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With all the injuries that have affected Mississippi State this season, it would be easy for head coach Dan Mullen to throw his hands up and give up.
Sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott missed Saturday's game against Alabama after suffering what Mullen calls a "stinger" against Texas A&M two weekends ago.
For years, teams have found success in football at Starkville High School.
The Yellowjackets were the Class 5A State champions last season. This year they look to repeat that success, but there is one little change. Instead of competing in Class 5A, Starkville is playing up a class in 6A.
There was no slow start for Mississippi State women's basketball player Kendra Grant on Sunday.
Grant made 6-of-6 shots from the field in the first half, including both 3-point field goal attempts for 14 points as the Bulldogs scored 61 points by halftime.
MSU didn't look back and defeated New Orleans 111-38 at Humphrey Coliseum to improve its record to 3-0 this season.
Mississippi State's defense were thrust front and center on the national stage and accepted the biggest challenge of the season.
The Geoff Collins-led Bulldog defense did everything it could to give their offense a chance, but in the end it wasn't enough.
The Bulldogs fell 20-7 to No. 1 Alabama Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium for their third-straight loss.
Lost opportunities are magnified, especially against the No. 1 team in the nation.
When the chances at points come in certain situations, they have to be cashed in.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs didn't do that in the first half Saturday night against the Alabama Crimson Tide and lost a 20-7 decision at Davis Wade Stadium.
Picking who will start under center for Mississippi State this season, has been about as likely as picking the right combination of numbers in the lottery.Â
Sophomore Dak Prescott has drawn the majority of starts for the Bulldogs at quarterback this season.
Prescott suffered what head coach Dan Mullen called a "stinger" in last Saturday's game against Texas A&M.
Finishing has been an issue for the Starkville High School girls soccer team early this season.
On Saturday, those troubles faded slightly as the Lady Yellowjackets scored a 1-0 victory over Caledonia at the Starkville Sportsplex.
The Starkville Yellowjackets used a steady run game and stingy defense to do what they had to do at home Friday night.
One of the driving forces in the Yellowjackets 14-7 victory over the Chargers of Grenada was Jacquez Horsley. Having Horsley lined up in the backfield getting tough yards late in the game proved invaluable. He finished the night with 102 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown.
One of the best displays of sportsmanship took place during Friday night's game between the Starkville Yellowjackets and Grenada Chargers.
With 8 minutes remaining in the third quarter, Grenada defensive lineman Tony Tillman sustained an injury and had a difficult time getting off the field.
BOONEVILLE â€“ Coach Junior Graham summarized Friday's game against East Union in one phrase, "we live for another week."
After leading 28-7 at the half, Eupora defeated the Urchins 42-7 to move forward in Class 2A playoffs to face Baldwyn.