For a young Oxford squad, the tournament meant the end to what has been a difficult season with only one senior.
For Lafayette, the tournament — in which the Lady ‘Dores topped Oxford 2-0 (25-16, 25-11) and Tupelo 2-0 (25-20, 25-20) — was a good warmup for their first-round playoff match on Saturday at Caledonia. (October 1, 2010, Page 6A)
Region play starts to hit a new high for all three area high school football teams tonight. For the Lafayette Commodores, tonight’s road game at North Panola is the third Region 2-4A game of the season. For OHS, tonight’s matchup with the Clarksdale Wildcats in the first Region 1-5A game of the season, while the Water Valley Blue Devils will be playing their first Region 2-3A game of the year at Nettleton.
Kickoffs for all three games will be at 7 and all three can be heard locally on the radio. The Commodores and Cougars can be heard on 93.7 FM, the Chargers-Wildcats are on 95.5 FM, while the Blue Devils-Tigers are on 105.5 FM. (October 1, 2010, Page 6A)
A stranglehold on the MACJC North Division standings is what the No. 9 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers secured Thursday night with a 26-6 win over Northeast.
The Rangers (5-0 overall, 3-0 in the North) battered the Tigers (3-2, 2-1) from start to finish by forcing six turnovers and holding them to just 117 total yards. NWCC, which has now won five straight in the series, is now plus 10 in the turnover column and only allowed 32 points in three games to North Division teams. (October 1, 2010, Page 6A)
Focus was a big reason for the Lafayette Commodores’ 52-0 win over Byhalia last Friday night. A week after getting off to a slow start against Center Hill, the Commodores jumped on the Indians quickly en route to the one-sided win.
For LHS coach Anthony Hart, whose team resumes Region 2-4A play Friday against North Panola (0-5, 0-1), the key is to not have a lack of focus hurt the No. 1 Commodores (6-0, 2-0). (September 30, 2010, Page 8)
Want to know how far of a hike it is from Oxford High School to Bramlett Elementary School? Just ask any number of Chargers who because of either turning the ball over or being charged with a costly penalty during last week’s loss at New Hope, had the honor of running up Bramlett Hill in across the street from the high school following the conclusion of Wednesday’s practice.
The purpose? To alleviate the mental mistakes that cost Oxford a win in its first region game last week when they host another Region 1-5A team, Clarksdale, on Friday at 7 p.m. (September 30, 2010, Page 8)
Brad Embry wants to make it clear that the Nettleton Wildcats squad that Water Valley (5-1 overall) will face on Friday is not going to be the same team that lost to Bruce 43-13 last week, nor the team that opened the season 0-2 after losing to Amory and North Pontotoc.
Instead, Embry said he expects Friday’s showdown in Nettleton to be a “knock-down, drag-out” for the Region 2-3A opponents. (September 30, 2010, Page 8)
A firm grip on the MACJC North Division race is what the No. 9 Northwest Mississippi Rangers will try to accomplish tonight with a win at rival Northeast.
The Rangers (4-0 overall, 2-0 in North Division) and Tigers (3-1, 2-0) will meet at 7 in Booneville. The game can be heard locally on 93.7 FM with Ronnie Williams calling the play-by-play and Keith Patterson adding the color analysis. (September 30, 2010, Page 8)
Lafayette’s two middle school squads came up big on Tuesday sweeping Senatobia in two games. The Commodore seventh-grade squad squeaked past Senatobia 8-6, while the eight-graders topped the Warriors 30-6. (September 30, 2010, Page 9)
The Water Valley football program had a successful day on Tuesday at Bobby Clark Field against Pope Junior High.
The seventh-grade squad kicked off the day with a 36-24 victory, while the eighth-grade Blue Devils were able to hold on to a 6-0 victory. (September 29, 2010, Page 8)
After trading touchdowns early, the Oxford’s eighth-grade football team was able to string together 13-straight points to defeat Grenada 22-8 on the road.
The win improved the Chargers to 2-2-1 overall. (September 29, 2010, Page 8)
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