Archive - Sep 2013
It's a good idea to take a calculator when going to watch an East Mississippi Community College football game.
Sometimes that's the only way to keep track of all the scoring.
The things that the Lions are doing on the football field, both offensively and defensively, this season are nothing short of incredible.
Points are coming for EMCC and are coming in large numbers.
Coach Rick Ray's second season at Mississippi State will be very different than his first.
The Bulldogs suffered several injuries and saw an average of seven players available for most games.
Many of those players were young and inexperienced, but this season those guys have a year of play under their belt.
MSU starts practice Monday and Ray is anxious to see how his guys will play.
Most people travel to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for sun, seafood and relaxation.
For Starkville resident Marie Callahan, the trip to Biloxi on Sept. 13-15, was for a much different reason.
Callahan, along with over 30 other competitors, convened on the coastal city to take part in the 2013 Mississippi Skeet Championships, which were held at the Gulf Coast Rifle and Pistol Club.
COLUMBUS â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets gained all the momentum at the end of first half.
The Yellowjackets rode that momentum as they outscored Class 6A, Region 2 Columbus 28-6 in the second half on the way to a 35-13 victory Friday night at Falcon Field.
It has often been said that defense wins games.
That was certainly the case for Starkville Academy on Friday night, as the Volunteers held off the visiting Winston Academy Patriots 14-0.
Penalties proved to be a big factor early for SA, as a total of five offensive penalties in the first quarter resulted in two scoreless possessions.
ACKERMAN â€“ Jamarcus Bradley was the story of the game for the Choctaw County Chargers.
As the team defeated Caledonia 49-42, Bradley had 375 yards and four touchdowns on 30 carries.
"He played his best game of the year (Friday night)," Choctaw County coach Adam Dillinger said. "When you can put up that many yards as athletic as he is, you always have a chance. He just did a great job."
FRENCH CAMP â€“ There is no substitute for actual game action to get a team ready to compete.
No one knows this more than the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves, who are still trying to find their identity after getting a bit of a delayed start to the season.
On Friday night, the team got another bit of experience as it faced off with French Camp Academy, which won 49-6.
James "Cubby" Harris values his days as a Hall of Fame defensive back at East Mississippi Community College.
The junior college experience in Scooba made an impression on Harris and helped him return to his hometown of Starkville to make a difference.
He coached in the youth leagues in Starkville for 20-plus years and tried to be a positive influence on children of the community.
Deep South Pout co-owner Jason Stoker called himself and the three other owners â€śa bunch of knuckleheads that canâ€™t really do anything,â€ť as they stood before a crowd of fellow businesspeople Thursday.
As the group was accepting the award for Starkville Main Street Associationâ€™s Merchant of the Year when Stoker made the statement, there apparently has not been a consensus for his observation.
The Longview Fire Department contained a single-residence home fire early Thursday morning.
Longview Fire Chief Joe Pennell said the department responded to a 4:09 a.m. call for a fire at 71 Houston Thompson Road. Penell said a single man occupied the home.
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