Egg Bowl run

Mississippi State University ROTC cadets carry the Egg Bowl game ball and their battalion flag through Eupora on Highway 9. They were en route Monday afternoon to the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex, where the ball was handed off to the Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen. University of Mississippi ROTC cadets carried the ball to Calhoun City earlier Monday and handed it off to members of Mississippi State’s ROTC program. Cadets took turns running the ball during the inaugural 100-mile Egg Bowl Run from Oxford to Starkville. After Thursday’s game, the ball will be auctioned off, and proceeds will benefit Operation First Response, which supports the nation’s wounded heroes. DANIEL BRUNTY/STAFF