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It was not a good first 4 minutes of Tuesday night's basketball game for the Mississippi State women.
The Bulldogs had only scored six points during that stretch and trailed visiting Savannah State Tigers 7-6.
With a trip to Naples, Fla., looming and a bus ride to Birmingham, Ala., taking place immediately following the game, MSU head coach Vic Schaefer knew that might present a problem.
The Battle for the Golden Egg rivalry between Mississippi State and Ole Miss touches many people from all corners of this great state.
It not only impacts those living in Starkville or Oxford, but there's an interest from Tupelo, to Jackson, to Hattiesburg and to the Gulf Coast.
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When asked about his coach at French Camp, quarterback Jesse Hosket replied with the words â€śmore than a coach.â€ť
That one statement seems to transcend any description that could be made about Nathan Wright and his role at French Camp. Sure he is the one running the football program, but he is also doing so much more.
When it comes to the Egg Bowl, Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen is a huge fan of it being on Thanksgiving night.
The Bulldogs and Rebels of Ole Miss met on Thanksgiving night from 1998-2003 as it was picked by ESPN to be nationally televised.
The two programs return to the national stage this Thursday on Thanksgiving night for the first time in 10 years.Â
Starkville Academy's Sallie Kate Richardson often does things on the court to cause opposing coaches to call timeout.
After the Oak Hill Academy Lady Raiders had closed a lead to 53-47 in the fourth quarter against the Lady Volunteers, Richardson scored two-straight baskets to increase the margin to 57-47.
After trailing for most of the game, Starkville Academy mustered all they had to pull out a 40-35 victory over visiting Oak Hill.
Most Mississippi State fans, and Ole Miss fans for that matter, know how much the Egg Bowl means to Bulldog head coach Dan Mullen.
When he took the job in Starkville, he made it a point of emphasis to stoke the fires of the rivalry in the Magnolia State.
The Starkville Yellowjackets knew that it was going to take a near perfect effort to take down the tough South Panola Tigers.
South Panola was the defending Class 6A State champion and had not lost this season against Mississippi competition.
Although a second half collapse isn't the way a team wants to end a season, the Eupora Eagles need to look at the positives.
Eupora let Baldwyn score 31-unanswered points Friday night to win 31-14 and advance to the Class 2A North State championship.
It is discerning for Eupora fans to know they led and dominated early in that game, and then got dominated from the second quarter on.Â
In a week that saw many area teams eliminated from the postseason, French Camp survived.
What keeps the Panthers alive and progressing each week?