November 15th, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. â€“ Josh Robinson entered elite company on Saturday afternoon.
The Mississippi State junior running back rushed for 37 yards in a 25-20 loss to Alabama, which gave him enough to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark. He has 1,021 rushing yards this season, which is just three behind tying LaDarius Perkins for 10th all-time in a Bulldog season.
Perkins rushed for 1,024 yards in 2012.
A banner hangs inside Starkville High's gym that reads Fly Fast, Sting Hard.
On Saturday evening, the Yellowjackets did just that with a 63-55 victory over visiting Meridian.
The East Webster Wolverines have developed a "road warrior" type of mentality.
After defeating Eupora 27-7 on the road to close the regular season and clinch the No. 2 seed out of Class 2A, Region 4, the Wolverines were able to get one of their most impressive wins of the season at Baldwyn Friday night 34-7.
FINAL SCORE: Mississippi State 20; Alabama 25
Bernice Harrison Parvin died peacefully at her home on historic Greensboro Street in Starkville, Mississippi on November 13, 2014.
The mindset in practice this week was simple for the Starkville Academy Volunteers.
It was win and advance.
â€śAll year we had talked about trying to get to the championship,â€ť said junior Colt Chrestman. â€śWe were reminded of that again this week in practice about accomplishing our goal and getting to where we wanted to be at the start of the season.â€ť
EUPORA â€“ Quarterback Trey Pittman gave the Eupora Eagles everything he had despite playing with injury on Friday night, but the effort was not good enough as the Simmons Blue Devils won a 38-31 decision..
One step closer.Â
The road to a state championship is a long one for the Starkville Yellowjackets, but following a 30-0 defeat of the Tupelo Golden Wave in the opening round of Class 6A postseason action, they are a bit closer to their goal.