up significantly. If Clinton and Southaven threatened to upend Starkville, what could a 9-2 Horn Lake team do?
Starkville finds itself in a bit of a dilemma. The Jackets have to be pleased with themselves for still being a part of the playoffs. However they can't afford to be satisfied, because right now, Starkville seems to be hanging on by a thread.
The Jackets can take comfort in this. They have a full week of practice ahead to try and get things turned around and get back to the dominant style of football they were playing midseason.
Jones is determined to relight his team's fuse and reignite Starkville's title dreams.
“We're not where we want to be, but we're moving on to the second round,” Jones said. “We've got the chance to fix some stuff and get better. No complaints I don't guess. We're still in it and we still have a chance to win it. We have to fix some stuff, but we'll find a way.”
Joel Coleman is the Mississippi State writer for the Starkville Daily News. The views in this column are Coleman's and not necessarily the views of the SDN or its staff.