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September 18th, 2014
A football seasonâ€™s story can be written in one game.
There are supporting experiences that add and detract from the tale, but there is always that one game that seems to serve as the culmination of what will be remembered. That game for Starkville Academy just might take placeÂ tonightÂ when the Volunteers (4-0) take on division powerhouse Magnolia Heights (4-0)
The Starkville Yellowjackets see their fourth-straight quality non-conference opponent to start the season tonight.
There is one difference.
Instead of the Jackets taking on a team from Mississippi, they will make the trip across the state line to meet the Florence High School Falcons on Alabama soil. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Coach Junior Graham is urging his players not to get sucked into the records game tonight.
While Byhalia may be seeking its first win, Graham knows it is not from a lack of talent.
Slow starts, but strong finishes were the story for the Starkville High volleyball team Thursday.
Despite getting out of the gate a little sluggish in the first and third sets, the Lady Yellowjackets swept Horn Lake 25-17. 25-17, 25-23.
Most of the talk this week about Mississippi State's game at LSU has been the Bulldog rush defense against the Tiger running game.
What has been overlooked is Tiger quarterback Anthony Jennings. The sophomore is overshadowed by a running game that has accounted for a majority of the offense.
The Starkville Parks and Recreation Department, its coaches and sponsors appear ready to step up to the plate to provide whatever means necessary to keep the youth of the community on the fields and the courts.
LSU has only been challenged once in its first three games of the season.
The Tigers rallied in the second half to beat a ranked Wisconsin team 28-24 in Houston, Texas, in the opener. Since then, the Tigers have breezed to wins over Sam Houston State and Louisiana-Monroe.
FLORENCE, Ala. â€“ The Florence (Ala.) High School Falcons don't back down from a challenge.
If playing against some of top teams in Alabama isn't enough to toughen things up, Florence coach J.B. Wallace has scheduled the No. 1 team in Mississippi.
Wallace's squad hosts the Starkville Yellowjackets on Friday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
To say that the Magnolia Heights football team has been off to a dominant start this season may be a bit of an understatement.
Rivalry games have a way of motivating teams like nothing else.
The Mississippi State (3-4) soccer team will experience that feeling on Friday as it opens Southeastern Conference competition with a match against the University of Mississippi (5-1-2).