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October 25th, 2013
COLUMBUS â€“ Anything can happen in a rivalry game.
Add on that the fact that it is a conference game and the importance increases.
That was exactly the situation the Starkville Academy Volunteers found themselves in as they lost a close one to Heritage Academy 14-10.
MABEN â€“ The season schedule has not been very kind to the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves so far.
Facing Class A, Region 3-leading Pelahatchie on Friday night was no different, as the Chiefs defeated the Wolves 48-12.
CALHOUN CITY â€“ The Eupora Eagles mounted a fourth-quarter rally, but it was not enough as they dropped a 27-20 decision to the Calhoun City Wildcats in Calhoun County Friday night.
With the loss, Eupora saw its records fall to 6-2 overall and 1-2 in Class 2A, Region 4.
Calhoun City took advantage of turnovers by the Eagles to build a 21-0 lead by halftime.
The Starkville High School swim team did not perform as well at the Class 6A North State meet as it wanted.
In a sport of a second chance, the Yellowjackets seek to have a better outing at today's Class 6A State meet in Cleveland. The prelims begin at 9 a.m. on the campus of Delta State University.
Championships are often won before teams ever reach a competitive situation against another school.
For members of the Starkville High School bowling team, practices are taken very seriously.
The boys won the region championship last season and have several bowlers returning from that team.
Earlier this season the Mississippi State Bulldogs were close to getting their first Southeastern Conference win of the season.Â
MSU didn't close the door on Auburn and the Tigers scored late in the fourth quarter to earn the victory.
It almost happened again Thursday night.Â
Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis had another touchdown rushing, receiving and passing in the first half of Thursday's 28-22 win against Kentucky.
Lewis had a 19-yard touchdown rushing with 6:34 left in the first quarter and caught a 17-yard scoring pass from quarterback Dak Prescott with 6:14 remaining in the second quarter.
The football postseason doesn't officially start until Nov. 15 for Class 6A in Mississippi High School Activities Association.
When it comes to winning Class 6A, Region 2, Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell is already treating each week down the stretch like the playoffs.
It is no secret that the Starkville Academy Volunteers are a young football team and they have grown all season long.
As the season progresses, SA coach Jeff Terrill says it is time to put the excuses behind and prove something on the football field.
The Eupora Eagles will be looking to hand Calhoun City its first division loss tonight.
Eupora coach Junior Graham, however, knows that will be no easy task because the Wildcats pose issues on both sides of the ball.