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  • Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

    Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:53:20 GMT
    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
  • NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen

    NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:59:04 GMT
    The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.
    The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.
  • Sandusky son says victim's story sounded familiar

    Sandusky son says victim's story sounded familiar

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:42:23 GMT
    Hearing the first victim to take the witness stand against Jerry Sandusky helped push the former Penn State coach's adopted son Matthew to come forward with his own allegations of abuse, he said in a television...
    Hearing the first victim to take the witness stand against Jerry Sandusky helped push the former Penn State coach's adopted son Matthew to come forward with his own allegations of abuse, he said in a television interview.
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  • MHSAA Football Championships Leaving Jackson

    MHSAA Football Championships Leaving Jackson

     

  • 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: Question and Answer

    SEC Media Days: Question and Answer

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:02:06 GMT
    After several hours of answering repeat questions from hundreds of reporters in several different ball-rooms, you might expect a little agitation from the SEC football coaches and players in Hoover, Alabama this week.There have been plenty of off the wall questions and answers here are some of the best.
    After several hours of answering repeat questions from hundreds of reporters in several different ball-rooms, you might expect a little agitation from the SEC football coaches and players in Hoover, Alabama this week.There have been plenty of off the wall questions and answers here are some of the best.
  • SEC Questions and Answers

    SEC Questions and Answers

    HOOVER, AL - After hours of answering repeat questions from hundreds of reporters in different ballrooms, SEC head coaches and players would tend to get just a little agitated.  News Channel 12 Photojournalist Eric Bullard brings us the best questions and answers from SEC Media Days.
    HOOVER, AL - After hours of answering repeat questions from hundreds of reporters in different ballrooms, SEC head coaches and players would tend to get just a little agitated.  News Channel 12 Photojournalist Eric Bullard brings us the best questions and answers from SEC Media Days.
  • State Football Championship Games to Leave Jackson

    State Football Championship Games to Leave Jackson

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:44:09 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. -The Mississippi High School Athletics Association announced big changes for the state's football championships at its headquarters in Clinton on Monday.For the first time since 1992, Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson will not host the state football championships. It's a decision that could cost the capital city close to $3 million a year. 
    JACKSON, Miss. -The Mississippi High School Athletics Association announced big changes for the state's football championships at its headquarters in Clinton on Monday.For the first time since 1992, Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson will not host the state football championships. It's a decision that could cost the capital city close to $3 million a year. 
  • SWAC Media Day: JSU, Alcorn, MVSU All Have Expectations for 2014

    SWAC Media Day: JSU, Alcorn, MVSU All Have Expectations for 2014

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-19 17:17:26 GMT
    BIRMINGHAM, AL - At Friday's SWAC Media Day, Jackson State head coach Harold Jackson said he felt no pressure going into his first season, despite his team's consecutive trips to the SWAC Championship game that resulted in overtime losses the last two years. Alcorn State is being dubbed as a favorite in the league's East Division, and Rick Comegy is not circling Valley's trip to the Capital City on October 11th.
    BIRMINGHAM, AL - At Friday's SWAC Media Day, Jackson State head coach Harold Jackson said he felt no pressure going into his first season, despite his team's consecutive trips to the SWAC Championship game that resulted in overtime losses the last two years. Alcorn State is being dubbed as a favorite in the league's East Division, and Rick Comegy is not circling Valley's trip to the Capital City on October 11th.
  • SWAC Media Day: JSU, Alcorn, MVSU All Have Expectations for 2014

    SWAC Media Day: JSU, Alcorn, MVSU All Have Expectations for 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - At Friday's SWAC Media Day, Jackson State head coach Harold Jackson said he felt no pressure going into his first season, despite his team's consecutive trips to the SWAC Championship game that resulted in overtime losses the last two years.  Alcorn State is being dubbed as a favorite in the league's East Division, and Rick Comegy is not circling Valley's trip to the Capital City on October 11th.
    BIRMINGHAM, AL - At Friday's SWAC Media Day, Jackson State head coach Harold Jackson said he felt no pressure going into his first season, despite his team's consecutive trips to the SWAC Championship game that resulted in overtime losses the last two years.  Alcorn State is being dubbed as a favorite in the league's East Division, and Rick Comegy is not circling Valley's trip to the Capital City on October 11th.
  • Southern Miss Shows Excitement for 2014 at Jackson All-Star Party

    Southern Miss Shows Excitement for 2014 at Jackson All-Star Party

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-07-19 15:54:36 GMT
    JACKSON - Southern Miss head football coach Todd Monken believes his Golden Eagles have a very unique opportunity as they can take the USM program back to greatness. At the annual USM All-Star Party in Jackson Thursday, Monken stressed how much the win over UAB last November to break the 23-game losing streak has carried his bunch through the off-season.
    JACKSON - Southern Miss head football coach Todd Monken believes his Golden Eagles have a very unique opportunity as they can take the USM program back to greatness. At the annual USM All-Star Party in Jackson Thursday, Monken stressed how much the win over UAB last November to break the 23-game losing streak has carried his bunch through the off-season.
  • Southern Miss Shows Excitement for 2014 at Jackson All-Star Party

    Southern Miss Shows Excitement for 2014 at Jackson All-Star Party

    JACKSON - Southern Miss head football coach Todd Monken believes his Golden Eagles have a very unique opportunity as they can take the USM program back to greatness.  At the annual USM All-Star Party in Jackson Thursday, Monken stressed how much the win over UAB last November to break the 23-game losing streak has carried his bunch through the off-season.
    JACKSON - Southern Miss head football coach Todd Monken believes his Golden Eagles have a very unique opportunity as they can take the USM program back to greatness.  At the annual USM All-Star Party in Jackson Thursday, Monken stressed how much the win over UAB last November to break the 23-game losing streak has carried his bunch through the off-season.
  • SEC Media Days: Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace Motivated by Critics

    SEC Media Days: Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace Motivated by Critics

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-19 15:14:58 GMT
    HOOVER, AL - When the Pre-Season All-SEC teams were released Thursday, Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace was listed as the third-team quarterback. Wallace isn't too pleased with that nod and is part of what he'll use to motivate himself and his Rebels going into the 2014 season.
    HOOVER, AL - When the Pre-Season All-SEC teams were released Thursday, Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace was listed as the third-team quarterback. Wallace isn't too pleased with that nod and is part of what he'll use to motivate himself and his Rebels going into the 2014 season.
  • SEC Media Days: Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace Motivated by Critics

    SEC Media Days: Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace Motivated by Critics

    HOOVER, AL - When the Pre-Season All-SEC teams were released Thursday, Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace was listed as the third-team quarterback.  Wallace isn't too pleased with that nod and is part of what he'll use to motivate himself and his Rebels going into the 2014 season.
    HOOVER, AL - When the Pre-Season All-SEC teams were released Thursday, Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace was listed as the third-team quarterback.  Wallace isn't too pleased with that nod and is part of what he'll use to motivate himself and his Rebels going into the 2014 season.
  • SEC Media Days 2014: LSU & Arkansas

    SEC Media Days 2014: LSU & Arkansas

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:56:17 GMT
    HOOVER, AL - The SEC West has the possibility of being the wild west with no one exactly sure of a favorite in mid-July. One of the usual suspects that isn't being labeled a favorite is the LSU Tigers. Arkansas in the meantime hopes to improve in its second year under head coach Brett Bielema.
    HOOVER, AL - The SEC West has the possibility of being the wild west with no one exactly sure of a favorite in mid-July. One of the usual suspects that isn't being labeled a favorite is the LSU Tigers. Arkansas in the meantime hopes to improve in its second year under head coach Brett Bielema.
  • SEC Media Days 2014: LSU & Arkansas

    SEC Media Days 2014: LSU & Arkansas

    HOOVER, AL - The SEC West has the possibility of being the wild west with no one exactly sure of a favorite in mid-July.  One of the usual suspects that isn't being labeled a favorite is the LSU Tigers.  Arkansas in the meantime hopes to improve in its second year under head coach Brett Bielema.
    HOOVER, AL - The SEC West has the possibility of being the wild west with no one exactly sure of a favorite in mid-July.  One of the usual suspects that isn't being labeled a favorite is the LSU Tigers.  Arkansas in the meantime hopes to improve in its second year under head coach Brett Bielema.
  • SEC Media Days: Vanderbilt and Auburn

    SEC Media Days: Vanderbilt and Auburn

     

  • 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

     

  • 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

     

  • The Sports Zone: Josh Brooks Interview

    The Sports Zone: Josh Brooks Interview

     

  • 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.
  • The Sports Zone: Josh Brooks Interview Preview

    The Sports Zone: Josh Brooks Interview Preview

     

  • 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.
  • 5A North First Round: Pearl 33, West Point 20

    5A North First Round: Pearl 33, West Point 20

    Saturday, November 16 2013 12:23 AM EST2013-11-16 05:23:26 GMT
    PEARL - The Pirates shut down West Point RB Aeris Williams in this 33-20 victory. Pearl will face undefeated Oxford in the second round.
    PEARL - The Pirates shut down West Point RB Aeris Williams in this 33-20 victory. Pearl will face undefeated Oxford in the second round.
  • 6A North 1st Round: Tupelo 20, Warren Central 17

    6A North 1st Round: Tupelo 20, Warren Central 17

    Saturday, November 16 2013 12:17 AM EST2013-11-16 05:17:20 GMT
    TUPELO - Tupelo survives a scare from the Vikings in a 20-17 win over Warren Central. The Blue Wave will face Madison Central in the second round of the playoffs.
    TUPELO - Tupelo survives a scare from the Vikings in a 20-17 win over Warren Central. The Blue Wave will face Madison Central in the second round of the playoffs.
  • 6A South 1st Round: Oak Grove 38, Hattiesburg 6

    6A South 1st Round: Oak Grove 38, Hattiesburg 6

    Saturday, November 16 2013 12:13 AM EST2013-11-16 05:13:33 GMT
    HATTIESBURG - Oak Grove has no trouble with cross-town rival Hattiesburg. The Warriors cruise to a 38-6 win. They will play another city rival, Petal, in the next round.
    HATTIESBURG - Oak Grove has no trouble with cross-town rival Hattiesburg. The Warriors cruise to a 38-6 win. They will play another city rival, Petal, in the next round.
  • 3A South 2nd Round: Hazlehurst 27, Forest 12

    3A South 2nd Round: Hazlehurst 27, Forest 12

    Saturday, November 16 2013 12:09 AM EST2013-11-16 05:09:32 GMT
    HAZLEHURST - Hazlehurst, the defending champions in Class 3A, beat the champions from 2010 27-12. The Indians will face Tylertown in the third round of the playoffs.
    HAZLEHURST - Hazlehurst, the defending champions in Class 3A, beat the champions from 2010 27-12. The Indians will face Tylertown in the third round of the playoffs.
  • 6A North 1st Round: Madison Central 35, Desoto Central 13

    6A North 1st Round: Madison Central 35, Desoto Central 13

    Saturday, November 16 2013 12:03 AM EST2013-11-16 05:03:03 GMT
    MADISON - The Jaguars cruise to the second round of the playoffs beating Desoto Central 35-13. Madison Central will face Tupelo next week.
    MADISON - The Jaguars cruise to the second round of the playoffs beating Desoto Central 35-13. Madison Central will face Tupelo next week.
  • MAIS AAA Div. 1 Semifinal: Jackson Prep 24, MRA 21

    MAIS AAA Div. 1 Semifinal: Jackson Prep 24, MRA 21

    Friday, November 15 2013 11:59 PM EST2013-11-16 04:59:20 GMT
    FLOWOOD - Jackson Prep will defend its state title next week against Jackson Academy after beating Madison Ridgeland Academy 24-21.
    FLOWOOD - Jackson Prep will defend its state title next week against Jackson Academy after beating Madison Ridgeland Academy 24-21.
  • MAIS AAA Div 1. Semifinal: Jackson Academy 42 PCS 13

    MAIS AAA Div 1. Semifinal: Jackson Academy 42 PCS 13

    Friday, November 15 2013 11:55 PM EST2013-11-16 04:55:56 GMT
    JACKSON - Jackson Academy has no problem with Presbyterian Christian. The Raiders cruise by PCS 42-13. JA will face Jackson Prep in the AAA Div. 1 Championship next Friday.
    JACKSON - Jackson Academy has no problem with Presbyterian Christian. The Raiders cruise by PCS 42-13. JA will face Jackson Prep in the AAA Div. 1 Championship next Friday.
  • Jets Slow Down Saints

    Jets Slow Down Saints

    Monday, November 4 2013 1:40 AM EST2013-11-04 06:40:41 GMT
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Nick Folk remained perfect this season by kicking four field goals, and Rex Ryan's defense outperformed twin Rob's unit as the New York Jets upset the New Orleans Saints 26-20 Sunday.Rex is now 7-3 against his brother, and the Jets (5-4) maintained their string of winning in odd-numbered games. Folk improved to 23 for 23 on field goals and 14 for 14 on extra points.Interceptions by Demario Davis and Antonio Cromartie highlighted New York's solid defensive performa...
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Nick Folk remained perfect this season by kicking four field goals, and Rex Ryan's defense outperformed twin Rob's unit as the New York Jets upset the New Orleans Saints 26-20 Sunday.Rex is now 7-3 against his brother, and the Jets (5-4) maintained their string of winning in odd-numbered games. Folk improved to 23 for 23 on field goals and 14 for 14 on extra points.Interceptions by Demario Davis and Antonio Cromartie highlighted New York's solid defensive performa...
  • The O.T. Week 11: Pearl 34, Ridgeland 27

    The O.T. Week 11: Pearl 34, Ridgeland 27

    Saturday, November 2 2013 1:20 AM EDT2013-11-02 05:20:39 GMT
    PEARL - The host Pirates get a pick six with less than a minute to go in the game to beat Ridgeland 34-27. The Pirates remain unbeaten in region play and clinch at least a share of the Region 2-5A Crown.
    PEARL - The host Pirates get a pick six with less than a minute to go in the game to beat Ridgeland 34-27. The Pirates remain unbeaten in region play and also win their 10th game of the year, the first time Pearl has accomplished that number in over a decade.
  • The O.T. Week 11: Magee 19, Mendenhall 13

    The O.T. Week 11: Magee 19, Mendenhall 13

    Saturday, November 2 2013 12:27 AM EDT2013-11-02 04:27:04 GMT
    MENDENHALL - Magee ends a three-game losing streak to Mendenhall in the Simpson County Super Bowl. The Trojans also clinched a Region 6 4A title with the victory.
    MENDENHALL - Magee ends a three-game losing streak to Mendenhall in the Simpson County Super Bowl. The Trojans also clinched a Region 6 4A title with the victory.
  • The O.T. Week 11: Madison Central 52, NW Rankin 24

    The O.T. Week 11: Madison Central 52, NW Rankin 24

    Saturday, November 2 2013 12:21 AM EDT2013-11-02 04:21:44 GMT
    FLOWOOD - Madison Central wins easily over NW Rankin 52-24. The Jaguars are now in a three-way tie with Warren Central and Starkville at 5-1 for first place in Region 2 6A.
    FLOWOOD - Madison Central wins easily over NW Rankin 52-24. The Jaguars are now in a three-way tie with Warren Central and Starkville at 5-1 for first place in Region 2 6A.
  • The O.T. Week 11: Germantown 28, Canton 27

    The O.T. Week 11: Germantown 28, Canton 27

    Saturday, November 2 2013 12:16 AM EDT2013-11-02 04:16:28 GMT
    WJTV - Germantown keeps its playoff hopes alive with a narrow 28-27 win over Canton. Right, both the Mavericks and Tigers have 3-3 records in Region 2-5A play and stand in a tie forfourth place.
    WJTV - Germantown keeps its playoff hopes alive with a narrow 28-27 win over Canton. Right, both the Mavericks and Tigers have 3-3 records in Region 2-5A play and stand in a tie forfourth place.
  • The O.T. Week 11: Callaway 31, Vicksburg 12

    The O.T. Week 11: Callaway 31, Vicksburg 12

    Saturday, November 2 2013 12:12 AM EDT2013-11-02 04:12:09 GMT
    VICKSBURG - Callaway rebounds from its first loss of the year to Canton last week with a good win over Vicksburg 31-12. The Chargers go into Thursday's showdown with Pearl in second place in Region 2 5A.
    VICKSBURG - Callaway rebounds from its first loss of the year to Canton last week with a good win over Vicksburg 31-12. The Chargers go into Thursday's showdown with Pearl in second place in Region 2 5A.
  • The O.T. Week 11: Warren Central 12, Starkville 9

    The O.T. Week 11: Warren Central 12, Starkville 9

    Saturday, November 2 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-11-02 04:08:05 GMT
    VICKSBURG - Warren Central kicks a game-winning field goal in the waning moments of the fourth quarter to win 12-9 over Starkville. The Vikings hand Starkville their first loss in region play, bringing Warren Central, Starkville and Madison Central into a three-way tie for first in Region 2-6A.
    VICKSBURG - Warren Central kicks a game-winning field goal in the waning moments of the fourth quarter to win 12-9 over Starkville. The Vikings hand Starkville their first loss in region play, bringing Warren Central, Starkville and Madison Central into a three-way tie for first in Region 2-6A.
  • Carpenter's Inspiration

    Carpenter's Inspiration

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 12:12 PM EDT2013-10-30 16:12:03 GMT
    PEARL - The Pearl football team is led by some younger players, but it's one of their youngest that's proving a little hard work can go a long way. Click the link above to hear more about Pearl sophomore quarterback L.D. Carpenter.
    PEARL - The Pearl football team is led by some younger players, but it's one of their youngest that's proving a little hard work can go a long way. Click the link above to hear more about Pearl sophomore quarterback L.D. Carpenter.
  • The O.T. Week 10: Ridgeland 37, Neshoba Central 13

    The O.T. Week 10: Ridgeland 37, Neshoba Central 13

    Saturday, October 26 2013 12:37 AM EDT2013-10-26 04:37:17 GMT
    RIDGELAND - The Titans rebound from a tough loss to Callaway last week by beating Neshoba Central 37-13. Ridgeland improves to 6-3 (4-1 Region 2-5A) while Neshoba Central falls to 0-9 (0-4 Region 2-5A).
    RIDGELAND - The Titans rebound from a tough loss to Callaway last week by beating Neshoba Central 37-13. Ridgeland improves to 6-3 (4-1 Region 2-5A) while Neshoba Central falls to 0-9 (0-4 Region 2-5A).
  • The O.T. Week 10: Starkville 48, Murrah 28

    The O.T. Week 10: Starkville 48, Murrah 28

    Saturday, October 26 2013 12:15 AM EDT2013-10-26 04:15:35 GMT
    JACKSON - Despite a stellar effort from Malik Dear, Murrah can't take down Starkville falling 48-28. Murrah has to win its last two games to make the playoffs.
    JACKSON - Despite a stellar effort from Malik Dear, Murrah can't take down Starkville falling 48-28. Murrah has to win its last two games to make the playoffs.
  • The O.T. Week 10: Jackson Academy 30, MRA 20

    The O.T. Week 10: Jackson Academy 30, MRA 20

    Saturday, October 26 2013 12:10 AM EDT2013-10-26 04:10:29 GMT
    MADISON - MRA falls to JA meaning the Raiders will have a first round playoff game against Presbyterian Christian while MRA will have to face Jackson Prep on the road.
    MADISON - MRA falls to JA meaning the Raiders will have a first round playoff game against Presbyterian Christian while MRA will have to face Jackson Prep on the road.
  • The O.T. Week 10: Madison Central 13, Columbus 0

    The O.T. Week 10: Madison Central 13, Columbus 0

    Friday, October 25 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-10-26 03:59:57 GMT
    MADISON - Madison Central rebounds from a tough loss to Starkville last week to shutout Columbus. The Jaguars improve to 6-3 (4-1) while Columbus falls to 4-5 (2-3).
    MADISON - Madison Central rebounds from a tough loss to Starkville last week to shutout Columbus. The Jaguars improve to 6-3 (4-1) while Columbus falls to 4-5 (2-3).
  • The O.T. Week 10: Pearl 37, Vicksburg 7

    The O.T. Week 10: Pearl 37, Vicksburg 7

    Friday, October 25 2013 11:52 PM EDT2013-10-26 03:52:38 GMT
    PEARL - The Pirates continue to run through Region 2-5A, this time beating Vicksburg 37-7. The Pirates are 9-1 (4-0) while Vicksburg falls to 5-4 (2-3).
    PEARL - The Pirates continue to run through Region 2-5A, this time beating Vicksburg 37-7. The Pirates are 9-1 (4-0) while Vicksburg falls to 5-4 (2-3).
  • The O.T. Week 10: Canton 15, Callaway 14

    The O.T. Week 10: Canton 15, Callaway 14

    Friday, October 25 2013 11:49 PM EDT2013-10-26 03:49:04 GMT
    CANTON - Despite jumping out to a 14-0 lead, Callaway falls to Canton 15-14 ending the Chargers perfect season.
    CANTON - Despite jumping out to a 14-0 lead, Callaway falls to Canton 15-14 ending the Chargers perfect season.
  • The O.T. Week 10: Provine 32, Jim Hill 0

    The O.T. Week 10: Provine 32, Jim Hill 0

    Friday, October 25 2013 11:46 PM EDT2013-10-26 03:46:23 GMT
    JACKSON - Provine picks up its first region win of the season in a shutout win over Jim Hill.
    JACKSON - Provine picks up its first region win of the season in a shutout win over Jim Hill.
  • Stowers' Scars

    Stowers' Scars

    Friday, October 25 2013 2:53 AM EDT2013-10-25 06:53:06 GMT
    WJTV - Brandon safety/wide receiver Josh Stowers has had some injury problems with his hand, but despite two surgeries he's still able to perform on the football field. Click the video above to watch the story.
    WJTV - Brandon safety/wide receiver Josh Stowers has had some injury problems with his hand, but despite two surgeries he's still able to perform on the football field. Click the video above to watch the story.
  • Mississippi State Holds on Against Kentucky

    Mississippi State Holds on Against Kentucky

    Friday, October 25 2013 2:46 AM EDT2013-10-25 06:46:21 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. - On the backs of Jameon Lewis, Dak Prescott and a late defensive stand, Mississippi State (4-3, 1-2 SEC) beat Kentucky (1-6, 0-4) 28-22 in Starkville on a chilly Thursday night at Davis Wade Stadium.For the second time this season, Lewis scored three different ways, reaching the end zone by receiving, rushing and passing for a touchdown. The junior receiver had 53 yards on seven catches, 22 yards on a pair of rushes and 17 yards on his one pass, a touchdown to Prescott, the...
    STARKVILLE, Miss. - On the backs of Jameon Lewis, Dak Prescott and a late defensive stand, Mississippi State (4-3, 1-2 SEC) beat Kentucky (1-6, 0-4) 28-22 in Starkville on a chilly Thursday night at Davis Wade Stadium.For the second time this season, Lewis scored three different ways, reaching the end zone by receiving, rushing and passing for a touchdown. The junior receiver had 53 yards on seven catches, 22 yards on a pair of rushes and 17 yards on his one pass, a touchdown to Prescott, the...
  • Hinds 38, Pearl River 14

    Hinds 38, Pearl River 14

    Friday, October 25 2013 2:39 AM EDT2013-10-25 06:39:55 GMT
    RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College Eagles defeated Pearl River Community College, 38-14, on Thursday night in Raymond to finish the regular season with a 7-2 overall record and 4-2 mark in the rugged South division.The Eagles finished the season on a five-game winning streak after sitting at 2-2 overall and 0-2 in the South division on September 19.The victory over the River was the third consecutive win in the series for Hinds over PRCC, who fell to 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the South divisi...
    RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College Eagles defeated Pearl River Community College, 38-14, on Thursday night in Raymond to finish the regular season with a 7-2 overall record and 4-2 mark in the rugged South division.The Eagles finished the season on a five-game winning streak after sitting at 2-2 overall and 0-2 in the South division on September 19.The victory over the River was the third consecutive win in the series for Hinds over PRCC, who fell to 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the South divisi...
  • Cardozo Wins Jackson Middle School Championship

    Cardozo Wins Jackson Middle School Championship

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 1:17 AM EDT2013-10-23 05:17:12 GMT
    WJTV - Jaylyn Goodman scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime to deliver Cardozo its second straight city middle school championship. Cardozo beat Powell Tuesday night 22-16.
    WJTV - Jaylyn Goodman scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime to deliver Cardozo its second straight city middle school championship. Cardozo beat Powell Tuesday night 22-16.
  • Callaway's Taylor Gets Under Armour All-American Jersey

    Callaway's Taylor Gets Under Armour All-American Jersey

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 1:12 AM EDT2013-10-23 05:12:02 GMT
    WJTV - Callaway's Rod Taylor is the top-ranked player in the state. Tuesday he received his honorary jersey as a member of the Under Armour All-American team.
    WJTV - Callaway's Rod Taylor is the top-ranked player in the state. Tuesday he received his honorary jersey as a member of the Under Armour All-American team.
  • Final Play of Madison Central/Starkville Game

    Final Play of Madison Central/Starkville Game

    Monday, October 21 2013 2:44 PM EDT2013-10-21 18:44:09 GMT
    WJTV - Starkville beat Madison Central 45-42 Friday night, but not without a little controversy. Keenan Barnes caught and scored a touchdown as time expired, but the play was nullified on an offensive pass interference call and the game ended. According to a MHSAA rules official, Madison Central should have been rewarded one un-timed play after the 15-yard infraction. Here's video of that final play.
    WJTV - Starkville beat Madison Central 45-42 Friday night, but not without a little controversy. Keenan Barnes caught and scored a touchdown as time expired, but the play was nullified on an offensive pass interference call and the game ended. According to a MHSAA rules official, Madison Central should have been rewarded one un-timed play after the 15-yard infraction. Here's video of that final play.
  • Ritter's Moment

    Ritter's Moment

    Monday, October 21 2013 2:53 AM EDT2013-10-21 06:53:47 GMT
    WJTV - A fifth-year redshirt senior, Jackson Academy alum and Ole Miss kicker Andrew Ritter has waited a long time to make his mark on this Rebels football team. He got his turn against LSU Saturday.With :02 showing on the clock at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Ritter delivered the knock-out blow Ole Miss of #6 LSU, giving the Rebels a 27-24 victory.Click the video above to hear from Ritter about his big kick.
    WJTV - A fifth-year redshirt senior, Jackson Academy alum and Ole Miss kicker Andrew Ritter has waited a long time to make his mark on this Rebels football team. He got his turn against LSU Saturday.With :02 showing on the clock at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Ritter delivered the knock-out blow Ole Miss of #6 LSU, giving the Rebels a 27-24 victory.Click the video above to hear from Ritter about his big kick.
  • The Sports Zone: Hinds C.C. Head Football Coach Gene Murphy

    The Sports Zone: Hinds C.C. Head Football Coach Gene Murphy

    Monday, October 21 2013 2:46 AM EDT2013-10-21 06:46:47 GMT
    WJTV - Hinds Community College head coach Gene Murphy discusses his second stint as head coach of the Eagles, the development of his team this season, the success of JUCO football in Mississippi and how many players he expects to play at the Division-1 level next season.
    WJTV - Hinds Community College head coach Gene Murphy discusses his second stint as head coach of the Eagles, the development of his team this season, the success of JUCO football in Mississippi and how many players he expects to play at the Division-1 level next season.
  • The O.T. Week 9: Callaway 49, Ridgeland 10

    The O.T. Week 9: Callaway 49, Ridgeland 10

    Saturday, October 19 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-10-19 04:31:41 GMT
    JACKSON - Callaway improves to 9-0 with an impressive 49-10 victory over Ridgeland. Ridgeland falls to 5-3, 3-1 in region play.
    JACKSON - Callaway improves to 9-0 with an impressive 49-10 victory over Ridgeland. Ridgeland falls to 5-3, 3-1 in region play.
  • The O.T. Week 9: Yazoo City 18, Yazoo County 0

    The O.T. Week 9: Yazoo City 18, Yazoo County 0

    Saturday, October 19 2013 12:24 AM EDT2013-10-19 04:24:59 GMT
    Yazoo City - Yazoo City shuts down Yazoo County 18-0 to improve to 7-1 overall, 2-1 in region play. Yazoo County falls to 5-4 overall, 1-2 region.
    Yazoo City - Yazoo City shuts down Yazoo County 18-0 to improve to 7-1 overall, 2-1 in region play. Yazoo County falls to 5-4 overall, 1-2 region.
  • The O.T. Week 9: Oak Grove 43, Terry 7

    The O.T. Week 9: Oak Grove 43, Terry 7

    Saturday, October 19 2013 12:21 AM EDT2013-10-19 04:21:59 GMT
    HATTIESBURG - The No.1 team in the state has no problem with Terry win 43-7. The Warriors travel to Brandon next Friday to take on the Bulldogs in a huge 6A Region 3 showdown.
    HATTIESBURG - The No.1 team in the state has no problem with Terry win 43-7. The Warriors travel to Brandon next Friday to take on the Bulldogs in a huge 6A Region 3 showdown.
  • The O.T. Week 9: Clinton 21, NW Rankin 17

    The O.T. Week 9: Clinton 21, NW Rankin 17

    Saturday, October 19 2013 12:18 AM EDT2013-10-19 04:18:39 GMT
    FLOWOOD - Clinton picks up its first region win with a 21-17 victory on the road against NW Rankin.
    FLOWOOD - Clinton picks up its first region win with a 21-17 victory on the road against NW Rankin.
  • The O.T. Week 9: Petal 42, Jim Hill 7

    The O.T. Week 9: Petal 42, Jim Hill 7

    Saturday, October 19 2013 12:15 AM EDT2013-10-19 04:15:50 GMT
    JACKSON - Petal loses wide receiver and Mississippi State commit Jesse Jackson in the first half with an apparent knee injury, but not the game. Jim Hill falls to Petal 42-7.
    JACKSON - Petal loses wide receiver and Mississippi State commit Jesse Jackson in the first half with an apparent knee injury, but not the game. Jim Hill falls to Petal 42-7.
  • The O.T. Week 9: Jackson Prep 49, Columbia 0

    The O.T. Week 9: Jackson Prep 49, Columbia 0

    Saturday, October 19 2013 12:12 AM EDT2013-10-19 04:12:27 GMT
    FLOWOOD - The Patriots bounce back from their loss to Jackson Academy with a 49-0 win over Columbia.
    FLOWOOD - The Patriots bounce back from their loss to Jackson Academy with a 49-0 win over Columbia.
  • The O.T. Week 9: Starkville 45, Madison Central 42

    The O.T. Week 9: Starkville 45, Madison Central 42

    Saturday, October 19 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-10-19 04:09:44 GMT
    STARKVILLE - Starkville wins this shootout with Madison Central 45-42. Starkville remains undefeated in region play. Madison Central falls to 3-1.
    STARKVILLE - Starkville wins this shootout with Madison Central 45-42. Starkville remains undefeated in region play. Madison Central falls to 3-1.
  • The O.T. Week 9: Magee 39, Raymond 0

    The O.T. Week 9: Magee 39, Raymond 0

    Saturday, October 19 2013 12:06 AM EDT2013-10-19 04:06:44 GMT
    RAYMOND - Raymond struggled from the beginning of this game. Magee had a pick-six to start the contest and never looked back, winning 39-0 and improving to 3-0 in region play.
    RAYMOND - Raymond struggled from the beginning of this game. Magee had a pick-six to start the contest and never looked back, winning 39-0 and improving to 3-0 in region play.
  • Oak Grove New #1 in High School Poll

    Oak Grove New #1 in High School Poll

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 10:28 PM EDT2013-10-16 02:28:00 GMT
    WJTV - Thanks to Brandon's loss to Petal Friday, Oak Grove jumps to first place over South Panola, Petal, Oxford and the Bulldogs.Class OverallSchoolW-LPtsPrv1. Oak Grove (11)(7-0)19032. South Panola (9)(7-1)18223. Petal(6-1)15254. Oxford(7-0)1204(tie) Brandon(6-1)12016. Tupelo(7-0)7697. Louisville(8-0)7078. Callaway(8-0)41NR9. Pascagoula(6-1)32NR10. Pearl(7-1)22NROthers receiving votes: Madison Central 15, Laurel 13, Ripley 11, Meridian 9, Olive Branch 8, St. Stanislaus 6, Wayne County 5, We...
    WJTV - Thanks to Brandon's loss to Petal Friday, Oak Grove jumps to first place over South Panola, Petal, Oxford and the Bulldogs.Class OverallSchoolW-LPtsPrv1. Oak Grove (11)(7-0)19032. South Panola (9)(7-1)18223. Petal(6-1)15254. Oxford(7-0)1204(tie) Brandon(6-1)12016. Tupelo(7-0)7697. Louisville(8-0)7078. Callaway(8-0)41NR9. Pascagoula(6-1)32NR10. Pearl(7-1)22NROthers receiving votes: Madison Central 15, Laurel 13, Ripley 11, Meridian 9, Olive Branch 8, St. Stanislaus 6, Wayne County 5, We...
  • Meridian's C.J. Hampton Selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    Meridian's C.J. Hampton Selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 3:38 PM EDT2013-10-15 19:38:02 GMT
    ROCKAWAY, NJ (Oct. 14, 2013) - The 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour will visit Meridian High Schoolon Monday, October 21, 2013, to select Defensive Back, C.J. Hampton, and to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.Meridian High School will honor C.J. Hampton before their teammates, classmates, fans and family during an assembly.The five U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour teams travel across the country from late September to mid-December to announce all 90 players and 125 marc...
    ROCKAWAY, NJ (Oct. 14, 2013) - The 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour will visit Meridian High Schoolon Monday, October 21, 2013, to select Defensive Back, C.J. Hampton, and to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.Meridian High School will honor C.J. Hampton before their teammates, classmates, fans and family during an assembly.The five U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour teams travel across the country from late September to mid-December to announce all 90 players and 125 marc...
  • The Sports Zone: Belhaven Soccer

    The Sports Zone: Belhaven Soccer

    Monday, October 14 2013 2:28 AM EDT2013-10-14 06:28:27 GMT
    WJTV - Belhaven men's soccer coach Brian McMahon joins TJ Werre to discuss his team's success this season. At 10-2-1, the Blazers are ranked 2nd in the nation. Belhaven won the NAIA National Championship last year.
    WJTV - Belhaven men's soccer coach Brian McMahon joins TJ Werre to discuss his team's success this season. At 10-2-1, the Blazers are ranked 2nd in the nation. Belhaven won the NAIA National Championship last year.
  • The Sports Zone: Recruiting Update 10.13.13

    The Sports Zone: Recruiting Update 10.13.13

    Monday, October 14 2013 2:23 AM EDT2013-10-14 06:23:51 GMT
    WJTV - Clarion-Ledger recruiting reporter John Talty joins TJ Werre to discuss Mississippi State's recent commits as well as updates on Ole Miss and Southern Miss.
    WJTV - Clarion-Ledger recruiting reporter John Talty joins TJ Werre to discuss Mississippi State's recent commits as well as updates on Ole Miss and Southern Miss.
  • Patriots Upend Saints in Final Seconds

    Patriots Upend Saints in Final Seconds

    Monday, October 14 2013 12:26 AM EDT2013-10-14 04:26:34 GMT
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady's 17-yard touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins with 5 seconds left gave the New England Patriots a wild 30-27 win and knocked the New Orleans Saints from the ranks of the unbeaten Sunday.It capped a 70-yard drive in which the Patriots marched downfield with no timeouts after getting the ball with 1:08 to go.The Saints (5-1) had taken a 24-23 lead with 3:29 remaining on Drew Brees' 34-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills, but couldn't put away New England.The ...
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady's 17-yard touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins with 5 seconds left gave the New England Patriots a wild 30-27 win and knocked the New Orleans Saints from the ranks of the unbeaten Sunday.It capped a 70-yard drive in which the Patriots marched downfield with no timeouts after getting the ball with 1:08 to go.The Saints (5-1) had taken a 24-23 lead with 3:29 remaining on Drew Brees' 34-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills, but couldn't put away New England.The ...
  • Alcorn State Shuts Out Grambling

    Alcorn State Shuts Out Grambling

    Sunday, October 13 2013 12:07 AM EDT2013-10-13 04:07:40 GMT
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Arnold Walker rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns as Alcorn State pounded Southwestern Athletic Conference rival Grambling State 48-0 in the 30th Anniversary of the Circle City Classic.Alcorn State forced a three-and-out on the first possession and blocked the punt to take over on the Grambling 7 yard line. On the next play John Gibbs Jr. hit Jordan Payne for a touchdown and the rout was on.The Braves (5-2, 3-1 SWAC) limited the Tigers (0-3, 0-7) to 162 yards, includin...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Arnold Walker rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns as Alcorn State pounded Southwestern Athletic Conference rival Grambling State 48-0 in the 30th Anniversary of the Circle City Classic.Alcorn State forced a three-and-out on the first possession and blocked the punt to take over on the Grambling 7 yard line. On the next play John Gibbs Jr. hit Jordan Payne for a touchdown and the rout was on.The Braves (5-2, 3-1 SWAC) limited the Tigers (0-3, 0-7) to 162 yards, includin...
  • Mississippi State Hangs on to Beat Bowling Green

    Mississippi State Hangs on to Beat Bowling Green

    Sunday, October 13 2013 12:06 AM EDT2013-10-13 04:06:07 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Dak Prescott rushed for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead Mississippi State to a 21-20 win over Bowling Green in a non-conference game Saturday night.Bowling Green (5-2) had the ball with four minutes on the clock at the end of the game, but couldn't get inside field goal range.Mississippi State (3-3) had 422 yards of offense, 245 on the ground.LaDarius Perkins rushed for 83 yards and one touchdown. Perkins, Joe Morrow and Jameon Lewis each caught four passes.Prescot...
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Dak Prescott rushed for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead Mississippi State to a 21-20 win over Bowling Green in a non-conference game Saturday night.Bowling Green (5-2) had the ball with four minutes on the clock at the end of the game, but couldn't get inside field goal range.Mississippi State (3-3) had 422 yards of offense, 245 on the ground.LaDarius Perkins rushed for 83 yards and one touchdown. Perkins, Joe Morrow and Jameon Lewis each caught four passes.Prescot...
  • JSU Remains Unbeaten in the SWAC, Beats MVSU

    JSU Remains Unbeaten in the SWAC, Beats MVSU

    Sunday, October 13 2013 12:00 AM EDT2013-10-13 04:00:43 GMT
    ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - Special teams came up big in the fourth quarter as Jackson State rallied to a 26-17 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.The Tigers (5-2, 5-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) twice downed Darcy Williamson's fourth-quarter punts inside the MSVU 5-yard line. They capitalized on the first by forcing the Delta Devils to punt from their own 1 and blocking it out of the end zone for a safety.Following the free kick, Clayton Moore led the Tigers on a scoring dri...
    ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - Special teams came up big in the fourth quarter as Jackson State rallied to a 26-17 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.The Tigers (5-2, 5-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) twice downed Darcy Williamson's fourth-quarter punts inside the MSVU 5-yard line. They capitalized on the first by forcing the Delta Devils to punt from their own 1 and blocking it out of the end zone for a safety.Following the free kick, Clayton Moore led the Tigers on a scoring dri...
  • The O.T. Week 8: Pearl 54, Germantown 24

    The O.T. Week 8: Pearl 54, Germantown 24

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-10-12 16:26:28 GMT
    MADISON - The Pearl Pirates continue to put up points in bunches as they hammered Germantown 54-24 Friday in Region 2-5A action. The Pirates won their sixth game in a row, while the Mavericks continue to struggle in Class 5A. Germantown falls to 0-3 in region action.
    MADISON - The Pearl Pirates continue to put up points in bunches as they hammered Germantown 54-24 Friday in Region 2-5A action. The Pirates won their sixth game in a row, while the Mavericks continue to struggle in Class 5A. Germantown falls to 0-3 in region action.
  • The O.T. Week 8: Jackson Academy 24, Jackson Prep 14

    The O.T. Week 8: Jackson Academy 24, Jackson Prep 14

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-10-12 16:19:45 GMT
    JACKSON - Never a dull moment when the Patriots and Raiders get together, but our O.T. Spotlight belonged to JA Friday as they defeated rival Jackson Prep 24-14 to improve to 6-2 on the season. Prep drops to 6-2 as well. Daniel Kennedy scored all 3 touchdowns for the Raiders as they get payback for the loss in last year's championship game.
    JACKSON - Never a dull moment when the Patriots and Raiders get together, but our O.T. Spotlight belonged to JA Friday as they defeated rival Jackson Prep 24-14 to improve to 6-2 on the season. Prep drops to 6-2 as well. Daniel Kennedy scored all 3 touchdowns for the Raiders as they get payback for the loss in last year's championship game.
  • The O.T. Week 8: Madison Central 28, Warren Central 21

    The O.T. Week 8: Madison Central 28, Warren Central 21

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:38 AM EDT2013-10-12 04:38:45 GMT
    WJTV - Despite falling behind 21-7 to Warren Central, the Jaguars score 21 unanswered points to beat the Vikings 28-21. Madison Central improves to 3-0 in region play, Warren Central suffers its first loss to fall to 2-1.
    WJTV - Despite falling behind 21-7 to Warren Central, the Jaguars score 21 unanswered points to beat the Vikings 28-21. Madison Central improves to 3-0 in region play, Warren Central suffers its first loss to fall to 2-1.
  • The O.T. Week 8: Petal 20, Brandon 13

    The O.T. Week 8: Petal 20, Brandon 13

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:16 AM EDT2013-10-12 04:16:13 GMT
    WJTV - Top-ranked Brandon suffers its first loss of the season to Petal 20-13.
    WJTV - Top-ranked Brandon suffers its first loss of the season to Petal 20-13.
  • The O.T. Week 8: Ridgeland 48, Vicksburg 18

    The O.T. Week 8: Ridgeland 48, Vicksburg 18

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:13 AM EDT2013-10-12 04:13:00 GMT
    WJTV - Ridgeland unloads on Vicksburg in a 48-18 win. The Titans were led by Southern Miss commit Xavier Marion, who made big plays in all three phases of the game. Ridgeland improves to 3-0 in region play, Vicksburg falls to 2-1.
    WJTV - Ridgeland unloads on Vicksburg in a 48-18 win. The Titans were led by Southern Miss commit Xavier Marion, who made big plays in all three phases of the game. Ridgeland improves to 3-0 in region play, Vicksburg falls to 2-1.
  • The O.T. Week 8: MRA 16, Washington 0

    The O.T. Week 8: MRA 16, Washington 0

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-10-12 04:09:05 GMT
    WJTV - Madison Ridgeland Academy pitches a shutout in a 16-0 win over Washington. The game was scoreless at hafltime before the Patriots scored 9 points in the third quarter.
    WJTV - Madison Ridgeland Academy pitches a shutout in a 16-0 win over Washington. The game was scoreless at hafltime before the Patriots scored 9 points in the third quarter.
  • The O.T. Week 8: Murrah 32, Clinton 31

    The O.T. Week 8: Murrah 32, Clinton 31

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:05 AM EDT2013-10-12 04:05:41 GMT
    WJTV - Despite trailing 17-0 in the early-going, Murrah comes back to beat Clinton 32-31.
    WJTV - Despite trailing 17-0 in the early-going, Murrah comes back to beat Clinton 32-31.
  • The O.T. Week 8: Forest Hill 34, Jim Hill 16

    The O.T. Week 8: Forest Hill 34, Jim Hill 16

    Saturday, October 12 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-10-12 04:03:06 GMT
    WJTV -Forest Hill is victorious on its homecoming against Jim Hill 34-16. A interception returned for a touchdown by the Patriots Sanderius Henry broke a 14-14 tie.
    WJTV -Forest Hill is victorious on its homecoming against Jim Hill 34-16. A interception returned for a touchdown by the Patriots Sanderius Henry broke a 14-14 tie.
  • Fearing 5'8.5"

    Fearing 5'8.5"

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 2:30 PM EDT2013-10-09 18:30:54 GMT
    WJTV - Jackson Academy senior running back Duncan Maxwell isn't the biggest guy on the field, but he poses the biggest threat to opposing defenses.
    WJTV - Jackson Academy senior running back Duncan Maxwell isn't the biggest guy on the field, but he poses the biggest threat to opposing defenses.
  • Heartbreak for USM as Losing Streak Reaches 17 Games

    Heartbreak for USM as Losing Streak Reaches 17 Games

    Sunday, October 6 2013 3:02 AM EDT2013-10-06 07:02:11 GMT
    HATTIESBURG - The Southern Miss Golden Eagles could not catch a break, as Corey Acosta's 44-yard Game-Winning Field Goal Attempt was blocked as time expired and Florida International hung on to win 24-23 Saturday.
    HATTIESBURG - It was as if fate was not on their side.  The Southern Miss Golden Eagles could not catch a break, as Corey Acosta's 44-yard Game-Winning Field Goal Attempt was blocked as time expired and Florida International hung on to win 24-23 Saturday handing USM their 17th consecutive defeat.
  • USA Today Searching for America's Best High School Football Coach

    USA Today Searching for America's Best High School Football Coach

    Monday, September 30 2013 4:23 PM EDT2013-09-30 20:23:00 GMT
    WJTV - This is the fourth installment of the competition USA Today does for high school football. The first round ofvotings begins today and runs through October 8th. This round will decide the bestcoach in the state.From there the voting goes to the regional round. This round begins Oct. 9th and runs through Oct. 18th. The eight regional winners will move on to a national vote which starts Oct. 21 and ends Oct. 30th.The athletic department of the winning school will receive $2,000. Other cas...
    WJTV - This is the fourth installment of the competition USA Today does for high school football. The first round ofvotings begins today and runs through October 8th. This round will decide the bestcoach in the state.From there the voting goes to the regional round. This round begins Oct. 9th and runs through Oct. 18th. The eight regional winners will move on to a national vote which starts Oct. 21 and ends Oct. 30th.The athletic department of the winning school will receive $2,000. Other cas...
  • Germantown's Twin Towers

    Germantown's Twin Towers

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:21 AM EDT2013-09-27 06:21:47 GMT
    MADISON - The defensive line of the Germantown football team is anchored by twin brothers Justin and Jeremy Jordan.The two sat down with News Channel 12's TJ Werre to talk about their similarities and differences, as well as competed with each other in an arm-wrestling match.
    MADISON - The defensive line of the Germantown football team is anchored by twin brothers Justin and Jeremy Jordan.The two sat down with News Channel 12's TJ Werre to talk about their similarities and differences, as well as competed with each other in an arm-wrestling match.
  • Hinds CC 48, ECCC 14

    Hinds CC 48, ECCC 14

    Friday, September 27 2013 1:54 AM EDT2013-09-27 05:54:37 GMT
    RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College offense got back to its high-scoring ways on Thursday night in Raymond, defeating East Central Community College, 48-14, to move to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the South division.Gregory Foster (Greenville) scored three touchdowns and Tommy McCalpin (Vicksburg) added two of his own to lead a lethal ground attack that collected 277 yards on 41 carries.Diantae Thomas (Dothan, Ala.) filled in admirably at the quarterback position for Hinds in place of the injured...
    RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College offense got back to its high-scoring ways on Thursday night in Raymond, defeating East Central Community College, 48-14, to move to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the South division.Gregory Foster (Greenville) scored three touchdowns and Tommy McCalpin (Vicksburg) added two of his own to lead a lethal ground attack that collected 277 yards on 41 carries.Diantae Thomas (Dothan, Ala.) filled in admirably at the quarterback position for Hinds in place of the injured...
  • Germantown, Callaway Ready for Friday Showdown

    Germantown, Callaway Ready for Friday Showdown

    Thursday, September 26 2013 2:52 AM EDT2013-09-26 06:52:19 GMT
    WJTV - Germantown and Callaway are both undefeatd going into Friday's O.T. Spotlight. It's the first region game for both teams and it's the first 5A game for Germantown after spending its first two years at 4A. TJ Werre and Mike Alzamora have more from both teams.
    WJTV - Germantown and Callaway are both undefeatd going into Friday's O.T. Spotlight. It's the first region game for both teams and it's the first 5A game for Germantown after spending its first two years at 4A. TJ Werre and Mike Alzamora have more from both teams.
  • Millsaps Football Coach Aaron Pelch on The Sports Zone

    Millsaps Football Coach Aaron Pelch on The Sports Zone

    Monday, September 23 2013 12:29 PM EDT2013-09-23 16:29:30 GMT
    WJTV - Millspas football coach Aaron Pelch joined us Sunday night to talk the team's 3-0 start as well as the impact his NFL coaching experience made on his current job.
    WJTV - Millspas football coach Aaron Pelch joined us Sunday night to talk the team's 3-0 start as well as the impact his NFL coaching experience made on his current job.
  • Saints Cruise By Cardinals

    Saints Cruise By Cardinals

    Monday, September 23 2013 1:15 AM EDT2013-09-23 05:15:28 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees passed for three scores and scrambled for New Orleans' first touchdown rushing of the season, leading the Saints to a 31-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees passed for three scores and scrambled for New Orleans' first touchdown rushing of the season, leading the Saints to a 31-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
  • The O.T. Week 5, Part 1

    The O.T. Week 5, Part 1

    Saturday, September 21 2013 1:49 AM EDT2013-09-21 05:49:48 GMT
    WJTV - Highlights from the O.T. Spotlight between Jackson Prep and MRA as well as a huge non-region showdown in Bassfield between the Yellowjackets and Hazlehurst. Also, we visit Callaway and Jim Hill, Leake Academy vs. Tri-County and Briarcrest vs. Jackson Academy.
    WJTV - Highlights from the O.T. Spotlight between Jackson Prep and MRA as well as a huge non-region showdown in Bassfield between the Yellowjackets and Hazlehurst. Also, we visit Callaway and Jim Hill, Leake Academy vs. Tri-County and Briarcrest vs. Jackson Academy.
  • 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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