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Davis Wade Stadium was the site of victory and celebration for six different Mississippi high school football teams this past weekend.
It was even bigger for three separate players.
The Mississippi State football stadium saw three future Bulldogs compete for Mississippi High School Activities Association State championships this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and they showed out.Â
The honors keep rolling in for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
A day after the Associated Press released its All-Southeastern Conference teams, the SEC coaches announced theirs.
Bulldog quarterback Dak Prescott, defensive lineman Preston Smith and linebacker Benardrick McKinney made the first team, while offensive lineman Ben Beckwith and running back Josh Robinson made the second team.
Things are much different now at Mississippi State than they were three years ago when women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer last spoke to the Starkville Kiwanis Club.
On Tuesday, Schaefer talked about what it's like for the football and women's basketball programs to be ranked at the same time, which was not the case in 2012. Football was ranked in 2012, but not women's hoops.
There was no shortage of substituting Tuesday evening for the Starkville Academy Volunteers.
The Volunteers picked up 24 points off the bench, which were certainly a difference maker as SA defeated Washington School 59-32.
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers had 72 looks at the basket to score on Tuesday night against the Washington School Lady Generals.
They only had 39 points to show for it.
Although the Lady Vols were able to come back and make a game out of the situation in the fourth quarter, the offensive struggles of the first three quarters is what cost them in a 45-39 loss at home.
Two one-goal losses is not how the Starkville Academy Volunteers wanted to begin the soccer season.
After dropping a 1-0 match to Washington School at home on Monday, the Vols lost 2-1 to the Heritage Academy Patriots on Tuesday. Both games were played at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Dan Mullen's last game before becoming the Mississippi State head coach full-time came in the Orange Bowl.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team has passed every test on the basketball court so far this season.
There will be more this week and not just with the game.
The experience of the Washington School Generals having played multiple soccer matches this season showed against Starkville Academy on Monday afternoon.
It was the season opener for the Volunteers, while Washington School had already played five times. In their sixth match, the Generals won a 1-0 decision.
BILOXI â€“ It was just another day at the office Sunday for coach Buddy Stephens and the East Mississippi Community College Lions.
Led by sophomore gunslinger Chad Kelly and a balanced offensive attack, the Lions held off the determined Iowa Western Reivers, winning 34-17 and taking their second consecutive NJCAA National Championship.