Starkville-West Point football rivalry

The Starkville Yellow Jackets and West Point Green Wave line up across the line of scrimmage during last year’s meeting.

When the sun sets in West Point Friday evening, the Green Wave and the Starkville Yellow Jackets would have already put a few bruises on the other and it will add to what is one of the state’s most underrated rivalries.

It’s a rivalry that has stood the test of generations and classifications. There was a time, not too long ago, that the two teams were competing in Class 5A together and for North State crowns. Since 2004, the Green Wave own the 9-8 advantage in the game though Starkville has most recently won four out of the last five games.

No matter what, it will be hard-hitting and electric when the two teams meet in West Point Friday night.

For more on the Golden Triangle rivalry, see Friday's Starkville Daily News and Daily Times Leader.

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