Archive - 2013
James Thomas Harrell passed away on Wednesday December 4, 2013 due to injuries suffered in an automobile accident at the age of 22. He was born November 4, 1991. He was a 2010 graduate of West Point high School and attended Mississippi State University. He was presently employed by Harrell General Contractors. James was an Eagle Scout who loved to be outside and enjoyed hiking and traveling.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs locked up a fourth-straight bowl appearance with their victory against Ole Miss on Thanksgiving night.
Bowl announcements wonâ€™t be made until Sunday night, but the Bulldogs look to either be in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. or the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala.
After French Camp claimed the Class A South State championship, Jesse Hosket said he would not celebrate until after the state championship.
Hosket can finally celebrate because on Friday the Panthers defeated Smithville 27-6 to claim the schoolâ€™s first football State championship.
JACKSON â€“ Football is an emotional game.
When Michael Erving finally got back on the field to play for the French Camp Panthers earlier this season, he cried tears of joy.
On Friday at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, there was also a feeling of joy once again as he helped the Panthers win the Class A State championship.
COLUMBUS â€“ There was nothing going to stand in front of the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets way, not the Columbus Lady Falcons or the rain.
The Lady Jackets battled a 45-minute delay for a leak in the roof and went on to a 62-38 victory over the Lady Falcons in a Class 6A, Region 3, District 4 matchup Friday night.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs kept digging themselves deeper and deeper into a hole, until it decided to stop and try and climb out.
MSU got nearly out of the hole on Thursday night, before it fell back down and were unable to recover.
The Bulldogs trailed the TCU Horned Frogs by 18 early in the second half, before cutting the lead down to three points with 2:28 left.Â
The Southeastern Conference has not fared well in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
With Mississippi State's 71-61 loss to TCU on Thursday night, the SEC fell to 3-2 in the series.
Alabama got the conference off on the right note with a 76-64 victory over Texas Tech on Nov. 14, but Texas defeated Vanderbilt and Iowa State handled Auburn on Monday.
SCOOBA - One is a former Starkville Yellowjacket and the other is a former West Point Green Wave.
It would probably be difficult for East Mississippi Community College running backs Preston Baker from Starkville and Lakenderic Thomas from West Point to get along in another situation.
When it comes to playing with the Lions, Baker and Thomas have become close.
Nathan Wright and the French Camp Panthers have been in this position before.
The Panthers were in Jackson last season competing for the Class A State championship and here they are again this year.
The only difference is the manner in which French Camp got here and for Wright, this season has been just a â€śbit sweeter.â€ť
Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill smiles when the subject of Tripp Janssen comes up.
When asked about his former Volunteer, Terrill's response is one of pride.
Having watched Janssen progress from a first-year starter his sophomore year to a two-way starter this season, it is easy for the coach to see the senior's growth.