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October 24th, 2012
Mississippi State and Alabama meet this Saturday in Tuscaloosa in a game that has implications on the Southeastern Conference Western Division and the national championship picture.
For the No. 13 (Associated Press) Bulldogs (7-0, 3-0) to be successful establishing the ground game against the No. 1 Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0) will be a big key.
It's been a building process since Dan Mullen became the head football coach at Mississippi State.
Quarterback Tyler Russell has helped in that construction.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers will have their hands full when they face Presbyterian Christian School Friday night at 7 p.m.
PCS has put on an offensive show this season, averaging just shy of 35 points per game.
Bailey Williams will trade in her East Webster softball uniform for a new one. The senior was recently selected to participate in Saturday's Mississippi Slow Pitch All-Star game.
The senior for the Lady Wolverines glowed with excitement when thinking about being included on the All-Star roster.
Thomas Brooks has made tackle after tackle after tackle for the East Webster Wolverines the last two years.
With a total of nearly 200 tackles during that span, Brooks has served notice that he's going to be around the football most of the time.
"I just try my best to get there first and be the one to get them," Brooks said.
EUPORA â€“ It came as no shock to Derrick Jonesâ€™ team and his coach when the senior was chosen for the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game.
Hold onto your hats football fans. A wild weekend of football is coming up for this area.
While everyone is busy hyping Saturday's Southeastern Conference Western Division clash between No. 13 (The Associated Press poll) Mississippi State and No. 1 Alabama and rightfully so, there's some high school matchups on the schedule Friday that will serve as nice appetizers.
A year ago Malcolm Johnson ended his redshirt freshman season with a lot of confidence and year two looked to be a break season for him.
A pectoral injury on his right side sidelined him for the first five games of the season.
The Bulldogs entered the Tennessee game with a 5-0 record and Johnson was cleared to play.
Alabama week is one the Mississippi State Bulldogs have had circled for a long time.
MSU if it took care of business then a battle of unbeatens on Oct 27 was a distinct possibility.
Now, the Bulldogs are a perfect 7-0 as are the Crimson Tide. The winner of Saturday's matchup in Tuscaloosa, Ala., earns the top spot in the Southeastern Conference's Western Division.
Thatâ€™s exactly how football coach Dan Mullen and the Mississippi State Bulldogs saw themselves entering the season after seven weeks of football.
â€śI canâ€™t speak for the Alabama side of things,â€ť Mullen said during his Sunday teleconference. â€śOur guys wanted to be in this position to play in this game and they expected coming into this season that this is where we would be.â€ť