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November 9th, 2013
WEST POINT â€“ The Starkville High School boys tipped off the basketball season on Saturday with a dominant 86-47 victory over New Hope in the West Point Classic.
â€śWhen we are playing like we played (Saturday) a lot of positives happen for us,â€ťÂ Yellowjackets coachÂ Greg Carter said. â€śWe got into them, really put a lot of pressure on them and kind of took them out of their offense.â€ť
Mississippi State head men's basketball coach Rick Ray made it a point to talk to Gavin Ware at halftime.
The Starkville native had just five points and five rebounds at the intermission as the Bulldogs led Prairie View A&M 38-28.
During every week, Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins tells the media about the tough offense his squad is about to face.
There are not many offenses tougher than what the Bulldogs face today.
MSU (4-4, 1-3) travels to College Station, Texas, to take on No. 11 Texas A&M (7-2, 3-2) and the defending Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.
One thing was already certain going into Starkvilleâ€™s Friday night contest against Clinton, and that was the fact that the Yellowjackets had already punched their ticket to the Class 6A playoffs.
The only question left to answer was where SHS would end up in the region seedings.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers ended the season on a high note Friday night.
With it being senior night, the Vols did not disappoint shutting out Pillow Academy 24-0.
Starkville Academy finished the season with a 5-7 record overall. The key to the Vols big win was their defense which did not allow the Mustangs to score.
EUPORA â€“ Coach Junior Graham told his team it had to be on its A-game Friday night.
The Eagles took that message to heart as they defeated South Delta 34-14 to move one step farther in the Class 2A playoffs.
PHEBA â€“ Hebron Christian had to give everything they had Friday night to stay alive and advance in the playoffs.
The Eagles beat the Delta Academy Raiders 26-20 in overtime to advance in the MAISA Class A 8-man playoffs.
Hebron will travel to Rolling Fork next Friday night to take on the Sharkey- Issaquena Academy Confederates. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Two Starkville youth football teams of the Powerhouse League still have something to achieve.
After the Starkville 9-10 Saints and the Starkville 11-12 Cowboys won their respective Super Bowls last Sunday at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, the squads get to play one more game for the right to be called the best in the state.
Starkville High School is entering the final lap of its cross country season.
This afternoon the Yellowjackets and Lady Yellowjackets will take to the course in Clinton where they will put it all on the line as they compete in the Class 6A State championships.
Starkville High School has a history of producing a long line of talented senior classes on the football field.
One of the best groups will take the field for the last time in the regular season tonight when 20 senior Yellowjackets will be recognized for their contributions to the program.