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September 3rd, 2014
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.
Mississippi senior wide receiver Jameon Lewis was affected by a tragic event over the weekend.
Lewis' younger brother Tyriunce was shot and killed Sunday morning in their hometown of Tylertown.Â
It wasn't anyone's imagination.
Junior quarterback Dak Prescott didn't run as much for the Mississippi State Bulldogs in last Saturday's 49-0 season-opening win over the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.
After a season where he rushed 134 times for 829 yards and 13 touchdowns, Prescott had just eight carries for a net 23 yards and no scores against the Golden Eagles.
Skilled players might get the name recognition, but football games are often won in the trenches.
For Starkville Academy, Carter Wood at left tackle is one of those unsung heroes.
Mississippi State senior defensive end Preston Smith was selected as the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week, as announced on the SEC Network Monday night.
Smith was pivotal in MSU's 49-0 shutout of Southern Miss to open the season on Saturday.Â
There are many things a senior can do to help an athletic team be its best.
For Jessica Tranum, the most important thing she wants to do for the Starkville Academy girls soccer squad is be an encouragement.
Being a senior is something Tranum takes seriously.
There is a saying that the third time is a charm.Â
Kayla Mosley is hoping that is the case today when the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers take the softball field against visiting Heritage Academy.
In the previous two times the teams have met, the Lady Patriots have claimed both games, but having learned from past mistakes Mosley is planning for a better showing by SA.