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October 10th, 2013
An interruption in a routine can sometimes be the worse nightmare for a football coach.
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell hopes it doesn't work against his team this week.
With the schedule being altered somewhat due to exams and the fact the Yellowjackets have to travel over three hours to play the Greenville-Weston Hornets tonight, it's a cause for concern for Mitchell.
The environment is getting more and more intense as game night approaches in Maben.
That's because tonight cross-county foes East and West Oktibbeha square off. Not only does the opportunity to beat your rival lie on the line, but this year both teams are winless and looking to score that first victory.
The Starkville Yellowjacket 9th graders mounted a second half comeback, but it fell short.
The Jackets couldn't contain West Point and the Green Wave went on to a 12-6 victory Thursday night to win the division.
The Starkville Academy 8th-9th grade Volunteers may have lost a 14-0 decision to Jackson Academy Thursday night, but coach Sam Wright never saw his team give up.
Starkville Academy never let Jackson Academy, which has a roster twice the size of the Vols, take control of the game.
The game was scoreless after the first quarter and Jackson Academy only had a 7-0 advantage at halftime.
Anytime a team suffers a tough loss it can put a damper on team morale.
Add in the fact that the loss eliminated the team from playoff contention and the potential damage is maximized.
When the Mississippi State baseball team steps onto Dudy Noble Field today to start fall practice, they will have several players staying in the dugout.
The Bulldogs have several players who are coming off of injuries and offseason surgery. Some have been hit with flu-like symptoms and possibly could sit out this weekend.
There will be a little bit of madness taking place today near The Junction.
After the homecoming parade, the men's and women's basketball programs will give fans a look at their teams in a public setting for the first time beginning at 6 p.m. on Creelman Street between Dorman Hall and The Junction.
Dan Mullen has said many times this season that he has two starting quarterbacks.
The Mississippi State head coach has two reliable guys in senior Tyler Russell and sophomore Dak Prescott.
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Usually teams look forward to an open date for the rest, but not the Panthers of French Camp.
When the Panthers came across the opportunity to add a game to their already tough schedule, they jumped on it. For them, the chance to play a challenging team like Starkville Academy meant more in the long run than resting their players.
The Greenville-Weston Hornets look to do something for the first time this season on Friday and that's to get a home victory.
In three home dates, the Hornets have suffered defeat. Greenville-Weston have lost to Grenada 32-14, to Greenwood 34-6 and to Class 6A, Region 2 opponent Murrah 33-13.