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ACKERMAN â€“ The Ackerman High School football team could not find its offense, but found two big plays on special teams to ensure a win.
The Indians beat Choctaw County rival French Camp 14-3 Friday night to improve to 3-0 for the season at Dale Davidson Field.
The Ackerman offense struggled early on and fumbled the ball on its second play from scrimmage. It had four fumbles in the contest.
MABEN â€“ The East Webster Wolverines proved to be too much for the Weir Lions as the Wolverines started their three-game home stretch with a 41-0 victory over the Lions Friday night.
East Webster improved its record to 3-0 for the season.
SENATOBIA â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers couldn't get a 14-12 half-time lead to stand up and lost a 25-14 decision to Magnolia Heights School on Friday night.
Starkville Academy, which fell to 1-2, won the statistical battle, but it did not equal out to a victory on the scoreboard.
WINONA â€“ The Eupora Eagles totaled 269 yards and beat Winona 22-13 Friday night.
Vandy Smith got Eupora going when he scored on a 54-yard run in the first quarter.
Justin Lewis connected from 34 yards to give Eupora a 10-0 lead in the first quarter.
The first two games of the football season have taken a toll on the Starkville Yellowjackets physically.
Not only did the Jackets not have their best offensive player, quarterback Gabe Myles, against Madison Central because of a sprained ankle, they lost their best defensive player, David Fair, during the game because of a knee injury.
The Starkville Academy football team is looking to sure up its offense this week against Magnolia Heights.
The Volunteers (1-1) and Chiefs (1-1) meet in Senatobia tonight for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
SA is coming off a 19-6 loss to rival Heritage Academy last week, while Magnolia Heights beat Kirk Academy 49-20 last week.
The Ackerman Indians host a Class A opponent tonight so the chances of them improving to 3-0 are pretty good.
Not when it comes to hosting cross-county rival French Camp at 7:30 p.m. as far as Ackerman football coach Adam Dillinger is concerned. The visiting Panthers have a 1-1 record.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers and Magnolia Heights School Chiefs come into Friday night's 7 p.m. game with similar resumes.
Both teams are 1-1, but the Chiefs are coming off a 49-20 victory over Kirk Academy, while the Volunteers suffered a 19-6 loss to Heritage.
SA took last year's game 22-0 in Starkville, but this year the Vols travel to Senatobia.
The weather has certainly played havoc with Southeastern Conference football teams trying to prepare for season-opening games and it caused the postponement of one of those outings.
The Texas A&M Aggies were hoping to get a jump on everyone else in the SEC with a game against Louisiana Tech in Shreveport, La., tonight (Thursday).
Young boys, who grow up playing football in the backyard, dream of being â€śthe manâ€ť who leads the game winning drive, or throws the pass that stuns the crowd.
Tyler Russell officially becomes "the man" for Mississippi State as he leads the Bulldogs onto the field for the first time as the unquestioned leader of the team.