Archive - 2014
Lucy Anne Rhoades, September 2, 1949 - October 10, 2014, daughter of Frances Oakley and the late Stanley A. Rhoades. Survived by brother, Jack (Pam); brother, Andy (Nancy); sister, Mary Frances (Ken Smith); many nieces, nephews and extended family who loved her dearly.
Early on, it looked like the Mississippi State defense was going to hold the high-powered Auburn offense in check.
They created two turnovers on the first two Tiger offensive plays that led to Bulldog touchdowns. The Bulldogs led 21-0 after the first quarter, and the Bulldog defense held on down the stretch as No. 3 MSU upended No. 2 Auburn 38-23 at Davis Wade Stadium Saturday.
Elona Marie Jefferson "Elaine" , 51, Â ofÂ Starkville, MS, died Wednesday, October 8,Â 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services willÂ be held 1:00 P.M., Monday, October 13, 2014Â at Beth'elÂ Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, MS with Reverend Lee Brand, Jr., officiating.
The Mississippi State offense felt like something had to be done in the second quarter of Saturday's game against the Auburn Tigers.
Auburn had scored 13 non-answered points against MSU and had gotten back into the game to a certain degree.
Those are the very words ESPN producer Lee Fitting chose to use when describing the decision to bring College GameDay to Starkville.
There was no shortage of people on Mississippi State's campus Saturday. As the day progressed, 62,945 fans packed into Davis Wade Stadium to watch the Bulldogs defeat Auburn 38-23.
While impressive just in terms of sheer numbers, the attendance figure marked the largest on-campus crowd in the history of the state of Mississippi.
Streaking for success
Starkville's starters kicked their feet up and got to watch about three quarters of football.
The reason why was because of a 35-0 lead in the first quarter. The Jacket backups played the final three quarters as No. 1 Starkville rolled to an easy 38-0 victory over Greenville Friday night at Yellowjacket Stadium.
Big plays were the theme of the night for the Starkville Academy Volunteers, who defeated visiting French Camp Academy 33-6.
"French Camp did a great job and their kids played hard," Volunteers coach Jeff Terrill said. "I am going to be honest, the old ball just bounced our way (Friday night). We were fortunate to get some big plays that I don't know we earned. We just had a favorable bounce."
CRAWFORD â€“ Permanent bragging rights were on the line Friday night as the East Oktibbeha Titans and the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves met for the final time.
The Timberwolves escaped a late push by the Titans to win 30-28.
ACKERMAN â€“ The Choctaw County Chargers used the momentum of a special teams touchdown early in their game against Choctaw Central to get a 42-6 Class 3A, Region 5 win on homecoming.
Jazay Davis returned a blocked field goal 90 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and the Chargers were on their way.