The last 24 hours have been quite busy for the Ole Miss football program. Instead of focusing solely on the season-opener against Jacksonville State, the Rebels were dealt the news yesterday that quarterback transfer Jeremiah Masoli’s waiver was denied by the NCAA. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the Rebels will also be without senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett in the season opener because of a heart issue. (more…) (September 1, 2010)
The Chargers won the seventh-grade game 26-6, while the Commodores took the eighth-grade game in the nightcap 16-0. (September 1, 2010, Page 7)
Last season’s run to the Class 4A state tournament has lit a fire under the Lafayette Lady Commodores volleyball team.
That fact was never more evident than on Tuesday, when despite beating Water Valley 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-14) the Lady Commodores still wanted more. (September 1, 2010, Page 7)
Tickets for Friday’s annual Crosstown Classic between Lafayette and Oxford are currently on sale at both high schools and University Sporting Goods located on the Oxford Square.
Cost of the tickets are $5. There were 2,000 tickets available for this year’s game that will be played at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field. Oxford Athletics Director Johnny Hill said that all unsold tickets will be available to spectators at the gate. Kickoff at Bobby Holcomb Field is set for 7:30 p.m. between the 2-0 Chargers and 2-0 Commodores. (September 1, 2010, Page 7)
The Oxford Chargers rolled to a 44-12 victory over Lafayette in ninth-grade football action Monday evening at William L. Buford Stadium. (August 31, 2010, Page 6)
Oxford senior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups completed 13 of 22 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Chargers to their victory over Charleston. The effort, which sparked a team effort by OHS, earned Billups Player of the Week honors. Honorable mentions include Tre Carothers and DeShaun McNeal of Oxford, Jeremy Liggins and Demarkus Dennis of Lafayette and J.D. Fondon and Torrey Horton of Water Valley. (August 31, 2010, Page 6)
Lafayette, now 2-0 heading into its annual Crosstown Classic showdown with Oxford, scored on its second play from scrimmage and on its last play of the first half (that capped an 11-play, 91-yard drive) in building a 35-0 lead that allowed coach Anthony Hart to sit many of his starters in the second half and work on building depth. (August 30, 2010, Page 1B)
Jeremy Liggins threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to help Lafayette
build a comfortable 35-0 halftime lead before watching the rest of the game as
the Commodores knocked off Memphis Trezevant in their home opener at William L.
Buford Stadium. (more…) (August 28, 2010)
Fear is a word that doesn’t appear in Lafayette senior linebacker DeAndre Fondren’s vocabulary. It’s not that the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Fondren doesn’t understand the meaning of the word, he just doesn’t associate with its meaning.
There are a lot of outstanding players on Lafayette’s defense this season, but Fondren appears to be the player that has the most heart and the most courage of a group not lacking in either area.
It’s the ability to play without fear, while going full speed every snap, that separates Fondren, aka “Tootie”, from others on the defense and why he’s counted on by defensive coordinator Eric Robertson each week to make plays. (August 27, 2010, Page 7A)
A chance to prove himself on the track is all Jarius Baker is asking for. The former Lafayette High standout in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and in various relay events, recently joined the Ole Miss track program hoping to help the Rebels, and himself, in the future.
Baker is one of 87 athletes, both male and female, on this year’s team, a total that is the highest in school history according to head coach Joe Walker. (August 27, 2010, Page 7A)
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