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November 27th, 2012
No, Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell wasn't guaranteeing a victory in the Class 5A State championship game when he said Friday night "we are going to win it."
Before everyone gets all excited and thinks Mitchell was pulling a "Joe Namath" moment here, it is important to put his comment in the proper context.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were eager to put last week behind them and get a win.
To do that, MSU head coach Rick Ray started former Starkville High School standout freshman Gavin Ware instead of senior Wendell Lewis and junior walk-on Tyson Cunningham.
TUPELO â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets improved their record to 6-0 in boys soccer Tuesday night with a 2-1 victory over Tupelo.
It was the first win at Tupelo in school history.
Taylor Wise and Juan Salazar had one goal each for the Yellowjackets.
Mississippi State has not been known as a great soccer destination, but Aaron Gordon thinks the program has potential.
On Tuesday, Bulldog athletic director Scott Stricklin introduced Gordon as the fourth head coach of the women's soccer team.
LOUISVILLE â€“ Blair Schaefer poured in 44 points, mainly by hitting 25-of-26 free throws, to lead the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets to a 67-64 victory over the Louisville Lady Wildcats Tuesday night.
After Starkville jumped out to an 11-10 lead after the first quarter, Louisville out-scored the visitors 24-19 in the second quarter to take a 34-30 advantage at halftime.
MATHISTON â€“ In midweek action at the gymnasium on the former Wood Junior College campus, the East Webster Wolverines and the Houston Hilltoppers split hard wood competition.
The Lady Wolverines pulled off a thrilling 45-36 victory over the Lady Hilltoppers, while the Wolverines dropped their contest 54-28.
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.