Lafayette ninth-grade football coach Nacoma James wants his Commodores to play fast and physical every time they hit the field this season. Fortunately for James, and the other members of the ninth-grade coaching staff, his group was able to do both in a 28-6 win over crosstown-rival Oxford on Monday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.
Led by the rushing duo of Eli and John Murphree, the Commodores totaled 268 yards on the ground en route to the win, while the defense held the Chargers in check and at bay most of the night. (more…) (August 30, 2011, Page 8)
A win is what the Oxford Chargers needed to garner last Friday night at Charleston. After losing a tough opener to Grenada on the road, the Chargers could ill afford another setback heading into this week’s Crosstown Classic at Lafayette.
Thanks to an improved effort across the board, and specifically the running of senior Mont Dean, the Chargers were able to defeat Charleston 38-25 to earn that coveted first victory. (more…) (August 30, 2011, Page 8)
One week after turning the ball over five times, the Chargers played a much cleaner game and were able to capitalize on several Charleston Tigers miscues en route to a 38-25 road victory. (more…) (August 29, 2011, Page 1B)
Oxford Middle School’s Fall Football Fest turned out to be a positive for both the seventh and eighth graders on the field Saturday. Five other schools joined Oxford in the tournament held at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The games were used to help teams work on fundamentals and fine tune offensive and defensive systems. Water Valley, Charleston, Center Hill, Grenada and Pontotoc played in the inaugural event. (more…) (August 29, 2011, Page 2B)
CHARLESTON — Oxford’s football game at Charleston Friday night had the makings of a shootout early on, but as the game wore on so did the Chargers on the Tigers.
Oxford eventually withstood the early flurry of scoring to top the Tigers 38-25.
(more…) (August 26, 2011)
The second week of the high school football season continues tonight. Water Valley is the only team at home — the Blue Devils host Coffeeville — while Lafayette and Oxford are both on the road at Greenwood and Charleston, respectively.
Kickoff for all three games is set for 7:30 p.m. LHS can be heard on 93.7 FM and www.q93.7fm.com, WVHS is on 105.5 FM, while OHS is on 95.5 and 102.1 FM.
In a contest that is always highly anticipated and emotionally charged, WVHS coach Brad Embry said he expects to get Coffeeville’s best effort. (August 26, 2011, Page 6A)
Oxford’s 14-and-Under State Championship tennis team, sponsored by the Oxford Park Commission and Oxford Community Tennis Association, competed in the Southern Sectionals Tennis Tournament this past weekend in Mobile, Ala. (more…) (August 26, 2011, Page 6A)
Despite dropping their season opener against Southaven 27-13 last Friday, Oxford coach Johnny Hill said this year’s Tigers squad is not to be overlooked. (August 25, 2011, Page 6)
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will be a busy place on Saturday as six middle school teams play games in the Fall Football Fest. Oxford and Water Valley will join Grenada, Charleston, Pontotoc and Center Hill in action that begins with Water Valley-Grenada at 3:30 p.m. Oxford takes on Water Valley in a seventh-grade game at 4:50, while the two schools will play an eighth-grade game at 5:30.
Oxford plays Center Hill in a doubleheader starting at approximately 6:10. Water Valley’s eighth-grade game against Grenada begins at approximately 4:10. Fans are asked to enter the stadium on the West sideline.
Home teams will be located on the West, while visitors will located on the opposite side. (August 25, 2011, Page 7)
Advanced tickets for the annual Crosstown Classic football game at Lafayette this season will go on sale Monday at Lafayette high and middle schools, OHS and University Sporting Goods. Tickets are $5 and will available for purchase through Sept. 1 at noon. Tickets will be available at the gate unless 5,00 tickets are sold before the Sept. 2 contest. Kickoff for the game is set for 7:30 p.m. (August 25, 2011, Page 7)
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