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November 26th, 2012
JACKSON â€“ Bob Stanley remembered what it was like to represent Starkville High School in the Class 5A State championship game in 1981.
Now as a representative of Wilson Sporting Goods, Stanley had a message to the latest generation of high school football players getting ready to play for state championships this weekend.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are committed to the thought of moving forward.
After arriving home from a three-loss tournament in Hawaii at the Maui Invitational over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Bulldogs went right back to work.
Mississippi State (1-4) hosts Alcorn State (2-4) today in Humphrey Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
The light rain that fell in the first half of Monday's soccer opener for the Starkville Academy Volunteers wasn't enough to damper their spirits.
After a 4-0 victory over the HIllcrest Christian School Cougars at the Starkville Sportsplex, the Vols were feeling pretty good about themselves.
Drew Pellum had a hat trick with one goal in the first half and two more in the second for SA.
OXFORD â€“ It had to happen sometime.
When Dan Mullen took over as coach of the Mississippi State football program, beating Ole Miss was on the top of his list.
Saturday night that didn't happen.
The Rebels (6-6, 3-5) beat the No. 25 (Associated Press) Bulldogs (8-4, 4-4) 41-24 in the Egg Bowl in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
OXFORD â€“ Mississippi State may have lost the game, but for one Bulldog senior, the Egg Bowl was a record-breaking performance.
OXFORD â€“ The 109th Egg Bowl did not disappoint.
It also sported the longest run in series history.
After Ole Miss took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter, Mississippi State sophomore wide receiver Jameon Lewis took the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a score.
It seems that history is repeating itself.
Last year the Starkville High School football team lost to West Point in the regular season, but beat them in the playoffs on route to Jackson.
SHS lost to West Point 47-22 on Sept. 7.
The Yellowjackets followed history and beat the Green Wave 29-28 in an overtime thriller to win the Class 5A North State title at Yellowjacket Stadium.
The Starkville Yellowjackets have been through some tough times on the road back to Jackson.
Not long after losing the Class 5A State championship to Picayune last December, the SHS program was hit with the tragedy of Devin Mitchell's death.
EUPORA â€“ It was a thrilling way to win a North State championship for the Eupora Eagles.
In a back and forth game, the Eagles defeated the Bruce Trojans 31-28 to claim the Class 2A North Half title and advanced to the State championship game.
There won't be any strangers tonight when it comes to the Starkville Yellowjackets and West Point Green Wave meeting on the football field once again.
For the second time this season and fourth time in two seasons, the two rivals play each other.