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Starkville Yellow Jackets
Starkville High School

603 Yellow Jacket Drive Starkville, MS
Stadium: Yellow Jacket Stadium
Colors: Black & Gold
Coach: Jim Craig


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1920  <-- 1970 <- 1971 -> 1972 --> 2022

1971 Season Highlights
 Jim Craig enters his 6th season as Head Coach at Starkville.
 
1971 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 3  vs. Kosciusko    35   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 10  @ Louisville    6   19   L       
 Fri., Sep. 17  @ Oxford   *  14   8   W       
 Fri., Sep. 24  vs. New Albany   *  20   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 1  @ Pontotoc   *  28   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 8  vs. Aberdeen   *  31   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 15  @ Amory   *  0   7   L       
 Fri., Oct. 22  vs. Bruce   *  41   8   W       
 Fri., Oct. 29  @ Houston   *  38   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 5  vs. West Point   *  0   0   T       
 
1971 Season Totals
  Record7-2 -1
  Points Scored213
  Scoring Average21.3
  Points Allowed56
  Defense Average5.6
  Opponents Record51-49 -3
  Home Record4-0 -1
  Away Record3-2
  
1971  Little 10 Conference  Standings
  Regular Season   Conference Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
West Point 7-3-12251117-0-118546  Travis Langford
Oxford 8-32171036-2-016660  Bob Sanders
Amory 7-42251116-2-019344  Jerry Lyons
Starkville 7-2-1213566-1-117223  Jim Craig
Pontotoc 5-51711293-5-0105129  Ralph Mitchell
New Albany 3-6-11101363-5-0103118  James Sloan
Houston 3-7832652-6-062217  Billy Joe Rish
Aberdeen 2-6-1701442-6-070144  Thomas Pierce
Bruce 0-11443550-8-026300  Dwight Robinson



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