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October 9th, 2014
More than just homecoming festivities surround tonightâ€™s game between East Oktibbeha and West Oktibbeha.Â
Defensive lineman Lorenzo Dantzler proclaimed that the Starkville Yellowjackets wanted to shut out all division opponents.
They are off to a good start.
After two Class 6A, Region 2 games, Starkville has outscored Columbus and Northwest Rankin 85-0.
The Jackets go for number three tonight when they host the Greenville Hornets. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
What constitutes a win streak?
Is it two games, three games or even four games in a row?
No matter what the definition, the fact that French Camp Academy (4-3, 4-0) comes to Starkville this week on the heels of winning four in a row is impressive.
MABEN â€“ There is a certain challenge that comes with facing a team ranked No. 1.Â
That's what the East Webster Wolverines face this week when they make the trip to play the Calhoun City Wildcats, which are the top team in Class 2A.
The Wolverines (6-1) know the test that awaits against the undefeated Wildcats (7-0).
There are five members of the Starkville High School football team that have made various All-Star game rosters.
French Camp Academy has taken no shortcuts when it comes to scheduling this season.
Right out the gate the Panthers took on top teams like Choctaw County and Eupora. While the wins did not come for coach Nathan Wright, there was a number of positives that emerged from those games.
Coach Phil Short calls the football program at Greenville High School a "work in progress."
The Hornets are in a transition stage with the return of Short, who led the program about 10 years ago.
"I was here when Bill Lee was (the coach at Starkville) so we competed against each other during that time," Short said. "I'm back into it again so it's a different experience. It's coming along."
Biggest game in the state of Mississippi?
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen sure thinks so.
He leads his No. 3 Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0) into the biggest matchup of the week as No. 2 Auburn (5-0, 2-0) comes calling this Saturday.
Unfamiliar territory is exactly what Lauren Love's volleyball team embarked on when they moved up to Class 6A.
There were some bumps and bruises during the first year, but those have been sorted through. Now as the regular season comes to a close, Starkville finds itself with a 19-10 overall and 6-1 divisional record and sitting in second place in the division behind DeSoto Central.
Dak Prescott and the Heisman Trophy.
The name and the award have become synonymous this week as the Mississippi State quarterback has taken the nation by storm.
In his last two games â€“ both Southeastern Conference contests â€“ the junior has accounted for 729 yards of offense and eight touchdowns.Â