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CRAWFORD â€“ Jerry Rice is one of the most known athletes around the globe.
The wide receiver's career started in the meek Mississippi town of Crawford and ended on the biggest stage â€“ the National Football League.
On Thursday, he returned to his hometown and his alma mater in what called "going full circle."
CRAWFORD â€“ East Oktibbeha High School coach Randy Brooks knows about Jerry Rice as an athlete and a person.
With Thursday's presentation at the school by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate, which honored Rice as a "Hometown Hall of Famer," it was a chance for Brooks and others to visit and hear from the greatest wide receiver in National Football League history.
The Class 6A postseason begins tonight around the state of Mississippi and the Starkville Yellowjackets expected to be one of the teams still standing.
Since Jamie Mitchell became the head coach prior to the 2010 season, the Jackets have made the playoffs three out of the four seasons.
EUPORA â€“ Coach Junior Graham wants his Eupora High School football team to be practicing when there is a little bit of a ho, ho, ho, and the appearance of Christmas decorations.
â€œIt is fun coaching this time of year because you either win or you go home and we want to be playing as long as we can," Graham said. "We want to be practicing when the Christmas lights are up."
The return of Fred Thomas was a much-needed boost for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
The sophomore guard missed the Bulldogs' season opener last Friday for participating in an all-star game not sanctioned by the NCAA. He was forced to be sidelined for one game per the NCAA.