November 27th, 2014
It's not only the game of the week, but pretty much the game of the year.
When the Starkville Yellowjackets host the South Panola Tigers tonight, the two best teams in the biggest classification in Mississippi this season face each other. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Jackets have been ranked No. 1 overall and in Class 6A for most of the season, while the Tigers have come in at No. 2.
A sense of community is a big thing at East Webster.
For the Wolverines, it is more about playing for the name on the front of the jersey than the one on the back and as the team prepares to face Calhoun City in the Class 2A North Half State Championship, that mentality has not wavered.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are looking to take advantage of an opportunity in front of them this weekend.
The Bulldogs play in the Corpus Christi Coastal Challenge today and Saturday. MSU (4-0) opens play with St. Louis (3-1) today at 8:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.Â
The is the day people sit down to turkey, sweet potato casserole, dressing and pumpkin or pecan pie, and count their blessings.
People give thanks for health, friends or family.
Even though Thanksgiving is an off day for most, coach Dan Mullen and his Mississippi State Bulldogs hit the practice field early this morning.
Coach Lance Pogue said there is one thing down through the years that has made his South Panola Tigers successful.
"You've got to protect the ball, obviously play good defense and find a way to run the ball some this time of year," Pogue told WFCA-FM radio last week.
When it comes to running the football, there isn't a team that has done it better this season than South Panola.
A little change in rules has made a big difference in the playing of Mississippi high school postseason football.
Unlike in years past, the higher seed team now has the privilege of hosting the final playoff round, which according to Calhoun City coach Perry Liles said can often mean the difference between a win or a loss.
Not many people will argue against the Southeastern Conference Western Division being the toughest division in college football.
Early in the season, many of the seven teams in the division were ranked at one time. There are only four teams ranked now, but the other three all received votes in the Associated Press poll this week. All seven teams are bowl eligible.
The Starkville Yellowjackets remain undefeated on the football field this season at 13-0.
It's hard to keep an unbeaten record, but it's something that many of the Jackets more than likely did at an earlier age.
Two youth tackle teams of the Starkville Cowboys program just finished up the season undefeated and winning state championships.
Neal Lloyd First, PhD, a pioneering scientist in genetics and agriculture, died November 20, 2014, of complications from cancer. He was 84.
Sports Illustrated's Ben Glicksman previews the Week 14 rivalry matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels.