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October 5th, 2012
Defense wins championships, or so the saying goes.
On Friday night, the Yellowjacket defense played with tenacity shutting out the Ridgeland Titians in a 23-0 Class 5A, Region 2 win.
MCCOMB â€“ It wasn't the type of night on the road the Starkville Academy Volunteers wanted to have during a 35-12 loss to Parklane Academy on Friday.
Parklane jumped out to a 14-3 halftime advantage and never took its foot off the gas pedal as it generated 401 yards of total offense against SA.
CRAWFORD â€“ The East Oktibbeha Titans were hoping to match their last home victory over Ethel with another one on Friday night.
It didn't take the Titans long to find out that was going to be a difficult task.
The defending Class A State Champion Noxapater Tigers visited East Oktibbeha looking for their sixth-straight victory and left with that in hand after the 48-6 result.
MABEN â€“ Freshman Jack Wilson and sophomore Deangelo Liggins combined for 276 yards and four touchdowns to help the East Webster Wolverines defeat J.Z. George 34-6 on Friday night.
It wasn't exactly the start that East Webster coach Doug Wilson had in mind, but as the game went on, he was more pleased.
EUPORA â€“ Last season the Eupora Eagles had a rough ride home from Hamilton.
On Friday night, they made it a difficult ride for the Lions back to Hamilton.
The Eagles (7-1, 2-0) got revenge on the Lions (3-5, 1-1) with a 55-15 victory at Wafford Field on homecoming in a Class 2A, Region 2, District 4.
ETHEL â€“ Tiberias Lampkin had five rushing touchdowns and the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves spoiled Ethel's homecoming with a 50-14 victory Friday night.
Lampkin ended the night with 118 yards on 15 carries.
The Timberwolves improved their overall record to 6-1 and 4-0 in Class A, Region 3, District 4.
West Oktibbeha host district foe West Lowndes next Friday night.
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The Starkville Yellowjackets want to win their second-straight Class 5A, Region 2, District 6 championship this season.
Once again, the Ridgeland Titans are standing in Starkville's way.
The Jackets know a victory over the Titans in tonight's 7 p.m. meeting at Yellowjacket Stadium will go a long way in helping them achieve their goals.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers got to see firsthand a deep run into the playoffs last season.
SA coach Jeff Terrill and the Volunteers know what the excitement can bring and are hoping it happens again this season.
West Oktibbeha has put itself in a pretty spot for the playoffs, but that doesn't mean they have let their guard down.
The Timberwolves (5-1, 3-0) are not overlooking Class A, Region 3, District 4 foe Ethel (2-5, 0-4).
West Oktibbeha and Ethel are set for a 7 p.m. kickoff for Ethel's homecoming.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers spent a great amount of emotion last week.
Keeping the focus was coach Chad Peterson's number one priority.
"We preached to them," Peterson said. "They showed up every day to practice and we had a great week of practice. (We) came out focused (Thursday)."
It showed in the Volunteers 28-6 victory over Parklane Academy at J.E. Logan Field.