It doesn’t matter that the last time the Oxford Chargers and Pearl Pirates faced one another was a year ago. The Chargers’ 28-14 loss is still fresh in their minds and head coach Johnny Hill has made sure that his team learns from the past.
Sure, then-junior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups had suffered a broken finger on his throwing hand the week prior and as such his throwing ability was inhibited by a cast.
But that’s not what stood out most to Hill when recalling last year’s first-round loss. (November 11, 2010, Page 6)
This past weekend, the Ruleville Central Tigers proved Embry’s point. As a four-seed, the Tigers upset Region 3-3A No. 1 seed Leflore County 30-24. (November 11, 2010, Page 6)
When the Ole Miss Lady Rebels take to the hardwood at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum tomorrow to open their 2010 season, head coach Renee Ladner would like for her young squad to be playing like veterans.
While on paper the Lady Rebels’ roster is dominated by inexperience, Ladner is hoping the team’s exhibition game against West Georgia, their scrimmage against Tulane and full-throttle practices in which she’s thrown the freshmen into the fire, will pay off. (November 11, 2010, Page 7)
AROUND THE SQUARE AND BEYOND: Northwest Mississippi Community College football coach Ricky Woods wants to win an MACJC state title in the worst way, but he needs the help of area players, and district players, to help him do it. The Rangers finished the 2010 season with a 9-1 overall mark, but a 52-24 loss to Gulf Coast last Saturday at Bobby Franklin Field was not the ending Woods was hoping for. (more…) (November 11, 2010, Page 8)
Tonight will be the start of the Mayors Championship Series, postseason play that will decide the winner the top overall teams in the Oxford Park Commission’s youth flag football league. The top four teams from each division will advance into the playoffs. (more…) (November 11, 2010, Page 8)
When Ole Miss and Tennessee face off on Saturday at Neyland Stadium, it won’t be exactly how D.T. Shackelford would have imagined it over three years ago: Instead of running on to the field in Knoxville, Tenn., wearing the home orange and white, Shackelford will be jogging out of the visitor’s locker room.
Born a Tennessee fan — for what he admits is an unknown reason — in the state of Alabama, Shackelford dreamed of playing for former Vols coach Phil Fulmer. (November 10, 2010, Page 8)
Jeremiah Masoli’s status as the starting quarterback when the Ole Miss Rebels travel to play the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville, Tenn., this weekend is still up in the air. Masoli is being evaluated and treated from a concussion he suffered in the Rebels’ 43-21 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday. Masoli was knocked out of the game in the first quarter and did not return.
He missed practice Sunday, and after an off day on Monday, he was back at practice Tuesday, although his work was limited according to head football trainer Tim Mullins and coach Houston Nutt. (November 10, 2010, Page 8)
The Ole Miss men’s basketball team received its first letter of intent this morning for the early signing period from Jamal Jones, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound power forward from Searcy, Ark. Other players expected to officially sign with Ole Miss today include Aaron Jones (6-9, 205; F; Gautier), Jarvis Summers (6-2, 165; SG; Jackson) and Ladarius “Snoop” White (6-5, 200; SG; McComb). A full roundup will be available in Thursday’s Oxford EAGLE. (November 10, 2010, Page 8)
Frank Yerger scored five touchdowns to help lift the Saints to a 42-6 win over the Giants in the 8-9 year-old Oxford Park Commission youth flag football league Tuesday night at FNC Park. In other action from the 8-9 league, the Chiefs blanked the Cowboys 19-0, the Packers nipped the Jets 34-33, while the Bears beat the Raiders 20-12. (more…) (November 10, 2010, Page 9)
Oxford High’s two varsity basketball teams had a successful trip to DeSoto County Tuesday as both earned wins in the Horn Lake Tournament. The Lady Chargers beat Southaven 61-58, while the Chargers overcame a 12-point first quarter deficit to post a 69-67 win over Hernando. Lady Chargers coach Shayne Linzy credited the team’s great effort on defense to win the game, as well as a no-quit attitude. (more…) (November 10, 2010, Page 9)
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