting Rick Reiprish

    The Sports Zone: Saints Dir. of College Scouting Rick Reiprish

    Monday, March 3 2014 6:01 AM EST2014-03-03 11:01:26 GMT
    WJTV - Saints Director of College Scouting Rick Reiprish joined TJ Werre on the Sports Zone Sunday to discuss the NFL Combine, the team's draft philosophy this year as well as other topics.
    WJTV - Saints Director of College Scouting Rick Reiprish joined TJ Werre on the Sports Zone Sunday to discuss the NFL Combine, the team's draft philosophy this year as well as other topics.
  • Jackson's Waters Finds Solid Footing in Canada

    Jackson's Waters Finds Solid Footing in Canada

    Monday, March 3 2014 5:55 AM EST2014-03-03 10:55:14 GMT
    WJTV - Jackson Prep alum Swayze Waters recently signed a two-year contract extension with the Toronto Argonauts last month, giving him stability with a professional franchise for the first time in his career. 
    WJTV - Jackson Prep alum Swayze Waters recently signed a two-year contract extension with the Toronto Argonauts last month, giving him stability with a professional franchise for the first time in his career. 
  • Former MRA Coach Headed to Long Beach

    Former MRA Coach Headed to Long Beach

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 10:16 PM EST2014-02-26 03:16:55 GMT
    WJTV - In a text message to News Channel 12 Tuesday night, former MRA head coach Forrest Williams says he has accepted the head football coach and athletic director position at Long Beach High School.
    WJTV - In a text message to News Channel 12 Tuesday night, former MRA head coach Forrest Williams says he has accepted the head football coach and athletic director position at Long Beach High School.
  • Fox Sports: Nkemdiche Brothers Sued

    Fox Sports: Nkemdiche Brothers Sued

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 7:51 PM EST2014-02-19 00:51:29 GMT
    WJTV - The off the field problems keep piling up for the Ole Miss football team. In a report released by Fox Sports Tuesday afternoon, a lawsuit has been filed against Rebels Denzel and Robert Nkemdiche.
    WJTV - The off the field problems keep piling up for the Ole Miss football team. In a report released by Fox Sports Tuesday afternoon, a lawsuit has been filed against Rebels Denzel and Robert Nkemdiche.
  • Jackson Training for Combine in Madison

    Jackson Training for Combine in Madison

    Monday, February 17 2014 11:54 PM EST2014-02-18 04:54:45 GMT
    MADISON - Former Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson is preparing for the NFL Combine at D-1 in Madison.
    MADISON - Former Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson is preparing for the NFL Combine at D-1 in Madison.
  • Two Ole Miss Players Arrested Over Weekend

    Two Ole Miss Players Arrested Over Weekend

    Monday, February 17 2014 11:42 PM EST2014-02-18 04:42:43 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Oxford police chief Joey East says Mississippi linebackers Denzel Nkemdiche and Serderius Bryant were arrested in separate incidents over the past weekend.
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Oxford police chief Joey East says Mississippi linebackers Denzel Nkemdiche and Serderius Bryant were arrested in separate incidents over the past weekend.
  • Ray Guy Night

    Ray Guy Night

    HATTIESBURG - Former Southern Miss punter Ray Guy was honored at his old school Friday night for being the first Golden Eagle elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
    HATTIESBURG - Former Southern Miss punter Ray Guy was honored at his old school Friday night for being the first Golden Eagle elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Ray Guy Night

    Ray Guy Night

    Saturday, February 8 2014 12:08 AM EST2014-02-08 05:08:59 GMT
    HATTIESBURG - Former Southern Miss punter Ray Guy was honored at his old school Friday night for being the first Golden Eagle elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Guy was honored duringa ceremony before USM's basketball game against Marshall as well as at halftime of the game.
    HATTIESBURG - Former Southern Miss punter Ray Guy was honored at his old school Friday night for being the first Golden Eagle elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Guy was honored duringa ceremony before USM's basketball game against Marshall as well as at halftime of the game.
  • Football Playoff Home Games One of Many MHSAA Changes

    Football Playoff Home Games One of Many MHSAA Changes

    Friday, February 7 2014 4:45 PM EST2014-02-07 21:45:17 GMT
    CLINTON — Four second-time items passed the MHSAA legislative council and executive committee voting Thursday and will go into effect either this spring or next school year.
    CLINTON — Four second-time items passed the MHSAA legislative council and executive committee voting Thursday and will go into effect either this spring or next school year.
  • Seahawks Dominate Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII

    Seahawks Dominate Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII

    Monday, February 3 2014 12:24 AM EST2014-02-03 05:24:40 GMT
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have won their first Super Bowl title, crushing the favored Denver Broncos 43-8.Linebacker Malcolm Smith returned an interception of Peyton Manning 69 yards for a touchdown late in the first half Sunday, and Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for another TD.The Seahawks led 36-0 before Denver finally scored on the last play of the third quarter.Manning was 34 of 49 for 280 yards, but most of that came after S...
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have won their first Super Bowl title, crushing the favored Denver Broncos 43-8.Linebacker Malcolm Smith returned an interception of Peyton Manning 69 yards for a touchdown late in the first half Sunday, and Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for another TD.The Seahawks led 36-0 before Denver finally scored on the last play of the third quarter.Manning was 34 of 49 for 280 yards, but most of that came after S...
  • Ray Guy Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Ray Guy Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Saturday, February 1 2014 7:37 PM EST2014-02-02 00:37:37 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Ray Guy, considered by many as the “greatest punter of all time,” took the final step of his football journey Saturday by being elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.The former Southern Miss football standout and Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders punter, earned election by receiving the minimum required 80 percent of the vote by the 46-member Selection Committee. Guy, along with former Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Claude Humphrey, made up the two s...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Ray Guy, considered by many as the “greatest punter of all time,” took the final step of his football journey Saturday by being elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.The former Southern Miss football standout and Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders punter, earned election by receiving the minimum required 80 percent of the vote by the 46-member Selection Committee. Guy, along with former Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Claude Humphrey, made up the two s...
  • When His Helmet Isn't Enough

    When His Helmet Isn't Enough

    WJTV - Football is the most popular sport in the nation, but in recent years it has also become one of the most scrutinized because of concussions. It's a topic of discussion that draws plenty of debate no matter the level of the sport.
    WJTV - Football is the most popular sport in the nation, but in recent years it has also become one of the most scrutinized because of concussions. It's a topic of discussion that draws plenty of debate no matter the level of the sport.
  • When His Helmet Isn't Enough

    When His Helmet Isn't Enough

    Saturday, February 1 2014 12:01 AM EST2014-02-01 05:01:14 GMT
    WJTV - Football is the most popular sport in the nation, but in recent years it has also become one of the most scrutinized because of concussions. It's a topic of discussion that draws plenty of debate no matter the level of the sport.With the stroke of a pen by Governor Phil Bryant, Mississippi officially became the last state in the America to have a youth concussion law. For Lee Jenkins, the director of the Mississippi Brain Injury Association, it was a long time coming."We've been workin...
    WJTV - Football is the most popular sport in the nation, but in recent years it has also become one of the most scrutinized because of concussions. It's a topic of discussion that draws plenty of debate no matter the level of the sport.With the stroke of a pen by Governor Phil Bryant, Mississippi officially became the last state in the America to have a youth concussion law. For Lee Jenkins, the director of the Mississippi Brain Injury Association, it was a long time coming."We've been workin...
  • JSU Names Assistant Head Football Coach and Secondary Coach

    JSU Names Assistant Head Football Coach and Secondary Coach

    Thursday, January 23 2014 11:50 PM EST2014-01-24 04:50:19 GMT
    (JSU Athletics). - Jackson State University head football coach Harold Jackson has named Derrick Burroughs as the programs assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.
    (JSU Athletics). - Jackson State University head football coach Harold Jackson has named Derrick Burroughs as the programs assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.
  • JSU's Cox to Play in Senior Bowl

    JSU's Cox to Play in Senior Bowl

    Thursday, January 23 2014 11:48 PM EST2014-01-24 04:48:11 GMT
    Jackson State's standout defensive back Qua Cox has been tabbed to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl on Saturday, January 25 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. Kick-off for the game is set for 3 p.m. (CT) and will be televised on the NFL Network.
    Jackson State's standout defensive back Qua Cox has been tabbed to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl on Saturday, January 25 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. Kick-off for the game is set for 3 p.m. (CT) and will be televised on the NFL Network.
  • NW Rankin, MRA Introduce New Head Coaches

    NW Rankin, MRA Introduce New Head Coaches

    WJTV - NW Rankin and Madison-Ridgeland Academy both introduced their new football coaches Wednesday afternoon.
    WJTV - NW Rankin and Madison-Ridgeland Academy both introduced their new football coaches Wednesday afternoon.
  • NW Rankin, MRA Introduce New Head Coaches

    NW Rankin, MRA Introduce New Head Coaches

    Thursday, January 23 2014 12:09 AM EST2014-01-23 05:09:05 GMT
    WJTV - NW Rankin and Madison-Ridgeland Academy both introduced their new football coaches Wednesday afternoon.NW Rankin has hired Tyler Peterson. Peterson spent the last two seasons at Kosciusko. The Whippets were winless the season before he took over but in his two seasons he led them to a combined 11-14 record. He also led Noxapater to a 1A State Championship in 2011.Herbert Davis MRA's new leading man. Davis replaces Forrest Williams, who compiled a 24-12 record in three seasons with the ...
    WJTV - NW Rankin and Madison-Ridgeland Academy both introduced their new football coaches Wednesday afternoon.NW Rankin has hired Tyler Peterson. Peterson spent the last two seasons at Kosciusko. The Whippets were winless the season before he took over but in his two seasons he led them to a combined 11-14 record. He also led Noxapater to a 1A State Championship in 2011.Herbert Davis MRA's new leading man. Davis replaces Forrest Williams, who compiled a 24-12 record in three seasons with the ...
  • Kosciusko's Tyler Peterson Expected to be Named NW Rankin Football Coach

    Kosciusko's Tyler Peterson Expected to be Named NW Rankin Football Coach

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 2:56 PM EST2014-01-22 19:56:48 GMT
    WJTV - WJTV confirmed Tuesday night that Tyler Peterson will be the new head coach of the NW Rankin football team.  Peterson won the 1A state championship in 2011 at Noxapater.  He was at Kosciusko the last 2 seasons.
    WJTV - News Channel 12 sports confirmed Tuesday night that Tyler Peterson will be the new head coach of the NW Rankin football team.Peterson won the 1A state championship in 2011 at Noxapater. He has spent the last two seasons at Kosciusko where he amassed an 11-14 record. Peterson will be introduced at NW Rankin at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.Peterson will replace Pete Hurt, who resigned from the position late last year.
  • Belhaven Hires Mumme as New Football Coach

    Belhaven Hires Mumme as New Football Coach

    Friday, January 17 2014 7:36 PM EST2014-01-18 00:36:04 GMT
    WJTV - SMU passing game coordinator Hal Mumme will be introduced as the new football coach on campus Tuesday afternoon.
    WJTV - SMU passing game coordinator Hal Mumme will be introduced as the new football coach on campus Tuesday afternoon.
  • Forrest Williams Resigns from MRA

    Forrest Williams Resigns from MRA

    Thursday, January 16 2014 11:12 PM EST2014-01-17 04:12:13 GMT
    MRA - Forrest Williams, Madison Ridgeland Academy’s head football coach since 2011, has resigned to seek other employment. In a text message to News Channel 12 this afternoon, Williams said that he was pursuing other opportunities.He compiled a 24 – 14 record in his three years at the school, including a trip to the play-offs in each season. Williams’ efforts to build the program are appreciated by the school, and MRA wishes Coach Williams well in his future endeavors. A search to name Willia...
    MRA - Forrest Williams, Madison Ridgeland Academy’s head football coach since 2011, has resigned to seek other employment. In a text message to News Channel 12 this afternoon, Williams said that he was pursuing other opportunities.He compiled a 24 – 14 record in his three years at the school, including a trip to the play-offs in each season. Williams’ efforts to build the program are appreciated by the school, and MRA wishes Coach Williams well in his future endeavors. A search to name Willia...
  • Koenning Leaving Mississippi State for Texas

    Koenning Leaving Mississippi State for Texas

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 6:19 PM EST2014-01-15 23:19:01 GMT
    WJTV - Mississippi State offensive coordinator Les Koenning is leaving the MSU coaching staff to become the wide receivers coach at Texas.
    WJTV - Mississippi State offensive coordinator Les Koenning is leaving the MSU coaching staff to become the wide receivers coach at Texas.
  • Potential Snag as MVSU Pursues Comegy

    Potential Snag as MVSU Pursues Comegy

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 10:38 PM EST2014-01-15 03:38:23 GMT
    WJTV - Multiple reports out of the Delta today indicate a deal between former Jackson State football coach Rick Comegy and Mississippi Valley State has hit a snag.WXVT tells us the school is having a hard time coming up with the money to pay Comegy a salary he desires. MVSU is looking for boosters to help pay the salary difference.Whether MVSU can come up with the extra money or not still means Comegy would fall short of his final salary with Jackson State, which was just under $200,000 a yea...
    WJTV - Multiple reports out of the Delta today indicate a deal between former Jackson State football coach Rick Comegy and Mississippi Valley State has hit a snag.WXVT tells us the school is having a hard time coming up with the money to pay Comegy a salary he desires. MVSU is looking for boosters to help pay the salary difference.Whether MVSU can come up with the extra money or not still means Comegy would fall short of his final salary with Jackson State, which was just under $200,000 a yea...
  • MHSAA Looking at Changing Football Championship Sites

    MHSAA Looking at Changing Football Championship Sites

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 10:26 PM EST2014-01-15 03:26:55 GMT
    WJTV- The Mississippi High School Activities Association is considering moving championship football games from Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson to other venues in the state.Two of the top schools they are interested in are Ole Miss and Mississippi State, but also being considered is Southern Miss. An MHSAA official also did not rule out Veterans Memorial from being included in a future rotation.While the talks are ongoing, there have been no official details finalized. All ta...
    WJTV- The Mississippi High School Activities Association is considering moving championship football games from Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson to other venues in the state.Two of the top schools they are interested in are Ole Miss and Mississippi State, but also being considered is Southern Miss. An MHSAA official also did not rule out Veterans Memorial from being included in a future rotation.While the talks are ongoing, there have been no official details finalized. All ta...
  • Hazlehurst's Montgomery Expected to be Named Columbus Head Coach

    Hazlehurst's Montgomery Expected to be Named Columbus Head Coach

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 12:36 AM EST2014-01-08 05:36:32 GMT
    WJTV - Multiple sources confirmed to WJTV Tuesday that Hazlehurst head coach Randal Montgomery will take over the same position at Columbus pending board approval January 21st. In three seasons with the Indians, Montgomery led the team to 3 trips to the 3A state championship game including their only title in 2012.He was 43-4 in his three seasons. Columbus went 4-7 last season.
    WJTV - Multiple sources confirmed to WJTV Tuesday that Hazlehurst head coach Randal Montgomery will take over the same position at Columbus pending board approval January 21st. In three seasons with the Indians, Montgomery led the team to 3 trips to the 3A state championship game including their only title in 2012.He was 43-4 in his three seasons. Columbus went 4-7 last season.
  • The Sports Zone: Mississippi College Football Coach John Bland

    The Sports Zone: Mississippi College Football Coach John Bland

    Monday, January 6 2014 11:28 AM EST2014-01-06 16:28:10 GMT
    WJTV - New Mississippi College football coach John Bland joins TJ Werre to discuss changing jobs, recruiting and Mississippi and MC's move from Division III athletics to Division II.
    WJTV - New Mississippi College football coach John Bland joins TJ Werre to discuss changing jobs, recruiting and Mississippi and MC's move from Division III athletics to Division II.
  • The Sports Zone Roundtable: Ole Miss, MSU in 2014 and BCS National Championship

    The Sports Zone Roundtable: Ole Miss, MSU in 2014 and BCS National Championship

    Monday, January 6 2014 1:17 AM EST2014-01-06 06:17:01 GMT
    WJTV - TJ Werre and Jason Scarborough discuss the bowl games for both Ole Miss and Mississippi State as well as look ahead to 2014. They also give their predictions for Monday's title game between Florida State and Auburn.
    WJTV - TJ Werre and Jason Scarborough discuss the bowl games for both Ole Miss and Mississippi State as well as look ahead to 2014. They also give their predictions for Monday's title game between Florida State and Auburn.
  • Late Three Sinks Rebels

    Late Three Sinks Rebels

    Sunday, January 5 2014 12:12 AM EST2014-01-05 05:12:40 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Devin Oliver banked a 3-point shot from 25 feet with 0.3 left in overtime, capping a 26-point performance Saturday, to lift Dayton to an 83-80 overtime win over Mississippi.Oliver, 11 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 4 from three-point range, took the decisive shot at the top of the key, far behind the 3-point line. Oliver, who added seven rebounds and two assists, scored the final seven points of regulation play for the Flyers to force overtime at 73-73.Dayton (12-3)...
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Devin Oliver banked a 3-point shot from 25 feet with 0.3 left in overtime, capping a 26-point performance Saturday, to lift Dayton to an 83-80 overtime win over Mississippi.Oliver, 11 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 4 from three-point range, took the decisive shot at the top of the key, far behind the 3-point line. Oliver, who added seven rebounds and two assists, scored the final seven points of regulation play for the Flyers to force overtime at 73-73.Dayton (12-3)...
  • Graham Kicks Saints into Next Round

    Graham Kicks Saints into Next Round

    Sunday, January 5 2014 12:11 AM EST2014-01-05 05:11:09 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Shayne Graham, signed by the Saints just over two weeks ago, kicked a 32-yard field goal on the final play Saturday night to give New Orleans its first road playoff victory, 26-24 over the Philadelphia Eagles.Graham's fourth field goal sent the Saints (12-5) to Seattle for next Saturday's divisional playoff game against the NFC's top seed. The Seahawks routed the Saints 34-7 during the season.Drew Brees threw for a touchdown, Mark Ingram rushed for 97 yards and another sco...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Shayne Graham, signed by the Saints just over two weeks ago, kicked a 32-yard field goal on the final play Saturday night to give New Orleans its first road playoff victory, 26-24 over the Philadelphia Eagles.Graham's fourth field goal sent the Saints (12-5) to Seattle for next Saturday's divisional playoff game against the NFC's top seed. The Seahawks routed the Saints 34-7 during the season.Drew Brees threw for a touchdown, Mark Ingram rushed for 97 yards and another sco...
  • Moncrief Going Pro

    Moncrief Going Pro

    Sunday, January 5 2014 12:09 AM EST2014-01-05 05:09:34 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi receiver Donte Moncrief has decided to skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft.The school sent out a statement Saturday night confirming Moncrief's decision. The 6-foot-3, 226-pounder from Raleigh, Miss., had 59 catches for 938 yards and six touchdowns this season.Moncrief's career numbers of 156 catches, 2,371 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns all rank third in school history.Moncrief said in the statement that he had an "awesome experience" with the Re...
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi receiver Donte Moncrief has decided to skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft.The school sent out a statement Saturday night confirming Moncrief's decision. The 6-foot-3, 226-pounder from Raleigh, Miss., had 59 catches for 938 yards and six touchdowns this season.Moncrief's career numbers of 156 catches, 2,371 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns all rank third in school history.Moncrief said in the statement that he had an "awesome experience" with the Re...
  • Mississippi College Introduces New Football Coach

    Mississippi College Introduces New Football Coach

    Thursday, January 2 2014 11:58 PM EST2014-01-03 04:58:32 GMT
    CLINTON, Miss. --- John Bland was named the 14th head football coach in Mississippi College history, it was announced by athletic director Mike Jones at a press conference on Thursday (Jan. 2) in the Quick Rebounder's Room in A.E. Wood Coliseum."I believe that Mississippi College, with the right coaches, with the right players that we have and we are going to build, that we are going to have a chance to win that conference (Gulf South Conference) championship," said Bland. "As we know, if we ...
    CLINTON, Miss. --- John Bland was named the 14th head football coach in Mississippi College history, it was announced by athletic director Mike Jones at a press conference on Thursday (Jan. 2) in the Quick Rebounder's Room in A.E. Wood Coliseum."I believe that Mississippi College, with the right coaches, with the right players that we have and we are going to build, that we are going to have a chance to win that conference (Gulf South Conference) championship," said Bland. "As we know, if we ...
  • Kluwe: Frazier is a 'Coward'

    Kluwe: Frazier is a 'Coward'

    Thursday, January 2 2014 4:57 PM EST2014-01-02 21:57:41 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe says the team's special teams coordinator made anti-gay comments while Kluwe was with the Vikings. Kluwe wrote a scathing article on the website Deadspin on Thursday. In it, he alleges that coach Mike Priefer made several anti-gay comments in objection to Kluwe's outspoken support of a gay marriage amendment in Minnesota. Kluwe also said coach Leslie Frazier, a Mississippi native and Alcorn State alum, as well as general manager Rick Spie...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe says the team's special teams coordinator made anti-gay comments while Kluwe was with the Vikings. Kluwe wrote a scathing article on the website Deadspin on Thursday. In it, he alleges that coach Mike Priefer made several anti-gay comments in objection to Kluwe's outspoken support of a gay marriage amendment in Minnesota. Kluwe also said coach Leslie Frazier, a Mississippi native and Alcorn State alum, as well as general manager Rick Spie...
  • MSU Arrives in Memphis

    MSU Arrives in Memphis

    Thursday, December 26 2013 11:57 PM EST2013-12-27 04:57:35 GMT
    MEMPHIS - Just a few more days remain before Mississippi State plays in it's fourth straight bowl game. It's also the fourth time theBulldogswill be playing in the Liberty Bowl in Bemphis.Mississippi State arrived Thursday afternoon and had their first practice on the campus of Rhodes College.Friday they'll visit patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Saturday will take in a Memphis Grizzlies game.The challenge this weekend, is finding a balance between work and fun.Click the v...
    MEMPHIS - Just a few more days remain before Mississippi State plays in it's fourth straight bowl game. It's also the fourth time theBulldogswill be playing in the Liberty Bowl in Bemphis.Mississippi State arrived Thursday afternoon and had their first practice on the campus of Rhodes College.Friday they'll visit patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Saturday will take in a Memphis Grizzlies game.The challenge this weekend, is finding a balance between work and fun.Click the v...
  • Mississippi College Names John Bland New Football Coach

    Mississippi College Names John Bland New Football Coach

    Thursday, December 26 2013 11:38 PM EST2013-12-27 04:38:26 GMT
    CLINTON, Miss. --- John Bland has been named the 14th head football coach in Mississippi College history, it was announced by athletic director Mike Jones on Thursday (Dec. 26). The head coach at the University of the Cumberlands for the past eight seasons, Bland led the Patriots to the NAIA playoffs six times, including a 13-1 season and a trip to the national championship game in 2013."We are very excited to have John Bland be the head coach of our football program as we head into this new ...
    CLINTON, Miss. --- John Bland has been named the 14th head football coach in Mississippi College history, it was announced by athletic director Mike Jones on Thursday (Dec. 26). The head coach at the University of the Cumberlands for the past eight seasons, Bland led the Patriots to the NAIA playoffs six times, including a 13-1 season and a trip to the national championship game in 2013."We are very excited to have John Bland be the head coach of our football program as we head into this new ...
  • End of an Era

    End of an Era

    WJTV - This time next week after the Rebels bowl game with Georgia Tech, the collegiate career of Ole Miss kicker Andrew Ritter will be over. But it will also bring an end to a sporting relationship he's had with his long snapper that goes all the way back to grade school.
    WJTV - This time next week after the Rebels bowl game with Georgia Tech, the collegiate career of Ole Miss kicker Andrew Ritter will be over. But it will also bring an end to a sporting relationship he's had with his long snapper that goes all the way back to grade school.
  • End of an Era

    End of an Era

    Monday, December 23 2013 11:52 PM EST2013-12-24 04:52:18 GMT
    WJTV - This time next week after the Rebels bowl game with Georgia Tech, the collegiate career of Ole Miss kicker Andrew Ritter will be over. But it will also bring an end to a sporting relationship he's had with his long snapper that goes all the way back to grade school.Click the video above to hear from Ritter and his best friend Will Denny.
    WJTV - This time next week after the Rebels bowl game with Georgia Tech, the collegiate career of Ole Miss kicker Andrew Ritter will be over. But it will also bring an end to a sporting relationship he's had with his long snapper that goes all the way back to grade school.Click the video above to hear from Ritter and his best friend Will Denny.
  • Perkins Resigns from JCJC

    Perkins Resigns from JCJC

    Monday, December 23 2013 11:47 PM EST2013-12-24 04:47:10 GMT
    ELLISVILLE – Ray Perkins has resigned as head football coach at Jones County Junior College.
    ELLISVILLE – Ray Perkins has resigned as head football coach at Jones County Junior College.
  • The Sports Zone: Comegy, Pete Hurt and H.S. Recruiting Roundtable

    The Sports Zone: Comegy, Pete Hurt and H.S. Recruiting Roundtable

    WJTV - TJ Werre and Jason Scarborough discuss Rick Comegy's firing at Jackson State, Pete Hurt's firing at NW Rankin as well as high school recruiting and prospects changing their verbal commitments.
    WJTV - TJ Werre and Jason Scarborough discuss Rick Comegy's firing at Jackson State, Pete Hurt's firing at NW Rankin as well as high school recruiting and prospects changing their verbal commitments.
  • The Sports Zone: Comegy, Pete Hurt and H.S. Recruiting Roundtable

    The Sports Zone: Comegy, Pete Hurt and H.S. Recruiting Roundtable

    Monday, December 23 2013 8:12 PM EST2013-12-24 01:12:11 GMT
    WJTV - TJ Werre and Jason Scarborough discuss Rick Comegy's firing at Jackson State, Pete Hurt's firing at NW Rankin as well as high school recruiting and prospects changing their verbal commitments.
    WJTV - TJ Werre and Jason Scarborough discuss Rick Comegy's firing at Jackson State, Pete Hurt's firing at NW Rankin as well as high school recruiting and prospects changing their verbal commitments.
  • The Sports Zone: Alcorn State's Jay Hopson Interview

    The Sports Zone: Alcorn State's Jay Hopson Interview

    Monday, December 23 2013 1:24 AM EST2013-12-23 06:24:23 GMT
    WJTV - Alcorn State football coach Jay Hopson joins TJ Werre in studio to discuss various topics, including the progress of the team after two seasons, recruiting and Conerly Trophy finalist Arnold Walker.
    WJTV - Alcorn State football coach Jay Hopson joins TJ Werre in studio to discuss various topics, including the progress of the team after two seasons, recruiting and Conerly Trophy finalist Arnold Walker.
  • Many Questions in the Jackson State Firing of Rick Comegy

    Many Questions in the Jackson State Firing of Rick Comegy

    Monday, December 23 2013 1:20 AM EST2013-12-23 06:20:08 GMT
    WJTV - Jackson State fired football coach Rick Comegy late last week, a questionable move for a coach who led the program to four SWAC Championship game appearances in 8 years. News Channel 12's TJ Werre breaks down the news conference and the reasons the school said Comegy needed to go.One of the issues brought up by JSU Director of Communications Eric Stringfellow was recruiting local talent.According to their website, the JSU football team had 32 players from Mississippi on its roster this...
    WJTV - Jackson State fired football coach Rick Comegy late last week, a questionable move for a coach who led the program to four SWAC Championship game appearances in 8 years. News Channel 12's TJ Werre breaks down the news conference and the reasons the school said Comegy needed to go.One of the issues brought up by JSU Director of Communications Eric Stringfellow was recruiting local talent.According to their website, the JSU football team had 32 players from Mississippi on its roster this...
  • Late Touchdown Sinks Saints

    Late Touchdown Sinks Saints

    Monday, December 23 2013 12:44 AM EST2013-12-23 05:44:55 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Domenik Hixon with 23 seconds left to lift the Carolina Panthers to a 17-13 win over the New Orleans Saints and clinch the team's first playoff berth since 2008.Carolina (11-4) can wrap up the NFC South and a first-round bye in the playoffs with a win next Sunday at Atlanta.The Panthers intercepted Drew Brees twice and sacked him six times to avenge a 31-13 loss two weeks ago.Still, the Panthers needed some last-minute big pl...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Domenik Hixon with 23 seconds left to lift the Carolina Panthers to a 17-13 win over the New Orleans Saints and clinch the team's first playoff berth since 2008.Carolina (11-4) can wrap up the NFC South and a first-round bye in the playoffs with a win next Sunday at Atlanta.The Panthers intercepted Drew Brees twice and sacked him six times to avenge a 31-13 loss two weeks ago.Still, the Panthers needed some last-minute big pl...
  • Saints Lose to Rams

    Saints Lose to Rams

    Sunday, December 15 2013 11:43 PM EST2013-12-16 04:43:08 GMT
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Drew Brees threw interceptions that led to touchdowns on the first two possessions and the St. Louis Rams got big days from Zac Stacy, Robert Quinn and on special teams to top the New Orleans Saints 27-16 on Sunday.Quinn had two sacks, giving him an NFC-leading 15, and his quarterback hit on the Saints' first snap of the game altered the flight of the ball on T.J. McDonald's interception.The Saints (10-4) missed their first chance to clinch a playoff berth, trailing 24-3 at t...
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Drew Brees threw interceptions that led to touchdowns on the first two possessions and the St. Louis Rams got big days from Zac Stacy, Robert Quinn and on special teams to top the New Orleans Saints 27-16 on Sunday.Quinn had two sacks, giving him an NFC-leading 15, and his quarterback hit on the Saints' first snap of the game altered the flight of the ball on T.J. McDonald's interception.The Saints (10-4) missed their first chance to clinch a playoff berth, trailing 24-3 at t...
  • Alabama All-Stars Extend Winning Streak Over Mississippi

    Alabama All-Stars Extend Winning Streak Over Mississippi

    Sunday, December 15 2013 12:03 AM EST2013-12-15 05:03:05 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Opelika's Stephen Roberts broke up a fourth-down pass in the end zone with 3:21 to play to help Alabama secure a 21-17 win in Saturday's Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic at Cramton Bowl. Rashaan Evans, an outside linebacker from Auburn, was Alabama's most valuable player. Sammie Epps, a tight end from Greenwood, was Mississippi's best. Epps finished with seven catches for 125 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown in the second quarter that gave Mississippi a 14-7 le...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Opelika's Stephen Roberts broke up a fourth-down pass in the end zone with 3:21 to play to help Alabama secure a 21-17 win in Saturday's Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic at Cramton Bowl. Rashaan Evans, an outside linebacker from Auburn, was Alabama's most valuable player. Sammie Epps, a tight end from Greenwood, was Mississippi's best. Epps finished with seven catches for 125 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown in the second quarter that gave Mississippi a 14-7 le...
  • Jackson, Prewitt Lead All-SEC First Team

    Jackson, Prewitt Lead All-SEC First Team

    Monday, December 9 2013 11:52 PM EST2013-12-10 04:52:35 GMT
    SEC - Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson and Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt highlight the representatives for both teams on this year's All-SEC team.The 2013 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team released Monday, with player's position, name, school, height, weight and class (u-unanimous selection; t-tied at a position):FIRST TEAM Offense WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 205, Sr. WR Mike Evans, Texas AM, 6-5, 225, So. L Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State...
    SEC - Mississippi State offensive lineman Gabe Jackson and Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt highlight the representatives for both teams on this year's All-SEC team.The 2013 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team released Monday, with player's position, name, school, height, weight and class (u-unanimous selection; t-tied at a position):FIRST TEAM Offense WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 205, Sr. WR Mike Evans, Texas AM, 6-5, 225, So. L Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State...
  • Saints Drop Panthers in Key NFC South Battle

    Saints Drop Panthers in Key NFC South Battle

    Monday, December 9 2013 12:22 AM EST2013-12-09 05:22:36 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints beat Carolina 31-13 on Sunday night to regain sole possession of first place in the NFC South and snap the Panthers' winning streak at eight games.The Panthers' defense had not allowed more than two touchdowns in a game this season until the Saints scored three in the second quarter alone, when Brees completed 14 of 16 passes for 159 yards.The Saints also became the only team this season to score...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints beat Carolina 31-13 on Sunday night to regain sole possession of first place in the NFC South and snap the Panthers' winning streak at eight games.The Panthers' defense had not allowed more than two touchdowns in a game this season until the Saints scored three in the second quarter alone, when Brees completed 14 of 16 passes for 159 yards.The Saints also became the only team this season to score...
  • Mississippi State Heads to Liberty Bowl

    Mississippi State Heads to Liberty Bowl

    Monday, December 9 2013 12:21 AM EST2013-12-09 05:21:22 GMT
    The Mississippi State Bulldogs are the pick out of the Southeastern Conference to play Rice in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31 in Memphis.Liberty Bowl officials made the announcement Sunday night.Bowl officials passed over Vanderbilt (8-4) who played in Memphis two years ago.Picking Mississippi State gives bowl officials a team marking the 50th anniversary of its first game in this bowl. The Bulldogs beat North Carolina State 16-12 in 1963 when this bowl was played in Philadelphia, Pa.The Bulldog...
    The Mississippi State Bulldogs are the pick out of the Southeastern Conference to play Rice in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31 in Memphis.Liberty Bowl officials made the announcement Sunday night.Bowl officials passed over Vanderbilt (8-4) who played in Memphis two years ago.Picking Mississippi State gives bowl officials a team marking the 50th anniversary of its first game in this bowl. The Bulldogs beat North Carolina State 16-12 in 1963 when this bowl was played in Philadelphia, Pa.The Bulldog...
  • Ole Miss Heads to Music City Bowl

    Ole Miss Heads to Music City Bowl

    Monday, December 9 2013 12:19 AM EST2013-12-09 05:19:30 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Mississippi Rebels are headed to the Music City Bowl for the first time since 2000 and will play Georgia Tech on Dec. 30.Bowl officials announced the pairing Sunday night.This will be the Rebels' second time in this bowl and second game in Nashville this year. Ole Miss opened the season beating Vanderbilt a couple miles from LP Field, home of the bowl game.Ole Miss (7-5) finished on a two-game skid that dropped the Rebels out of the Top 25 rankings. The Rebels play...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Mississippi Rebels are headed to the Music City Bowl for the first time since 2000 and will play Georgia Tech on Dec. 30.Bowl officials announced the pairing Sunday night.This will be the Rebels' second time in this bowl and second game in Nashville this year. Ole Miss opened the season beating Vanderbilt a couple miles from LP Field, home of the bowl game.Ole Miss (7-5) finished on a two-game skid that dropped the Rebels out of the Top 25 rankings. The Rebels play...
  • 3A Championship: Louisville 30, Hazlehurst 28

    3A Championship: Louisville 30, Hazlehurst 28

    Saturday, December 7 2013 8:54 PM EST2013-12-08 01:54:46 GMT
    JACKSON - Hazlehurst fails to convert a two-point conversion with less than a minute to play and falls to Louisville 30-28. Hazlehurst was in its third straight 3A championship game. The Indians are 1-2 in those games, winning last year over Charleston.
    JACKSON - Hazlehurst fails to convert a two-point conversion with less than a minute to play and falls to Louisville 30-28. Hazlehurst was in its third straight 3A championship game. The Indians are 1-2 in those games, winning last year over Charleston.
  • 2A Championship: Bassfield 48, Calhoun City 7

    2A Championship: Bassfield 48, Calhoun City 7

    Saturday, December 7 2013 2:32 AM EST2013-12-07 07:32:55 GMT
    JACKSON - Bassfield wins its second straight championship. The Yellowjackets have outscored their opponents in those two games 83-7.
    JACKSON - Bassfield wins its second straight championship. The Yellowjackets have outscored their opponents in those two games 83-7.
  • 6A Championship: Oak Grove 14, Tupelo 7

    6A Championship: Oak Grove 14, Tupelo 7

    Saturday, December 7 2013 2:22 AM EST2013-12-07 07:22:37 GMT
    JACKSON - Oak Grove wins its first state championship by beating Tupelo 14-7.
    JACKSON - Oak Grove wins its first state championship by beating Tupelo 14-7.
  • JSU Ready for SWAC Championship

    JSU Ready for SWAC Championship

    Saturday, December 7 2013 2:17 AM EST2013-12-07 07:17:01 GMT
    HOUSTON - Jackson State plays Southern Saturday afternoon in the SWAC Championship game. The Tigers are trying to avenge a loss to Arkansas Pine-Bluff in last year's game. News Channel 12's Mike Alzamora previews the title tilt.
    HOUSTON - Jackson State plays Southern Saturday afternoon in the SWAC Championship game. The Tigers are trying to avenge a loss to Arkansas Pine-Bluff in last year's game. News Channel 12's Mike Alzamora previews the title tilt.
  • Bassfield Eyes Repeat in Class 2A

    Bassfield Eyes Repeat in Class 2A

    Thursday, December 5 2013 11:55 PM EST2013-12-06 04:55:42 GMT
    JACKSON - The Bassfield football team has been on fire since the first week of October, scoring an average of 51 points per game since a loss to Jackson Prep. Friday afternoon they face Calhoun City in the 2A Championship game. The Wildcats have been 8 times in school history but have only won the title once. Click the video above to hear from both teams.
    JACKSON - The Bassfield football team has been on fire since the first week of October, scoring an average of 51 points per game since a loss to Jackson Prep. Friday afternoon they face Calhoun City in the 2A Championship game. The Wildcats have been 8 times in school history but have only won the title once. Click the video above to hear from both teams.
  • Moore's Final Stop

    Moore's Final Stop

    Thursday, December 5 2013 12:01 PM EST2013-12-05 17:01:35 GMT
    JACKSON - Jackson State quarterback Clayton Moore has replaced a legend in Casey Therriault and has taken this team to back to back SWAC Championship games, a game Therriault never played in.
    JACKSON - Jackson State quarterback Clayton Moore has replaced a legend in Casey Therriault and has taken this team to back to back SWAC Championship games, a game Therriault never played in.
  • Hazlehurst Eyes Repeat in Class 3A

    Hazlehurst Eyes Repeat in Class 3A

    Thursday, December 5 2013 11:56 AM EST2013-12-05 16:56:28 GMT
    JACKSON - The Hazlehurst football team is making its third straight appearance in the championship game, but an undefeated Louisville is the favorite, a challenge Hazlehurst embracesLouisville is considered by many to be the best team in the state. The Wildcats have seven shutouts and are averaging nearly 40 points per game. Hazlehurst hopes its championship experience helps make a difference Saturday at 11 A.M.
    JACKSON - The Hazlehurst football team is making its third straight appearance in the championship game, but an undefeated Louisville is the favorite, a challenge Hazlehurst embracesLouisville is considered by many to be the best team in the state. The Wildcats have seven shutouts and are averaging nearly 40 points per game. Hazlehurst hopes its championship experience helps make a difference Saturday at 11 A.M.
  • MSU's Gabe Jackson Wins Conerly Trophy

    MSU's Gabe Jackson Wins Conerly Trophy

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:52 PM EST2013-12-04 04:52:18 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. – After leading Mississippi State to its fourth-straight bowl game, a first in program history, senior left guard Gabe Jackson was named the 2013 C Spire Conerly Trophy winner, given annually to the student-athlete voted the most outstanding collegiate football player in the state of Mississippi. He is the first offensive lineman to ever receive the accolade. “It’s such an honor. I can’t believe I won,” Jackson said. “Usually, linemen don’t get this type of recognition. Th...
    STARKVILLE, Miss. – After leading Mississippi State to its fourth-straight bowl game, a first in program history, senior left guard Gabe Jackson was named the 2013 C Spire Conerly Trophy winner, given annually to the student-athlete voted the most outstanding collegiate football player in the state of Mississippi. He is the first offensive lineman to ever receive the accolade. “It’s such an honor. I can’t believe I won,” Jackson said. “Usually, linemen don’t get this type of recognition. Th...
  • A Similar Dozen

    A Similar Dozen

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:13 AM EST2013-12-03 16:13:05 GMT
    JACKSON - The final 12 teams in the MHSAA football playoffs were introduced Monday at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. While all the teams are different, they also have a lot in common.
    JACKSON - The final 12 teams in the MHSAA football playoffs were introduced Monday at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. While all the teams are different, they also have a lot in common.
  • 6A South Final: Oak Grove 45, Meridian 14

    6A South Final: Oak Grove 45, Meridian 14

    Saturday, November 30 2013 3:19 AM EST2013-11-30 08:19:38 GMT
    HATTIESBURG - The game was tied at 14 before Oak Grove scored the final 27 points to advance to the 6A championship game. The Warriors will face Tupelo in the title game.
    HATTIESBURG - The game was tied at 14 before Oak Grove scored the final 27 points to advance to the 6A championship game. The Warriors will face Tupelo in the title game.
  • 3A South Final: Hazlehurst 36, Wilkinson County 22

    3A South Final: Hazlehurst 36, Wilkinson County 22

    Saturday, November 30 2013 3:17 AM EST2013-11-30 08:17:59 GMT
    WOODVILLE - The Indians are returning to the 3A championship game for the third straight season. Last season, they won the title. This season they will face Louisville in the championship game.
    WOODVILLE - The Indians are returning to the 3A championship game for the third straight season. Last season, they won the title. This season they will face Louisville in the championship game.
  • 2A South Final: Bassfield 48, East Marion 14

    Saturday, November 30 2013 3:14 AM EST2013-11-30 08:14:18 GMT
    BASSFIELD - The Yellowjackets led 27-0 en route to a blowout victory. Bassfield is the defending champion in 2A and will face Calhoun City in the championship game next week.
    BASSFIELD - The Yellowjackets led 27-0 en route to a blowout victory. Bassfield is the defending champion in 2A and will face Calhoun City in the championship game next week.
  • 5A North Final: Oxford 23, Callaway 7

    5A North Final: Oxford 23, Callaway 7

    Saturday, November 30 2013 2:32 AM EST2013-11-30 07:32:34 GMT
    OXFORD - Callaway's perfect season came to a sudden hault in Oxford. The Chargers scored the first 14 points of the game and never look back. Oxford will play for the 5A Championship next week.
    OXFORD - Callaway's perfect season came to a sudden hault in Oxford. The Chargers scored the first 14 points of the game and never look back. Oxford will play for the 5A Championship next week.
  • 1A North Final: Smithville 47, St. Aloysius 24

    1A North Final: Smithville 47, St. Aloysius 24

    Saturday, November 30 2013 2:28 AM EST2013-11-30 07:28:01 GMT
    VICKSBURG - St. Aloysius sees its season come to an end in the 1A North Final. The Flashes led 14-6 in the second quarter before the Seminoles took over.
    VICKSBURG - St. Aloysius sees its season come to an end in the 1A North Final. The Flashes led 14-6 in the second quarter before the Seminoles took over.
  • Former Coach Denies Knowledge of Hazing

    Former Coach Denies Knowledge of Hazing

    Monday, November 25 2013 6:01 PM EST2013-11-25 23:01:42 GMT
    Former Trinity Episcopal football coach Josh Loy was fired as an employee of the school after an allegedhazing incident involving some of his football players. He was allowed to finish out the season as the coach and led his team to the MAIS A Championship this past Saturday. Today, he released a statement regarding his release from the school.Statement from Josh Loy:I can't tell you how proud I am of the young men on this team. They have worked hard all season and thiswill be a memory that t...
    Former Trinity Episcopal football coach Josh Loy was fired as an employee of the school after an allegedhazing incident involving some of his football players. He was allowed to finish out the season as the coach and led his team to the MAIS A Championship this past Saturday. Today, he released a statement regarding his release from the school.Statement from Josh Loy:I can't tell you how proud I am of the young men on this team. They have worked hard all season and thiswill be a memory that t...
  • Conerly Trophy Finalists Announced

    Conerly Trophy Finalists Announced

    Monday, November 25 2013 4:42 PM EST2013-11-25 21:42:58 GMT
    Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace hopes to become the first player to win the C Spire Conerly Trophy in consecutive years, and Mississippi State offensive guard Gabe Jackson bids to become the first offensive lineman to ever win the award.Wallace and Jackson are two of the 10 finalists named by their respective schools Monday for the award that goes annually to the player voted Mississippi’s most outstanding college football player.Joining Jackson and Wallace as finalists are prolific running b...
    Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace hopes to become the first player to win the C Spire Conerly Trophy in consecutive years, and Mississippi State offensive guard Gabe Jackson bids to become the first offensive lineman to ever win the award.Wallace and Jackson are two of the 10 finalists named by their respective schools Monday for the award that goes annually to the player voted Mississippi’s most outstanding college football player.Joining Jackson and Wallace as finalists are prolific running b...
  • Rebels Lose to Mizzou, Set Eyes on Egg Bowl

    Rebels Lose to Mizzou, Set Eyes on Egg Bowl

    Monday, November 25 2013 2:04 PM EST2013-11-25 19:04:35 GMT
    OXFORD - Ole Miss dropped its final home game of the season 24-10 to Missouri Saturday night. While the team was frustrated with the loss, they know there's a lot on the line Thursday night in Starkville when they play Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. If the Bulldogs win, they will become bowl eligible for the fourth straight season.
    OXFORD - Ole Miss dropped its final home game of the season 24-10 to Missouri Saturday night. While the team was frustrated with the loss, they know there's a lot on the line Thursday night in Starkville when they play Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. If the Bulldogs win, they will become bowl eligible for the fourth straight season.
  • Trinity Episcopal Fires Championship Football Coach

    Trinity Episcopal Fires Championship Football Coach

    Sunday, November 24 2013 11:16 PM EST2013-11-25 04:16:35 GMT
    WJTV - Multiple sources confirm to WJTV tonight that Trinity Episcopal football coach Josh Loy was fired hours after his team beat Marshall Academy in the MAIS A Championship game Saturday.The Saints won the game 50-6 to finish their season 13-0. This is a developing story and we'll report more information as it becomes available.
    WJTV - Multiple sources confirm to WJTV tonight that Trinity Episcopal football coach Josh Loy was fired hours after his team beat Marshall Academy in the MAIS A Championship game Saturday.The Saints won the game 50-6 to finish their season 13-0. This is a developing story and we'll report more information as it becomes available.
  • MAIS AAA Div. I Championship: Jackson Prep 10, JA 7

    MAIS AAA Div. I Championship: Jackson Prep 10, JA 7

    Saturday, November 23 2013 1:07 AM EST2013-11-23 06:07:01 GMT
    CLINTON - Jackson Prep scores the final 10 points in a 10-7 victory over Jackson Academy. This is the second straight championship for the Patriots over JA.
    CLINTON - Jackson Prep scores the final 10 points in a 10-7 victory over Jackson Academy. This is the second straight championship for the Patriots over JA.
  • MAIS AA Championship: Simpson Academy 20, Centreville 7

    MAIS AA Championship: Simpson Academy 20, Centreville 7

    Saturday, November 23 2013 12:41 AM EST2013-11-23 05:41:36 GMT
    CLINTON - For the second time in three years, Simpson Academy wins the AA State Championship, this time over Centreville 20-7. Simpson Academy never trailed in this game, scoring the first 20 points.
    CLINTON - For the second time in three years, Simpson Academy wins the AA State Championship, this time over Centreville 20-7. Simpson Academy never trailed in this game, scoring the first 20 points.
  • 6A North Semifinal: Tupelo 27, Madison Central 15

    6A North Semifinal: Tupelo 27, Madison Central 15

    Saturday, November 23 2013 12:37 AM EST2013-11-23 05:37:27 GMT
    MADISON - The season is over for the Jaguars who lose to one-loss Tupelo 27-15. Tupelo will face South Panola in the North Finals next Friday.
    MADISON - The season is over for the Jaguars who lose to one-loss Tupelo 27-15. Tupelo will face South Panola in the North Finals next Friday.
  • 5A North Semifinal: Callaway 51, Clarksdale 7

    5A North Semifinal: Callaway 51, Clarksdale 7

    Saturday, November 23 2013 12:24 AM EST2013-11-23 05:24:57 GMT
    JACKSON - Callaway remains undefeated in with a resounding win in this 5A North Semifinal. The Chargers win 51-7. They will face Oxford in the 5A North Finals next week.
    JACKSON - Callaway remains undefeated in with a resounding win in this 5A North Semifinal. The Chargers win 51-7. They will face Oxford in the 5A North Finals next week.
  • 3A South Semifinal: Hazlehurst 34, Taylorsville 12

    3A South Semifinal: Hazlehurst 34, Taylorsville 12

    Saturday, November 23 2013 12:19 AM EST2013-11-23 05:19:07 GMT
    HAZLEHURST - The defending champions in Class 3A are still alive after beating Taylorsville 34-12. The Indians travel to Wilkinson County next week to play for a spot in the 3A Championship game.
    HAZLEHURST - The defending champions in Class 3A are still alive after beating Taylorsville 34-12. The Indians travel to Wilkinson County next week to play for a spot in the 3A Championship game.
  • 5A South Semifinal: Laurel 29, Brookhaven 14

    5A South Semifinal: Laurel 29, Brookhaven 14

    Saturday, November 23 2013 12:08 AM EST2013-11-23 05:08:40 GMT
    BROOKHAVEN - Ole Brook can't pull another upset on this Friday night. Brookhaven falls to Laurel 29-14. Laurel will face Picayune in the 5A South Finals.
    BROOKHAVEN - Ole Brook can't pull another upset on this Friday night. Brookhaven falls to Laurel 29-14. Laurel will face Picayune in the 5A South Finals.
  • 2A South Semifinal: Bassfield 51, Taylorsville 14

    2A South Semifinal: Bassfield 51, Taylorsville 14

    Saturday, November 23 2013 12:00 AM EST2013-11-23 05:00:06 GMT
    TAYLORSVILLE - Bassfield has no problem on the road Friday night, advancing to the 2A South Finals with a 51-14 win over Taylorsville. Bassfield will face East Marion at home in the next round.
    TAYLORSVILLE - Bassfield has no problem on the road Friday night, advancing to the 2A South Finals with a 51-14 win over Taylorsville. Bassfield will face East Marion at home in the next round.
  • Mississippi College Football Coach Norman Joseph Resigns

    Mississippi College Football Coach Norman Joseph Resigns

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 5:55 PM EST2013-11-19 22:55:05 GMT
    CLINTON, Miss. --- Mississippi College Athletic Director Mike Jones announced Tuesday (Nov. 19) that Norman Joseph is stepping down as the head football coach.“I sincerely want to thank coach Joseph for his hard work over the past nine seasons,” Jones said. “He has had and will have a lasting impact on the lives of the young men he has coached and mentored throughout the years, and we wish him the best as he moves forward. Our next move is to find the right person to step in and take the Miss...
    CLINTON, Miss. --- Mississippi College Athletic Director Mike Jones announced Tuesday (Nov. 19) that Norman Joseph is stepping down as the head football coach.“I sincerely want to thank coach Joseph for his hard work over the past nine seasons,” Jones said. “He has had and will have a lasting impact on the lives of the young men he has coached and mentored throughout the years, and we wish him the best as he moves forward. Our next move is to find the right person to step in and take the Miss...
  • 'Rip Man' Reese

    'Rip Man' Reese

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 5:44 PM EST2013-11-19 22:44:38 GMT
    HAZLEHURST - Hazlehurst defensive back Dycelious Reese is starting to build a repuation as a guy who steals the ball out of a ball-carriers hands ans scoring touchdowns.
    HAZLEHURST - Hazlehurst defensive back Dycelious Reese is starting to build a repuation as a guy who steals the ball out of a ball-carriers hands ans scoring touchdowns.
  • Saints Remain Unbeaten at Home, Down 49ers

    Saints Remain Unbeaten at Home, Down 49ers

    Monday, November 18 2013 12:17 AM EST2013-11-18 05:17:31 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Marques Colston capped a record-setting day with a 20-yard reception to get the Saints into field goal range, and Garrett Hartley kicked a 31-yarder as time expired, lifting New Orleans to a 23-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.Hartley, who had missed four field goals in the Saints' previous three games, made all three of his field goal attempts in the fourth quarter - he earlier hit from 21 and 42 yards. The Saints (8-2) overcame three turnovers, a failed f...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Marques Colston capped a record-setting day with a 20-yard reception to get the Saints into field goal range, and Garrett Hartley kicked a 31-yarder as time expired, lifting New Orleans to a 23-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.Hartley, who had missed four field goals in the Saints' previous three games, made all three of his field goal attempts in the fourth quarter - he earlier hit from 21 and 42 yards. The Saints (8-2) overcame three turnovers, a failed f...
  • Alcorn State Smokes Jackson State in Regular Season Finale

    Alcorn State Smokes Jackson State in Regular Season Finale

    Sunday, November 17 2013 12:00 AM EST2013-11-17 05:00:02 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - John Gibbs Jr. threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns as Alcorn State finished their season with a 48-33 win over Jackson State Saturday.Alcorn State (9-3, 7-2 SWAC) used a 24-point second quarter to jump out to a 31-3 halftime lead, and Jackson St. (8-3, 8-1) never recovered. After throwing a 15-yard touchdown to Jordan Payne in the first quarter, Gibbs Jr. hit Tollette George for a 13-yard score to give the Braves a 14-0 lead.After the team's traded field goals, Alco...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - John Gibbs Jr. threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns as Alcorn State finished their season with a 48-33 win over Jackson State Saturday.Alcorn State (9-3, 7-2 SWAC) used a 24-point second quarter to jump out to a 31-3 halftime lead, and Jackson St. (8-3, 8-1) never recovered. After throwing a 15-yard touchdown to Jordan Payne in the first quarter, Gibbs Jr. hit Tollette George for a 13-yard score to give the Braves a 14-0 lead.After the team's traded field goals, Alco...
  • Alabama Withstands Mississippi State

    Alabama Withstands Mississippi State

    Saturday, November 16 2013 11:58 PM EST2013-11-17 04:58:18 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - T.J. Yeldon rushed for 160 yards, A.J. McCarron threw two touchdown passes and No. 1 Alabama overcame four turnovers to beat Mississippi State 20-7 on Saturday night.It was a lethargic performance for Alabama (10-0, 7-0 Southeastern Conference), which led 10-7 midway through the third quarter before pulling away. Alabama has won six straight against the Bulldogs.Mississippi State (4-6, 1-5) kept the game far closer than most anticipated, but couldn't take advantage of...
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - T.J. Yeldon rushed for 160 yards, A.J. McCarron threw two touchdown passes and No. 1 Alabama overcame four turnovers to beat Mississippi State 20-7 on Saturday night.It was a lethargic performance for Alabama (10-0, 7-0 Southeastern Conference), which led 10-7 midway through the third quarter before pulling away. Alabama has won six straight against the Bulldogs.Mississippi State (4-6, 1-5) kept the game far closer than most anticipated, but couldn't take advantage of...
  • Florida Atlantic Hands USM 22nd Straight Loss

    Florida Atlantic Hands USM 22nd Straight Loss

    Saturday, November 16 2013 10:14 PM EST2013-11-17 03:14:43 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Jaquez Johnson and Jay Warren both rushed for more than 100 yards as Florida Atlantic piled up 333 yards on the ground Saturday morning to roll over Southern Miss 41-7 at Roberts Stadium.Johnson, the Owls' dual-threat quarterback, rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns, while Warren tacked on 105 yards on 18 carries. Damian Fortner added 94 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries.FAU (4-6, 3-4 Conference USA) attempted just 12 passes while averaging 5.6 yards pe...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Jaquez Johnson and Jay Warren both rushed for more than 100 yards as Florida Atlantic piled up 333 yards on the ground Saturday morning to roll over Southern Miss 41-7 at Roberts Stadium.Johnson, the Owls' dual-threat quarterback, rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns, while Warren tacked on 105 yards on 18 carries. Damian Fortner added 94 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries.FAU (4-6, 3-4 Conference USA) attempted just 12 passes while averaging 5.6 yards pe...
  • Troy No Problem for Ole Miss

    Troy No Problem for Ole Miss

    Saturday, November 16 2013 10:11 PM EST2013-11-17 03:11:53 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Bo Wallace threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Mississippi set a school record for total offense with 751 yards Saturday as the Rebels defeated Troy 51-21.Wallace was 17 of 26 for 272 yards and rushed for 66 yards on nine carries as the Rebels (7-3) extended their winning streak to four games.The total offense production was the best since 1951, when the Rebels totaled 623 yards against Auburn.Laquon Treadwell had touchdown catches for 25 and 23 yards. Quinc...
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Bo Wallace threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Mississippi set a school record for total offense with 751 yards Saturday as the Rebels defeated Troy 51-21.Wallace was 17 of 26 for 272 yards and rushed for 66 yards on nine carries as the Rebels (7-3) extended their winning streak to four games.The total offense production was the best since 1951, when the Rebels totaled 623 yards against Auburn.Laquon Treadwell had touchdown catches for 25 and 23 yards. Quinc...
  • 6A South 1st Round: Brandon 44, Harrison Central 17

    6A South 1st Round: Brandon 44, Harrison Central 17

    Saturday, November 16 2013 12:51 AM EST2013-11-16 05:51:34 GMT
    BRANDON - Brandon overcomes a slow start and pours it on Harrison Central in this first round victory. The Bulldogs will visit Meridian next week in the second round.
    BRANDON - Brandon overcomes a slow start and pours it on Harrison Central in this first round victory. The Bulldogs will visit Meridian next week in the second round.
  • 5A North 1st Round: Callaway 56, Saltillo 34

    5A North 1st Round: Callaway 56, Saltillo 34

    Saturday, November 16 2013 12:26 AM EST2013-11-16 05:26:40 GMT
    JACKSON - Callaway remains undefeated with a 56-34 victory in the first round of the playoffs. The Chargers will face Clarksdale in the second round.
    JACKSON - Callaway remains undefeated with a 56-34 victory in the first round of the playoffs. The Chargers will face Clarksdale in the second round.
  • Brandon's Kyle Strickland Signs with Arkansas State

    Brandon's Kyle Strickland Signs with Arkansas State

    WJTV - Brandon defensive lineman talks about his decision to join Arkansas State and how he is comfortable moving away from home.
    WJTV - Brandon defensive lineman talks about his decision to join Arkansas State and how he is comfortable moving away from home.
  • Madison Central's Jimmy Terry Signs with Louisville

    Madison Central's Jimmy Terry Signs with Louisville

    MADISON - Madison Central offensive lineman Jimmy Terry picked up an offer from Louisville last weekend and jumped at the chance to sign with the Cardinals. Click the video above to hear about his signing process.
    MADISON - Madison Central offensive lineman Jimmy Terry picked up an offer from Louisville last weekend and jumped at the chance to sign with the Cardinals. Click the video above to hear about his signing process.
  • Brandon's Kyle Strickland Signs with Arkansas State

    Brandon's Kyle Strickland Signs with Arkansas State

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 3:14 PM EST2014-02-05 20:14:06 GMT
    WJTV - Brandon defensive lineman talks about his decision to join Arkansas State and how he is comfortable moving away from home.The Bulldogs senior had 7 sacks this past season and 82 tackles.
    WJTV - Brandon defensive lineman talks about his decision to join Arkansas State and how he is comfortable moving away from home.The Bulldogs senior had 7 sacks this past season and 82 tackles.
  • Madison Central's Jimmy Terry Signs with Louisville

    Madison Central's Jimmy Terry Signs with Louisville

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 11:56 PM EST2014-02-06 04:56:10 GMT
    MADISON - Madison Central offensive lineman Jimmy Terry picked up an offer from Louisville last weekend and jumped at the chance to sign with the Cardinals. Click the video above to hear about his signing process.
    MADISON - Madison Central offensive lineman Jimmy Terry picked up an offer from Louisville last weekend and jumped at the chance to sign with the Cardinals. Click the video above to hear about his signing process.
  • McComb's Alex Woodall Signs with Louisiana Tech

    McComb's Alex Woodall Signs with Louisiana Tech

    Thursday, February 6 2014 12:01 AM EST2014-02-06 05:01:42 GMT
    JACKSON - McComb quarterback Alex Woodall picked Louisiana Tech over other offers because this was the school that offered him to play quarterback. Hear more about his decision but clicking the link above.
    JACKSON - McComb quarterback Alex Woodall picked Louisiana Tech over other offers because this was the school that offered him to play quarterback. Hear more about his decision but clicking the link above.
  • Brandon's Michael Brooks Signs with Alcorn State

    Brandon's Michael Brooks Signs with Alcorn State

    Thursday, February 6 2014 12:05 AM EST2014-02-06 05:05:27 GMT
    JACKSON - Brandon defensive lineman Michael Brooks signed with Alcorn State Wednesday. Brooks was a part of a class that coach Jay Hopson said focused mainly on the offensive and defensive lines.
    JACKSON - Brandon defensive lineman Michael Brooks signed with Alcorn State Wednesday. Brooks was a part of a class that coach Jay Hopson said focused mainly on the offensive and defensive lines.
  • Jackson State's Harold Jackson Reacts to His 2014 Signing Class

    Jackson State's Harold Jackson Reacts to His 2014 Signing Class

    Thursday, February 6 2014 5:05 PM EST2014-02-06 22:05:22 GMT
    JACKSON - Jackson State head coach Harold Jackson has been on the job less than a month, but yesterday signed 12 players. He gave a lot of credit to his recruiting coordinator Antonio Knight for keeping these student-athletes interested in the program while the school searched for a new head coach.Listed below are bios of some of JSU's signees courtesty of the Jackson State athletic department.Keontre Anderson DE 6-4 230 Fr. Canton, MS /Canton HighlightsKeontre is rated as a 3-star prospect b...
    JACKSON - Jackson State head coach Harold Jackson has been on the job less than a month, but yesterday signed 12 players. He gave a lot of credit to his recruiting coordinator Antonio Knight for keeping these student-athletes interested in the program while the school searched for a new head coach.Listed below are bios of some of JSU's signees courtesty of the Jackson State athletic department.Keontre Anderson DE 6-4 230 Fr. Canton, MS /Canton HighlightsKeontre is rated as a 3-star prospect b...
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