Archive - 2013
FRENCH CAMP â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers could not hold onto a second-half lead and lost 17-13 to the French Camp Academy Panthers Friday night.
MABEN â€“ The West Oktibbeha Timberwolves and East Oktibbeha Titans came into Friday's game seeking their first victory as it has been a tough season for both teams.
MABEN â€“ Heading into Friday night, coach Doug Wilson said he wanted to see his team compete.
East Webster listened to its coach and despite losing 42-31 to the Calhoun City Wildcats, the Wolverines never quit.
EUPORA â€“ The Eupora Eagles were able to find some offense in the first half.
The second half was a different story.
The only points for Eupora in the second half came with 12 seconds left as it fell to the Bruce Trojans 25-20 in a Class 2A, Region 4 matchup Friday night.
With the loss, the Eagles are now 5-1 for the season and 0-1 in division play. They get Okolona at home next Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA â€“ The Choctaw County Chargers cruised their way to a 2-0 Class 3A, Region 5 start as they defeated Choctaw Central 35-6 on Friday night.
â€śWe were able to jump out on them pretty quick and took a 35-0 lead into the half,â€ť Chargers coach Adam Dillinger said. â€śWe controlled the ballgame from the beginning. It was a good win for us.â€ť
When the Famous Maroon Band takes the field Saturday during Mississippi State Universityâ€™s homecoming game against Bowling Green State University, the band will form an infinity symbol for the announcement of a new capital campaign.
Oktibbeha County supervisors have finally settled on a date for Unity Parkâ€™s opening.
The park, which was created along with the adjacent Oktibbeha County School District main office in 2011, is set to open on Oct. 26.
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The aroma of charcoal and the grill being fired up is typical on Saturdays in The Junction at Mississippi State University, but the cooking will begin early this week. Pots will be stirred and the smell of chili will begin wafting through the air at MSUâ€™s Ampitheater for todayâ€™s Junior Auxiliaryâ€™s fundraiser Chilifest.
A change of pace is in store as French Camp Academy and Starkville Academy meet on the gridiron tonight.
Since the schools are in different associations, it does not play, but when an open date arose on both schedules it seemed to be the perfect solution.
For Volunteers coach Jeff Terrill, tonight brings the opportunity for something new and to have a little â€śfun.â€ť
An interruption in a routine can sometimes be the worse nightmare for a football coach.
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell hopes it doesn't work against his team this week.
With the schedule being altered somewhat due to exams and the fact the Yellowjackets have to travel over three hours to play the Greenville-Weston Hornets tonight, it's a cause for concern for Mitchell.