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September 10th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeff Terrill issued a challenge to his defense after game one.
While managing to limit Lamarâ€™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.
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.
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.
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.Â
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.
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.