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September 8th, 2012
When Johnthan Banks came to Mississippi State from Class 2A East Webster, it was unknown what type of player he was going to develop into.
In his senior year, it's pretty clear what type of player he is and what he brings to the MSU defense.
Banks intercepted two passes in State's 28-10 victory over Auburn Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers found their offense and played lock down defense, as it rolled to a blowout victory.
The Vols beat the Leake Academy Rebels 45-0 Friday night at JE Logan Field.
Starkville Academy, which evened its record at 2-2, was coming off two straight losses and although head coach Jeff Terrill didn't feel a sense of urgency, he was glad to get a victory.
High school football is built on rivalries and nowhere in Mississippi is there a better rivalry than Starkville-West Point.
On Friday night, the rivalry was renewed and for two and a half quarters the fans of both schools were treated to a game for the ages. However a single play led to the Yellowjacket demise, dropping a 47-22 decision to the Green Wave.
MABEN â€“The East Webster Wolverines could not overcome several miscues as they dropped their first game of the season to the Caledonia Confederates 27-10 Friday night.
The Wolverines are now 3-1 this season as the Confederates remained undefeated and improved to 4-0.
EUPORA â€“ In a game that looked like it was going to be an offensive explosion early, the Eupora defense stepped up and dictated the rest of the contest.
The Eupora Eagles (4-0) beat the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves (2-1) 41-10 Thursday night at Wafford Field.
The Starkville Yellowjackets need to bring another big container to the football field this week.
After bottling up the Tupelo Golden Wave 28-0, the Jackets have visions of doing the same thing defensively tonight against a rival of a different color as the West Point Green Wave invade Starkville. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
The Starkville Academy football team is not where it excepted to be three games into the season.
Tonight the Volunteers (1-2) take on the Leake Academy Rebels (2-1) at home. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The East Oktibbeha football team plays its first division game tonight and it has yet to see a game on its home field this season.
The Titans (1-2) square off against the Sebastopol Bobcats (1-1) on the road at 7:30 p.m.
"I know they've got good athletes," East Oktibbeha head coach Randy Brooks said.
The Starkville High School volleyball team reached its 10th win of the season Thursday night and has been the case in several recent matches, it came in straight sets.
Starkville swept New Hope 25-14, 25-13 and 25-22 at the Beehive.
Even though the Lady Yellowjackets did not drop a set, there were things during the match that coach Lauren Love noticed her team was a little off.
The Eupora and West Oktibbeha football teams have much in common, but have approached its matchup against the other in different ways.
The Eagles and Timberwolves square off in Eupora at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
Eupora reached its 3-0 record by coming off a 22-13 win over Winona last week.