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August 21st, 2013
Baker Swedenburg's focus hasn't been on one major thing.
Rather the senior Mississippi Sate punter has been focused on small details on the football field.
To explain what he has been concentrating on, the Heritage Academy graduate began to talk about golf.
Noxubee County football coach Tyrone Shorter knows it's unfair to ask a player to duplicate the production that Darrell Robinson had at the running back position for his program.
Robinson had a reputation of putting up huge numbers for the Tigers, who won the Class 4A State championship last season.
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Familiar foes will face-off Friday as Starkville Academy travels to Lamar for the 2013 football season opener.
Due to a Mississippi High School Activities Association rule change, soccer players throughout Starkville are forced with a heavy decision when it comes to where they will play.
There is a good bit experience and depth on the Mississippi State defensive line, but the key word this year is consistency.
In his second stint with the Bulldogs as the defensive line coach, David Turner inherits a vast amount of talent and big bodies.
Although there's some experience with the defensive line, last Saturday in practice his squad took a step back.
Injuries are a part of football.
It seems like more and more the issue of safety is creeping into the game and there are rules being implemented in the college game to keep concussions from happening.
SCOOBA â€“ Starkville High School has produced some good college and junior college players over the past few years.
Gabe Myles is in his first season with the Mississippi State Bulldogs. while Quez Johnson was the starting quarterback for the East Mississippi Community College Lions last season.
This year EMCC head coach Buddy Stephens has two new Yellowjackets on his roster.
SCOOBA â€“ Marcus Wood considers two special places when thoughts of football emerge and he really doesn't think there can be one without the other.
Wood, a Starkville native, is also the offensive coordinator for East Mississippi Community College. There has always been a bond between the two locations, but Wood has worked on making the relationship between the two areas even closer.
Fans were treated to twice the fast-pitch softball varsity action Monday as Starkville Academy welcomed Hillcrest to town for a doubleheader.
Facing what their coach calls â€śone of the better pitchersâ€ť the team has seen thus far, the bats the Lady Volunteers held in their hands just did not produce as Hillcrest took the first contest 14-0 and the second 12-1.
For his day job, Jack Blendinger teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes as an Educational Leadership professor in Mississippi State Universityâ€™s College of Education, but when not in the classroom he enjoys the great outdoors from the comforts of a kayak.