Hello from sunny Oxford, where the 1-1 Ole Miss Rebels are set to face the 0-2 Vanderbilt Commodores.
Ole Miss enters today’s game fresh off of s 27-13 victory over Tulane in New Orleans, while the Commodores come to Oxford with having lost to No. 15 LSU 27-3. (more…) (September 18, 2010)
WATER VALLEY —It wasn’t pretty, but in the end the Water Valley Blue Devils did just enough to come away from Bobby Clark Field on Friday night with a 27-21 victory over the Class 4A North Pontotoc Vikings.
(more…) (September 18, 2010)
Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at the Ole Miss-Vanderbilt football series, writing about the first few meetings between the two schools and then taking a look at a notable 1947 meeting when John Vaught’s Rebels overcame an early-season loss to the Commodores to win the Southeastern Conference championship. (September 17, 2010, Page 4B)
A decision to return to the gridiron this season has turned out to be a great thing for both senior wide receiver DeShaun McNeal and the Oxford Chargers.
After not playing football for two seasons, the 6-foot-5 McNeal decided he would give football one more chance. His value to the 3-1 Chargers has been immense, not only from a receiving standpoint, but also from a blocking and defensive standpoint as well. (September 17, 2010, Page 6A)
In Ole Miss’ offense under Houston Nutt, running backs have to learn to share.
All-Americans Darren McFadden and Felix Jones had to do it at Arkansas and now Enrique Davis, a former prep star, is learning how to do it.
While Davis was a standout in high school and at prep school, he admitted on Monday that he wasn’t surprised when he got to Ole Miss and found out that he would be one of several running backs to get carries.
The committee approach is something Davis said he has come to appreciate and understand. (September 17, 2010, Page 6A)
The early season success continued for the No. 11 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers Thursday night as they posted a come-from-behind 25-19 win over East Mississippi at Sullivan-Windham Stadium.
The win was the opener of MACJC North Division play for the Rangers (3-0), who were able to end East Mississippi’s 15-game home winning streak in the process. The Rangers were led again on offense by the running of Calvin Malone and Jay Jones and the efficient passing of quarterback Brent Osborn. (September 17, 2010, Page 6A)
Facing the defending state champion Lake Cormorant Lady Gators, the Oxford Lady Chargers volleyball squad could have folded on Thursday after falling behind 14-1 early in Game 1.
Despite eventually losing the match 3-0 (25-9, 25-16, 25-16), Oxford coach Wendy Raby said early on her young team — which has just one senior, as opposed to the 10 on the Lady Gators’ squad — felt intimidated by their opponent. (September 17, 2010, Page 7A)
The Lafayette Commodores will be looking to start region play with a bang tonight when they travel to Center Hill, while the Water Valley Blue Devils host North Pontotoc to conclude their non-region schedule.
Both games are set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Lafayette’s game can be heard on 93.7 FM, while the Blue Devils can be heard on 105.5 FM. (September 17, 2010, Page 7A)
Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team continued to roll over teams as they posted a 16-0 win over South Panola Thursday night.
In the Oxford Park Commission’s Junior Team Tennis League, the Volleys topped the Spinners 3-1. Earning wins for the Volleys in three doubles matches were: Matt Reed and Will Carter, Zacarrah Nelms and Ryan Morgan, and Drew Backstrom and Sadie Wilson.
The duo of Allie Bowen and Eli Abel picked up the lone point for the Spinners. (September 17, 2010, Page 7A)