August 29th, 2014
PELAHATCHIE â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers won their second game in as many attempts to start the season with a 31-10 decision over East Rankin Academy on Friday night.
Houston Clark was sharp offensively for the Vols with 123 yards rushing on 13 carries and one touchdown and completed 5-of-10 pass attempts for 74 yards and another score.
MABEN â€“ Sometimes it only takes one quarter to make a statement.
That's what the East Webster Wolverines did on Friday night.
The Wolverines used a high-scoring first quarter to take down Noxapater 35-0, improving to 2-0 this young season. East Webster scored three touchdowns in the opening period, allowing coach Doug Wilsonâ€™s team to step into the driverâ€™s seat early.
FRENCH CAMP â€“ Complete might be the only word available to describe the play displayed by Eupora Friday evening.
After a strong showing on both offense and defense, the Eagles departed French Camp with a 51-0 victory.
Thereâ€™s a running thread in Mississippi State Universityâ€™s recent concerts â€” a streak of some things Southern, and many things country.
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is opening up Mississippi State Universityâ€™s football season with a party, and everyone is invited.
GSDP will hold the Downtown Block Party, the first of its New South Weekend events, at the College Park shopping center on Russell Street tonight from 6-8.
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A football series was started last year between the Starkville Yellowjackets and the Oxford Chargers in hopes that a rivalry would develop similar to what the colleges of those towns have.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss battle for the Golden Egg Trophy each year and now Starkville and Oxford play in a game that was called Little Egg Bowl last season.
One game at a time.
That is the way coach Jeff Terrill and the Starkville Volunteers like to play football.
There is no looking down the road. Instead, the focus for SA is on what transpires this week and being ready to do â€śwhat they doâ€ť at the best of their ability.
French Camp might be the Panthers, but Eupora coach Junior Graham says he is expecting a â€śdog fightâ€ť when the teams take the fieldÂ tonight.
â€śThey really played Choctaw County tough,â€ť Graham said. â€ś(They) had some breaks go against them, but that game was a lot closer than the score indicated.â€ť
Southern Mississippi entered last year's finale at UAB 0-11 and on a 23-game losing streak.
The Golden Eagles stunned UAB, and the college football community for that matter, 62-27 to end the skid and notch their first win in two seasons. That was the only bright spot of Todd Monken's first season in Hattiesburg.
The Mississippi State volleyball team plays 15 non-conference matches to start the season.
Four of those non-conference matchups take place this weekend at the Sam Houston Invitational in Huntsville, Tex.
For the Bulldogs, it's not about playing Cal State Bakersville, Sam Houston State, Texas Pan American and Louisiana-Monroe. They want to get a good look at themselves.