October 8, 2010 11:25:00 PM
From Special Reports
The Starkville High School fotball team improved its position for a playoff spot out of Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 1 on Friday night with a 49-19 victory against Horn Lake.
The win, the fourth in a row for the Yellow Jackets (5-2, 2-0 region), allows them to stay with South Panola, which beat Columbus 44-0, as the only unbeaten teams in the region.
Tupelo defeated Southaven on Friday night.
Starkville will get a chance to improve its standing even more next week when it plays host to Southaven.
In Class 5A, West Point held off Oxford 22-20, while New Hope blanked Lake Cormorant 21-0.
For coverage of those games and more, see Sunday''s edition of The Dispatch.
Below is a list of local scores:
Aberdeen 35, Water Valley 14
Carroll Aca. 47, Hebron Christian 6
Central Academy 38, North Sunflower Aca. 26
East Oktibbeha 60, Edinburg 13
East Webster 41, Ackerman 14
Eupora 42, Hamilton 21
Heidelberg Academy 46, ICCE 8
Houston 24, Caledonia 17, OT
Jackson Aca. 46, Heritage Aca. 7
Louisville 8, Kosciusko 6
Madison-Ridgeland Aca. 45, Starkville Aca. 13
Manchester Aca. 32, Oak Hill Aca. 20
New Hope 21, Lake Cormorant 0
Noxubee County 42, Amory 3
South Panola 44, Columbus 0
Starkville 49, Horn Lake 19
West Lowndes 22, J.Z. George 20
West Oktibbeha 51, Ethel 6
West Point 22, Oxford 20
Colbert Heights 19, Lamar County 14
Hale County 20, Aliceville 8
Lynn 47, South Lamar 24
Maplesville 39, Pickens County 27
Pickens Academy 47, Flint Hill 0
Sulligent 13, Red Bay 7
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