Improvement was a key word used by Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt during his weekly press conference Monday afternoon. After opening the season with a double overtime loss to Jacksonville State, the Rebels were able to secure a win at Tulane. The victory, Nutt said, will give his team some needed confidence and make practices a little easier to handle moving forward as they prepare for the start of Southeastern Conference play. (September 14, 2010, Page 7)
John Owen Yoste scored six goals to lead the U-12 Earthquakes to a 7-4 win over the Sounders Monday in Oxford Park Commission youth soccer action. In the other U-12 game, the Galaxy and Tornados tied 5-5.
In two U-10 boys league games, United tied the Tornados 3-3, while the Crew pounded the Fire 7-1. In the Under 10 girls league games, United and Earthquakes tied 3-3, while the Fire topped the Galaxy 3-1. In the U-12 girls league, United blanked the Crew 1-0, while the Tornados topped the Sounders 2-0. (September 14, 2010, Page 7)
Following Lafayette’s 28-6 victory over the Itawamba-AHS Indians I got a chance to catch up with Ole Miss commit Maikhail Miller.
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound quarterback had physically just gone through hell but took the time to talk about the game and where he stands with Ole Miss. (more…) (September 13, 2010)
Senior quarterback Jeremiah Masoli continued to thrill the Ole Miss faithful by pacing the Rebels in their 27-13 win over Tulane with 281 yards and a touchdown passing while adding another 27 yards and a score on the ground. In a game where the Rebels (1-1 overall) failed to gain a single yard in the third quarter, it was Masoli’s early success and one long completion to Markeith Summers in the fourth quarter that made the biggest differences in the victory for a team that was bound and determined to put the disappointing overtime loss to Jacksonville State last week firmly behind them. (September 13, 2010, Page 1B)
This past week was a tough one on campus for the Rebels after suffering an embarrassing double-overtime loss to Jacksonville State and the talk from the players was to make up for that with a one-sided win. (more…) (September 13, 2010, Page 1B)
An inability to make plays on offense or defense in the third quarter reared its ugly head again for the Ole Miss Rebels Saturday night against Tulane. While the miscues didn’t end up leading to a second-straight come-from-behind win for the opponent, the Rebels were visibly stagnant on offense and unable to slow down the Green Wave on defense coming out of halftime.
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said he wasn’t as worried about the third quarter lull because the Rebels held on to win this week, but it’s obvious more has to be done to prevent a slow start in the second half with Vanderbilt on the horizon. (September 13, 2010, Page 2B)
Friday night’s matchup between the Lafayette Commodores and Itawamba-AHS Indians had been circled on calendars as a quarterback showdown — Ole Miss commit Maikhail Miller pitted against possible Division 1 athlete (position to be determined) Jeremy Liggins.
Instead, Liggins was held out due to a minor injury and the Lafayette defense never let Miller get comfortable during the Commodores’ 28-6 victory. (September 13, 2010, Page 3B)
The Memphis Tigers showed why they’re ranked No. 20 in the country on Sunday at the Ole Miss Soccer Complex. After falling behind 1-0 in the first half, the Tigers wasted no time surging past the Lady Rebels in the second half, scoring two goals in three minutes en route to a 2-1 victory. (September 13, 2010, Page 3B)
Lafayette’s cross country teams fared well in the opening meet of the season, the Pontotoc Invitational.
The varsity girls finished second overall, while the varsity boys team was fourth. The seventh- and eighth-grade boys team both finished third.
Eleven teams competed in the varsity division, while 16 teams made up the middle school division. (September 13, 2010, Page 3B)
A sluggish start on offense for the Oxford Chargers on Friday night was rectified by the speed of wide receiver Stan Ivy. Just a day after watching his son, Stantavias Ivy Jr., come into the world, Ivy played a big part in the Chargers’ 35-7 win over Senatobia.
Ivy scored three straight touchdowns in the game for Oxford, including two in an 11.8 second time span, that increased a 7-0 lead to 21-0 heading into halftime for the Chargers (3-1 overall). (September 13, 2010, Page 4B)
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