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November 30th, 2014
Football season has come and gone for the Wolverines of East Webster.
With it came an impressive 12-3 record that saw the team compete for the Class 2A North State Championship.
While East Webster may not have won the title, coach Doug Wilson could not be prouder of his teamâ€™s effort.
It was not a good weekend for Starkville teams on the football field over the weekend.
The element of surprise certainly worked against the Starkville Yellowjackets and the Mississippi State Bulldogs in big games Friday and Saturday.
Even though the possibility existed that SHS and MSU could lose against very good opponents, it was the way those schools lost that was unexpected.
OXFORD â€“ Dan Mullen has gotten the best of Ole Miss the past five seasons.
The Mississippi State head coach won four of the five meetings in the Egg Bowl, and looked good doing it. His only loss was on the road in 2012.
OXFORD â€“ There were several times in the second half when it looked like the Mississippi State offense had found itself.
And then they lost it.
The Bulldogs were inconsistent on the offense side of the ball as they dropped a 31-17 decision to Ole Miss Saturday afternoon.
OXFORD â€“ In a game where everything matters and everything is magnified, Mississippi State's defense, though good at times, were more often plagued by missed tackles and big plays allowing the University of Mississippi to claim a 31-17 victory.
It was "a redemption game" in more than one sense for the Starkville High School Lady Yellowjackets on Saturday.
After Starkville lost a 36-26 decision against the South Panola Tigers in the North State Class 6A championship game Friday night, the Lady Jackets were able to defeat the Lady Tigers 55-32 in the first game of the Starkville Thanksgiving Tournament.
Clash of the Titans quickly became the affectionate term for Friday's Class 6A North Half Championship contest between No. 1 Starkville Yellowjackets and No. 2 South Panola.
In the end, it was just that as late game fireworks propelled the Tigers to a 36-26 victory and a spot in the Class 6A State championship.
The Starkville Yellowjackets knew they had what it took to be a good football team back in August.
When Starkville went out and dominated Noxubee County 51-19 in the first game of the season, everyone else found out just how good the Jackets could be.
SHS quarterback Brady Davis and his teammates handled a team that turns out will play for the Class 4A State championship next week.
CALHOUN CITY â€“ The East Webster Wolverines have been a different team since losing to Calhoun City in the regular season.
East Webster dropped a 44-18 decision to the Wildcats on Oct. 10, but rattled off five-straight wins since then, including three playoff victories.
It didn't matter to the Wildcats.
Jameon Lewis' junior season really put his name on the map.
The Mississippi State wide receiver had 64 catches for 923 yards and five touchdowns during the 2013 season. He helped lead the Bulldogs to a win over Rice in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and a 7-6 overall record.
This season hasn't turned out like Lewis has hoped.