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Many people had penciled in Starkville and Madison Central in the Class 6A North State Championship a month ago when the Yellow Jackets pulled out a win in Starkville, but things changed.

It hasn’t been long since Olive Branch touted one of the best programs in the entire state of Mississippi.

Every team has roles to replace and great players that come with those roles every year, but Starkville Academy has lost much experience and numbers the last two years.

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For a second game in a row, No. 10 Mississippi State won big and put up historic numbers in a 122-82 rout of Troy, but head coach Vic Schaefer came into the postgame press conference somber.

It was just about 30 minutes prior to kickoff on Friday night when word got up to the press box that Horn Lake was preparing to run a man-to-man defense against Starkville’s offense.

It was early last week when Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead said that for the Bulldogs to have a chance to beat Alabama on Saturday, MSU didn’t have to do anything extraordinary, it just had to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.

It’s difficult to deal with the Starkville Yellow Jackets on the basketball court when multiple players are contributing in the scoring column.

NATCHEZ – It was another come-from-behind effort for the road warriors of Starkville Academy on Friday night.

SDN Sports Editor Danny P. Smith and preps beat writer Robbie Faulk discuss the upcoming slate of first round high school football playoff action on Friday, in addition to discussing Mississippi State's home game against Alabama on Saturday.

It really wasn’t a surprise to the Starkville Academy Volunteers to once again see the Adams County Christian School Rebels as the opponent for the third round of the MAIS playoffs.

There was 18:37 left on the clock in the first half on Thursday when Mississippi State’s Reggie Perry sank a 3-pointer against Louisiana-Monroe.

Things look much different at Horn Lake than they did last season.

Starkville Academy football coach Chase Nicholson said it doesn’t take much research to know what Adams County Christian School’s team is all about.

It was just a year ago when Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer was having to replace a big chunk of his team with the nation’s No. 6 signing class.

It may have been Veterans Day on Monday, but the celebration of the military and what it means to our country has only begun this week.
We should never lose sight of what people in service, both present and past, have meant to us and the sacrifices they have made to keep the United States free.

A nip and tuck cat fight developed between the Starkville Christian Cougars and the French Camp Panthers on Monday night.