The End Zone

  Heart & Resilience motivate Hartfield’s season

High School Football Week 13: Scores and Highlights

High School Football Week 12: Scores and Highlights

  A Ridgeland Renaissance

High School Football Week 11: Scores and Highlights

High School Football Week 10: Scores and Highlights

Continued Coverage

  After first loss, no time to sulk for Madison Central

High School Football Week 9: Scores and Highlights

  Another big showdown looms for MRA and Jackson Prep

  Neshoba Central rushing attack rockets them to win over Canton

High School Football Week 8: Scores and Highlights

  No time to lament loss for Callaway

  New culture taking over at Ridgeland

The Titans currently sitting in prime position at 5-1, 2-0 in region 2-5A and have a chance for their first 3-0 start in region play in over four seasons.

High School Football Week 7: Scores and Highlights

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  Stingy defense propelling Patriots

So far, it has been smooth sailing for Jackson Prep’s state title defense.

  Jackson Academy going up against history on Friday night

No player on the 2019 Jackson Academy football roster has experienced the thrill of beating Jackson Prep.

High School Football Week 6: Scores and Highlights

Petal opens district play against pesky Pearl Pirates

  Work begins now for Canton

GOTW: Undefeated Canton host the Ridgeland Titans

High School Football Week 5: Scores and Highlights

High School Football Week 3: Scores and Highlights

High School Football Week 2: Scores and Highlights

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High School Football Week 1: Scores and Highlights

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  Pirates hit the road to open season

The new season is so close, that Pearl High School can almost taste it at this point.

  Clinton leaning on youth in 2019

Just two years removed from winning a state championship in Class 6A, the Clinton Arrows are, obviously, looking to do something like that again in 2019.

  White introduced as new football coach & AD at Ridgeland

Comes to Ridgeland from the University of Nevada

  NATIONAL SIGNING DAY 2019: Athletes around metro sign national letters of intent to play college football

Wednesday is National Signing Day and college football teams across the country are hoping to complete their 2019 recruiting class.

Oak Grove QB John Rhys Plumlee flips from Georgia to Ole Miss

The Oak Grove High School standout is ranked No. 261 overall recruit in the 2019 class.

  Nick Saban visits Jackson Prep’s Jerrion Ealy

Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban spent Thursday afternoon in Jackson, Mississippi recruiting.

Ryan Earnest stepping down as head coach, athletic director at Ridgeland High School

Earnest says he stepped down for personal reasons and expects to remain on through the remainder of the school year.

Terry High School names Ronnie Smith Head Football Coach

Ronnie Smith is the new Head Football Coach at Terry High School. The Bulldogs introduced Smith Tuesday at the school’s new facility.

Jackson Prep two-sport standout Jerrion Ealy de-commits from Ole Miss

247 sports rates Ealy as the 45th best high school recruit in the country, the nation’s #4 running back recruit and the #2 prospect in Mississippi.

Prep’s Ealy shines in high school All-Star game

Earns MVP honors in Under Armour All-America Game

LIVE UPDATES: Commits, flips and more: What to expect on Early Signing Day in Mississippi

With the day finally here, the dreams of playing college football are about to become a reality for many high school athletes.

Florence introduces Rod Davis as new head football coach

Florence High School introduced its new head football coach Tuesday. Rod Davis joins the FHS staff after spending 4 years at Northwest Rankin as their assistant head coach and defensive co-coordinator.

  Mississippi tops Alabama in annual all-star game

Mississippi wins 2nd straight meeting, 24-20

  Scott Central defeats Taylorsville for 2A state title

Scott Central beat the defending state champions of Taylorsville Saturday in the MHSAA 2A State Championship game.

  Taylorsville to play in state title game without starting quarterback

The MHSAA football championship press conference was held Monday morning at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. As teams are preparing for the big games this weekend, we take a look at the battle in 2-A between Scott Central and Taylorsville.

  Friday Night Football Week 15: Scores and Highlights

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  SportsDeck Player of the Year: Jonathan Mingo

Prior to his final game of the season, Brandon wide receiver Jonathan Mingo had 70 catches for 1,293 yards and 14 touchdowns.

  Brandon & Madison Central prepare for 6A semi’s

Bulldogs host Oak Grove while Jaguars travel to Horn Lake

  Friday Night Football Week 14: Scores and Highlights

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  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Jimmy Holiday

Madison Central’s Jimmy Holiday accounted for over 330 total yards and four touchdowns in a 6A playoff game against Oxford.

  Player’s death leads to look at player safety

UMMC: “We do as good of a job as any state in the country as far as taking care of our football players”

Northwest Rankin takes on Madison Central in Game of the Week

When the Cougars and the Jaguars faced in October, Northwest slid by with a 32-28 win. The Cougars are now focused on fixing their mistakes from round one to be perfect this week against the Jags.

  HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Local teams compete in MAIS State Championships

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  MAIS using instant replay for state championships

Coaches can challenge; officials in press box will review plays

  Jaguars seek revenge in playoff catfight

Madison Central travels to Northwest Rankin in our Game of the Week

  Vigil held to celebrate life of Jeremiah Williams

Williams, a junior defensive back for Greenville High School, died Friday, a week after he broke his C1 and C4 vertebrae in a game against Madison Central.

  EMOTIONAL VIDEO: Moment of silence held before Greenville High School basketball game to honor Jeremiah Williams

Williams, a junior defensive back for Greenville High School, died Friday, a week after he broke his C1 and C4 vertebrae in a game against Madison Central.

  Friday Night Football Week 13: Scores and Highlights

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  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Brandon’s Will Rogers

Brandon High School’s Will Rogers threw a pair of touchdown passes last week to help Brandon win the Eat Dirt Rival Pearl.

Greenville mayor releases statement following high school football player’s death

Jeremiah Williams, a junior defensive back for Greenville High School, died Friday, a week after he broke his C1 and C4 vertebrae in a game against Madison Central.

  GAME OF THE WEEK: Jackson Prep faces rival JA in playoff semifinals

It’s a tale as old as time. Jackson Prep and Jackson Academy facing off in the MAIS Semifinals.

END ZONE FORECAST: Chilly and Damp for Week 13

Temperatures will be just near that 50 degree mark as we kick off football games across the area Friday night, dropping into the upper 40s by halftime and the mid 40s by the 4th quarter.

  GoFundMe page setup to help injured Greenville football player

Fundraiser was started by father of Madison Central player

Greenville High School football player on ventilator after being seriously injured during game

The unidentified player was attempting to tackle another athlete when he was injured.

  Friday Night Football Week 12: Scores and Highlights

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  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Jerrell Wilder

Jerrell Wilder put up 166 total yards of offense along with one touchdown. Wilder also had seven tackles and one interception in Germantown’s 20-16 win over Canton.

  Pearl wants Brandon to continue to ‘Eat Dirt’

Pirates have won two straight in one of Mississippi’s fiercest rivalries

  Brandon looks to win district, make Pearl ‘Eat Dirt’

Bulldogs can clinch #1 seed with a win over rival Pirates

  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Noah Thweatt

In Pisgah’s 42-20 win over Mize, Noah Thweatt racked up over 200 yards on the ground and four touchdowns on the ground

Friday Night Football Week 11: Scores and Highlights

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  GAME OF THE WEEK: Northwest Rankin looking to win District against Madison Central

The Cougars sew up the region title with a win Friday night over the Jaguars, earning a number 1 seed and a home playoff game in round one.

End Zone Forecast: Chilly and Dry for Week 11

Temperatures will be in the 50s with a little bit of a breeze under partly cloudy to mostly skies.

  GAME OF THE WEEK PREVIEW: Madison Central

This week’s game of the week is a Region 2-6A metro showdown between two top-10 teams.

  SportsDeck Spotlight: Get to know Ginger Jag

If you’ve ever been to a Madison Central game, it’s a given that you’ve seen Mary Morgan Williams doing her thing. The Madison Central junior is very passionate about her job and it’s something she’s been wanting to do for a really, really long time.

  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Trent Singleton

Trent Singleton completed 11 of 11 passes for 136 yards and one touchdown plus he saw some action on the ground.

  Friday Night Football Week 10: Scores and Highlights

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End Zone Forecast: Warm and Dry for Week 10

As you head out to any football games, expect temperatures in the mid-upper 70s with partly cloudy and dry conditions.

  Pelahatchie’s tough offense takes on undefeated Scott Central

The Chiefs have been a balanced team up to this point this season, averaging 47 points per game, with a defense only allowing 14.

  Friday Night Football Week 9: Scores and Highlights

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  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Callaway’s LaKenith Thompson

Thompson rushed for 303 yards and 4 touchdowns

  JPS planning to appeal MHSAA’s decision to suspend Forest Hill band for remainder of the year

Community is asking the public to consider the students who are now being suspended following the controversial halftime performance.

End Zone Forecast: Finally feeling like Fall

Beautiful Fall weather continues tonight with temperatures in the 50s and 60s with mainly clear skies.

  Game of the Week: MRA looks to break Prep’s streak

This matchup will mostly likely all boil down to stopping the number three running back recruit in the nation, Jerrion Ealy.

  Jackson Prep looks to maintain win streak against MRA

For the third straight week we have an MAIS battle for our Game of the Week. This week it’s between Madison-Ridgeland Academy and Jackson Prep

  Friday Night Football Week 8: Scores and Highlights

Undefeated Madison Ridgeland Academy travels to the Brickyard to take on Jackson Academy in the WLBT/Fox 40 Game of the Week.

  SportsDeck Spotlight: Mixing football with family at Warren Central

Combining football and family is normally an easy task, but what about working with your family when football is the job? The Morgan family has been doing that for decades at Warren Central.