Two touchdowns each from Myles White and Jay Jones helped lead the No. 15 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers to a 41-26 win over East Central Thursday night at Bobby Franklin Field.
NWCC (2-0 overall) jumped out to a 19-6 lead in the first quarter but ended up trailing 20-19 at the half. The third quarter proved to be the difference in the game for the Rangers as they outscored East Central 15-0. (September 10, 2010, Page 7A)
Ole Miss has won the last nine meetings, dating back to 1988.
Tulane scored the rare season opening win for its program with a 27-21 win over neighbor Southeastern Louisiana last Thursday night. With on 252 yards of total offense, the highlight of the night came in the rushing game, led by true freshman Orleans Darkwa (75 yards, 3 TD) and junior Albert Williams (67 yards). (September 10, 2010, Page 8A)
After splitting four tight matches, it came down to fewest games lost and in the end the Oxford Park Commission junior team tennis’ Volleys defeated the Spinners.
Earning wins for the Volleys were Allie Bowen in the No. 1 singles match, and the duo of Barrett Childress and Drew Backstrom in the No. 2 doubles match. Zacarrah Nelms earned the Spinners’ singles point, while Matt Read and Anne Hardy picked up the doubles point. (September 10, 2010, Page 9A)
Emma Farese and Emily Burns each scored four goals to lead their respective teams to wins in the Under 12 Girls League Tuesday night.
Farese’s Crew beat the Sounders 4-1, while the Galaxy topped the United 4-0. In two Under 10 Girls league games, the United beat the Crew 3-2, while the Sounders beat the Galaxy 3-0. In the Under 10 Boys league, United topped the Sounders 6-2, while the Tornados nipped the Earthquakes 4-3. In the Under 12 boys league, the Wizards beat the Tornados 5-2, while the Galaxy topped the Sounders 7-4. (September 8, 2010, Page 8)
The Lafayette Middle School football teams split a pair of games with Charleston Tuesday night. The Commodores and Tigers tied 0-0 in the seventh-grade game, while the older Commodores defeated the Tigers 16-6 to improve to 3-0 on the year. (more…) (September 8, 2010, Page 9)
Oxford’s two middle school football teams lost two close game to South Panola Tuesday. The seventh-grade lost 12-8 after leading a sizable portion of the game, while the eighth-grade fell 8-0 in the nightcap.
South Panola scored the game-winning touchdown with two minutes remaining in the contest. The Tigers first TD of the game was scored with a minute left in the first quarter. Oxford’s first offensive drive of the game was thwarted, while the Tigers’ second drive ended courtesy of an interception by Kylin Jones. (September 8, 2010, Page 9)
Ole Miss fans are happy again, transfer quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has been cleared to play. Three days after the NCAA originally ruled the former Oregon QB ineligible to play this season for the Rebels, the NCAA Division I Subcommittee for Legislative Relief overturned the original decision today. (more…) (September 3, 2010)
The Lady Commodores volleyball squad continued their winning ways on Thursday, picking up a 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-16) victory over Senatobia at home. The win improves Lafayette to 8-2 on the season.
Next up for Lafayette is a trip to Lewisburg on Tuesday. (September 3, 2010, Page 10A)
The Volleys got their Oxford Park Commission Junior Team Tennis league off to a good start with a 3-1 victory over the Spinners on Thursday.
Earning wins for the Volleys were Sadie Wilson and Ally Shinall in singles matches, and the duo of Will Carter and Austin Haynes in the No. 2 doubles match. The Spinners tandem of Jimmy Green and Anne Hardy won the No. 1 doubles match. (September 3, 2010, Page 10A)
The Crosstown Classic: What a great week for the players, fans and coaches of both schools. It’s a time for everyone who has ever attended Lafayette or Oxford to reflect on their memories of this most important game of the year.
I can certainly remember my senior year of football at Lafayette in 1977 and all the emotions that the week entailed leading up to the game. I remember a very descriptive letter supposedly from the Oxford players strategically placed on the wall in the field house that detailed how they were going to have a lot more fun on Friday night than we were. I must say that even at 17, I was less intimidated than amused. I can remember smiling, wondering which coach was responsible for engineering such a motivating tactic. (September 2, 2010, Page 6)
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