“Controlled chaos” is how Water Valley defensive coordinator Richard Russo described the play of his Blue Devils on Friday night.
Extra motivated by pre-game taunting from several Winona Tigers, Russo said his unit was able to channel their animosity during the game with the end result being a 31-21 victory for the Blue Devils at Bobby Clark Field. (October 25, 2010, Page 5B)
The Lafayette Commodores (10-0, 5-0) stormed past the Rosa Fort Lions (7-3, 3-3) 42-7 on Friday night. With the win, the Commodores won Region 2-4A. (more…) (October 23, 2010)
WATER VALLEY — A highly motivated Water Valley Blue Devils team knocked off the Winona Tigers 31-21 at home on Friday at Bobby Clark Field to secure the second seed in Region 2-3A. (more…) (October 23, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Here at Reynolds Razorback Stadium for today’s important SEC game between the Ole Miss Rebels and No. 21 Arkansas Razorbacks. (more…) (October 23, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — A late interception by DeShaun McNeal and some key plays made by several unsung players helped lift the Oxford Chargers past Lake Cormorant Friday night. (more…) (October 23, 2010)
Ole Miss’ 2-1 overtime win on Thursday’s Senior Night could not have been scripted any better.
With postseason aspirations still hanging in the balance, it seemed only fitting that the Lady Rebels’ lone senior, Taylor Cunningham, would score the golden goal in overtime that lifted Ole Miss past Kentucky and kept their post-season hopes alive.
Tied at 1-1 with the first overtime period winding down, Ole Miss midfielder Dylan Jordan put a crossing pass just in front of the Kentucky net from the left flank.
After the ball was kicked around a bit by Ole Miss’ Erin Emerson and a Kentucky defender in the box, Cunningham was able to swoop in from the right side and bury the loose ball past keeper Sydney Hiance. (October 22, 2010, Page 6A)
The second half of the season begins Saturday with a pivotal game for the Ole Miss Rebels and No. 21 Arkansas Razorbacks. Since Houston Nutt came to Oxford to coach the Rebels, the Arkansas game has been circled on the calendar for both fan bases.
Nutt has routinely tried to downplay his personal involvement in the game, but the fact remains that his Rebels have used wins over the Razorbacks the last two years as launching pads to successful seasons that ultimately ended with wins in back-to-back Cotton Bowls.
Ole Miss (3-3 overall, 1-2 in the Southeastern Conference) may be the underdog in Saturday’s game at Reynolds Razorback Stadium, but there is still a glimmer of hope that a third-straight win over Arkansas (4-2, 1-2) would go a long way to turning around a season that got off to a start Nutt didn’t anticipate. (October 22, 2010, Page 6A)
Important region games are on tap for all three area high school football teams tonight. The No. 1 ranked Lafayette Commodores have an opportunity to not only remain perfect on the season and win 10 or more games again this year, but wrap up the region title with a win at Tunica-Rosa Fort.
Oxford will try to keep pace and finish at least third in Region 1-5A with a win at Lake Cormorant. Water Valley, meanwhile, hosts Winona in an important Region 2-3A game that will go a long way in figuring out which team finishes second or third in the region.
Kickoff for all three games is set for 7 p.m. Lafayette’s game can be heard locally on 93.7 FM. Oxford will be broadcast on 95.5 FM, while the Blue Devils can be heard on 105.5 FM. (October 22, 2010, Page 7A)
A 31-point outburst that stretched from the midway point of the second half to the midway point of the fourth quarter propelled the No. 5 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers to a 38-13 win over Holmes Thursday night.
The win kept the Rangers undefeated on the season (8-0) but it also earned them at least a share of the MACJC North Division title. NWCC, which is 5-0 in the North Division, will finish up the season at home Thursday against Itwabama and a win over the Indians would give them the title outright. (October 22, 2010, Page 7A)
An explosive offense and a defense that uses several different wrinkles to gain success is what the Oxford Chargers will be facing when they travel to take on the Lake Cormorant Gators Friday night.
Oxford bounced back from its second loss in Region 2-4A play with a home win over Hernando last week. The Chargers (5-3 overall, 2-2 in the region) have three games left on the year and they need to win at least two to secure a third-place position in the upcoming 5A playoffs. (October 21, 2010, Page 8)
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