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There’s no easy way to say goodbye

British rock band The Verve once called life a bittersweet symphony. Those words describe my feelings perfectly as I sit here writing my final column ... Read more

Recruiting is only going to get crazier

Wednesday marks National Signing Day in the college football world, a day of utmost importance when it comes to the future of a program. Signing ... Read more

Rant doesn’t define Sherman

After last weekend’s post-game interview with Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman, audiences learned three things: Richard Sherman is the best cornerback in the NFL. ... Read more

Not voting for Maddux indefensible

Greg Maddux was not a unanimous hall of famer, which makes about as much sense as a waterproof towel. I’ve always said the litmus test ... Read more

Bowl season gives preview for 2014

Bowl season is all but over, save for the GoDaddy.com Bowl today — in which local RJ. Fleming could get some playing time for Arkansas ... Read more

Plenty to look forward heading into 2014

Maybe I’m just getting old, but the years appear to be flying by the more God blesses me with time on this planet. It’s probably ... Read more

Vidalia must hit on next coach

Before he was a state champion at Trinity Episcopal Day School this past season, Michael Whitley was a three-year starter at Vidalia High School at ... Read more

Praises for Hopson have been earned

Like many in his profession, Alcorn State head football coach Jay Hopson likes to credit others with the success he’s had. Players have to make ... Read more

Overall football nice in theory

Who would win in a matchup against MAIS Class A state champion Trinity Episcopal Day School and Class AA state champion Simpson Academy? This year’s ... Read more

Trinity coaching situation leaves some questions

Barely 24 hours after Trinity Episcopal Day School won its sixth football state title in school history, things took a turn for the unfortunate. Actually, ... Read more

Being perfect wasn’t easy for Trinity

You could try to say it was easy for Trinity Episcopal Day School to win a state title, but it wasn’t. Yes, the Saints made ... Read more

2013 was a good year for private schools

Going back to late summer, at least a few Natchez High School players said to me how excited they were about moving down to MHSAA ... Read more

How will NHS respond to tough season?

Going back to late summer, at least a few Natchez High School players said to me how excited they were about moving down to MHSAA ... Read more

Targeting rule requires much thought

If there’s one thing we can take away from the implementation of college football’s targeting rule, it’s that not enough thought was put into it. ... Read more

Sometimes, football isn’t fair, just like life

In football, sometimes, you just get beaten. And beaten badly. So it was with great curiosity that I read an article shared on my Facebook ... Read more

Emotion in baseball is here to stay

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig thought he hit a home run. Instead, the 22-year-old rookie had to settle for a triple, but not before ... Read more

Plenty of excitement left in season

Trinity Episcopal is undefeated. Adams County Christian School has one loss. Cathedral High School boasts a high-powered offense that has been able to score almost ... Read more

LSU cannot afford to look ahead

The 44-41 loss to Georgia was a tough pill to swallow for LSU fans. The Tigers surrendered the lead last weekend in Athens with less ... Read more

Has Mullen reached his peak at MSU?

Dan Mullen came into the Mississippi State head football coaching job five years ago with high expectations. And it’s easy to understand why. Mullen came ... Read more

The McKenzie saga spread to Alcorn State

The Tip McKenzie saga took a turn for the bizarre Thursday with the help of Alcorn State University. The former Trinity Episcopal Day School standout ... Read more

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