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Chris Jones is still a defensive end at heart.
The Mississippi State freshman defensive lineman was one of the biggest recruits in the 2013 class.
The Houston High School graduate chose the Bulldogs over in-state rival Ole Miss.Â
When he arrived in Starkville, the coaching staff started working on transitioning him from a defensive end to a defensive tackle.
It was all about the team effort Tuesday evening as the Starkville High volleyball team defeated visiting Olive Branch in four sets 25-23, 25-9, 17-25 and 25-16.
No one Lady Yellowjacket dominated the game, but instead several members of the team stepped up and contributed to the victory.
Sallie Kate Richardson was determined to give everything she had for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers Tuesday afternoon.
It was twice that the Pillow Academy Lady Mustangs tied up the soccer match with the Lady Vols at the Starkville Sportsplex, but both times Richardson put in the goals to put her team back on top.
Since coach Dan Mullen arrived at Mississippi State, he hasn't had a ton of information available to prepare for Auburn.
The Tigers (2-0) have featured a good bit of turnover with coaches and key personnel. Mullen and his Bulldogs (1-1) will get to see those new additions when they travel to Auburn Saturday for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPN2.Â
It's not uncommon to see the name of a Mississippi State running back listed within the receiving statistics.
Sometimes a Bulldog receiver can rush the football at times.
MSU players at the skilled positions are often asked to multi-task and it's all for the good of the team.
Kayla Mosley says her Starkville Academy softball team is â€śtaking steps forward,â€ť but unfortunately the Lady Volunteers just can not â€śput it all togetherâ€ť during a game.
Monday afternoon they gave up a 14-1 contest to a tough Washington School.
The status of Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell for this week against Auburn is still in the air.
The senior missed the home opener for the Bulldogs against Alcorn State on Saturday, a 51-7 victory, due to a concussion he suffered in week one against Oklahoma State.
Sophomore backup signal caller Dak Prescott stepped in and got his first career start.
It is not often the high school football schedule changes after the season gets underway, but that very thing has taken place for French Camp Academy and Starkville Academy.
With Tupelo Christian Prep deciding to forgo football this season an open date arose on the Volunteers schedule and after looking at other area schools, coach Jeff Terrill put a call into Panthersâ€™ coach Nathan Wright.
Offensively, the Mississippi State Bulldogs couldn't get much going last week.
They corrected that on Saturday.
The Bulldogs kickstarted their offense with backup quarterback Dak Prescott as they rolled to a 51-7 victory over Alcorn State in the home opener at Davis Wade Stadium.
Mississippi State football fans were introduced to several new players and got to know others better on Saturday afternoon.
With injuries to several Bulldogs, it gave backups a chance to shine during a 51-7 victory over the Alcorn State Braves at Davis Wade Stadium.