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August 24th, 2014
Dez Harris entered his senior year of high school ready to help lead his team to a championship.
Harris quarterbacked the McAdory (Ala.) Yellowjackets, but didn't play in his senior year. He suffered a knee injury during a preseason jamboree event, costing him his final year of high school football.Â
One head made all the difference Sunday.
After battling through almost three quarters of the match, Cincinnati's Katy Couperus, with assistance from Jae Atkinson, provided the header from a corner to give the Bearcats a 1-0 victory over Mississippi State University's women's soccer team.
The Starkville High School swim team may have a few questions when it opens the season today at St. Joseph in Natchez.
Relays will not be one of them.
SHS swimming coach Angela Hobart said relays will be a strong area for the squad, especially with the girls.
"We're looking to do really well in relays," Hobart said. "We have a lot a lot of seniors this year. We're very senior heavy."
Success can be defined in many different ways.Â
For some it is all about the fame, while others look at your wealth and still others look at how powerful you are. Then there are those who measure it in seeing a dream come true and having the people that matter surrounding you.Â
DeAndre Ward came to Mississippi State in 2013 without a scholarship.
The sophomore linebacker had no scholarship offers coming out of Wetumpka High School in Alabama. He decided to see if he could walk on at MSU and he made the squad. He played in two games as a true freshman.
The word â€śhotâ€ť could have definitely been used to describe the weather conditions at Starkville Academy on Friday night.
However, the Volunteers also had a hot performance against Lamar, downing the Class AAA champions 42-21 to start the season 1-0.
The Starkville Yellowjackets opened their 2014 season and broke in their new turf field Friday as they out-muscled Noxubee County in a 51-19 drubbing in high school football at Yellowjacket Stadium.
ACKERMAN â€“ A rivalry exists in Choctaw County.
Friday night those two teams opened up the 2014 football campaign and after almost three hours of action it was the Chargers of Choctaw County achieving the 50-13 victory over the French Camp Panthers.
OKOLONA â€“ Early football games provide the opportunity for growth. That is exactly what the Titans of East Oktibbeha are taking away from their opening game 40-8 loss against Okolona.
There are reasons for Starkville High School football fans will want to be present at Yellowjacket Stadium tonight.
It will be the season opener for the Starkville Yellowjackets and will also be the first outing on the new all-artificial turf field at SHS.
With the potential of the Jackets having a pretty good team, head coach Jamie Mitchell believes that will bring out some people as well.