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November 6th, 2014
High school football presents no â€śmeaningless games.â€ť
Week in and week out there is the potential for anything to happen.
Teams can lose to anyone on any given day as an underdog can finally get their day. Starkville Academy will engage in tonight what some might call one of those games that does not really matter.
A new season kicks offÂ tonight at 7 p.m. for East Webster and the other area football programs.
Sure in literal terms this is just the postseason of the 2014 campaign, but startingÂ tonight,Â all records go out the window and the win or go home format takes over bringing quite the extra motivation.
Mississippi State's defense runs deep, and that has showed on Saturdays this season.
The Bulldogs don't have a depth chart for the defensive side of the ball, rather they have a system where all the players "above the line" get to play. The starters are referred to as the 1As, with the backups 1Bs.
Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray promised some good defensive play this season.
The Bulldogs delivered on that as they beat Delta State 72-51 Thursday night in the only preseason exhibition contest of the season.
Preston Baker has yet to know what a loss feels like at East Mississippi Community College.
He works hard everyday not to find out.
After the Lions went 12-0 last season to claim the NJCAA National Championship, they are off to a 10-0 start this year and play for their second-straight MJCAA State title on Saturday at Copiah-Lincoln.
It's been quite a run for Baker and EMCC.
It has been quite a turnaround for the Clinton High School football team this season.
Coach Judd Boswell has his Arrows pointed in the right direction.
Clinton had a 3-8 record last year, which was no where near good enough for the playoffs.
So far this year, the Arrows have marks of 9-1 overall, 6-0 in Class 6A, Region 2 and will open the Class 6A playoffs at home next week.
Year after year Pillow Academy has created an intimidating environment in which to play football. This season has been no different as North Delta, Indianola Academy and Madison-Ridgeland Academy have all entered into the city limits of Greenwood and each one came out with a loss.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were on the verge of have a 2-1 set lead on their rival Ole Miss Rebels at the Newell-Grissom Building Wednesday night.
MSU was leading 23-21 and only needed two more points to take the third set, but Ole Miss rallied to earn a 25-23 win.
The Rebels went on to claim the fourth set 25-21 and won the match 3-1.
Mississippi State doesn't have much of a challenge in front of it this week.
The top-ranked Bulldogs (8-0) play host to Football Championship Subdivision UT Martin (5-5) for a Homecoming matchup Saturday afternoon.
It's the last non-conference game for State, as it will finish with two road Southeastern Conference games and a home contest with Vanderbilt.
Mississippi State will be without point guard I.J. Ready for at least four weeks, Bulldog head coach Rick Ray announced Wednesday.
The sophomore had the same back surgery, junior guard Craig Sword had â€“ helping to fix a bulging disc in his back due to irrupted nerves â€“ last month. Ready's surgery came on Friday.