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October 5th, 2012
EUPORA â€“ Last season the Eupora Eagles had a rough ride home from Hamilton.
On Friday night, they made it a difficult ride for the Lions back to Hamilton.
The Eagles (7-1, 2-0) got revenge on the Lions (3-5, 1-1) with a 55-15 victory at Wafford Field on homecoming in a Class 2A, Region 2, District 4.
ETHEL â€“ Tiberias Lampkin had five rushing touchdowns and the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves spoiled Ethel's homecoming with a 50-14 victory Friday night.
Lampkin ended the night with 118 yards on 15 carries.
The Timberwolves improved their overall record to 6-1 and 4-0 in Class A, Region 3, District 4.
West Oktibbeha host district foe West Lowndes next Friday night.
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The Starkville Yellowjackets want to win their second-straight Class 5A, Region 2, District 6 championship this season.
Once again, the Ridgeland Titans are standing in Starkville's way.
The Jackets know a victory over the Titans in tonight's 7 p.m. meeting at Yellowjacket Stadium will go a long way in helping them achieve their goals.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers got to see firsthand a deep run into the playoffs last season.
SA coach Jeff Terrill and the Volunteers know what the excitement can bring and are hoping it happens again this season.
West Oktibbeha has put itself in a pretty spot for the playoffs, but that doesn't mean they have let their guard down.
The Timberwolves (5-1, 3-0) are not overlooking Class A, Region 3, District 4 foe Ethel (2-5, 0-4).
West Oktibbeha and Ethel are set for a 7 p.m. kickoff for Ethel's homecoming.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers spent a great amount of emotion last week.
Keeping the focus was coach Chad Peterson's number one priority.
"We preached to them," Peterson said. "They showed up every day to practice and we had a great week of practice. (We) came out focused (Thursday)."
It showed in the Volunteers 28-6 victory over Parklane Academy at J.E. Logan Field.
There are several little powerhouse teams that's making the Powerhouse Football League a success in its first season of existence.
Fred Tate, Powerhouse board member and spokesman for the league, is happy with the way the season is progressing to this point and especially with the success of the Starkville teams.
This is elimination day for the Major League Baseball playoffs.
Not only will the season come to an end for either the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers or Baltimore Orioles, there will be individuals with ties to Mississippi State baseball that will be going home for the winter.
Mississippi State senior defensive back Johnthan Banks received much deserved praise entering the season.
His pursuit of the MSU career interception record while being one of the top cornerbacks in all of college football simply made the spotlight brighter.
The Ridgeland Titans have many options in the playbook and with personnel.
After playing the power I offense that Provine presented last week, the Starkville Yellowjackets know they have to be ready for anythng when the Titans come to down for Class 5A, Regin 2, District 6 action on Friday. Kickoff for the first October game is set for 7 p.m.