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franklin county times

September 3, 2004

By By Tony Krausz / assistant sports editor
Sept. 3, 2004
Meridian High School's football team lines up tonight against a team that has been a thorn in its side for the last few years Starkville High School.
The No. 3-ranked Wildcats host the No. 7 Yellow Jackets at 7:30 p.m. at Ray Stadium. Starkville won last year's game 14-6.
The game should be overflowing with emotions for Meridian High, as the team tries to give the outgoing senior class at least one win over Starkville.
It will also be the Wildcats first home game of a season that is filled with high expectations for the team, which opened with a 41-14 win over Clinton last week.
Starkville, which won its opener 14-7 against Louisville on the road last Friday, will be challenged by Meridian High's strong rushing game.
The Wildcats ran for 380 yards against the Arrows, with Cordera Eason rushing for 141 yards and Derrick Davis running for 147.
Meridian High will be facing a different looking Starkville squad than it saw last year.
Lee is a pass-oriented coach who likes to move the ball through the air. The Yellow Jackets' pass-first offense will put a lot a pressure on the Wildcats' secondary which plays mainly in man-to-man, single coverage.

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