QB Chad Kelly has surgery on wrist, can’t throw for 3 months

April 11, 2017 in Sports

By DAVID BRANDT Former Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly has had surgery on his right wrist just weeks before the NFL draft and won’t be able to throw for the next […]

Alabama beats Mississippi 25-14 in All-Star Classic

December 12, 2016 in Sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Henry Ruggs returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to lead Alabama over Mississippi for a 25-14 victory in the 30th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic […]

Manny Diaz to be new defensive coordinator at Mississippi State

January 6, 2015 in Sports

The Associated Press A person familiar with the decision says that Mississippi State has hired Manny Diaz to be its new defensive coordinator. Diaz replaces Geoff Collins, who left the […]

Drew Brees leads Saints past Cardinals, 31-7

September 23, 2013 in News, Sports, Top Stories

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Drew Brees finding his usual rhythm, and the Saints defense showing vast improvement under new coordinator Rob Ryan, it appears that coach Sean Payton is putting together another contender.

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 Saints quarterback was 29 of 46 for 342 yards, with two TD strikes to tight end Jimmy Graham and the other to Robert Meachem…

Dak Prescott leads Mississippi State to 51-7 thumping of Alcorn State

September 8, 2013 in News, Sports, Top Stories

STARKVILLE, Miss. – (AP) — Dak Prescott spent the second half of his debut as Mississippi State’s starting quarterback standing on the sidelines, giving out high-fives and laughing with teammates.

He was so good during the first half, he wasn’t needed on the field.

The sophomore threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a touchdown as the Bulldogs built a huge halftime and breezed past Alcorn State 51-7 on Saturday afternoon.

“We got in a rhythm, we were comfortable and everybody did a good job,” Prescott said. “Everybody did their 1/11th out there.”

Mississippi State (1-1) didn’t use several regular starters, including quarterback Tyler Russell, who suffered a concussion in the Bulldogs’ season-opening loss to Oklahoma State…

Happy Homecoming??

October 11, 2012 in News, Sports

By Tim Ward

Sports Writer

One of the first things looked at once a football schedule is released is the date for homecoming. This is true for high school, college and now some middle schools. This gives alumni the opportunity to come home to rekindle what should be fond memories at their respective institutions.

Not wanting to put a damper on the party, the football team usually plays an opponent they can beat. With all that in mind, Jim Hill and Murrah alumni were wondering how Northwest Rankin and Clinton were chosen respectively as opponents for homecoming.

Murrah embarrasses Callaway in “JPS SUPER BOWL”

September 13, 2012 in Local Sports, News, Sports

The hype of this matchup started the first week of school via twitter. That’s right, TWITTER. Callaway and Murrah seniors raged a verbal warfare that lasted about 48 hours with both sides eventually saying, “See you September 7th.”
Around 11 p.m. Aug. 31, the battle resumed. More people were involved this time. All grades, faculty, and even alumni were all invited to weigh in on the battle. While the verbal jabs were serious and quite comical at times, everything went to another level Sept. 5. Murrah was vandalized. Callaway and other things were literally spray painted on the outside walls of the school…

Hattiesburg gets Murrah’s attention

August 23, 2012 in Local Sports, News, Sports

By Tim Ward
Sports Writer
Murrah opened the season this past Saturday, Aug. 18, at Newell Field. What was supposed to be a football game looked more like a track meet. Speed, speed and more speed raced up and down Newell Field. Hattiesburg with their spread offense and what looked like USA Men’s Olympic 4×100 relay team, ran away with the game…