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September 15th, 2013
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell said in the preseason that junior running back Jacquez Horsley might be asked to run the football 20-25 times for his offense.
It took more than that on Friday night for the Yellowjackets.
Horsley had 37 carries for Starkville in a 34-14 victory over the Southaven Chargers at home.
AUBURN, Ala. â€“ It seemed that Mississippi State was on its way to a victory.Â
The Auburn Tigers had their own thoughts of winning.
With just over 2 minutes remaining in the ballgame, the Tigers took it 88 yards for a touchdown as they knocked off the Bulldogs 24-20 at Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday night.
AUBURN, Ala. â€“ Senior quarterback Tyler Russell traveled with Mississippi State and dressed out.
He just didn't play.
Russell missed last week's home opener after suffering a concussion against Oklahoma State in week one.Â
MSU head coach Dan Mullen said Russell was not physically cleared to play.Â
For the second week in a row, sophomore Dak Prescott got the start under center.Â
There was another indication develop Saturday night of just how much potential the young players of the Mississippi State volleyball program have.
Three State players made the Bulldog Invitational All-Tournament team and they were two freshmen and one sophomore.
The Most Valuable Player of the event was freshman middle blocker Chelsea Duhs.
Mississippi Stateâ€™s volleyball team made quick work of Wofford on Saturday. In three straight sets, the Bulldogs knocked off the Terriers 25-8, 25-12 and 25-18.
One of Dan Mullen's biggest wins as the Mississippi State head coach came last year against Auburn.
Today, Mullen's Bulldogs (1-1) face off against the Tigers in Auburn (2-0) at Jordan-Hare Stadium in the first Southeastern Conference game for both teams. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN2.
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell knows how important Darius Grayer is to his football team.
When Grayer was injured and wasn't able to be a factor during last week's game at West Point, Mitchell missed him.
Grayer, still not at 100 percent, was involved in a key moment of Friday's 34-14 victory by the Yellowjackets against the Southaven Chargers.
Coach Jeff Terrill said Fridayâ€™s game against Hillcrest Christian was probably the most important contest thus far in the season.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers took that to heart as they defeated the Cougars 49-8.
HOUSTON â€“ Coach Doug Wilson knows the East Webster Wolverines have a tough division schedule lying ahead. That is why the coach feels â€śfortunateâ€ť his team has already faced some strong competition and now stands at 4-0.
The Wolverines defeated the Houston Hilltoppers on the road 21-13 Friday night.
Kimmy Gardiner may be young and inexperienced, but that hasn't stopped her from making a huge impact at Mississippi State.
The Bulldog freshman opposite hitter recorded her fifth-straight double-double Friday afternoon as MSU went on to a 3-0 sweep of Niagara in the first match of the Bulldog Invitational at the Newell-Grissom Building.