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Friday, October 24, 2014

Jake Thompson

Devils look to continue push toward playoffs

Things are looking up for the Water Valley Blue Devils. Water Valley is on its first two-game winning streak of the season and controls its own destiny in regards to reaching the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. That destiny will be much clearer if the Blue Devils can leave Independence with a win over the Wildcats on Friday night. (October 23, 2014, Page 6A)

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    Chargers aim to clinch postseason berth, stay atop region against Wildcats

    Last week, the Oxford Chargers took command of things in Region 1-5A with a 42-21 win over New Hope. This week, they can secure their spot in the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs and move closer to a second straight region title with a win over the Clarksdale Wildcats. (October 23, 2014, Page 6A)

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      Special teams could once again play a role in Death Valley

      The role of Special teams is always vital in a football game. When Ole Miss and LSU get together that role is kick up a notch and more times than not decides the outcome.  The now infamous Billy Cannon game-winning punt return in 1959 all the way to Odell Beckham Jr.’s 89-yard punt return in 2012, special teams has defined this rivalry. (October 23, 2014, Page 7A)

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        ‘Dores nip Caledonia, advance in playoffs

        CALEDONIA — The playoff run continues for the Lafayette High volleyball team. The Commodores advanced to the second round of the MHSAA Class I playoffs after a 3-2 (18-25, 25-18, 26-24, 24-26, 16-14) victory over Caledonia on Tuesday night inside the Caledonia High School gym. (October 22, 2014, Page 1B)

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          Rebels expect test from LSU’s ground game

          Ole Miss has beaten Alabama and Tennessee at home and traveled to College Station, Texas, to handle the Aggies of Texas A&M in the past three weeks. The road ahead does not get any easier this Saturday as the No. 3 Rebels venture to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for a night game in Death Valley against No. 24 LSU. (October 21, 2014, Page 6A)

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            NOTEBOOK: Sanders sparks OM offense with touchdown

            The Ole Miss offense was in dire need of an adrenaline shot and, for the second game this season, Vince Sanders gave it to them. (October 19, 2014, Page 1B)

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              D-line causes havoc for Worley, UT offense

              There was blood in the water Saturday night inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and the Ole Miss “landshark” defense smelled it. The defensive line wreaked havoc on the Tennessee Volunteers offensive line and quarterback Justin Worley. (October 19, 2014, Page 2B)

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                Blue Devils win again, in position to make playoffs

                WATER VALLEY — For the first time this season, Water Valley (5-4 overall, 2-1 Region 2-3A) strung together back-to-back wins and, in doing so, has put itself in prime position to make the Class 3A playoffs after a 38-30 victory over North Panola (6-3, 2-1) Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. (October 19, 2014, Page 4B)

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                  BLOG: Blue Devils use big second half to defeat North Panola 38-30

                  WATER VALLEY— For the first time this season Water Valley (5-4, 2-1 Region 2-3A) strung together back-to-back wins and in doing so have put themselves in prime position to make the playoffs with a 38-30 victory over the North Panola Cougars (6-3, 2-1) Friday at Blue Devil Stadium. (more…) (October 18, 2014)

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                    BLOG: Tim Tebow, SEC Nation crew talk Ole Miss

                    Two weeks ago ESPN’s College GameDay show made their first appearance at The Grove. Now, the SEC Network’s college football pregame show ‘SEC Nation’ has taken residency on the campus of Ole Miss and will emanate life from The Grove Saturday morning form 9-11 a.m. Some of the shows analysts took time to speak with the media Friday afternoon about the Rebels season. (more…) (October 17, 2014)

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