After Further Review


At 5’ 11” and 210 pounds, I’m the same size as the average NFL cornerback.  But, at 65 years of age, those pounds are distributed a little differently.  In fact, my doctor says I’m officially obese.  Nonsense!

In my mind, on the field, I can still run an out and up pass pattern.  On the court I can still lead a fast break, and I can still jump and touch the rim. And on the diamond, I can still run down that deep fly ball, and steal second base – standing up.  In my mind – but not in my heart.  In my heart, I know those days are behind me. I know it, I understand it, but I have a hard time accepting it. It’s tough getting old – mentally as well as physically.

But that’s okay.  I can still live vicariously through the local high school and college teams.  I can reminisce and remember as I sit in the stands or press box and watch the kids on the gridiron, the court, or the field.  I can watch my grandsons as they are learning the fundamentals and basics of sports, and revel in their simple joy of playing a game.  Any game.  And I can tell stories of old heroics, and even impart my wisdom, such as it is, and hope it makes a difference.

When did it all change?  Overnight, it seems.   


Sports Flash

sunnyBeasley  Media Group’s Fayetteville, NC stations Sunny 94.3 FM and 1490-AM  are the new home of Mid-South Sports Friday Night High School Football Game of the Week, as well as the home for Methodist University Monarch Football.

Listen Friday nights at 7:00 for the Pre-game Show, followed at 7:30 by the Valley Auto World Game of the Week.  And on Saturdays tune in at 12:30 pm for Methodist University Football as the Monarchs work toward the championship in the USA South Conference. It’s all in one place – Sunny 94.3.  Radio for Fayetteville!

The Game of the Week

Our Game Of The Week broadcasts for 2018 began in August and culminated with the 82nd Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on December 15.  Thank you for another great year, and look for a new season to begin in August!  

Methodist University Football

The 2018 season for Methodist University ended with a loss to Averett University.  The Monarchs ended with a 2-8 record, and go into the off season with high hopes for their 2019 season because of the number of returning starters.  Stay tuned to this spot for the 2019 season announcements.  


Mid-South  Sports, Inc. is proud to help sponsor pro golfer, Daniel Claytor.  Daniel is from Rocky Mount, NC and was a three-time All American at Barton College where he won 6 NCAA tournaments.  In 2017, Daniel was the points leader on the Swing Thought Tour Q School Sponsorship Race, 3rd in Player of the Year points, and  2nd in money earned in... READ MORE »

Lloyd Foster Extra Effort Award

Once again, each Friday night of the 2018 High School football season, Mid-South Sports will be naming a recipient for the Lloyd Foster Extra Effort Award.  Not always the game’s Most Valuable Player – this award goes to someone who has contributed the most EFFORT whether their team wins or loses.  The award itself – a nice engraved... READ MORE »


The  Major Sponsor of the Mid-South Sports High School Football Game of the Week for 2017 is VALLEY AUTO WORLD.  Located at 3822 Sycamore Dairy Road in Fayetteville, NC, Valley Auto World is the region’s leading BMW and Volkswagen dealership. Hurry in to Valley Auto World and accept the BMW Mission to Drive.  BMW – the ultimate... READ MORE »