The Bay High Steppers took home their 6h consecutive win in the MS High School Athletics Association's dance competition. Members include, first row: Captain - Alexandra Spoon, Shelby Furr, Addie Haas, and Gabrielle Ladner. Second row: Isabelle Garza, Tarah Necaise, Abrey Strong, Jillian Seymour, Lexy Peterson, Alyssa Ragas and Cassady Compretta. Third row: Coach Priscilla Austin, Malori Bourn, Manager Hanah Necaise, Sydney Lester, Manager Baileigh Hall and Co-Captain-Madelynn Garza.
The five-time Mississippi High School Athletics Association State Champion Bay High Steppers Dance Team have added another year to their success story.
The team was just named the top Small Varsity dance team in the state for the sixth year in a row. The Steppers have won the kick competition six times and the Jazz competition five times, making Bay High the only dance team in the state to win this many consecutive state championships and to win both divisions this many times.
Bay High Steppers not only pursue excellence in dance, but also put an emphasis on grades and every Stepper is a MHSAA Scholar Athlete. Dec 16, 2014, 19:28
Myles Brennan throws the ball downfield against Noxubee County in the Class 4A state championship game. Brennan set a new state record with 5,797 yards passing which also led the nation in 2014. He also set a state record for touchdown passes with 64.
The 2014 football season was one for the record books and put the national spotlight on the area.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws advanced to the Class 4A state championship game but fell in their effort to claim the gold ball.
Despite the loss, the season was a fun ride for everyone involved as SSC went 13-2 on the year.
The high-octane aerial circus that is the SSC offense produced prolific numbers, as well as, several state records throughout the course of the season.
Myles Brennan was the architect on the field of battle each Friday night.
He threw for 5,797 yards on the season which not only set a new Mississippi state record but also led the nation. Dec 12, 2014, 18:23
SSC stumbles 48-27 in the Class 4A state championship game The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws' incredible run came to an end on Saturday, December 6th at Davis-Wade Stadium on the campus of Mississippi State University with a 48-27 loss to the Noxubee County Tigers in the Class 4A state championship game.
The Rocks (13-2) and the Tigers (14-2) seemed to swap roles on the football field with the passing game. SSC was held well below their average of 393 yards per game while the Tigers doubled their output in the category with 332 yards passing and four touchdowns.
SSC head coach Bill Conides commented, "I am most disappointed for the seniors because they truly deserve better. Dec 9, 2014, 22:53
These Rocks stand on their own The 2014 St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws are set to take on the Noxubee County Tigers in the Class 4A state championship game at Davis-Wade Stadium on the campus of Mississippi State University today at 3 p.m.
For the second time in five years, the Rocks will end their season on the gridiron playing for a state title.
Inextricably, the 2014 Rock-a-chaws have been compared to the 2009 state champion Rock-a-chaws since before this season began.
Frankly, the comparisons could not be further apart. But, first we need to examine a tradition that created them both.
This edition of the gridiron Rock-a-chaws are playing the 99th season of football at 304 South Beach Blvd. Dec 5, 2014, 23:09
SSC locks up with Noxubee County for Class 4A state championship Saturday By Joseph W. Gex, II
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws scored 41 consecutive points against the Purvis Tornadoes last Friday night 'between the walls' to record a 48-14 victory in the Class 4A South State championship game.
The win propels the Rocks (13-1) to the Class 4A state championship game.
Against Purvis, Myles Brennan threw for 494 yards and six touchdowns on 40-of-48 passing.
He threw three scoring tosses to Chase Rhodes (15, 40, 3), two to Owen Betz (27, 15) and one to Corbin Blanchard (62).
Brennan has now thrown for 5,502 yards and 61 touchdowns. He is chasing Dylan Favre's school and state record for passing yards in a season which is 5,589 yards and touchdown passes in a season which is 63. Both of those records were set in 2009 when the Rocks claimed the 4A state title.
Brennan has already set school records for completions in a season (375) which was 342 set by Favre in 2009.
Blanchard led all receivers on Friday with 11 receptions for 194 yards and a touchdown. He now has 76 catches for 1,134 yards and nine touchdowns.
Rhodes caught 11 passes for 102 yards and three touchdowns. He has 106 receptions for 1,328 yards and 19 touchdowns. He has already set the career receptions school record which is also a state record. Rhodes has 216 career receptions and counting which eclipsed the previous mark set by Krisjon Wilkerson in 2009. He is three receptions shy of tying the school and state record for single season receptions of 109 set by Wilkerson.
Betz had 12 receptions for 149 yards and two scores. He currently has 76 receptions for 1,235 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Patrick McRaney broke the oldest school record in the books Friday night when he scored the game's first touchdown on a three-yard run. He entered the game with 183 points which was just one point shy of 1945 Heisman Trophy winner Doc Blanchard's single season scoring mark of 184 points. He finished the game with 11 points and his season point total sits at 195 points.
McRaney rushed 13 times for 55 yards and a touchdown. He now has 1,003 yards on 179 carries and 12 touchdowns. He also sits 173 yards shy of the 1,000-yard receiving mark with 61 catches for 827 yards and eight touchdowns.
Chase Rogers has 47 receptions for 834 yards and eight touchdowns heading into the title game.
On defense, the Rocks were led by Zach Ladner with 12 tackles against Purvis. Ricky Schaefer added 10 tackles including five solos and three quarterback hurries. Jordan Bradford added nine tackles and three hurries. Mason Favre had an interception and fumble recovery while Mitchell Walk also had an interception.
Ladner leads the team with 166 tackles followed by Bradford with 144, Walk 127, Kevin Haas 111 and Tommy Reeder with 93. Bradford has set a school single season tackles for loss record with 31 and counting which surpassed the previous record of 27 held by Boomer Scarborough set in 2009. He also has tied the career record for tackles for loss with 55 set by Lee Klein (2002-04).
Reeder has tied the single season sack record with nine which is held by three other players.
Luke Logan has surpassed the career quarterback hurries record with 22 which bested the previous record of 15 set by Brennan Gordon (2002-04).
Evan Lundgren has previously set school single season records for punt returns (13), punt return yards (383) and kickoff return yards (546).
The Rocks have defeated Mendenhall (42-20), Northeast Jones (55-34), Forrest County AHS (42-21) and Purvis in the post-season. The Rocks now have a 14-11 overall post-season record.
The Rocks will travel to Davis-Wade Stadium on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville to play the Noxubee County Tigers for the Class 4A state championship this Saturday, December 6th at 3pm. This is the Rocks second trip to the Class 4A state finals. SSC defeated Lafayette County 35-16 in 2009.
The Tigers (13-2) defeated Greenwood 21-0 last Friday to win the North State title. They have won 10 in a row.
Noxubee County defeated Senatobia (35-0), Yazoo County (34-7), Cleveland (42-14) and Greenwood to get to the title game.
The Tigers average 34.6 points per game while the Rocks score 46.6 per game.
The Tigers are a better rushing team with a 204.7 yards per game average while SSC rushes for 114.2 per game. The Rocks outdistance the Tigers in the passing game with a 370.7 yards per game passing while the Tigers average 177.9 per game.
Shannessy Sherrod is the Tigers top scorer and rusher. He has scored 102 points this year on 15 rushing touchdowns and two receiving scores. He has rushed 152 times for 1,105 yards. Javarcus Walker has added 587 yards and a touchdown on 75 carries.
Quarterback Tamorris Conner has rushed 52 times for 251 yards and five touchdowns. He has thrown for 2,669 yards and 31 touchdowns on 151-of-262 passing.
Ladaveon Smith leads the team with 54 receptions for 654 yards and 10 touchdowns. Tarmarcus Silvers has caught 32 passes for 584 yards and four scores. Daveon Ball has added 27 receptions for 440 yards and four touchdowns. Kymbotric Mason has 481 yards on 17 receptions for four touchdowns.
On defense, the Tigers are paced by Quendarion Barnett with 130 tackles and eight sacks. Jeffrey Simmons has added 101 tackles and 15 sacks on the year followed by Darrell Brandon with 80 tackles and five interceptions. Trinity Conner has added 71 tackles along with seven sacks. Against Greenwood, Smith had seven receptions for 122 yards while Sherrod contributed 207 yards rushing on 27 carries and two touchdowns.
Conner led the defense with 11 tackles followed by Barnett with 10 tackles.
The Class 4A state championship game will be broadcast live on Mississippi Public Broadcasting at 3 p.m. or you can stream it live on the Mississippi High School Activities Association website. See you at the game! Dec 2, 2014, 23:14
Rocks host Purvis in South State showdown The Rocks now set their sights on the Purvis Tornadoes and the Class 4A South State championship game this Friday evening 'between the walls' at the Brother Philip Memorial Athletic Complex.
Purvis enters the game with a 13-2 overall record. The two teams share five common opponents - Bay High, Sumrall, Forrest County, Vancleave and Poplarville.
Purvis defeated Bay High 28-7, Sumrall 21-14, Vancleave 48-24 and Poplarville 31-28. They fell to Forrest County 34-15. Nov 26, 2014, 09:56
St. Stanislaus Collegeís Chase Rhodes, number 22, on Friday sets a new school record for career receptions, with 205. The mark is also an unofficial state record. The record was previously held by SSCís Krisjon Wilkerson.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws had to wait 365 days to get revenge but it was well worth the wait. SSC doubled-up up on the Forrest County AHS Aggies 42-21 'between the walls' to exact revenge for the loss last year and the right to play for the Class 4A South State title next week.
The Rocks started on offense but could not convert. The Rock defense stuffed the Aggies and forced a punt.
This time the Rocks found a groove and eight plays later Myles Brennan tossed a six-yard aerial to Chase Rogers to light the scoreboard with 6:51 left in the first quarter. Patrick McRaney kicked the PAT to make the score 7-0 and the Rocks did not look back. Nov 22, 2014, 00:25
St. Stanislausís Chase Rogers makes his second touchdown run of the evening Friday against Northeast Jones.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws used a second half surge to dispatch the Northeast Jones Tigers 55-34 to advance to the Class 4A state quarter-finals for the second consecutive year.
The Tigers started the game on offense but the Rock defense forced a punt and SSC took over on their own 25 yardline.
Penalties hurt the Rocks and they had to punt.
The ball was fumbled on the return and Owen Betz recovered at the Tiger five yardline.
On the next play, Brennan found Corbin Blanchard for a six-yard scoring toss with 6:53 left in the first quarter. Patrick McRaney converted on the PAT to make the score 7-0. Nov 15, 2014, 00:42