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Working the weekend: The scrimmage with New Hope helps Starkville

August 17, 2013

Junior running back Jaquez Horsley of the Yellowjackets shows his emotion after scoring on a 20-yard run against the New Hope Trojans during Saturday's scrimmage. (Photo by Lee Adams, For Starkville Daily News)

With one week until the high school football season starts, many teams used the weekend to work on different things in a game-type atmosphere.
That was no different for the Starkville Yellowjackets.
The Jackets beat New Hope 17-7 Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium on Mississippi State's campus in a preseason jamboree hosted by the Trojans.
"We've just got a lot of things to work on," SHS head coach Jamie Mitchell said in his postgame comments.
The Yellowjacket defense, especially the rush defense, stole the show.
The Trojans only managed 3 yards on the ground against Mitchell's defense.
"I thought we totally took the run game away," Mitchell said. "When you can make a team one dimensional, you can really turn it up."

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