• Ocean Springs, Pascagoula set for another hard-fought battle

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — When Ocean Springs and Pascagoula meet Friday night at Greyhound Stadium, expect another nail biter.

  • Player’s cancer fight inspires high school football team

    DANVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Kane Hogan’s life changed in an instant late last January.

  • In this Sept. 19, 2006, file photo, supporters of the football team at Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio, collect donations at the high school's Paul Brown Tiger Stadium to care for a tiger cub leased to serve as the team's mascot, "Obie." The football team has had a live tiger cub mascot at games for decades, but the team's 2015 season may begin without a tiger cub at games unless state officials receive an affidavit required by Ohio's revised wildlife regulations enacted in 2012, attesting tiger cubs leased to serve as mascots will live at an accredited facility and be cared for throughout their lives. (Glenn B. Dettman/The Independent via AP, File)

    Mascot fight between school, Ohio goes down to the wire

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A high school football team that has featured a tiger cub at games for decades might kick off the season without its beloved mascot because of rules implemented after a suicidal man released dozens of dangerous animals in 2011.

  • A look ahead: Five prep football games to watch this week

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Just like in the opening week, there are some intriguing prep football games on tap this week in South Mississippi.

  • Group renews complaint about pre-game prayer

    MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — A group has renewed its complaints about prayers before Bell County High School home football games in southeastern Kentucky.

  • OCS backfield out to repeat success

    MONROE, La. (AP) — Ouachita Christian persevered in the face of multiple injuries at running back during the 2014 season to win the LHSAA Division IV state championship.

  • In this Sept. 19, 2006, file photo, supporters of the football team at Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio, collect donations at the high school's Paul Brown Tiger Stadium to care for a tiger cub leased to serve as the team's mascot, "Obie." The football team has had a live tiger cub mascot at games for decades, but the team's 2015 season may begin without a tiger cub at games unless state officials receive an affidavit required by Ohio's revised wildlife regulations enacted in 2012, attesting tiger cubs leased to serve as mascots will live at an accredited facility and be cared for throughout their lives. (Glenn B. Dettman/The Independent via AP, File)

    Mascot fight between school, Ohio goes down to the wire

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A high school football team that has featured a tiger cub at games for decades might kick off the season without its beloved mascot because of rules implemented after a suicidal man released dozens of dangerous animals in 2011.

  • Iowa turns to sophomore Myers to replace Scherff

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The public debut for Boone Myers as Iowa’s starting left tackle was largely disappointing.

  • Geese, their waste, invade Pennsylvania football field

    NANTY GLO, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania high school football team had to move its scrimmage after geese — and the waste they leave behind — invaded its stadium.

  • Oxford’s Metcalf learns from a pro – his dad

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The snow began to descend on Soldier Field as the Chicago Bears were presented the National Football Conference Championship trophy after defeating the New Orleans Saints 39-14 on Jan. 21, 2006.