The football postseason doesn't officially start until Nov. 15 for Class 6A in Mississippi High School Activities Association.
When it comes to winning Class 6A, Region 2, Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell is already treating each week down the stretch like the playoffs.
With Madison Central, Jackson Murrah and Clinton in consecutive weeks, the Yellowjackets consider this the toughest part of the season to survive.
Starkville travels to Jackson tonight to play the second game of that trio against the Murrah Mustangs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Newell Field.
"When we looked at the division schedule, we thought these three with Madison, Murrah and Warren Central would be the toughest and we've got them back-to-back-to-back," Mitchell said. "We are approaching it as a playoff situation. You have to play great in the playoffs in back-to-back weeks, so we are going to reload, reboot and try to go to Jackson to play our absolute best."
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