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September 13th, 2014
Digs were the story of Saturday for Mississippi State volleyball.Â
As just a freshman Payton Harris posted 59 digs against the Northwestern State Lady Demons to set a new MSU and Southeastern Conference record, while falling just three shy of tying the NCAA record of 62.
JACKSON â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers had no problems picking up their fourth victory of the season Friday night as they defeated Hillcrest Christian 51-3.
It didn't take long for the Vols to take control of the game. With only six offensive plays in the book, Starkville Academy had built a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
ACKERMAN â€“ Jamarcus Bradley had just one number in mind.Â
That was 400. The Choctaw County quarterback's career high in total offense in a single game was 375 entering Friday night's matchup against Union. He wanted to cross the 400-yard threshold.
He did that and more.
MABEN - Brandon Townsend single handedly was the difference maker on Friday night with four touchdowns.
Unfortunately for East Webster, Townsend's Hilltoppers and Houston was the squad leaving Webster County with a 26-7 victory.
"Give a lot of credit to them," Wolverines coach Doug Wilson said. "They played hard and that running back is all they said he was. They got the big runs all night."
EUPORA â€“ The Eupora Eagles knocked off their fourth opponent of the season to remain unbeaten with a 42-16 victory over Ethel.
Quarterback Trey Pittman got things going for Eupora with a 32-yard touchdown pass to Tarvis Robinson, giving the Eagles an early 7-0 advantage.
MABEN â€“ For many teams, starting the division schedule with a loss isnâ€™t exactly a good sign.
However, for the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves, coach Danny Crawford couldnâ€™t be more proud.
CRAWFORD â€“ The Nanih Waiya Warriors scorched the East Oktibbeha County Titans in its first Class A, Region 3 game of the season Friday night 49-0.
After the loss at home, the Titans fell to 0-3 the season.
Each Friday night can tell quite the story about the consistency for a football team.
Starkville Academy (3-0) is no exception and tonight when they face off against Hillcrest Christian (1-2), head coach Jeff Terrill is looking for more out of his Volunteers.
Some teams find time to correct some things during an open date from competition.
That has been the case this week for the Starkville Yellowjackets.
For some of the Jackets, it has been a time to even fix some teeth.
SHS football coach Jamie Mitchell said many of the players wait until the open date to schedule dentist and doctor appointments.
MABEN â€“ Unless teams are granted an open date, there are no off nights in high school football competition.
Week in and week out each and every team has weapons it possesses that can strike hard at their opponent.