September 11th, 2014
Each Friday night can tell quite the story about the consistency for a football team.
Starkville Academy (3-0) is no exception and tonight when they face off against Hillcrest Christian (1-2), head coach Jeff Terrill is looking for more out of his Volunteers.
Some teams find time to correct some things during an open date from competition.
That has been the case this week for the Starkville Yellowjackets.
For some of the Jackets, it has been a time to even fix some teeth.
SHS football coach Jamie Mitchell said many of the players wait until the open date to schedule dentist and doctor appointments.
MABEN â€“ Unless teams are granted an open date, there are no off nights in high school football competition.
Week in and week out each and every team has weapons it possesses that can strike hard at their opponent.
In a precursor to the varsity matchup tonight, the junior high squads of Starkville Academy and Hillcrest Christian met on the gridiron Thursday.
Even though the action was pushed back later into the evening, once underway it never slacked as the Volunteers concluded the contest with a 16-0 victory.
Starkville Academy soccer coach Cole Andrews knew for a fact that Thursday's match against Washington School was going to be tough.
That's because he understands the man coaching the Lady Generals.
Washington coach Jim Allen recruited and got Andrews to come play at Delta State University. It was a program that Allen started in Cleveland.
Mississippi State's home opener didn't go as planned.
The Bulldogs lost in straight sets (25-19, 25-18 and 25-14) to South Alabama at the Newell-Grissom Building Thursday night to open the Maroon Classic, the first of two MSU-hosted tournaments.
A broken fiber optic line led to an afternoon-long MetroCast service outage in six counties, much to customersâ€™ ire.
MetroCast Southern Region Operations Manager Mark Boyer said the problem originated in Houston, before MetroCast dispatched crews to repair the issue.
On Sunday, Jasmine Murray, a Mississippi State University student from Columbus, will appear on national television â€” but not for the first time.
John 15:13 says, â€śGreater love has no one than this: to lay down oneâ€™s life for oneâ€™s friends.â€ť