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There will be no mystery when the Starkville Academy Volunteers make the trip back to Senatobia for a game against Magnolia Heights School Friday night.
The two teams met on Aug. 31 with the Chiefs taking a 25-14 victory.
â€śWe played them in week three,â€ť SA coach Jeff Terrill said. â€śThey are certainly a good football team and having played them gives us the advantage of knowing what to plan for.â€ť
After losing the opening game of the season to Marshall Academy, Magnolia Heights rebounded to post six straight wins before losing its last two games and concluding the season 7-3 overall and 3-1 regionally.
The Volunteers enter the match with a 5-6 record after their 34-14 loss to Presbyterian Christian School.
Terrill credits a lot of the Chiefs success to running back Fernando VanHook, whom he ranks as â€śprobably the best running back in the state of Mississippi in the private school league,â€ť but the coach knows that the run game is not Magnolia Heightsâ€™ only weapon.
â€śThey are solid on defense and balanced on offense,â€ť Terrill said. â€śThere is a reason they are the North Half Champions, so we have to be ready for a challenge on Friday.â€ť
â€“ Jason EdwardsView more articles in: