The Starkville Academy 8th-9th grade Volunteers may have lost a 14-0 decision to Jackson Academy Thursday night, but coach Sam Wright never saw his team give up.
Starkville Academy never let Jackson Academy, which has a roster twice the size of the Vols, take control of the game.
The game was scoreless after the first quarter and Jackson Academy only had a 7-0 advantage at halftime.
"We looked at film all week and we felt like with what our guys were capable of doing that if we concentrated on certain assignments, they are going to know we were here," Wright said. "They knew we were here (Thursday night).
"I honestly believe that these guys put the effort in the game and they put the effort in for me at practice. For that, we've got to hold our heads up high."
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