Starkville High, Starkville Academy junior high football roundup
win on the road
From Staff Reports
LOUISVILLE â€“ The Starkville 9th grade Junior Yellowjackets kept their record unblemished Thursday by winning a 38-6 decision over the Louisville Wildcats.
Starkville improved to 5-0 with the victory.
The Junior Jackets jumped out to a 32-0 lead at halftime and coasted to the victory.
Starkville got two touchdown runs from running back Keyon Higgins of 10 and 2 yards, while Jaquez Horsley added a 40-yard interception return for a score and a 10-yard touchdown run.
Horsley had a pair of first-half interceptions, while Raphael Leonard and Horatio Williams picked off one pass each.
In the second half, Horsley scored on a 55-yard run to complete the scoring for the Junior Jackets.
Starkville plays the final two games of the season at home with Kosciusko on Monday and West Point on Oct. 13.
8th grade game
Armstrong MS 22,
LOUISVILLE â€“ A pair of Deonty Rogers in the first half got Armstrong off to a good start and the Jackets went on to the victory.
Rogers had scoring runs of 40 and 62 yards to put Armstrong up 14-6 at the half.
Vincent Epps scored on a 3-yard run in the second half and also ran in the 2-point conversion to provide the final points of the night.
With the win, the Jackets improved to 2-3.
drop 14-6 decision
From Staff Reports
GALLMAN â€“ With a conference football championship on the line, the Starkville Academy Junior Volunteers made just a few mistakes too many.
SA committed three first-half turnovers Thursday at Copiah Academy as the Vols fell to the Colonels 14-6.
"We made some mistakes and they capitalized," said Starkville Academy coach Chad Peterson. "They've got some good ballplayers, plus they're well-coached and really hurt us up front."
Even battling Copiah's talent and their own miscues, the Vols (5-2) found a way to stay in the game.
Though Copiah jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter, SA hung around and tied the game at 6-6 in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard touchdown run from Colt Crestman.
The Vols' momentum was short-lived however as Copiah answered back with the game-winning touchdown and two-point conversion.
Even with the loss, SA is still guaranteed a runner-up finish in its conference.
The Vols still have one game remaining in the season, to be played next Thursday on the road at Parklane Academy.
After losing to Copiah, Peterson says the Vols are now focused on finishing strong.
"We'll get back after it and get back to work next week," said Peterson.
7th grade game
Starkville Academy 22,
Copiah Academy 0
GALLMAN â€“ Bobby Morgan scored on touchdown runs of 50 yards and six yards to help propel the 7th grade Starkville Academy team over Copiah Academy.
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The Vols also received a 15-yard touchdown pass from Cody Futral to Luke Davis in the victory.
"We really played hard," said SA coach Casey Orr. "We put four quarters together better than we have all year.
The win pushes the Vols to 3-3-1 for the year.