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September 26th, 2012
The Provine High School Rams may not have the type of record that is overly impressive, but they have a running game that does.
Frank Jenkins and Robert Lee have combined for 714 yards rushing this season. Jenkins is the top rushing Ram with 388 yards on 85 carries.
Sometimes it's hard to find a silver lining when a soccer team doesn't score a goal in a match.
However, Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Gardner found a reason to be encouraged Wednesday afternoon.
Being the number one tailback for a football team can bring on quite a bit of stress and excitement.
Senior running back Colby Runnels not only holds the role of the top running back for the Starkville Academy Volunteers, but he's also a captain on team.
According to Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill, Runnels is one of the best players for the job.
Starkville High School sophomore running back Jaquez Horsley has found the secret to getting playing time and succeeding on the varsity level.
Actually, there's no trick to it when hard work is involved.
Horsley has put in the necessary work in practice and has emerged as the top rusher for the Yellowjackets through five games this season.
Entering the bye week, teams get a chance to get healthy and fine tune a few things it has not been able to work on during the normal grind of a game week.
While those things certainly fit the Mississippi State Bulldogs, they are also looking to regain their focus after a pair of lackluster performances against non-conference foes.
These are good times to be a former Starkville High School quarterback.
Jaquez Johnson is having an outstanding season so far with the East Mississippi Community College Lions, while Brad Henderson, a former signal caller with the Yellowjackets and Lions, has enjoyed some good moments at Northwestern State.
From the moment head basketball coach Rick Ray set foot on the Mississippi State campus, he knew he has his work cut out for him to rebuild a proud basketball program.
Void of veteran leadership, Ray began to cultivate Jalen Steele and Wendell Lewis into the cornerstones in which he would begin to build the program around.
There are a few college football teams across the nation that can claim to be undefeated at this point of the season.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are one of those.
After Saturday night's 30-10 victory over South Alabama, MSU stands 4-0 for the first time since 1999 and moved up in both polls on Sunday.
Not since 1999 have the Mississippi State Bulldogs opened the season a perfect 4-0, but on Saturday night, thatâ€™s exactly what Dan Mullenâ€™s team did with a 30-10 win over South Alabama.
After a slow start, the Bulldog offense got going in the second quarter thanks to a LaDarius Perkins 44-yard scoring run to break the ice and give State the early 7-0 lead.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs needed to get refocused and ready.
At least that's the way analyst from ESPN radio saw the situation on Saturday morning.
After MSU escaped Troy last week with a 30-24 victory, there were many across the country that were anxious to see whether its newly achieved No. 23 ranking in The Associated Press and USA Today polls was deserved.