Starkville High School football

Starkville High School quarterback Trey Petty (12) tries to break a tackle against Southaven.

Against a dominant defense like Southaven’s that would be all the more important for the Jackets to advance in the playoffs. Starkville had two defensive touchdowns and a special teams return that sparked them to get by a gritty Chargers team and into the Class 6A North State championship with a 42-27 win at Yellow Jacket Stadium on Friday night.

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