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September 24th, 2014
It's great to be a football fan in Starkville right now.
As the Starkville High School Yellowjackets and Starkville Academy Volunteers near the halfway point of their seasons and the Mississippi State Bulldogs are four games deep in their schedule, all three programs are undefeated and are a combined 13-0.
Bo Milton is excited to see his Winston Academy Patriots hit the fieldÂ Friday nightÂ because the coach knows this is just another opportunity to gain experience for his youthful squad.
A 23-point victory over a defending Class 3A State champion is enough to get the attention of the Starkville High School coaching staff about the next opponent.
The Columbus Falcons, fresh off a 43-20 win over the Louisville Wildcats, will invade Yellowjacket Stadium for the Class 6A, Region 2 opener Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and it will be homecoming for the Jackets.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen has several veteran players to lean on this week.
He'll need them.
The No. 14 Bulldogs are coming off a big win over LSU on the road, and this week they play nobody but themselves as they go through their first bye week of the season.
The Starkville Parks and Recreation Department has a strong reputation of providing top notch facilities for youth and adult sports, but what some may not realize is the department also provides a number of spaces for public use.
WEST POINT â€“ Last year's Handa Cup left a bad taste in Nancy Lopez's mouth.
The United States team lost 27-21 to the World Team in Nashville, Tenn., with Lopez's failing to get any points for Team USA.
This year, Lopez is the captain for the American squad as the Legends Tour event comes to Old Waverly Golf Club. She and her team are looking for redemption this time around.
Mississippi State will be without center Dillon Day for one game.
The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday that the senior is suspended for one game after video surfaced of him stomping on two LSU players last Saturday.
Day will serve his suspension Oct. 4 as the Bulldogs welcome Texas A&M to Davis Wade Stadium.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen doesn't know if a bye week can come at a good time or a bad time.
The No. 14 Bulldogs (4-0, 1-0) are in the midst of their first, and many believe it is a good time for it.
MSU is coming off an emotional win over LSU, which is the first against the Tigers since 1999. The Bulldogs are back on the field two Saturdays from now when they host Texas A&M.
Jack Wilson wears many hats for the East Webster Wolverines.
Wilson plays many sports at East Webster, including the responsibility of the starting quarterback every Friday night for the Wolverines.
He may be the signal caller for his coach Doug Wilson, but he is also his son.
That creates quite the unique situation at East Webster.
EUPORA â€“ Who is Trey Pittman?
Ask some and the answer is quarterback of the Eupora Eagles football team.