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October 24th, 2014
The Starkville High School volleyball team has entered new territory under head coach Lauren Love.
Courtesy of Tuesday night's 3-0 home victory over Clinton, the Lady Jackets advanced to the second round of the Class III playoffs with Love as their coach.
For its accomplishment, SHS get a tough opponent next when it travels to Northwest Rankin today for a 4:30 p.m. match.
Anytime Starkville Academy and Heritage Academy meet for competition excitement ensues.
With both teams so close in proximity, there is a certain understanding that surrounds the games and forces a little extra something in each athleteâ€™s performance.
The Starkville Yellowjackets knew they had some depth across the defensive front.
With the injuries to some of the starters on the line, defensive coordinator Brooks Oakley has looked to the backups and hasn't been disappointed at this point of the season.
No. 1 versus No. 3.
That's the occurrence taking place this week as the No. 3 Eupora Eagles welcome the No. 1 Calhoun City Wildcats to town for a little battle of the Class 2A unbeatens.
Mississippi State's offensive line was one of the biggest question marks entering this season.
The Bulldogs lost two starters â€“ guard Gabe Jackson who is playing for the Oakland Raiders and tackle Charles Siddoway â€“ from last year's unit. The Bulldogs lost tackle Damian Robinson before the season started, but they haven't missed a beat and many might say they've played better.
Jim Craig loved his time serving the people of Starkville and Oktibbeha County.
He spent eight years as the head football coach of the Starkville Yellowjackets and his tenure probably would have been longer if the financial situation would have been different in those days.
The ability to make a big play at any time can be a dangerous aspect for any football team.
Starkville High School head coach Jamie Mitchell says the Jackson Murrah Mustangs have that capability.
One game at a time.
That is exactly how Heritage Academy has progressed through the football season thus far. No matter win or lose, the Patriots keep moving forward toward their end of year goal of being a postseason team.
Dan Mullen's recruiting philosophy has been talked about quite a bit in the last month.
The Mississippi State head coach has taken a Bulldog team from unranked to the top team in the country. Mullen and his coaching staff didn't do that with a surplus of 5- and 4-star recruits, rather with 2- and 3-star recruits they developed.
Depth is something you need to compete in the Southeastern Conference, but it can also bring about strife between teammates.
That's not the case for the Mississippi State linebackers.
The Bulldogs have one of the deepest linebacker groups in the SEC, and competition is fierce on the field, but they get along off the field.