Starkville High School football

The Starkville High School defense, anchored by Keyshawn Lawrence (10), Antwain Bush (51), Jaylon Ware (8) and Ahmir Taylor (34), brace for the challenge of the Madison Central offense.

It doesn’t matter the ranking of the team across the sideline from the Starkville Yellow Jackets tonight.

All the Jackets know is it’s just another opponent that’s trying to keep them from achieving their goal of winning a district championship.

The Madison Central Jaguars will bring the reputation of being the No. 1 team in the state and sport an 8-0 record into Friday night’s matchup against SHS.

Head coach Chris Jones said the ranking of the Jaguars is not something his Jackets are focused on going into the 7 p.m. matchup.

For more on the Starkville Daily News Game of the Week, see Friday's edition.

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