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Before playing their arch-rival in the Battle for the Golden Egg on Saturday, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will take a little bit of a break from preparation today to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and teammates.
The West Point Green Wave have one more Class 5A, Region 2 team to go through if they are to realize their goal of playing for a state championship.
West Point (11-2) knocked off Canton 38-0 and Ridgeland 56-21 in the first two rounds of the Class 5A playoffs and make the trip to Starkville Friday night to face the rival Yellowjackets for the North State title at 7 p.m.
EUPORA â€“ As the Eupora Eagles line up against Bruce Friday night, they will be counting on the leadership of its senior athletes.
It will be a young sophomore guiding the Eagles at quarterback.
The Footprints Prayer is an inspirational poem about having faith in God.
Also known as "Footprints in the Sand," the prayer shows how God is always present, especially in times of need.
It's a list that definitely worth checking twice.
With Christmas a little over a month away, it appears that Santa is going to be very good to Mississippi State defensive back and former East Webster player Johnthan Banks.
Banks was chosen as one of three finalists for the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award on Monday. The award annual goes to the top defensive back in college football.
Starkville's Kate Mattox has always found ways to be motivated in an athletic competition.
When she was 10-years-old, Mattox was seeded eighth in the breast stroke for the state swimming championships and was supposed to finish last.
There's one twist to the story.
The meet was being held in Oxford, the home of the University of Mississippi.
The Egg Bowl is very important to the fans from Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
It all comes down to bragging rights and being able to hold your head up high when you see a fan from the opposing team.
For recruits, MSU football coach Dan Mullen doesn't think the game sways their decision one way or the other.
WEST POINT - The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers claimed a 58-52 victory over the Oak Hill Lady Raiders in what turned out to be a closely-contested game.
In the end, Starkville Academy outscored the Lady Raiders by six to continue its perfect season. The Lady Vols improved to 7-0.
Since the day Dan Mullen took over as the head coach of Mississippi State, winning the Egg Bowl against rival Ole Miss has been top priority.
Mullen calls the Egg Bowl 'the most important game of the year' for the Bulldogs. He has stoked the fires a couple of times trying to get the rivalry relevant.
Mississippi State is looking to make history today and give head coach Rick Ray his first win over a ranked opponent.
The Bulldogs (1-1) battle the No. 11, by the Associated Press, North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0) in the Maui Invitational.
Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN2.
The Bulldogs are 0-5 all-time against the Tar Heels.