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September 10th, 2014

Hillcrest Christian coach knows task will be difficult against SA

September 10, 2014

"To be the best, you have to beat the best."
That is the mind set of first-year Hillcrest Christian School coach Todd Montgomery as he heads into Friday's game against Starkville Academy.

Jones getting his feet wet at Hinds Community College

September 10, 2014

There are ways an athletic football player like Princeton Jones can help a football team.
Hinds Community College in Raymond is giving Jones that opportunity.
After signing with East Mississippi Community College out of Starkville High School, Jones found his way a little farther west to begin his junior college career.

September 9th

SHS consistent enough for volleyball win

September 9, 2014

All season Starkville High School has prided itself on consistent volleyball play throughout the entire match.
The Lady Yellowjackets wavered slightly from that style on Tuesday night, but in the end, they managed to pull out the 3-1 victory over Heritage Academy.

Effort helps Jackets hold down opponents

September 9, 2014

The West Point Green Wave were held to three points by the Starkville Yellowjackets last Friday night.
That just doesn't happen.
SHS linebacker Alonzo Flowers had 15 tackles against West Point.
That just doesn't happen.
When it comes to playing defense, Flowers had one word to describe why the Jackets are having success in the first three games of the season.

Vols respond to challenge to improve pass coverage

September 9, 2014

Jeff Terrill issued a challenge to his defense after game one.
While managing to limit Lamar’s rush game, Starkville Academy simultaneously allowed the team to accumulate 326 passing yards. For the head coach, that was unacceptable and the gauntlet was laid down.

SMITH COLUMN: SHS, SA join MSU as teams yet to see loss

September 9, 2014

There is some pretty good football going on in Starkville right now.
Along with the Mississippi State Bulldogs winning their first two games of the season, the Starkville Yellowjackets and Starkville Academy Volunteers are both 3-0.

Several receivers get football in MSU offense

September 9, 2014

Jameon Lewis was by far the best receiver on the Mississippi State squad a season ago.
He hauled in 64 catches, the same amount as the second and third best receivers combined, for 923 yards, more than the second and third best receivers combined. Robert Johnson was second on the team with 34 catches for 389 yards, while Malcolm Johnson pulled in 30 catches for 391 yards.

September 8th

MSU's Mullen valued time with legend Cristil

September 8, 2014

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen took over the program in 2009, giving him just two seasons with legendary broadcaster Jack Cristil.
Cristil passed away Sunday at the age of 88 after a long battle with cancer, but the "Voice of the Bulldogs" and Mullen spent two football seasons together. 

SMITH COLUMN: Calls of Cristil will be forever etched in mind

September 8, 2014

The words of legendary Mississippi State broadcaster Jack Cristil on Nov. 1, 1980 still sends chills up my spine.
"Bulldogs recover! Bulldogs recover! Bulldogs recover!"
It's probably the most famous call in MSU football history.
The Bulldogs played the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in Jackson and there weren't many that gave State much of a chance that day.

MSU's Smith gets honor once again

September 8, 2014

For the second week in a row, Mississippi State's Preston Smith won the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week.
The senior becomes just the third Bulldog to win the honor twice, both Pernell McPhee and Fletcher Cox won it at least twice.
Smith is just the second to win the award in consecutive weeks. Cox won the award on Oct. 10 and 17 in 2011.

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