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One thing was already certain going into Starkvilleâ€™s Friday night contest against Clinton, and that was the fact that the Yellowjackets had already punched their ticket to the Class 6A playoffs.
The only question left to answer was where SHS would end up in the region seedings.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers ended the season on a high note Friday night.
With it being senior night, the Vols did not disappoint shutting out Pillow Academy 24-0.
Starkville Academy finished the season with a 5-7 record overall. The key to the Vols big win was their defense which did not allow the Mustangs to score.
EUPORA â€“ Coach Junior Graham told his team it had to be on its A-game Friday night.
The Eagles took that message to heart as they defeated South Delta 34-14 to move one step farther in the Class 2A playoffs.
PHEBA â€“ Hebron Christian had to give everything they had Friday night to stay alive and advance in the playoffs.
The Eagles beat the Delta Academy Raiders 26-20 in overtime to advance in the MAISA Class A 8-man playoffs.
Hebron will travel to Rolling Fork next Friday night to take on the Sharkey- Issaquena Academy Confederates. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Two Starkville youth football teams of the Powerhouse League still have something to achieve.
After the Starkville 9-10 Saints and the Starkville 11-12 Cowboys won their respective Super Bowls last Sunday at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, the squads get to play one more game for the right to be called the best in the state.
Starkville High School is entering the final lap of its cross country season.
This afternoon the Yellowjackets and Lady Yellowjackets will take to the course in Clinton where they will put it all on the line as they compete in the Class 6A State championships.
Starkville High School has a history of producing a long line of talented senior classes on the football field.
One of the best groups will take the field for the last time in the regular season tonight when 20 senior Yellowjackets will be recognized for their contributions to the program.
Coach Jeff Terrill said the Volunteers will almost be looking at its reflection when they take the field against Pillow Academy tonight.
Both teams are very active on offense and tenacious on defense so Terrill expects an â€śexciting game.â€ť
The thing about Eupora is it is not a one-man show.
â€śThe one thing about this team is a different player has stepped up every time we have needed them to,â€ť Eagles coach Junior Graham said. â€śWe have not been consistent as far as the same guy doing it every night. Throughout the course of the season, guys have stepped up when we have needed them to.â€ť
Coach Rick Ray and the Mississippi State Bulldogs are looking to start off the 2013-14 basketball season on the right foot.
In Ray's first season last year, the Bulldogs lost to Troy 56-53 on the road to start the season.
The Bulldogs play at home to open this season and against a less inferior opponent.Â