Tomorrow morning I will be leaving from work and heading down to Clinton for the game between the Starkville High Yellowjackets (#1 in the state) and the Clinton High Arrows (#5 in the state & #2 in the same region as SHS). The winner of this game will be the #1 seed from 6A-Region 2 when the playoffs start next Friday (Nov. 14th). Now, SHS is favored and is my "alma mater" but my grandson plays for Clinton. "OH! What a dilemma." you might say. But not really - When my grandson is in the game I will watch him earnestly and hope he stays healthy and does well - but I have been a SHS supporter since I was 5 years old - that will never change. If you ask my grandson, he will tell you that I told him early in the year that I hoped SHS and Clinton were both undefeated when they met on November 7th (tomorrow). Well, Clinton has lost one game, but it was outside our region - so both teams are undefeated in region games. I look forward to a good game. I hope everyone comes out healthy. BUT, GO JACKETS! (This link is for a Clarion Ledger article about playoff scenarios.)
Saturday is homecoming for the MSU Bulldogs. They will be hosting the UT-Martin Skyhawks and are favored by 45 points. Should be able to play a lot of folks and rest the starters. Which State needs to do as next week (11/15), the Dogs will travel to Tuscaloosa to play Alabama. A win at Bama would go a long way towards folks finally realizing, "Hey M State really is a good team!"
Everyone have a great day!