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November 13th, 2013
Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen and his staff knew how good Dak Prescott could be.
The sophomore quarterback of the Bulldogs is now making people around the country notice him.
After dealing with the passing of his mother last week, he went out and had a phenomenal game against Texas A&M.
It was the desire of football coach Jamie Mitchell to restore a winning tradition when he was hired at Starkville High School in 2010.
That mission has been accomplished.
In the four years prior to Mitchell's arrival in Starkville, the Yellowjackets had a combined record of 20-28 during that time.
EUPORA â€“ It was 14 years ago when Junior Graham took his first head coaching job.
Since that time, he has enjoyed multiple successes on the football field.
This past Friday as Eupora defeated South Delta in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs, Graham got one of his biggest accomplishments in the form of his 150th career victory.
There are some great high school football coaches located all across the state of Mississippi.
Two of them can be found within 30 miles of each other right here in our coverage area.
Jamie Mitchell of Starkville High School and Junior Graham of Eupora High School have kept their respective programs in the state championship hunt over the last few seasons.
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers knew the capabilities of the Jackson Prep offense.
SA stepped up its defense Tuesday night as it claimed a 42-34 victory over Jackson Prep.
Mississippi State has faced some tough competition this season.
Of the Bulldogs' five losses, four of the opponents were ranked when they beat MSU. The fifth, Auburn, is now ranked seventh and still in control of their own destiny in the Southeastern Conference Western Division.
In Mississippi State's 113th seasons, it has played the No. 1 team in the country five times.
The Bulldogs do it for for a sixth time this season.
State (4-5, 1-4) hosts the top-ranked team in the country on Saturday in the Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0).
It was all about the finish this year for Starkvilleâ€™s cross country teams.
After a long season that saw marked improvement, both teams showed up last Saturday in Clinton and ran what some might consider the race of its lives.
Coach David Foster has watched as his Hebron Christian School Eagles have grown and matured during the football season.
Hebron went from losing to Delta Academy by six points (22-16) on Sept. 27 to winning by the same margin against the same opponent in overtime 26-20 last Friday to open the MAIS 8-Man Playoffs.
In losses, many teams try to find positive things to take away.
Mississippi State lost an offensive shootout to No. 15 Texas A&M on Saturday 51-41.
The Aggies have one of the best offenses in the country, but it was the Bulldog offense that led in total yards.
The Bulldogs out-gained the Aggies 556-537 in the losing effort.