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WARDLAW COLUMN: Despite 38-8 loss, Bulldogs having a notable season

October 28, 2012

The Mississippi State Bulldogs took their win streak on the road to Tuscaloosa feeling they were inching closer to the top of the nation's top conference.

Regardless of Saturday's 38-7 loss to the Crimson Tide, there are still some impressive notesthat will make MSU fans proud. 

The Bulldogs’ 7-1 start is the best start through eight games since 1999 (8-0).

Big-time opportunity: MSU takes belief, plan into battle with Alabama

October 27, 2012

Mississippi State fans believe in their undefeated and 12th-ranked Bulldogs.

Entering tonight's Southeastern Conference Western Division battle against the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide, the support has been incredible.

SMITH COLUMN: It needs to be game, like the one in 1980, for Bulldogs to win

October 27, 2012

There weren't many who gave the Mississippi State Bulldogs much of a chance to defeat the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide, led by legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, in 1980.

The mere presence of Bryant leaning upon the goalpost prior to games was enough to intimidate opponents, which was often the case during the incredible stretch Alabama enjoyed in those days.

Jackets clinch division title: Starkville defeats Callaway 34-16 in Class 5A, Region 2

October 27, 2012

JACKSON – The Starkville Yellowjackets laid claim to the Class 5A, Region 2, District 6 championship for the second consecutive season.

With Friday night's 34-16 win over the Callaway Chargers, Starkville coach Jamie Mitchell was glad to say that his program had secured another title.

Vols drop 31-14 decision at home

October 27, 2012

It wasn't exactly the way the Starkville Academy Volunteers wanted to close the regular season.

With the playoffs looming next week, Starkville Academy dropped a 31-14 senior-night battle with the Presbyterian Christian School Bobcats.

Eupora defeats East Webster to secure Class 2A, Region 2

October 26, 2012

MABEN – The Eupora Eagles were far from winning a district title at the end of the 2011 season.
Friday night that all changed.

The Eagles beat the homestanding East Webster Wolverines 37-7 to win the Class 2A, Region 2, District 4 championship.

Timberwolves lose at home

October 26, 2012

MABEN – West Oktibbeha was looking to keep their perfect Class A, Region 3 record intact when they lined up with Noxapater on Friday night.

On the other side of the football, defending Class A State Champion Noxapater was looking for the same thing and when all was done, the Tigers achieved the goal of perfection and left with a 57-6 victory.

Former Bulldog, Jacket Simpson knows something about streaks

October 26, 2012

Former Mississippi State linebacker Barrin Simpson knows a little bit about streaks.

He was a part of back-to-back State championship teams that finished 15-0 each at Starkville High School in 1994-95.

In 1999, Simpson and the Bulldogs jumped out to an 8-0 start before losing a 19-7 decision to the Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa.

Starkville Academy to host tough PCS

October 25, 2012

The Starkville Academy Volunteers have faced some tough challenges throughout the season, but before they can begin postseason action, they have one more test in the form of Presbyterian Christian School tonight.

“PCS is one of the best teams in the state,” Starkville Academy head coach Jeff Terrill said. “They are No. 2 in their region, so they certainly bring a lot to the table.”

Jackets seek to unplug Chargers on road

October 25, 2012

The Starkville Yellowjackets are sensing something special is happening again this season.

That has caused a couple of players to go the extra mile and play through the pain of an injury.

Preston Baker has a sore ankle and David Fair had a bad knee, but those two Yellowjackets continue to contribute to the team despite their ailments.

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