November 8th, 2014
MABEN â€“ Tournament action exposes teams to different opponents that it might not see within conference play.
On Saturday, the Starkville Academy Volunteers and Lady Vols took advantage of such a situation as both traveled a short distance down the road and participated in the East Webster Classic.
MABEN â€“ It has been a long time since a tornado wiped out the campus of East Webster and forced the basketball team to compete at the former Wood Junior College.
On Saturday, East Webster basketball returned to its home in Cumberland as the school opened its new gym in grand fashion with the playing of the East Webster Classic basketball tournament.
Billy Dean Clark, 74, passed away at his residence in Houston, MS.Â He was retired from maintenance with the Natchez Trace Parkway and a Baptist.Â He was a decorated U.S. Army Veteran of 17 years, serving in 3 tours in Vietnam.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Clark and Annie Estes Clark; two children, one grandchild and a twin brother.Â
CLINTON â€“ When Starkville was promoted to Class 6A, there was talk of the football team facing an uphill battle.
After finishing second in Class 6A, Region 2 in their first season last year, the Yellowjackets solidified themselves by winning the division Friday night.
GREENWOOD â€“ Starkville Academy quarterback Houston Clark found the right hole to run through on third down Friday night against Pillow Academy.
There were a couple of times in that situation where Clark was able to find the end zone with rushing touchdowns.
MABEN â€“ To say that the playoffs got off to a chilly start is probably an understatement.
However, despite the conditions in the air, East Webster was nothing but hot on the field, using a big first half to cruise to a 37-0 first-round playoff victory against Strayhorn.
ACKERMAN â€“ Win or go home.
That is the format this time of year in Mississippi high school football. The Choctaw County Chargers took that mentality and ran with it to defeat Wesson 47-19 in the first round of Class 3A postseason action.
MABEN â€“ In the final chapter of the West Oktibbeha Timberwolvesâ€™ football history, they fell to the Nanih Waiya Warriors 34-0.
Donald Leeâ€™s alma mater went out not with a bang, but a slow drubbing from the Warriors.
Head Coach Danny Crawford said he was sad to see this be the last game for the Timberwolves, but despite the outcome he was glad to see his players not quit.
WEBB â€“ The Eupora Eagles survived in their Class 2A first round game at West Tallahatchie Friday night by winning a 51-44 shootout.
It was the 10th win of the season for Eupora as it improved to 10-2.
Kate Mattox looks to make it three in a row today as the Starkville cross country teams line up for the Class 6A State Championships.
As a 8th grader, Mattox secured her first state title by claiming the Class 5A championship in 2012, then as a freshman, she continued the winning with the Class 6A title.