Archive - 2013
Another strong defensive effort helped the Starkville Yellowjackets finish the 2013 regular season on winning note on Friday night.
SHS held the Clinton Arrows to 117 total yards, had four sacks and forced three turnovers to get a 24-7 victory at home.
If anything could be said about Euporaâ€™s game on Friday, it was that the team was dominant from beginning to end.
CLINTON â€“ The high school cross country season came to conclusion Saturday as the Starkville teams competed at the Class 6A State meet.
In what coach Caroline Woomer called their â€śbest race,â€ť the Lady Yellowjackets finished third overall with 75 points. Tupelo claimed first with 42 points while Ocean Springs had 69 points to finish second.
SCOOBA â€“ East Mississippi Community College fans are used to its teams playing for championships and winning them.
The 6,000 fans on hand at Sullivan-Windham Field, mostly Lion fans, saw another dominant showing from EMCC on Saturday.Â
The No. 2 Lions rolled over the No. 4 Jones County Junior College Bobcats 61-24 in route to winning the MACJC State championship.
The East Mississippi Community College football coach has been a good "Buddy" over the last six years.
In the six years that Buddy Stephens has been the coach of the Lions, he has built a dynasty.
East Mississippi won its third MACJC State championship in five years with a 61-24 victory over Jones Junior College on Saturday at Sullivan-Windham Field.
SCOOBA â€“ Preston Baker is getting used to winning state football championships.
After Baker and his Starkville High School teammates won the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A State title last year, Baker was getting his hands on more hardware Saturday.
WEST POINT â€“ The Starkville High School boys tipped off the basketball season on Saturday with a dominant 86-47 victory over New Hope in the West Point Classic.
â€śWhen we are playing like we played (Saturday) a lot of positives happen for us,â€ťÂ Yellowjackets coachÂ Greg Carter said. â€śWe got into them, really put a lot of pressure on them and kind of took them out of their offense.â€ť
Mississippi State head men's basketball coach Rick Ray made it a point to talk to Gavin Ware at halftime.
The Starkville native had just five points and five rebounds at the intermission as the Bulldogs led Prairie View A&M 38-28.
During every week, Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins tells the media about the tough offense his squad is about to face.
There are not many offenses tougher than what the Bulldogs face today.
MSU (4-4, 1-3) travels to College Station, Texas, to take on No. 11 Texas A&M (7-2, 3-2) and the defending Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.
One thing was already certain going into Starkvilleâ€™s Friday night contest against Clinton, and that was the fact that the Yellowjackets had already punched their ticket to the Class 6A playoffs.
The only question left to answer was where SHS would end up in the region seedings.