Tomorrow is the day both Oxford and Lafayette fans have been looking forward to for months, the Crosstown Classic.
And as such, today’s EAGLE sports section reflects that.
CROSSTOWN CLASSIC OR BUST:
—Former Lafayette player and Water Valley head coach Gary Drewrey looks back at his senior season at LHS and what the rivalry means to both the Commodores and Oxford.
—Oxford coach Johnny Hill talked to John Davis yesterday about Lafayette and expects a hard-fought Classic game on Friday.
—Likewise, LHS head man Anthony Hart has scouted Oxford and doesn’t see any glaring weakness in his Class 5A opponent.
ALSO IN THE EAGLE:
—While the Crosstown Classic dominated today’s paper, we haven’t forgotten about our Water Valley readers. Tomorrow night’s game at Calhoun City’s Boneyard will go a long way in cementing the Blue Devils’ place in Class 3A this season. In order for WVHS to come away from the Boneyard with a 3-0 record, the Wrecking Crew will have to continue to put pressure on opposing offenses, and specifically do-it-all QB J.R. Jennings.
HARD AT WORK: Today John Davis and myself are hard at work finishing up this year’s first GAMEDAY football tab. The insert, which will be available in tomorrow’s EAGLE, will feature not articles on Jerrell Powe, Nathan Stanley, Joel Kight and others. Joining the GAMEDAY lineup this year will be former Ole Miss Sports Information Director Langston Rogers, who will be putting his wealth of knowledge to use by writing this year’s “Lookback” articles, and Oxford/OxfordTown legend Steven Godfrey, who will be writing “Know you opponent” snippets this year.
Be sure to check the insert out tomorrow. If you’re not in the Oxford area, you can also get the GAMEDAY insert in PDF form tomorrow afternoon on the website.
PROFILING: With the Classic in mind, tomorrow’s EAGLE will feature two High School Spotlights, featuring the Dennis brothers of Lafayette and the Pegues brothers of Oxford. (September 2, 2010)