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The ritual that is Mississippi high school football is underway. It began in the heat and humidity of August and extends to the usually chilly first weekend in December. It is a rollercoaster of passion and pageantry that unites communities and has produced an inordinate share of the game’s greatest players.
Football is here. College and high school teams around the state have begun preparing for the season to come, which means we, as fans, should prepare, as well.
After all, the goal is to be in mid-season form in late August and early September, right? Right.
A coach, evangelist Billy Graham once said, will impact more people in one year than the average person will impact in an entire lifetime.
The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, which will be inducted in Jackson this Saturday night, has impacted literally thousands upon thousands of people.
Today’s effort comes with two disclaimers. One, John Smoltz happens to be one of my favorite players in recent baseball history. Two, now that Smoltz has retired to the broadcast booth, he has become my favorite broadcaster.