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July 27th, 2014
Basketball has taken Rashad Perkins on a path from Starkville to Florida to south Mississippi and now to Arkansas.
The former Starkville High School player has taken advantage of each stop to improve his game.
"Everything is just a step to where I really want to get to," Perkins said.
There is no substitute for experience.
Starkville Academy proved that Friday as the team secured a season-opening 7-6 victory against Oak Hill.
Football fans from all across the state should enjoy the new and improved Davis Wade Stadium on the campus of Mississippi State University.
There will be quite a bit of activity, both high school and college, taking place at the home of the Bulldogs this fall.
Former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saint quarterback Archie Manning was impressed with the 2014 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame class.
There were six individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday and Manning was the first to point out how great the class was.
"This is a strong, strong Hall of Fame Class," Manning said. "I've been to a lot of them."
General of the field.
That is just one of the titles people have used to describe a catcher's role during a game.
For Starkville Academy's softball team, that position is filled by Adrienne Futral and it is a role the junior takes seriously.
Starkville Academy head coach Kayla Mosley said those in attendance at Friday's game were in for some good competition.
After action ceased, the coachâ€™s words rang true as Starkville Academy secured a walk-off RBI from Caden Cutshall in the bottom of the fifth to claim a 7-6 victory over the visiting Lady Raiders of Oak Hill to open the season.
Last year the Southeastern Conference was peppered with veteran quarterbacks returning.
There was Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, national champion AJ McCarron, Georgia's Aaron Murray, Missouri's James Franklin, Ole Miss' Bo Wallace and Mississippi State's Tyler Russell among others.
There has been quite a bit of anticipation for the new college football playoff format that will be used for the first time this season.
A playoff to determine a national champion in college football is something that many people have wanted for a long time.
Now that it's a reality, there is still a mystery among some, including coaches, about how exactly the new playoff system will work.
Mississippi State senior wide receiver Jameon Lewis proved last year that he can be more than a threat on the outside.
In two different games, Lewis threw a touchdown, caught a touchdown and rushed for a touchdown.
That type of play was good enough to get him on the Hornung Award preseason watch list this summer. The award goes to the most versatile player in college football.
There may be a little extra grit behind the play of Starkville Academyâ€™s softball team when it takes the field today.
Some of the excitement will simply be because the Lady Volunteers are finally putting practice behind them in exchange for an actual game, but a bit of the spark will stem from the fact they are facing fellow Golden Triangle team Oak Hill.