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Coaches become friends frequently in the business and there are times when they have to stand on the opposite sideline from each other.
One of those situations takes place for the fifth time Friday night between Northwest Rankin's Pete Hurt and Starkville's Jamie Mitchell. The Cougars head down Highway 25 to play the Yellowjackets at 7 p.m.
With mascots like the Volunteers and Patriots,Â Friday nightÂ is shaping up to be quite the battle between Starkville Academy and visiting Madison-Ridgeland Academy.
Patriots coach Forrest Williams knows that is no exaggeration with the talent that Starkville Academy brings to the table.
WEST POINT â€“ The Mississippi State women's golf team likes playing close to home.
That showed that this week.
The Bulldogs won the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational at their home course, Old Waverly, by 21 shots. MSU junior Ally McDonald shot a final round 5-under, 67 to finish with a 9-under, 207, and claimed first place by just one shot over freshman Jessica Peng.
Jamarcus Bradleyâ€™s time is now.
After patiently waiting the last couple of years, the junior is finally assuming his role as the starting quarterback for the Choctaw County Chargers.
He scores touchdowns rushing and receiving for the French Camp Panthers.
He punts and returns punts.
For senior Hagan Box, there are several ways he contributes for the Panthers.
French Camp head coach Nathan Wright loves having Box as a part of the team.
The really good teams are emerging from the pack across the high school football landscape in the area at the midway point of the season.
It's really kind of difficult to realize some teams are five games into its seasons and East Webster has played six games. The Wolverines have won all six.
LSU has been predominately known as a good rushing offense.
This year the No. 10 Tigers (4-1, 1-1) have been airing it out more than usual and finding success with the passing game.
Senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger has been a big reason for the passing game success. He has shown a good bit of improvement from last season.
Starkville Highâ€™s volleyball team constantly demonstrates the proper way to play and succeed at the sport.
Tuesday evening was no different as the Lady Yellowjackets defeated visiting Columbus in three straight sets (25-11, 25-5, 25-7).
Football teams around the Starkville area have enjoyed quite the success over the last few years.
One reason for that might just be the Powerhouse Youth Football Association which takes kids between the ages of 6 and 12 and teaches them the fundamentals of the game.
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers enter the Class AAA playoffs with some momentum.
With victories against Washington School and Heritage Academy last week, the Lady Vols have a 7-6 record and like where they stand.
Starkville Academy soccer coach Cole Andrews said his team identified a style of play that best fit and has been comfortable with it.