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)
Brad Embry isn’t hiding the fact his Water Valley Blue Devils will have their work cut out for them on Friday when they host Winona at Bobby Clark Field. (October 21, 2010, Page 8)
Being able to plan ahead is a luxury.
In football terms, being able to lock up first place can pay off big time, and on Friday, the Lafayette Commodores will earn that chance when they travel to Region 2-4A opponent Tunica Rosa Fort.
The 7-2 Lions enter Friday’s game having just lost to Senatobia 27-16 and are currently in fourth place in the region behind Center Hill and the Warriors. (October 21, 2010, Page 8)
Versatility and length have been two things Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy and his staff have valued from their players on the basketball court. In Aaron Jones, the Rebels’ latest verbal commitment, the staff has the luxury of getting both important aspects as they continue to keep the program headed in the right direction.
Jones, a 6-foot-9, 197-pounder from Gautier, committed to Kennedy early this week after visiting Ole Miss on his official visit over the weekend. Despite not playing AAU basketball over the summer, Jones was able to garner offers from Mississippi State, Baylor, Memphis, UTEP and considerable interest from Florida, who according to Jones’ coach, Keith McQueen, was prepared to offer once he came on an official visit. That trip to Florida for later in the month was scrapped after Jones saw Oxford. (October 21, 2010, Page 8)
Paced by an outstanding individual effort from Esmeralda Rodriquez, the Lafayette cross country teams fared well in the Corinth Cross Country Invitational.
Rodriguez led the Lady Commodores to a third-place finish. Twenty five teams from all classifications in the state competed in the meet. Saltillo took first in the meet, while Pontotoc was second. (October 21, 2010, Page 9)
A win tonight over Holmes would secure a playoff spot and at least a share of the MACJC North Division title for the No. 5 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers.
Kickoff in Goodman against the Bulldogs is set for 7 and the game can be heard locally on 93.7 FM. (October 21, 2010, Page 9)
The Blue Devils’ football program had a successful evening on the gridiron Tuesday to conclude the 2010 season, as the seventh-grade team defeated South Pontotoc 32-0 and the eighth-grade Blue Devils also defeated the Cougars 28-6.
The junior varsity wasn’t as lucky, however, falling to Bruce 14-8. (October 20, 2010, Page 8)
That’s just how Melson plays the game for the Ole Miss women’s basketball team: It’s all or nothing and she’s never been one to shy away from contact if it meant making a play.
It’s that type of hustle that has made her a natural leader.
This year, Melson will take over a larger role on the team as one of only two players with extensive playing experience.
And with that expanded role comes more responsibility that head coach Renee Ladner believes is more than deserved. (October 20, 2010, Page 8)
Both Oxford’s middle school football teams ended their respective seasons with losses to Senatobia Tuesday night. The seventh-grade Chargers lost 16-14, while the eighth-graders fell 14-8 in the nightcap.
Oxford’s seventh-grade defeated Senatobia 26-6 in the first meeting between the two schools, but was unable to pull out the win on the road after a game-tying two-point play fell incomplete. (October 20, 2010, Page 8)
Hays Roth and Downing Koestler each scored three touchdowns to lead their respective 6-7 year-old Oxford Park Commission youth flage football teams to wins Tuesday night at FNC Park. Roth’s Giants beat the Packers 35-14, while Koestler’s Chiefs beat the Vikings 32-14.
In the two other 6-7 league games, the Steelers beat the Cowboys 54-13, while the Bears beat the Jaguars. In the 8-9 league, the Steelers topped the Packers 28-6, the Bears beat the Giants 20-10, the Chiefs beat the Raiders 20-14, while the Ravens topped the Saints 25-19. In two 10-12 games, the Giants blanked the Jets 7-0, while Bears defeated Chiefs 27-2. (October 20, 2010, Page 9)
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