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October 29th, 2013
The high school football season seems to have flown by.
It's hard to realize that there is only one regular season game left for some of the schools in our area and two remaining for others.
With all of the games that have been played so far, there are two on the schedule this week that have serious implications.
When Dan Mullen looks at what Denico Autry and Kaleb Eulls have done this season, he is impressed.
The Mississippi State head coach sees something that maybe the fans don't see when he looks at his defensive lineman.
There is a good bit of mutual respect between coaches Dan Mullen and Steve Spurrier.
South Carolina's Spurrier praised the Mississippi State head coach Sunday on his weekly teleconference.Â
Mullen returned the favor during his Monday press conference.
The subject of Mississippi State baseball remains very popular.
Even before the Bulldogs made their historic run to the NCAA College World Series championship finals last season, the sport was a hot topic with fans and supporters.
It was the focus once again on Monday when MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin spoke to the Starkville Rotary Club at the Starkville Country Club.
Alex Ross may not be the most talkative member of the Starkville High cross country team, but that does not stop him from being one of its biggest leaders.
â€śHe is a good leader,â€ť Yellowjackets coach Caroline Woomer said. â€śHe does it quietly. He doesnâ€™t ask for the position, but he does it well.â€ť
Mississippi State has used two quarterbacks this season and two kickers.
The Bulldogs are set on a two-quarterback system and it seems that head coach Dan Mullen is comfortable with using two guys to punt.
In Thursday's 28-22 win over Kentucky, Devon Bell and Baker Swedenburg both punted.
Bell punted three times for an average of 41.7 yards. His longest punt went 46 yards.
The Mississippi State soccer team found a reason to be encouraged Sunday afternoon.
Despite falling to 0-10 in the Southeastern Conference, the latest effort for the Bulldogs may have been the best yet.
MSU lost a 1-0 decision to the 13th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks at home and it is considered something to be something positive.
Starkville is one win away from doing of what was maybe once believed to be the unthinkable.
If the Yellowjackets (7-2, 5-0) beat Warren Central Friday night, they win Class 6A, Region 2. The 2012 Class 5A State champions have not had a drop off since moving to 6A.
If there is one thing you can say about Starkville Academy's football team, it is that the Volunteers do not give up.
Starkville Academy proved that Friday night as it continued to battle despite being down 14-0 to Heritage Academy. That drive to compete is what has stood out about the young Vols all season long.
RIDGELAND â€“ East Webster softball has made quite the name for itself over the last few years.
â€śYou have to be proud of what you are doing,â€ť Lady Wolverines coach Lee Berryhill said. â€śWe played in the South State championship game in slow and were State champions in fast last season. Now we are runners-up in slow this year. A lot of people wish they had that.â€ť