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September 27th, 2013
FRENCH CAMP â€“ There is no substitute for actual game action to get a team ready to compete.
No one knows this more than the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves, who are still trying to find their identity after getting a bit of a delayed start to the season.
On Friday night, the team got another bit of experience as it faced off with French Camp Academy, which won 49-6.
James "Cubby" Harris values his days as a Hall of Fame defensive back at East Mississippi Community College.
The junior college experience in Scooba made an impression on Harris and helped him return to his hometown of Starkville to make a difference.
He coached in the youth leagues in Starkville for 20-plus years and tried to be a positive influence on children of the community.
The Starkville Yellowjackets are ready to return to the table of competition and feast.
After going through an open date last week, the Jackets are anxious to get back on the football field. They get to do that today with a road trip to Columbus with the Falcons waiting to open Class 6A, Region 2 action. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Football season has reached the midway point.
As Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill looks back to where his team has been, he is pleased with the way the team has competed, but as the Volunteers move forward, he knows there is always room for improvement.
There is a great deal of pressure when you are undefeated to maintain that level of performance and as district competition approaches East Webster is hoping to â€śfinish strong.â€ť
It's not often when it comes down to a field goal to win a junior high football game.
That was the case at Starkville Academy Thursday night.
The Volunteers moved into position to attempt a field goal in the closing seconds of a matchup against Heritage Academy and Sam Cox split the uprights on a 27-yarder to give SA a 17-14 victory.
Starkville Academy soccer coach Cole Andrews wanted to see his team accomplish a winning record in his first year.
The Lady Volunteers took a major step in that direction the last two days with a pair of solid victories.
After defeating Washington School in Greenville 7-3 on Wednesday, Starkville Academy returned home on Thursday to shut out Heritage Academy 6-0 at the Starkville Sportsplex.
The phrase never give up is often thrown around in sports.
On Thursday evening, it was true for the East Webster Lady Wolverine softball team.
After trailing Eupora for the majority of the game, East Webster scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead and ultimately get the 10-6 victory.
Mississippi State coach Jenny Hazelwood let it be known that her team's non-conference schedule was going to prepare them for Southeastern Conference play.
Hazelwood and her Bulldogs get to test that theory this weekend. MSU host No. 3 Florida (11-1) at the Newell-Grissom Building
Most of the talk early in this week has been about what Mississippi State is doing during its bye week.
Most of Bulldog head coach Dan Mullen's answers have been 'getting better, resting and getting younger guys reps.'
Mullen divulged a little more on Wednesday's Southeastern Conference teleconference. There were a few questions asked about next week's opponent LSU.