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November 21st, 2014
The Starkville Academy Volunteers won their last football state championship nine years ago.
The 2014 Volunteers have the chance to accomplish that same feat today.
One game remains.Â
Following the Yellowjackets 34-10 defeat of Southaven, that is all that now stands between Starkville High and a trip to Davis Wade Stadium on the MSU campus for the Class 6A State Championship.
Once again Starkville High School Athletic Director Stan Miller has to come up with a plan to sell home playoff tickets.
It's a task he welcomes with open arms.
For the third-straight week, the Yellowjackets will host in the Class 6A playoffs next week when the South Panola Tigers come to town for the North 6A championship.
HOLLANDALE â€“ The East Webster High School defense continues to shut down opponents on its journey through the Class 2A playoffs.
In three games, the Wolverines have only given up 15 points and had a stingy unit once again Friday night by defeating Simmons High School 21-8.
Mississippi State head men's basketball coach Rick Ray is looking for his team to be tested early in the season.
He gets his wish today.
The Bulldogs (2-0) square off against Utah State (3-0) at noon from Humphrey Coliseum. The game can be seen on SEC Network +.
The Starkville Yellowjackets received a little bit of a wakeup call at the end of the regular season.
As the Jackets played Warren Central and Clinton to close the Class 6A, Region 2 schedule, they had to win each game in different ways.
Starkville relied on its defense in a 27-17 victory over Warren Central, then had to turn up the offense to claim a 56-46 shootout over Clinton.
Getting hot at the right time. That is often the key to finding success in the postseason and is exactly what the East Webster Wolverines have done.
Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins always emphasizes forcing turnovers in his meeting rooms.
But in the last two games for the Bulldogs, they haven't forced a turnover.Â
One of Starkville Highâ€™s strongest athletes finalized her plans for the future Thursday afternoon.
After many years of anchoring the Lady Yellowjacket cross country team Walker Mattox signed a national letter of intent to continue her sport with the University of North Alabama.
An official had to run in and take the basketball away from Mississippi State sophomore Ketara Chapel before she inbounded with 7:20 left to go in Thursday night's game against the West Virginia Mountaineers.
The pause in action was so West Virginia's Lanay Montgomery, who had fouled out, could get to the bench.