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September 12th, 2014
MABEN â€“ For many teams, starting the division schedule with a loss isnâ€™t exactly a good sign.
However, for the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves, coach Danny Crawford couldnâ€™t be more proud.
CRAWFORD â€“ The Nanih Waiya Warriors scorched the East Oktibbeha County Titans in its first Class A, Region 3 game of the season Friday night 49-0.
After the loss at home, the Titans fell to 0-3 the season.
Each Friday night can tell quite the story about the consistency for a football team.
Starkville Academy (3-0) is no exception and tonight when they face off against Hillcrest Christian (1-2), head coach Jeff Terrill is looking for more out of his Volunteers.
Some teams find time to correct some things during an open date from competition.
That has been the case this week for the Starkville Yellowjackets.
For some of the Jackets, it has been a time to even fix some teeth.
SHS football coach Jamie Mitchell said many of the players wait until the open date to schedule dentist and doctor appointments.
MABEN â€“ Unless teams are granted an open date, there are no off nights in high school football competition.
Week in and week out each and every team has weapons it possesses that can strike hard at their opponent.
In a precursor to the varsity matchup tonight, the junior high squads of Starkville Academy and Hillcrest Christian met on the gridiron Thursday.
Even though the action was pushed back later into the evening, once underway it never slacked as the Volunteers concluded the contest with a 16-0 victory.
Starkville Academy soccer coach Cole Andrews knew for a fact that Thursday's match against Washington School was going to be tough.
That's because he understands the man coaching the Lady Generals.
Washington coach Jim Allen recruited and got Andrews to come play at Delta State University. It was a program that Allen started in Cleveland.
Mississippi State's home opener didn't go as planned.
The Bulldogs lost in straight sets (25-19, 25-18 and 25-14) to South Alabama at the Newell-Grissom Building Thursday night to open the Maroon Classic, the first of two MSU-hosted tournaments.
Through the first two games, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen and his coaching staff have rotated several guys in and out on both sides of the football.
The biggest position has been quarterback.
The Bulldogs have used both starter Dak Prescott and backup Damian Williams in both first halves, and first quarters, of the two opening wins.
There will be an excitement in the air in Mobile, Ala., Saturday that has never been seen before.
The South Alabama Jaguars, just in their six year of football, host a Southeastern Conference team in Mississippi State, the first ever SEC team to make the trip there for a road game. It is by far the biggest game in the history of Jaguar football, and the biggest home game ever.