September 7th, 2014
Across the board, one thing stands out as a consistent advantage, competing at home.
The Starkville Yellowjackets swim team will enjoy that benefit today as they host the Starkville High Invitational.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs needed a spark coming out of the locker room at halftime.
Kivon Coman and the MSU special teams obliged.
After stopping the UAB Blazers on offense to open the third quarter, Coman blocked a punt by Hunter Mullins and Nick Griffin recovered for the Bulldogs at the 20-yard line.
There were three numbers that were a definite concern for Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen on Saturday.
When his Bulldogs gave up 88, 81 and 75 yards on touchdown passes against the UAB Blazers, it did not make Mullen a happy man.
Mullen pretty much informed the defensive coaches after the game that there would be an early wakeup call today.
Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott became the first player in Mississippi State history to throw for at least four touchdowns while simultaneously rushing for over 100 yards.
He accomplished the feat with five touchdowns and 111 yards rushing in Saturday's 47-34 victory over the UAB Blazers at Davis Wade Stadium.
It was all about going the distance on Friday night for the Starkville High School Yellowjackets.
Whether it was off the foot of Michael Godley or with the passing of quarterback Brady Davis to wide receiver AJ Brown, the Jackets had the knack for the big number.
The results was 34-3 victory over the rival West Point Green Wave at Yellowjacket Stadium.
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Four grueling quarters were played between Starkville Academy and Washington School, but through it all, the Volunteers had the unit to stand strong for a 24-0 shutout over the Generals Friday night.
EUPORA â€“ To say Lamontae Salley was all over the field on Friday night may be an understatement.
However, the senior shined on both sides of the ball for Eupora, helping the Eagles to a 35-14 win over Winona.
A Starkville man got an unwelcome birthday present Thursday as U.S. Marshals arrested him for his suspected role in a March 30 shooting at Club Rock.
The marshals arrested 21-year-old Tobias Coleman in De Soto County on suspicion of aggravated assault, according to Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department Lt. Brett Watson. Coleman was booked into Oktibbeha County Jail on $100,000 bond.
An issue that passed through the Starkville Board of Aldermenâ€™s consent agenda without much fanfare Tuesday has at least one alderman concerned about the budget restriction it may present in the future.
Oktibbeha County is awaiting word to see if it can move forward with the design and construction of a new $3 million storm shelter.