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October 18th, 2012
Most coaches will say every game is a big game, but tonight's game can be consideredy the biggest of the season for the Starkville Academy Volunteers.
The Volunteers (5-4, 2-2) travel to Pelahatchie to take on the East Rankin Academy Patriots (5-4, 2-2) for the Class AAA, Division II championship.
Currently experiencing a five-game win streak in a season where they have only one loss, it would be easy for the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves to start getting comfortable, but coach Adam Lowrey knows that if they want to extend the season, they can not let off the gas anytime soon.
SCOOBA â€“ In a game where an offensive seminar was put on, it was three big defensive plays that made the difference.
The Starkville High School cross country team should experience no surprises when they participate in its own Starkville Invitational meet on Saturday morning.
When it comes to the Mississippi State course at the Mississippi Horse Park, the Yellowjackets and Lady Jackets know what to expect.
Starkville High School will be well-represented on the Mississippi team for the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game in December.
Not only will SHS head coach Jamie Mitchell serve as offensive coordinator for the squad, but he is taking quarterback Gabe Myles and defensive lineman Juwon Johnson with him.
East Rankin has a high potent offense and are hoping it continues to thrive.
The Patriots (5-4, 2-2) host Starkville Academy (5-4, 2-2) Friday night at 7 p.m. with the Class AAA, Division II title on the line.
In ERA's last two wins they have scored 52 and 36 points respectively.
Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen likes the situation he has at quarterback.
With a proven leader in junior Tyler Russell starting and a decent role player in redshirt freshman Dak Prescott, Mullen appears to have a pair of signal callers he can depend upon.
On Wednesday, it was announced by the Allstate Sugar Bowl that Russell was placed on the Manning Award Watch List.
The Starkville Daily News has hired Starkville native Jason Edwards as part of its sports staff.
Edwards gained a Masters degree of Science in Sports Administration from Mississippi State University in August and received a bachelor degree of Science in Sports Communication from Mississippi State University in May 2010.
Preston Baker had come to the conclusion that his senior year at Starkville High School was over when he was laying on the field with an injury during the West Point game on Sept. 7.
After all, he was taken off the field and his leg was put in an air cast.
"I thought my ankle was broken and I was going to finish my senior year on the sideline," Baker said.
MABEN â€“ West Oktibbeha could not ask for more out of their senior running back
In his four years playing for the Timberwolves, Tiberias Lampkin has managed to make quite the name for himself on both sides of the football.