Volunteers drop home decision
Starkville Academy punter Jonathon Burton puts his foot into the ball against Madison-Ridgeland Academy. (Photo courtesy of Starkville Academy)
Friday's game against the Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots got away from the Starkville Academy Volunteers early.
Madison-Ridgeland got out to a commanding 21-0 lead after just one quarter. The Patriots ultimately went on to win the game in a dominating fashion 40-0.
Madison-Ridgeland finished with 538 total yards and 23 first downs to Starkville Academyâ€™s 63 total yards and four first downs.
The Patriots are one of the top academy schools in the state of Mississippi and have a notable division one football prospect in senior offensive lineman Sean Rawlings, who recently committed to Mississippi State University. The game had more to do with the huge size and talent advantage the Patriots had over the Volunteers.
SA coach Jeff Terrill acknowledged that his team was at a disadvantage but felt they competed hard.
â€śI thought we played with good effort, but every now and then in high school football, a small school gets matched up with a school thatâ€™s a lot bigger,â€ť Terrill said. They were bigger and faster at every position, but I thought our kids fought valiantly but we just couldnâ€™t make any plays.â€ť
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