A familiar team with a familiar coach will be the Ole Miss Rebels’ opponent in the first game of the season tonight at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
Arkansas State, led by former LSU head man John Brady, will try to make things difficult on coach Andy Kennedy and his Rebels. Tipoff for the non conference game is set for 7 and the game can be heard locally on 93.7 FM.
Tonight’s game is the third in a series that started when Brady was first hired at ASU. Kennedy has won the first two that have been played at alternating sites and the goal is to make it a clean sweep. (November 12, 2010, Page 7A)
The No. 1 Commodores (12-0 overall) host the Wildcats (8-4) Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium, a year after defeating them in the second round last season at home.
Louisville, the No. 2 seed out of Region 4-4A, has won seven of its last eight games, including defeating Amanda Elzy 32-8 last week. The Wildcats are coached by M.C. Miller, who was most recently at Noxubee County and helped build that program into one of the best in the state. (November 11, 2010, Page 6)
AROUND THE SQUARE AND BEYOND: Northwest Mississippi Community College football coach Ricky Woods wants to win an MACJC state title in the worst way, but he needs the help of area players, and district players, to help him do it. The Rangers finished the 2010 season with a 9-1 overall mark, but a 52-24 loss to Gulf Coast last Saturday at Bobby Franklin Field was not the ending Woods was hoping for. (more…) (November 11, 2010, Page 8)
Jeremiah Masoli’s status as the starting quarterback when the Ole Miss Rebels travel to play the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville, Tenn., this weekend is still up in the air. Masoli is being evaluated and treated from a concussion he suffered in the Rebels’ 43-21 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday. Masoli was knocked out of the game in the first quarter and did not return.
He missed practice Sunday, and after an off day on Monday, he was back at practice Tuesday, although his work was limited according to head football trainer Tim Mullins and coach Houston Nutt. (November 10, 2010, Page 8)
Oxford’s girls opened the season with a one-sided 78-36 win over the Lady Cardinals, while the Chargers followed the girls lead in the nightcap as they rolled to a 90-49 win. (November 9, 2010, Page 8)
A senior-oriented team that is big on numbers is what Water Valley boys basketball coach John Sherman has to work with this season.
Sherman, who is entering his fifth year at the helm of the program, has eight seniors at his disposal and 17 overall players on the roster. (November 9, 2010, Page 9)
The first really cold night of the 2010 football season had no impact on the Oxford Chargers’ passing game Friday night. Senior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups was near flawless throwing the ball as he helped lead the Chargers to a 40-21 win over Saltillo in the regular season finale.
For the Chargers, who will try to build on their 8-3 overall record on the road at Pearl in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs, Friday’s win was another example of just how complex and in sync the offense under Billups has become. (November 8, 2010, Page 3B)
One of the most successful seasons for the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers and head coach Ricky Woods came to an unfortunate end Saturday in the first round of the MACJC state football playoffs.
No. 12 Gulf Coast, led by the passing of former Ole Miss walk-on quarterback Clayton Moore, defeated the No. 4 Rangers 52-24 in front of a crowd of 1,452 fans at Bobby Franklin Field. The Bulldogs (8-2 overall), who will now square off against Copiah-Lincoln for the MACJC state title next week, scored early and often against the Rangers (9-1), who entered the game with just four defensive linemen to try and stop one of the best offenses in all of the junior college ranks. (November 8, 2010, Page 5B)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG – Water Valley won its first game in this year’s Class 3A playoffs with a 28-0 win over Corinth Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. (more…) (November 6, 2010)
Ole Miss fans first glimpse of the men’s basketball team comes tonight at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum against Delta State. Tipoff for the exhibition game is set for 7.
For Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy, the exhibition game is a chance to expand on work that was started in scrimmage work that he said was productive. (November 5, 2010, Page 6A)