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Jackets win shootout: SHS outscores Madison Central at home 45-42

October 19, 2013

Before Friday's night matchup between Starkville and Madison Central, the Jaguars had a few choice words for the Yellowjackets.
Madison Central taunted Starkville by saying "we're about to welcome you to 6A."
The Jackets showed they didn't need a big, drawn-out welcome.
Starkville beat Madison Central 45-42 in a shootout at Yellowjacket Stadium.

SMITH COLUMN: Burton sees the Jackets play big games

October 19, 2013

Starkville High School has been in its share of big football games over the past few years.
For the last 34 years, Charlie Burton has watched most of them.
Burton has only missed one season of Yellowjacket football since 1979 and has been the true example of what a fan should be.
The only SHS season Burton missed was in 1987 when he had to have surgery.

Wolverines edged in defensive clash

October 19, 2013

MABEN – If there was one word that could describe the emotions of the East Webster Wolverines after their loss Friday night, “heartbreak” would probably the first choice.
The Wolverines fell to division rival Bruce 7-3 in what proved to be a hotly contested game between two solid defenses.

Chargers blank Lions

October 19, 2013

ACKERMAN – The Choctaw County Chargers entered Friday’s game on a five-game win streak and after defeating Southeast Lauderdale 45-0, that streak moved to six.

Salley helps Eupora to 34-12 victory

October 19, 2013

EUPORA – Lamontae Salley scored three touchdowns for Eupora, two receiving and one rushing in the fourth quarter, and the Eagles went on to a 34-12 homecoming victory over Okolona Friday night.
"We played much better," Eupora head coach Junior Graham said. "We blocked and tackled much better than we did last week. We rebounded well from a loss to Bruce."

Ray sees improvement at MSU

October 17, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Entering his second year as the Mississippi State head coach, Rick Ray was looking for improvement.
The Bulldog coach had a trying first year in the Southeastern Conference with a young, inexperienced, and banged-up squad.
He finally has a full roster, and has seen a great deal of improvement from the returning guys.

State women learn from last year experience

October 17, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Mississippi State women's basketball team experienced some growing pains last year.
Even though there were some tough losses along the way, the Bulldogs experienced a great high when they upset No. 11 Georgia 50-38 in the final home game of the season.
MSU turned up the defensive pressure that night and only allowed the visiting Bulldogs five made baskets in each half.

Florida's Young believes MSU will be better team

October 17, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Mississippi State was picked to finish 13th in the Southeastern Conference this season by the media.
Florida center Patric Young isn't buying into that. The senior had a bold statement on the Bulldogs.
"I wouldn't be surprised if Mississippi State was a lot better this year," Young told reporters at SEC media days on Thursday. "They have a lot of good young guys."

Big game: SHS, Madison Central meet in Class 6A, Region 3 clash

October 17, 2013

The Starkville Yellowjackets have had a history of playing in big football games with much on the line.
Under coach Jamie Mitchell the last two years, the Jackets have made playoff runs that led all of the way to the Class 5A State championship game. They won the title last season.

East Webster sees another challenge in region

October 17, 2013

The battles keep coming for the East Webster Wolverines.
The Wolverines play in an extremely tough region of Class 2A and tonight they will face another of district opponent in Bruce.
As his team prepares, East Webster coach Doug Wilson is just looking for the trend of playing to the end to continue.

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