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September 4th, 2014
SCOOBA â€“ East Mississippi Community College has a good bit of success at Sullivan-Windham Field.
The home turf of the Lions was opened in 2011 and EMCC entered Thursday's game with a 17-1 record at home. The lone loss came to Copiah-Lincoln in the 2012 state playoffs. The Wolfpack knocked off the Lions 47-46 that day.
One game can speak volumes.
Last season that impact game for Starkville Academy came in week three when the Volunteers dropped a 32-21 contest at Washington School to keep the team out of the postseason.
The Starkville Yellowjackets opened the season against the Noxubee County Tigers and a rivalry has developed between those teams over the years.
Starkville took a trip to Oxford last week for what has become the "Little Egg Bowl" and a rivalry has started between those schools.
It is early, but with two big wins, coach Junior Graham is pleased with the way his Eupora Eagles are performing so far.
Come tonight though, Eupora will face what might be its toughest test yet against Winona that has split its two first outings.
The Jackson Academy Lady Raiders got the attention of the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets in the first set of Thursday's volleyball match.
After pulling out a 29-27 win in that first set, the Lady Jackets knew they had to turn it up a notch in the second frame.
Starkville made a run with the help of the service game of Courtney Wilson and it took the second set easily 25-12.
MABEN â€“ The East Webster Wolverines powered their way through the French Camp Panthers in slow pitch softball Thursday night.
Getting off to a fast start, the Lady Wolverines cruised to a 15-0 victory.
Mississippi State hopes to take a big step this week as it plays UAB at home.
The Bulldogs opened the season with a 49-0 win over Southern Miss, and there were some miscues and jitters in game one for MSU. Head coach Dan Mullen always likes to see improvement, but the improvement from week one to week two is crucial.
It's going to take a little time for the West Point Green Wave to get back to where they want to be.
However, West Point head coach Chris Chambless can see things beginning to come together for his team.
Even though the Green Wave lost a tough 14-10 decision to South Panola last week, Chambless likes the direction they are headed.
There are no off weeks when it comes to division football competition.
Washington School coach Philip Wasson knows this and one can bet his Generals have that in the back of their minds as they prepare to face Starkville Academy Friday.
Wesson is impressed with the Vols, which have won their first two games this season.
Not too many times do you see that word used to describe weather conditions, but that is exactly the choice for Starkville High cross country coach Caroline Woomer when it came to the Memphis Twilight Classic.