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Player evaluation key for Jackets at jamboree

August 16, 2014

Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell is looking for a few good men today.
When his Yellowjackets face fellow Class 6A member Terry in jamboree action at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium, Mitchell sees it as an evaluation tool.
Mitchell admits that he does not know much about Terry, but the opponent won't be the most important thing on his mind at 5 p.m.

SA tops Noxapater 34-0 in two-quarter jamboree

August 16, 2014

Starkville Academy head football coach Jeff Terrill was happy to see his team respond and do well in the first chance for the Volunteers to go against an opponent Friday night.
Even though Starkville Academy found it to be easy at times during a 34-0 two-quarter jamboree victory over Noxapater, Terrill warned not to get too excited over the outcome.

Action in Eupora was to Graham's approval

August 16, 2014

EUPORA – The lights were on, the pads were on and two teams were present.
Even though there was not a win or loss on the line Friday night, it was still football competition to be had and Eupora head coach Junior Graham liked what he saw.

East Webster's Keller has good scrimmage

August 16, 2014

MABEN – East Webster head coach Doug Wilson knew he had to get Chase Keller involved in the offense.
So he decided to let the linebacker try his hand at running back.
That move paid off Friday night.
Keller set up his 2-yard touchdown with a big 46-yard scamper as the Wolverines went on to beat Hamilton 21-13 in a jamboree scrimmage game at home.

Bulldogs' schedule intriguing

August 16, 2014

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will enter year three of the coach Rick Ray era with a better non-conference schedule than in the past.
For the Southeastern Conference portion of the schedule, it promises to be intriguing.
The SEC released conference basketball games on Friday via the new SEC Network.

Eupora hosts Classic event to start season

August 16, 2014

EUPORA – Two jamboree games may have been played, but the Eupora Eagles softball season officially begins with the Slow Pitch Classic.

Change behind the mic: Williams to assist Ellis with Bulldog basketball broadcasts

August 14, 2014

Richard Williams will be back inside Mississippi State's Humphrey Coliseum this season, but in a different capacity.
The former Mississippi State coach will join Jim Ellis for the MSU radio broadcast of men's basketball games, the university announced Thursday. He will be the color analyst and replaces Bart Gregory who will be a part of the new SEC Network.

Mississippi State returns capable talent in the backfield

August 14, 2014

Mississippi State running backs coach Greg Knox is excited about his group of guys.
And why shouldn't he be?
The Bulldogs return junior Josh Robinson, who rushed for nearly 500 yards as a sophomore, sophomore Ashton Shumpert, utility offensive piece Brandon Holloway and senior Nick Griffin is finally healthy.
They also add freshmen Aeris Williams and Dontavian Lee.

Jamboree time: SA welcomes Noxapater to town

August 14, 2014

It has been all about practice, practice, practice for Starkville Academy, but tonight that all changes.
At 7 p.m., the Volunteers will suit up for a two-quarter jamboree game against Noxapater.
"It is a time for both teams to line up against somebody else," SA coach Jeff Terrill said. "We can knock the rust off and get in game speed."

Wolverines welcome Lions

August 14, 2014

MABEN – East Webster football coach Doug Wilson wants to see some specific things out of tonight's home jamboree and can't think of a better way to see where the Wolverines stand than to tangle with the Hamilton Lions.
East Webster and Hamilton meet in what is expected to be a two-quarter scrimmage in Cumberland at 7 p.m.

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