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Starkville Football Team History


Starkville Yellow Jackets
Starkville High School

603 Yellow Jacket Drive Starkville, MS
Stadium: Yellow Jacket Stadium
Colors: Black & Gold
Coach: Willis Wright


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1920  <-- 1980 <- 1981 -> 1982 --> 2021

1981 Season Highlights
 Willis Wright enters his 1st season as Head Coach at Starkville.
 The Yellow Jackets won the Class AA District 4 Championship.
 
1981 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 4  @ Neshoba Central   *  28   12   W       
 Fri., Sep. 11  @ Caldwell   *  34   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 18  vs. Cleveland    55   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 25  @ Louisville   *  14   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 2  vs. Kosciusko    44   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 9  @ West Point    25   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 16  vs. Grenada    24   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 23  @ Noxubee County   *  35   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 30  @ Lee   *  14   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 6  vs. Tupelo    22   8   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 13  @ Greenwood    45   20   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 20  vs. Olive Branch    28   6   W       Semi-finals Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 27   South Natchez    6   21   L       Championship Game 
 
1981 Season Totals
  Record12-1
  Points Scored374
  Scoring Average28.8
  Points Allowed101
  Defense Average7.8
  Opponents Record79-59 -2
  District Record5-0
  Home Record5-0
  Away Record7-0
  
1981 Class AA District 4 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   District Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Starkville 12-13741012-179475-012526  Willis Wright
Louisville 8-32051243-29150  Jack McAlpin
Lee 7-41841493-28266  Johnny Bruce
Caldwell 3-71041953-26388  Gene Murphy
Noxubee County 5-4-11131180-436112  M.C. Miller
Neshoba Central 1-8-11182400-44499  



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