For a few minutes, it looked as if Ole Miss wouldn’t have to deal with Johnny Manziel. But Ole Miss did, and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner turned a game in the balance into a case of déjà vu for the Rebels. (October 14, 2013, Page 1B)
WATER VALLEY — Still seething from its first loss of the season at Charleston the previous week, Water Valley decided to take its frustration out on Holly Springs.
Quarterback E.J. Bounds passed for a pair of touchdowns and ran for two more while T.T. Person ran and caught one each to lead Water Valley to its first Region 2-3A victory of the season with a 56-0 lashing of the Hawks Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. (October 14, 2013, Page 4B)
BLOG — Ole Miss will try to put a stop to its two-game skid when No. 9 Texas A&M and quarterback Johnny Manziel invade Vaught-Hemingway Stadium tonight for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff (ESPN). The Rebels, who have dropped back-to-back games to Alabama and Auburn, are playing their first home game since Sept. 7. (more…) (October 12, 2013)
BLOG — Holly Springs got the first break when the Hawks’ opening kickoff bounced off Water Valley’s front line and was recovered by the Hawks. It was the only thing to go Holly Spring’s way all night. (more…) (October 12, 2013)
Oxford didn’t make it easy, but Lafayette notched another win over the Lady Chargers Thursday night.
Lafayette won the first two games only to watch Oxford fight back to take the next two before using a fast start in the fifth and final game to claim a 3-2 (25-21, 26-24, 17-25, 14-25, 15-9) victory at the LHS gymnasium to sweep the season series from the Lady Chargers. (October 11, 2013, Page 6A)
All three area football teams return to action tonight. One will try to continue its season-long momentum while the other two look to bounce back from losses a week ago. (October 11, 2013, Page 6A)
Water Valley’s unblemished run through the first half of the season came to an end last week with a 42-10 loss at Charleston. As a result, it took the Blue Devils a little longer to get through their film study as they sifted through the miscues that have to get cleaned up. (October 10, 2013, Page 8)
BLOG — Ole Miss is trying to bounce back from back-to-back losses to Alabama and, most recently, Auburn. Things won’t get any easier for the Rebels this Saturday (7:30 p.m., ESPN) when No. 9 Texas A&M and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel visit Oxford. (more…) (October 7, 2013)
AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn 1, Hugh Freeze 0.
The inaugural matchup between the two friends turned foes went to Malzahn Saturday night as Auburn rode the legs of quarterback Nick Marshall and a dominant outing from its defensive front to defeat Freeze’s 24th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels 30-22 in front of a crowd of 86,504 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. (October 7, 2013, Page 1B)
SALTILLO — It took a while for Oxford’s offense to get going, but once it did, it was hard for the Saltillo defense to slow it down.
Kenzie Phillips, in particular. (October 7, 2013, Page 2B)