Mississippi State felt like it had something to prove.
ELLISTOWN – There have been tests for the East Webster Wolverines to this point in the season, but East Union felt like the biggest on Friday night.
MERIDIAN – The Starkville Yellow Jackets scored in a variety of ways on Friday night and had an easy time getting their third victory of the season in Meridian.
HOUSTON – The Houston Hilltoppers got a pair of early touchdowns from Jylon Davidson and a shutout defensively to defeat the Eupora Eagles 25-0 on Friday night.
EUPORA – Fans were shoulder-to-shoulder on Thursday night as one of the area’s best rivalries went down at Eupora in softball action as the Lady Eagles hosted East Webster.
There was an indication to coach John Morgan by the way the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers played on Thursday that he has an improving soccer team.
Starkville Daily News Sports Editor Danny P. Smith and Mississippi State beat writer Joel Coleman discuss the upcoming slate of games this weekend
It was a nice beginning for the Starkville Lady Yellow Jackets on the softball field Tuesday night against Columbus, but at the end, it was the Lady Falcons celebrating a victory.
It’s a new week for Mississippi State, but a similar storyline remains the headline for the Bulldogs as they prepare for their Southeastern Conference opener this Saturday against Kentucky.
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Fever rookie and former Mississippi State player Teaira McCowan has been selected to the WNBA All-Rookie Team, as announced Monday by the WNBA.
It’s been a privilege of mine to have covered Starkville High School football now for the last six seasons in some capacity and most closely for the last five years right here with the Starkville Daily News.
There is a reason why the Mississippi State Bulldogs played ranked BYU, Memphis and Boston College at home during the non-conference part of the soccer season.
In the grand scheme of things, it mattered not in the outcome of the game but Mississippi State’s defense was a different defense in the second half of its game against Kansas State.
It’s not how the Starkville Academy Volunteers started, but how they finished that was the difference between winning and losing Friday night.
They’re cut from the same cloth and were entrenched in winning tradition at Noxubee County High School, but now Chris Jones and Tyrone Shorter are each somewhere else and creating their own programs from the heritage in which they came.
The soccer ball came across the box low and hard and a Hartfield Academy Hawk just had to lift it into the top net to take the early lead against Starkville Academy.