Opposing viewpoint: Indianola Academy

Staff Writer

There’s not just one player that makes the Indianola Academy Colonels tick.

Even though Will Davis lines up behind center and is considered one of the better quarterbacks in Class AAA in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, there is more to Indianola Academy than just him and Starkville Academy defensive coordinator Brad Butler knows it.

"(It’s a) good team with a lot of different threats,” Butler said. “They can run it, can throw it and have got good receivers so it’s a big challenge for us and we’re excited about it.”

The Volunteers host the Colonels Friday in a meeting of the two teams that played for the Class AAA State championship last season.

Indianola Academy is off to a 2-0 start once again with wins over Pillow Academy on the road 34-12 and at home over St. Joseph 42-14.

Starkville Academy head coach Chase Nicholson is not surprised to see the Colonels doing well once again. He can’t recall a time when they weren’t good.

“Traditionally they have been good year in and year out from as far back as I can remember,” Nicholson said. “They are going to be tough. They always are and wouldn’t expect it any other way. If this wasn’t a war, I’d be disappointed.”

Kickoff at J.E. Logan Field is set for 7 p.m.