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August 15th, 2014
MABEN â€“ East Webster head coach Doug Wilson knew he had to get Chase Keller involved in the offense.
So he decided to let the linebacker try his hand at running back.
That move paid off Friday night.
Keller set up his 2-yard touchdown with a big 46-yard scamper as the Wolverines went on to beat Hamilton 21-13 in a jamboree scrimmage game at home.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will enter year three of the coach Rick Ray era with a better non-conference schedule than in the past.
For the Southeastern Conference portion of the schedule, it promises to be intriguing.
The SEC released conference basketball games on Friday via the new SEC Network.
EUPORA â€“ Two jamboree games may have been played, but the Eupora Eagles softball season officially begins with the Slow Pitch Classic.
Richard Williams will be back inside Mississippi State's Humphrey Coliseum this season, but in a different capacity.
The former Mississippi State coach will join Jim Ellis for the MSU radio broadcast of men's basketball games, the university announced Thursday. He will be the color analyst and replaces Bart Gregory who will be a part of the new SEC Network.
Mississippi State running backs coach Greg Knox is excited about his group of guys.
And why shouldn't he be?
The Bulldogs return junior Josh Robinson, who rushed for nearly 500 yards as a sophomore, sophomore Ashton Shumpert, utility offensive piece Brandon Holloway and senior Nick Griffin is finally healthy.
They also add freshmen Aeris Williams and Dontavian Lee.
It has been all about practice, practice, practice for Starkville Academy, but tonight that all changes.
At 7 p.m., the Volunteers will suit up for a two-quarter jamboree game against Noxapater.
"It is a time for both teams to line up against somebody else," SA coach Jeff Terrill said. "We can knock the rust off and get in game speed."
MABEN â€“ East Webster football coach Doug Wilson wants to see some specific things out of tonight's home jamboree and can't think of a better way to see where the Wolverines stand than to tangle with the Hamilton Lions.
East Webster and Hamilton meet in what is expected to be a two-quarter scrimmage in Cumberland at 7 p.m.
Solid pitching, strong defense and clutch hitting were the keys on Thursday as the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers secured an 8-3 softball victory over visiting Kemper Academy.
"When Karlie (Lockhart) pitches like that and the infield plays solid defense, we have a good chance of winning," SA coach Kayla Mosley said. "Add in that we hit the ball hard and it was a good performance."
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have a good mix of tight ends this season.
There are seniors Brandon Hill and Malcolm Johnson that have been around the program for several years. Sophomore Gus Walley has been in the system for two seasons, but has yet to play as he was redshirted as a true freshman and missed all of last season after Tommy John Surgery.
Goal keepers are ultimately responsible to keep opponents from scoring in soccer when there is a shot on goal.
It is also their responsibility to make sure the defense is set in the best possible position to be successful.
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have one of those type of keepers in senior Janiece Pigg.