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October 8th, 2012
The Ackerman High School volleyball team has played tough competition all season long.
Their schedule has set the Lady Indians up to be used to the type of teams they will play in the playoffs.
Ackerman (9-8) opens the playoffs at home today against Tishomingo County with the match scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
Fresh off a 27-14 win over Kentucky the No. 19 Mississippi State Bulldogs are turning their attention to a talented group of Tennessee Volunteers who will be in Starkville on Saturday looking to ruin Stateâ€™s perfect 5-0 start to the 2012 campaign.
While the Vols enter with a 3-2 record, MSU head coach Dan Mullen is fully aware of just how dangerous Tennessee can be.
SCOOBA â€“ The East Mississippi Community College defense deserved a round of applause, and head coach Buddy Stephens made sure that happened.
"Defense got the game ball," Stephens said. "We made the offense stand up and give a standing ovation because (the defense) did a great job."
There's nothing like a big play between two former Starkville Yellowjackets to give the East Mississippi Community College Lions the spark they needed on offense Saturday afternoon.
When quarterback Jaquez Johnson found Billy Shed for a 46-yard completion late in the third quarter, it set up the Lions for their first touchdown of the game.
The unbeaten Mississippi State Bulldogs carry a national ranking of No. 20 to Lexington, Ky., today facing their first Southeastern Conference road test of the season with the Kentucky Wildcats.
Kickoff is set for 11:21 a.m. for the SEC Network telecast that can be seen locally on WCBI.
Undefeated and undeterred are the No. 5 ranked East Mississippi Community College Lions.
At 5-0 overall and 2-0 overall, the Lions host Holmes Community College this afternoon in Scooba.
Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. and homecoming festivities will abound on the EMCC campus as the defending national champions look to chase down another title.
Defense wins championships, or so the saying goes.
On Friday night, the Yellowjacket defense played with tenacity shutting out the Ridgeland Titians in a 23-0 Class 5A, Region 2 win.
MCCOMB â€“ It wasn't the type of night on the road the Starkville Academy Volunteers wanted to have during a 35-12 loss to Parklane Academy on Friday.
Parklane jumped out to a 14-3 halftime advantage and never took its foot off the gas pedal as it generated 401 yards of total offense against SA.
CRAWFORD â€“ The East Oktibbeha Titans were hoping to match their last home victory over Ethel with another one on Friday night.
It didn't take the Titans long to find out that was going to be a difficult task.
The defending Class A State Champion Noxapater Tigers visited East Oktibbeha looking for their sixth-straight victory and left with that in hand after the 48-6 result.
MABEN â€“ Freshman Jack Wilson and sophomore Deangelo Liggins combined for 276 yards and four touchdowns to help the East Webster Wolverines defeat J.Z. George 34-6 on Friday night.
It wasn't exactly the start that East Webster coach Doug Wilson had in mind, but as the game went on, he was more pleased.