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September 13th, 2012
The Starkville Academy junior varsity football team has come a long way since its beginning.
That was evident Thursday night.
The Volunteers beat Heritage Academy 42-0 to improve their record to 5-0 for the second year in a row.
Starkville Academy's first four football games of the season have been on and up and down scale.
The Volunteers get somewhat of a fresh start tonight as they begin division play against Hillcrest Christian. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Volunteers beat the Cougars 42-8 last season in Jackson.
Starkville High School quarterback Gabe Myles was able to play well against West Point on a bad ankle.
The Yellowjackets are hoping that with this week's open date, Myles will be close to 100 percent for the first Class 5A, Region 2 game at Lanier on Sept. 21.
The Eupora High School football team looks to stay unbeaten when they play host to Calhoun City tonight.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Wafford Field.
The Wildcats (2-2) beat the Eagles last season 20-6. Calhoun City is coming off a 36-21 win at Velma Jackson last week.
The surroundings will be familiar for the Starkville High School cross country team on Saturday.
In their second run of the season, the Yellowjackets and Lady Jackets hit the path at the Mississippi Horse Park for home action.
SHS cross country coach Caroline Woomer was proud of how the team performed in the first race of the season and looks forward to hosting a home event.
WEST POINT â€“ Mississippi State got a strong finish from Ally McDonald on Wednesday to finish fourth in the inaugural Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational.
The MSU sophomore carded a final round of 69 for a 4-under-par score of 212 which was good for a two-way tie for third place.Â The finish is a career low for McDonald and is the second lowest 54-hole score in MSU womenâ€™s golf history.
Two members of the Mississippi State football team picked up national honors on Wednesday, which is another indication that the Bulldogs are headed in a positive direction as a team this season.
MSU football coach Dan Mullen likes the identity that his team is beginning to develop after home wins over Jackson State 56-9 and Auburn 28-10.
The Starkville Yellowjackets needed to hear some good news during their open week.
On Monday, the Jackets got it concerning running back Preston Baker.
Baker, the leading receiver and second-leading rusher for the Jackets, suffered what initially looked like a severe injury to his lower leg in last Friday's 47-22 loss to West Point.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers are getting players introduced to the game of football at an early age.
With the pee-wee league in existence for a few seasons now, Starkville Academy's coaches like what it has provided for elementary-aged boys.
PHEBA â€“ Hebron Christian School football coach David Foster presented his team with a plan during the offseason.
He knew in order to have any success this season, there had to be some younger Eagles to contribute and the seniors had to lead.