Starkville Academy football

Starkville Academy’s Ben Brown (16) and his teammates prepare to take the field for an earlier game this season.

Chase Nicholson and Sean Harrison aren’t worried about what happened five weeks ago.

When the Heritage Academy Patriots went to Starkville and defeated the Starkville Academy Volunteers 42-7 on October 18, it was not a competitive game.

The coaches from both sides know that meeting has nothing to do with tonight when rivals Starkville Academy and Heritage Academy meet for the MAIS 5A championship at Jackson Academy.

Although the Patriots have played well all season as their 13-0 record reflects, the Vols are entering Friday night’s encounter with the momentum of three-straight playoff victories on the road.

For more on Starkville Academy as it prepares for its big game with Heritage, see Friday's Starkville Daily News.

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