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Unblemished September Bulldogs see first 4-0 mark since 1999

September 23, 2012

Not since 1999 have the Mississippi State Bulldogs opened the season a perfect 4-0, but on Saturday night, that’s exactly what Dan Mullen’s team did with a 30-10 win over South Alabama.

After a slow start, the Bulldog offense got going in the second quarter thanks to a LaDarius Perkins 44-yard scoring run to break the ice and give State the early 7-0 lead.

SMITH COLUMN: MSU sluggish out of gate, but recovers

September 23, 2012

The Mississippi State Bulldogs needed to get refocused and ready.

At least that's the way analyst from ESPN radio saw the situation on Saturday morning.

After MSU escaped Troy last week with a 30-24 victory, there were many across the country that were anxious to see whether its newly achieved No. 23 ranking in The Associated Press and USA Today polls was deserved.

Banks inches closer to MSU interception record

September 23, 2012

Mississippi State senior defensive back Johnthan Banks inched one step closer to becoming the career interception leader at the school Saturday night.

The former East Webster High School player is within one pick of tying the all-time interception record of 16 held by Walt Harris.

Jackets begin region schedule strong

September 22, 2012

JACKSON – It turned out to be an easy Class 5A, Region 2, District 6 opener for the Starkville High School Yellowjackets.

After beginning the season with a 1-3 record against tough non-division competitive, Starkville went on the road to defeat the Jackson Lanier Bulldogs 48-0 on Friday night.

Vols unable to overcome talented Pats

September 22, 2012

The Starkville Academy Volunteers may have been an underdog in Friday night's matchup with Jackson Prep.

Starkville Academy’s head coach Jeff Terrill talked to his team before the game about how the Volunteers wanted to play the game.

“We need to play our football,” Terrill said. “We need to play hard, fundamental football.”

East Oktibbeha loses on the road

September 22, 2012

COLUMBUS – For the East Oktibbeha Titans, the road to the playoffs just got a lot harder.

The Titans fell to Class A, Region 3, District 4 rival West Lowndes 14-0 Friday night at Panther Field.

The Titans are now 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the district, while the Panthers improved to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in district play.

SHS opens division football slate

September 20, 2012

There's one particular number that makes Starkville High School defensive coordinator Brooks Oakley uncomfortable going into the Class 5A, Region 2, District 6 schedule.

The Yellowjackets have given up 25 points per game and that's too much in Oakley's mind.

SA set to play talented Prep on gridiron

September 20, 2012

Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill respects Jackson Prep and what its done.

The No. 2 ranked Patriots (5-0, 1-0) in the Associated Press Private School poll, come in fresh off a 9-0 win over Class 5A opponent Pearl last Thursday night. Patriot head coach Ricky Black got his 300th career win.

East Oktibbeha, West Lowndes meet in important division football game

September 20, 2012

East Oktibbeha football coach Randy Brooks has been emphasizing the importance of tonight's game against West Lowndes to his team all week.

Not only will it be a game between neighboring schools, it also determines positioning in the Class A, Region 3, District 4 race.

Communication key in SHS volleyball win

September 20, 2012

Communication is a big key in most sports.

The Starkville High School volleyball team showed on Thursday night how crucial communication can be.

The Lady Yellowjackets beat the Ackerman Lady Indians 3-0 at the Beehive.
SHS (13-11, 3-0) got off to a good start winning the first set 25-14.

The Lady Jackets talked on every volley.

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