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)
Oxford opened its 2011 season on the road with an 8-6 win over Tupelo. In a game described as a defensive struggle by head coach Jason Russell, the ninth-grade Chargers were able to go ahead of the Golden Wave thanks to a deep pass play and score from George Edwards. Michael McGee added the 2-point conversion for the difference in the contest. K.T. McCollins was credited with adding great run support from his cornerback spot, D.K. Hutchins and Courtland Barnes also had big games on defense.
The team returns to action Monday at home against Lafayette. Action gets underway at 5:30 p.m. (August 24, 2011, Page 8)
Hernando made short work of the Oxford Lady Chargers on Tuesday with a 3-0 win. Hernando defeated Oxford 25-16, 25-10, 25-18. Ivory Alexander had eight kills to lead OHS, while Emily Mims had seven kills. Mims led the team with three aces. Emily Meadows had the most digs (five) on the squad.
Oxford returns to action Thursday at Aberdeen. (August 24, 2011, Page 9)
It’s not often that a sophomore has the ability to make big plays, especially on a team that features two senior standouts on offense. But Lafayette running back/wide receiver D.K. Buford isn’t your typical sophomore and he’s not your typical athlete with just average speed.
What separates Buford from the rest of the pack is his ability to streak past defenders on any given play each Friday night. His raw speed, coupled with his great running instincts, showed up in a big way for LHS in its 40-11 win over Tupelo in the opener. Buford scored the first touchdown of the season for the Commodores, one that set up six straight scores, and finished with two touchdowns overall as well as 73 yards rushing and 37 receiving. His outstanding effort didn’t go unnoticed as he earned the first Player of the Week honor in 2011. (August 23, 2011, Page 8)
GRENADA — Turnovers and general miscues proved to be the Oxford Chargers undoing in their season opener against Grenada on Friday night. The officials controlling the clock on the field didn’t help matters either.
OHS lost, 16-15, in large part because of five turnovers committed during the course of the contest and some costly penalties that ended up thwarting potential scoring drives. (August 22, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG — Five turnovers and some costly penalties doomed the Oxford High football team in its 16-15 loss to Grenada in the 2011 season opener for both teams. (more…) (August 20, 2011)
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