A Homecoming win over Mississippi Delta isn’t the only thing the No. 6 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers can gain on Saturday at Bobby Franklin Field.
A win over the Trojans would keep the Rangers perfect in the MACJC North Division at 4-0 and also keep them a minimum of a half game ahead of Northeast, which also plays Saturday at Coahoma, with two games left to play. (October 14, 2010, Page 6)
Starting a new center against one of the nation’s best defenses isn’t exactly what Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt would have planned two weeks ago, but it’s the situation he now faces with starter A.J. Hawkins banged up.
Freshman Evan Swindall has been practicing as the team’s new No. 1 center with Hawkins still recovering from an injury suffered against Kentucky.
The 6-foot-3, 295-pound Swindall came in late for Hawkins against the Wildcats and it appears that he will start for the Rebels when they take on No. 8 Alabama in Tuscaloosa Saturday night. (October 14, 2010, Page 7)
Sports have been a huge part of Jason Keller’s life ever since he was old enough to walk. The former four-sport standout at Oxford High was a natural athlete. From his sprinter speed, to his leaping ability to his pure strength, there wasn’t a sport that Keller couldn’t seem to master.
But after being out of high school for eight years and away from competitive sports for the past six years overall, Keller is making a return through professional boxing.
Keller, 27, didn’t expect to be a boxer growing up and didn’t even expect to be doing anything physical at this point in his life. (October 13, 2010, Page 6)
Rested and ready for the final stretch of the Southeastern Conference schedule, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt talked about his Rebels coming off a bye week and the challenge of playing No. 8 Alabama on the road during his weekly press conference Monday.
Nutt said that the team’s lone off week did some good from a health standpoint. (October 12, 2010, Page 8)
A chance to climb back atop the Region 1-5A standings for the Oxford Chargers was ultimately dashed by the West Point Green Wave on Friday night at McAllester Field. Despite a late second-half surge on offense led by quarterback Guy Cameron Billups, the Chargers fell to the Green Wave 22-20.
Oxford (4-3 overall, 1-2 in region play) totaled 392 yards against a strong West Point defense, but in the end it was Green Wave quarterback Justin Cox and his offensive mates that were able to find a way to pull out the win that kept them atop the region standings. (October 11, 2010, Page 1B)
Another strong defensive effort proved to be the difference in a win for the No. 7 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers on Thursday night at Bobby Franklin Field.
NWCC defeated Southwest 24-7 thanks in large part to a Ranger defense that held the Bears to under 200 total yards and out of the end zone until the game had been decided. It was the third straight game the Rangers (6-0 overall) held an opponent to a touchdown or less and under 200 yards. (October 8, 2010, Page 6A)
Tonight’s area football teams will play important game for determining seeds for the upcoming playoffs. No. 1 Lafayette has an opportunity to further secure a second straight Region 2-4A title with a win over Senatobia at William L. Buford Stadium. Oxford has a great opportunity of finishing first in Region 1-5A if it can defeat West Point on the road, while the Water Valley Blue Devils can remain in first place in Region 2-3A with an upset of Aberdeen on the road.
Kickoff for all three games is set for 7. LHS-SHS can be heard locally on 93.7 FM, OHS-WPHS can be heard locally on 95.5 FM, while WVHS-AHS can be heard on 105.5 FM. (October 8, 2010, Page 6A)
One of the biggest games in former Oxford High standout Dan Hicks’ young college career will happen Saturday night in Miami.
A dependable rock in the middle of both lines is what senior Terry Johnson has become for the Oxford Chargers this season. The 6-foot-2, 270-pound Johnson has made a huge difference at the point of attack on both sides of the ball, while his leadership skills have also come in handy as the team has entered region play.
From Oxford coach Johnny Hill’s perspective, Johnson’s dependability started to show up in the spring and summer during weight training. (October 7, 2010, Page 6)
A week after taking a stranglehold on the MACJC North Division standings, the No. 7 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers will host Southwest tonight at Bobby Franklin Field. Kickoff for tonight’s game is set for 6:30 and the game can be heard locally on 93.7 FM.
The Rangers (5-0 overall) have played smothering defense over the last two weeks in wins over Coahoma and Northeast. NWCC has only allowed 13 points in those two wins, and only 32 points in three North Division games. (October 7, 2010, Page 6)