The Starkville Oktibbeha School District boasts a winning tradition where our coaching staff and nearly 600 student athletes expect excellence every day, in every field of play. This same excellence demonstrated on the field or court extends to the classroom. All 25 SHS varsity sports are honored as MHSAA Scholar Athlete Teams because they maintained a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. Each year, Yellow Jacket athletes take excellence to the next level, gaining athletic scholarships to continue their education at community colleges and four-year universities.

With students competing in 27 sports and 47 teams from 7th to 12th grade, the goal of Yellow Jacket Athletics is to deliver exceptional results by embracing a culture of engagement that creates value for our students, staff, and community while continuously improving our process.

SHS Homecoming Pep Rally

Jacket Athletics News

Matt Wilbanks joins Yellow Jacket Athletics at Head Girls Basketball Coach. He and is wife, Ariel, are the parents of a daughter, Kelby, and son, Mack.

Starkville Oktibbeha School District has named Matt Wilbanks as the new Head Coach for ...

2023 State Championship Guide

Our Yellow Jackets are on the hunt for a repeat as Starkville High School heads to...

Suggs and Edwards named to Volleyball All-Region team

Starkville High School Volleyball players, Zariyah Edwards and Riley Suggs were named t...

Jacket Athletics Calendar

Jacket Athletics schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather.
Jacket Tennis AT Individual State Tournament

Start: Apr 25, 2024 End: Apr 27, 2024

Multi-Day Event


Starkville Spring Football Jamboree Saturday, May 11 Yellow Jacket Stadium 11:00am -- Shannon vs Greenville 2:00pm -- Louisville vs Kemper Co ​​​​​​​5:00pm -- Starkville vs Terry Admission: $5