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Dan Mullen made it a goal of his to see every ticket for Davis Wade Stadium sold.
On Saturday night, he got another sellout.
The Bulldogs sold out DWS for the 25th straight time as they went onto a 62-7 victory over non-conference opponent Troy.
"I thank our crowd," Mullen said. "Our crowd gave us that home-field advantage again."
Coming on the heels of an appearance in the College World Series National Championship Series, Mississippi State's recruiting class was recognized as one of the best in the nation.
Collegiate Baseball released its rankings on Friday and the Bulldogs were No. 2 on the list.
The 2012-13 ranking class is the highest in school history. MSU's 1994 class was ranked No. 1 in the country.
SENATOBIA â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers managed to shut out Magnolia Heights in the second half Friday night, but the damage had been done in the first as the homestanding Chiefs won a 20-8 decision.
The Vols held a dangerous Magnolia Heights offensive to only 20 points and eight first downs on a rainy night. The Chiefs were able to score 75 points last week.
MABEN â€“ Coach Danny Crawford knew West Oktibbeha was in for a battle as they prepared to face a tough Noxapater team on Friday.
Adding to the challenge was the inclement weather that had plagued Oktibbeha County leading up to the game.
West Oktibbeha was never able to get traction on the wet, soggy field as the Tigers recorded a 42-0 victory.
CALEDONIA â€“ The East Webster Wolverines continued the winning ways as they moved to 5-0 after defeating Caledonia 25-13.
CRAWFORD â€“ One word could describe the playing conditions around the state Friday night â€“ sloppy.
At East Oktibbehaâ€™s home opener against the Sebastopol Bobcats, the poor conditions troubled the Titans throughout the game, contributing to their 37-0 loss.
There was a weather delay in pre-game that caused kickoff to be put off for 20 minutes.
Fans can expect a game with the potential of many points scored as Starkville AcademyÂ travels to Senatobia to face Magnolia Heights.
The Starkville High School football coaching staff was encouraged by the effort the defense gave against Southaven last Friday night.
After giving up 90 points in three games, an average of 30 points per game, the Jackets held a dangerous Southaven offense to 14 points.
For the East Webster Wolverines and their coach, the fact they stand undefeated at 4-0 has not come easy.
The last few weeks feel much more like an entire season has passed rather than just four games. The level of competition has been strong and in each contest the Wolverines have had to battle right up until the very end.
Both Starkville area schools posted good showings Thursday at the Bulldog Cross Country Invitational.
In the girls race, it was Starkville High School sweeping the top three finishes as Kate Mattox took first with time of 14:41.75 while her sister Walker Mattox was second running 16:19.94.
Being able to cross the line with her sister really means a great deal to Kate.