A 36-yard field goal from Cody Mills as time expired lifted the Oxford Chargers to a 9-6 win over Pontotoc in junior varsity action Tuesday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. In games that are designed to improve the skills of the players who will eventually be full-time members of the varsity, getting the opportunity to kick a game-winning field goal is an added bonus for all involved.
Mills, who had to stay focused after Pontotoc’s coach called a timeout just before he kicked, credited the snap and the hold for him having success. (September 7, 2011, Page 6)
This week’s Player of the Week from the high school ranks is used to seeing his name in print. Lafayette senior running back Demarkous Dennis is a reliable, every-down player for the No. 1 ranked Commodores and a reason why they have scored 40 or more points in all three of their games so far this year.
In a year where D.K. Buford has emerged to give the Commodores yet another weapon on offense, Dennis has been the most consistent member of the unit. In Week 1 he rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown, while in Week 2 he totaled 165 yards and three touchdowns. (more…) (September 6, 2011, Page 6)
A faster start to the game is what Lafayette football coach Anthony Hart wanted to see from his team against Oxford Friday night in the annual Crosstown Classic. To the delight of Hart and the rest of his coaching staff, the message got through loud and clear.
The top-ranked Lafayette Commodores rolled to a 40-12 win over OHS at William L. Buford Stadium thanks in large part to their fast start on offense and special teams. (more…) (September 5, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG — The winning streak for Lafayette over Oxford continued on Friday night thanks to a fast start on offense and special teams and some more big plays turned in by the defense. (more…) (September 2, 2011)
Lafayette will begin its reign as the top-ranked team in the state of Mississippi against its biggest rival on Friday night. The annual Crosstown Classic will be played at William L. Buford Stadium this season and with the Commodores a prohibitive favorite to capture a sixth-straight win over the Chargers. (more…) (September 1, 2011, Page 6)
The quest to win a second MACJC North Division title in a row begins tonight for the No. 9 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers. NWCC, which went 9-1 last season in coach Ricky Woods’ third season in Senatobia, hosts No. 8 Pearl River at Bobby Franklin Field. Kickoff for the game is set for 6:30 p.m. and the contest can be heard locally on 93.7 FM.
For anybody who has watched Oxford senior Mont Dean carry the football during a game, you might think he’s the biggest talker on the team. Thanks to a powerful lower body, speed and agility, Dean routinely takes on opposing defenders without much care or regard for his own body.
His battering-ram style wears on defenders during a game, while his knack for finding the end zone so far this season has made him a huge weapon for OHS. But Dean’s straight-forward running style doesn’t define the young man he really is. For a player who weighs 220 pounds, his personality is more reserved, quiet, and overall much different than the way he runs each Friday night. (September 1, 2011, Page 7)
Tuesday’s action on the gridiron proved that when the Oxford seventh graders claimed a 20-8 victory, while the Lafayette eighth-grade squad was able to hold on for a big 20-16 win. (August 31, 2011, Page 6A)
A two-set lead over Lake Cormorant didn’t hold for the Oxford Lady Chargers on Tuesday as they fell to the Lady Gators 3-2 (25-13, 25-23, 23-25, 11-25, 7-15). Oxford will return to action Thursday at Center Hill. (August 31, 2011, Page 7A)
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