Archive - Oct 2, 2012 - Latest Sports
Prior to the opening of Class 5A, Region 2, District 6 play for the Starkville Yellowjackets, it was the desire of defensive coordinator Brooks Oakley to see his unit play more like it did toward the end of last season.
It was the effort of the defense that contributed to Starkville's run all of the way to the Class 5A State Championship game in 2011.
When it comes to defense Brad Butler has always been conservative.
In his first year as the Starkville Academy defensive coordinator, his approach to defending has not changed.
One year ago against the Kentucky Wildcats, Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell was splitting time with Chris Relf.
Russell performed well in relief of Relf by having one of his best games of the season. He had nine completions out of 12 attempts for 172 yards and one touchdown.
For one group of seniors at Starkville High School, they waited a long time to have their night in the lights.
Michaela Mills, Jamiyah Covington and Stacie Young are the only three seniors on the SHS volleyball team, and they played their last regular season match in the Beehive on Tuesday night.