Archive - Oct 31, 2013 - Latest Sports
There's a new banner hanging on the side of the Starkville High School field house with athletes from various sports that says "Fly fast. Sting hard."
That's exactly what the Yellowjackets plan to do on the football field tonight in Vicksburg.
Starkville can clinch the Class 6A, Region 2 championship with a win against the Warren Central Vikings.
Across the board, Jackson Academy is one of the strongest teams in the state.
â€śWhen you play somebody like this, right now where they stand, they are probably considered the best team in private school league â€“ period, across all divisions,â€ť Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill said. â€śCertainly it will be a real challenge for us so you just continue to focus on getting better at what you do.â€ť
East Webster and Eupora play in what some might consider one of the toughest divisions in high school football.
In fact, coach Junior Graham of the Eagles compares it to a certain college football conference.
â€śFor 2A, it is an SEC 2A,â€ť Graham said. â€śIt is all about matchups because each week you are matching up with something different.â€ť
Starkville High School point guard Blair Schaefer has been rewarded for hard work.
Just days before the Lady Yellowjackets begin their season, the program and Schaefer have found out that she was been chosen for The (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen team.
Coach Buddy Stephens' East Mississippi Community College football team has yet to really be challenged this season.
The Lions have outscored their opponents 589-33 on their way to a 9-0 record and earning the No. 1 seed out of the MACJC North Division, which is their third in a row.
There are stretches in Southeastern Conference football that are just brutal.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are about to start one of those stretches.
The coach Dan Mullen-led Bulldogs (4-3, 1-2) travel to Columbia, S.C., this Saturday to take on the No. 14 South Carolina Gamecocks (6-2, 4-2).
The strength of the Warren Central High School football team is defense.
In the list of Class 6A teams allowing the fewest points this season, the Vikings are ranked second behind Tupelo by only giving up 104 points.
Jackson Academy is one of the strongest teams in Academy football as its 7-2 overall record will indicate.
On Friday night, the Raiders will put their strength to the test as they welcome Starkville Academy to the Brickyard for a 7 p.m. ballgame.
Mississippi State football player Quay Evans was arrested on campus Wednesday on suspicion of driving without a license and disregarding a traffic control device, records obtained from Oktibbeha County Jail confirmed.
Evans, 21, has been released.
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