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September 21st, 2014
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen more than likely woke up Sunday morning with a huge smile on his face.
The Bulldogs' ended a streak, did something only the top-ranked team in the country has ever done and are now ranked.
The Florence High School Falcons had the reputation of being one of the strongest bigger schools in the state of Alabama.
When it came to crossing the state line and meeting the challenge the Falcons presented on Friday night, the Starkville Yellowjackets proved they were up to the task.
What do you call someone who gives their all no matter whether on the court or off?
If you are Starkville High School, the answer is Courtney Wilson.
Not only is the senior a standout member of the Lady Yellowjackets volleyball team, but when not on the court, she is busy taking care of things academically as well as in the community.
BATON ROUGE, La. â€“ Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen felt like the Bulldogs' struggles against LSU in the past didn't matter.
And he was right.
BATON ROUGE, La. â€“ Mississippi State attempted just one field goal heading into Saturday night.
That was a 40-yard missed kick by freshman Westin Graves in the opener against Southern Miss.
The Bulldogs redeemed themselves as sophomore Evan Sobiesk made a 27-yard field goal and a 28-yard field goal as MSU knocked off No. 8 LSU 34-29 on the road.
Being one of three Mattox girls on Starkville's cross country team is not always easy, but Walker, the oldest of the trio, would not have it any other way.
"They encourage me and make me better," Mattox said. "It can be hard sometimes because they are really fast, but they make me who I am. I wouldn't be here without them."
Through the wins and losses of the early volleyball season, the Mississippi State Bulldogs have been maturing.
There are six freshman on the MSU roster this year and three of them start.
Any question of how good Starkville Academy is this season was answered Friday Night.
Lining up against No. 2 Magnolia Heights, the Volunteers provided a dominating performance which resulted in a 27-7 victory.
FLORENCE, Ala. â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets showed a little corner of Alabama why they are considered the No. 1 high school football team in Mississippi right now on Friday night.
Starkville built a 30-0 lead over its host from Florence, Ala., and went on to defeat the Falcons 37-7.
EUPORA â€“ Lamontae Salley was a popular man in the offensive huddle and in the play calling for the Eupora Eagles Friday night.
The senior tailback accounted for four touchdowns as the Class 2A Eagles cruised to a 35-0 victory over Class 4A opponent Byhalia.
Eupora have did not lean heavily on Salley in the first four games of the season, but that changed in the matchup with the Indians.