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August 24th, 2012
OKOLONA â€“ Deangelo Liggins had 55 yards rushing on 14 carries and had a 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter as the East Webster Wolverines defeated Okolona 14-6 Friday night on the road.
Wilbur O'Briant returned a fumble 49 yards for a touchdown to give the Wolverines their first points of the game.
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell and his staff did not determine until Thursday evening that quarterback-defensive back Gabe Myles, a member of the Starkville Daily News Preseason Top 10 team, would not be able to play against the Madison Central Jaguars because of an ankle injury.
Starkville High School quarterback Gabe Myles will not play in tonight's (Friday's) road game against Madison Central High School.
SHS football coach Jamie Mitchell confirmed that Myles had a sprained ankle, which would keep him out of action.
The Starkville High School volleyball team continued its winning ways and beat Amory Thursday night in three sets.
The Lady Jackets took the match 25-5, 25-8 and 25-8.
Courtney Wilson had seven aces and Michaela Mills had six.
SHS improved its record to 5-3 and have won five straight.
MABEN â€“ The East Webster slowpitch softball team took care of business and improved its record to 7-0.
The Lady Wolverines beat Houston 5-2 Thursday afternoon at Nikki Jones Memorial Field.
Rivalry games are something teams look forward to all year.
For the Starkville Academy Volunteers, they won't have to wait until the end of the season to play a rivalry game.
Starkville Academy plays host to Heritage Academy at 7 p.m., tonight.
The Volunteers are heavy favorites, but head coach Jeff Terrill is not letting that affect him or his team.
The last two seasons the Starkville Yellowjackets lost their season-opening football game to the Noxubee County Tigers.
In those same seasons, the Jackets bounced back the next week for victories.
The Eupora Eagles are playing their second Class A squad in the same number of weeks, but that doesn't mean the competition is lacking.
The Eagles play host to defending Class A State champion Noxapater at 7:30 p.m., tonight.
Eupora head coach Junior Graham is looking for his team to improve on last week and make plays that it didn't make.
Mississippi State announced the departure of receivers coach Angelo Mirando on Sunday and it only took four days for head coach Dan Mullen to find his man as a replacement.
That man is former University of Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster.
The Mississippi State football and volleyball programs have something in common this year.
Before the Bulldogs open with the Jackson State Tigers on the gridiron at Davis Wade Stadium on Sept. 1, the volleyball version steps onto the court at Newell-Grissom Building Friday night against the same school.