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August 16th, 2013
The high school football programs at Starkville and New Hope didn't exchange film prior to today's jamboree action at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.
As far as getting tuned up for the season-opener next week, the element of surprise is actually a welcomed thing.
JACKSON â€“ High school football fans who like to see points scored in great numbers did not get what they wanted Friday night from the Starkville Academy Volunteers.
The Vols played two 20-minute running quarters at the Jackson Academy jamboree and failed to score in either with 0-0 finals against Simpson Academy and Richland.
Mississippi State's secondary does not return many starters from last year's team.
There are no returning starters at cornerback and the only returning starter in the secondary plays safety.
Senior safety Nickoe Whitley will anchor the secondary and the safeties this season, as he is the most experienced player on the back end of the defense.
Exposure is the word of the day in the world of high school softball on Saturday.
Taking place at the Starkville Sportsplex, the 11th annual College Exposure Tournament will feature numerous teams from around the state of Mississippi.
Although they are not hosting Starkville Academy will be a willing participant and its coach is looking forward to getting some additional games in.
There were certain things that Aaron Gordon wanted to see in his first match as the coach of the Mississippi State women's soccer team.
Overtime wasn't necessarily one of those things.
After the Bulldogs and the South Florida Bulls battled to a 1-1 tie after regulation, a decision had to be made whether to continue with the match.
Johnthan Banks and Darius Slay anchored a very talented and experienced cornerbacks group last season.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs don't have Banks or Slay this season. Both players have moved on to the National Football League.
New cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend takes over one of the more raw position groups on the field for the Bulldogs.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs didn't take it easy on themselves in finding an opponent to open the 2013 soccer season.
Even though its an exhibition game, MSU coach Aaron Gordon went out to find the best competition possible.
He believes South Florida out of the Big East Conference fits that idea. The Bulldogs challenge the Bulls tonight at home.
There's a certain advantage high school coaches get if they can get their teams into a preseason jamboree.
Before the Starkville Academy Volunteers open the season at Lamar School next week, they will take part in a jamboree today at Jackson Academy. It allows Starkville Academy the opportunity for a preseason warm-up and to knock any rust off while getting a game type feel.
EUPORA â€“ There is a certain excitement that exists on Friday nights during high school football season.
While it may not be time to officially kick off the season, jamborees give fans just a taste of what's to come.
Eupora is one of those schools as tonight they will take to the gridiron for the first time other than practice to host Meet the Eagles and a jamboree.
These days when you think Mississippi State football, you think about Tyler Russell.
The senior quarterback will be starting his second year as the starter under center.
Last season the Meridian native broke many school records, so unlike many other positions, quarterback is decided.
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