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September 11th, 2013
Mississippi State and Auburn aren't really considered rivals.
The two teams are in the Southeastern Conference Western Division, and have played 86 times.
Since coach Dan Mullen took over the Bulldog program, the first SEC game for MSU has been Auburn. He sees that as an instant rival.
Ed Rich does not sound like a coach that has an undefeated football team after three games.
Despite being 3-0 at this point of the season, Rich said the Southaven Chargers have a long way to go and much improvement to make.
Hillcrest Christian School is looking to begin district play with a win as it travels to Starkville Friday to face the Volunteers of Starkville Academy.
As his team prepares for the journey north, Cougars coach Darrow Anderson knows it's in for a battle once they take the field.
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MATHISTON â€“ The East Webster football roster has Deangelo Liggins listed as quarterback, running back and defensive back.
Liggins can do a little bit of everything and his talents were on display last Friday night.
EUPORA â€“ He wears number 34 as a tribute to Walter Payton.
When not on the football field, he likes to relax and spend time with his family and he just might be one of the most selfless athletes playing high school football.
Webster County has always had a tradition of producing some pretty good high school football.
What's taking place for the East Webster Wolverines and Eupora Eagles so far this season has been nothing short of incredible.
Chris Jones is still a defensive end at heart.
The Mississippi State freshman defensive lineman was one of the biggest recruits in the 2013 class.
The Houston High School graduate chose the Bulldogs over in-state rival Ole Miss.Â
When he arrived in Starkville, the coaching staff started working on transitioning him from a defensive end to a defensive tackle.
It was all about the team effort Tuesday evening as the Starkville High volleyball team defeated visiting Olive Branch in four sets 25-23, 25-9, 17-25 and 25-16.
No one Lady Yellowjacket dominated the game, but instead several members of the team stepped up and contributed to the victory.
Sallie Kate Richardson was determined to give everything she had for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers Tuesday afternoon.
It was twice that the Pillow Academy Lady Mustangs tied up the soccer match with the Lady Vols at the Starkville Sportsplex, but both times Richardson put in the goals to put her team back on top.
Since coach Dan Mullen arrived at Mississippi State, he hasn't had a ton of information available to prepare for Auburn.
The Tigers (2-0) have featured a good bit of turnover with coaches and key personnel. Mullen and his Bulldogs (1-1) will get to see those new additions when they travel to Auburn Saturday for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPN2.Â