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October 4th, 2014
Former Starkville High School quarterback and defensive back Gabe Myles made his first start for the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday.
Myles got the nod in the place of an injured Jameon Lewis and the Bulldogs defeated the Texas A&M Aggies 48-31.
"The next guy just stepped right in with a Gabe Myles," MSU head coach Dan Mullen said.
MABEN â€“ Football was not necessarily on everyone's mind Saturday in the state of Mississippi.
In the midst of all the football action, East Webster took some time to host a large slow pitch softball tournament.
BRANDON â€“ Starkville's offense gets a good bit of the lion's share of the attention.
The Yellowjackets have yet to trail in a game this season and haven't scored less than 34 points in a contest this year.
The defense has been right there with the offense though.
MADISON â€“ Friday night's football game between the Starkville Academy Volunteers and Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots was nothing short of an old-fashioned, hard-nosed football outing.
With defense highlighting the night, MRA claimed the contest 17-10 over No. 1 Starkville Academy to hand the Volunteers their first loss on the season.Â
MABEN â€“ It was a tale of two halves in Webster County on Friday night.
After dominating the first half and taking a 24-6 lead into halftime, the East Webster Wolverines found themselves on the ropes in the second half, but held off a furious 16-point rally from Okolona to win 31-22 over the Chieftains.
EUPORA â€“ The Eupora Eagles continued their winning ways on Friday night.
Eupora moved to 7-0 this season with a win over the Saint Joseph Catholic School Bruins 34-6.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team has created some high expectations after a successful run to the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitational Tournament last spring.
With the start of practice two days away, coach Vic Schaefer knows there will be a bullseye to a certain extent on his Bulldogs.
That's just fine with him.
The objective for the Starkville Academy Volunteers against Madison-Ridgeland Academy tonight is simple.
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell is anxious to see how his team responds to some first half adversity.
There hasn't been any of that yet for his Yellowjackets.
In fact, SHS has yet to punt in the first three quarters of any game this season. It has only punted 11 times all season.
MABEN â€“ The East Webster Wolverines might hold a 5-1 record, but starting tonight, it is a whole new ballgame.
No longer is it about learning strengths and weaknesses. Instead, these are the games that matter because Class 2A, Region 4 football opens up with the Okolona Chieftains (2-3) embarking on Wolverine territory.