Vols play­ing solid on de­fen­sive side

Starkville Daily News - - SPORTS - By DANNY P. SMITH sports@starkvilledai­lynews.com

Points have been hard to come by against the Starkville Academy de­fense lately.

In the last four games, the Vol­un­teers have only given up 10 points and they all came against Pil­low Academy two weeks ago.

Starkville Academy has shut out Mag­no­lia Heights 21-0, Win­ston Academy 36-0 and Can­ton Academy 38-0 in the last four weeks.

The Vols have been fo­cused on the game plan by de­fen­sive coaches Brad But­ler and Bubba Davis and have ex­e­cuted it to al­most per­fec­tion.

“Our de­fense has played great the past few weeks,” Starkville Academy head coach Chase Ni­chol­son said. “It’s been mostly the game plan coach But­ler and coach Davis have put in ev­ery week and our guys buy­ing into it. It’s at­trib­uted to the de­fen­sive staff and de­fen­sive play­ers.”

Willie Lathem, Will Miller, Camp­bell Spivey, How­ell Archer and Matt Miller have all been around the foot­ball this sea­son for the Vols.

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(Photo by Lo­gan Kirk­land, SDN)

Willie Latham, left, and Matt Miller com­bine on a tackle for Starkville Academy against Pil­low Academy two weeks ago.

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