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November 23rd, 2012
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.
EUPORA â€“ The Eupora Eagles can move one step closer to their goal of a state championship tonight as the face off with the Bruce Trojans for the Class 2A North State championship.
Kickoff at Eupora High School is set for 7 p.m., and is sure to be a toughly-fought game on both sides.
Mississippi State has found a good mix with its wide receivers this season.
Junior tailback LaDarius Perkins has proven that he can give junior quarterback Tyler Russell a good target in the passing game.
"He knows if he gets matched up on a linebacker, not to many linebackers in the SEC can cover him," Russell said. "I trust him to go up and make a play for me."
Before playing their arch-rival in the Battle for the Golden Egg on Saturday, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will take a little bit of a break from preparation today to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and teammates.
The West Point Green Wave have one more Class 5A, Region 2 team to go through if they are to realize their goal of playing for a state championship.
West Point (11-2) knocked off Canton 38-0 and Ridgeland 56-21 in the first two rounds of the Class 5A playoffs and make the trip to Starkville Friday night to face the rival Yellowjackets for the North State title at 7 p.m.
EUPORA â€“ As the Eupora Eagles line up against Bruce Friday night, they will be counting on the leadership of its senior athletes.
It will be a young sophomore guiding the Eagles at quarterback.
The Footprints Prayer is an inspirational poem about having faith in God.
Also known as "Footprints in the Sand," the prayer shows how God is always present, especially in times of need.
It's a list that definitely worth checking twice.
With Christmas a little over a month away, it appears that Santa is going to be very good to Mississippi State defensive back and former East Webster player Johnthan Banks.
Banks was chosen as one of three finalists for the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award on Monday. The award annual goes to the top defensive back in college football.
Starkville's Kate Mattox has always found ways to be motivated in an athletic competition.
When she was 10-years-old, Mattox was seeded eighth in the breast stroke for the state swimming championships and was supposed to finish last.
There's one twist to the story.
The meet was being held in Oxford, the home of the University of Mississippi.