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September 27th, 2012
The Starkville Academy football team has come to that part of the season where one win or one loss can make or break its season.
Tonight, the Volunteers (3-3, 1-1) travel to Gallman to take on Copiah Academy (0-6, 0-1) at 7 p.m. in a division game.
It has been a long non-division schedule for both Ackerman and East Webster.
This week the Indians and Wolverines square off in each team's first Class 2A, Region 2, District 4 game.
East Webster (5-1) travels to Ackerman (4-2) for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
As the final seconds ticked off the clock, a couple of Starkville Academy players grabbed the water cooler and doused coach Chad Peterson.
They were celebrating their second Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, District 2, Division II title.
The Volunteers (6-1) did it in convincing fashion with a 35-0 win over Copiah Academy at J.E. Logan Field Thursday night.
The Starkville High School 9th grade Yellowjackets started fast against the Louisville Wildcats Thursday night.
When quarterback Montario Montgomery found Terrance Grayer for a 61-yard touchdown pass on the first offensive possession of the game for Starkville and Deontay Rogers ran in the two-point conversion, it was the first eight of what turned out to be 28 points for the home team.
The smile that came across the face of Emilie Sanders said it all Thursday afternoon.
All of the seniors for the Starkville Academy girls soccer team saw action during the final home match and all of them scored a goal during an 11-0 victory over Copiah Academy at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Sanders was the final senior to get in on the fun in the later stages of the second half.
Baseball is different at Mississippi State.
It is not just something Bulldog fans watch until the next football season. It is more. Baseball is important.
Today, MSU opens its 45 days of fall baseball with a scrimmage at Dudy Noble Field at 4 p.m.
EUPORA â€“ In Lee Berryhill's first season, the East Webster slowpitch softball team greeted him with a Class 2A, Region 5, District 4 championship.
The Lady Wolverines took care of business and beat Eupora 7-2 Thursday to ensure the title.
Mississippi State fans have heard new football uniforms were on the way.
On Wednesday, the Bulldogs unveiled the look they will don during their games with Texas A&M and Ole Miss.
MATHISTON â€“ There's a saying that defense wins championships.
East Webster's defense is making that cliche look promising.
The Wolverines are 5-1 this season and a big reason is the defense. East Webster head coach Doug Wilson echos that cliche and knows how important defense is in this game.
"Defense wins championships," Wilson said. "It is just as important as a fast-paced offense."
The Provine High School Rams may not have the type of record that is overly impressive, but they have a running game that does.
Frank Jenkins and Robert Lee have combined for 714 yards rushing this season. Jenkins is the top rushing Ram with 388 yards on 85 carries.