November 24th, 2013
Although a second half collapse isn't the way a team wants to end a season, the Eupora Eagles need to look at the positives.
Eupora let Baldwyn score 31-unanswered points Friday night to win 31-14 and advance to the Class 2A North State championship.
It is discerning for Eupora fans to know they led and dominated early in that game, and then got dominated from the second quarter on.Â
In a week that saw many area teams eliminated from the postseason, French Camp survived.
What keeps the Panthers alive and progressing each week?
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. â€“ History â€“ whether personal or institutional â€“ is all about timing.
Mississippi State University freshman quarterback Damian Williams picked overtime at War Memorial Stadium to make both kinds of history, scoring his first collegiate touchdown while at the same time helping MSU's football program break its winless streak in the state of Arkansas.
It's been a long week and a long year for Mississippi State University senior quarterback Tyler Russell, but Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen still believes he's a gamer.
After Russell's performance Saturday at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Mullen thinks others should believe it, too.
In a day and age where defense is largely an afterthought in basketball, it hasn't been lost on the Starkville High School boys' basketball team.
The Yellowjackets have opened up the young season on aÂ good defensive tear and it showed again on Saturday night.Â
SHS limited West Point's offense as it rolled to an easy 73-48 victory inside the Beehive.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets built a huge lead early against rival West Point at home Saturday night and gave coach Kristie Williams a chance to see some of her younger players in action.
One of those players seized the opportunity.
Freshman post player Kelsey Jones recorded a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds as the Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Green Wave 62-26.
Adjusting was the key to the game for the Starkville Academy girls basketball team.
Teams are constantly trying new things in order to defeat the defending state champions and on Saturday, the Lady Volunteers made the right changes at the right times to knock off Winston Academy 46-31.
When it comes to Roquez Johnson's role on the Mississippi State basketball team, head coach Rick Ray thinks it's simple.
He wants the junior forward to be like the Energizer Bunny.
"I want Roquez to be an energy guy," Ray said. "Roquez is at his best doing the small things on the court that a lot of people don't notice because that's what Roquez Johnson is."
BATESVILLE â€“ Having to play anywhere on the road is usually tough.
On Friday night, the Starkville Yellowjackets learned that the South Panola Tigers were certainly no exception.
Led primarily by a three touchdown performance from Darrell Henderson, South Panola defeated the Jackets 20-6, ending Starkvilleâ€™s run in the playoffs.
BALDWYN â€“ It looked like the Eupora Eagles were going to cruise to an easy victory Friday night.
The Eagles jumped out to an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter, and were dominant as they kept Baldwyn out ofÂ the end zone,Â
That was the best 12 minutes for Eupora.Â