No. 10 ranked Jones County raced out to a 28-7 first half lead and then held off a late comeback attempt by Northwest to defeat the Rangers 28-20 in their season opener Thursday night at Bobby Franklin Field (August 29, 2014, Page 3B)
A pair of special rivalry games are coming up for two of the three local high school teams, while the third team is looking to get in the win column after a season-opening setback.
The schedule doesn’t get any easier for Oxford this week. After tuning up for the regular season with a scrimmage against South Panola and holding on for 26-21 win over defending MAIS AAA champ Jackson Prep in their opener last week, the Chargers will open the home portion of their slate with a date against Starkville in the Little Egg Bowl on Friday at 7 p.m. (August 28, 2014, Page 6)
The opening week did not go as planned for Lafayette, which lost to Tupelo 20-0 last Friday. The Commodores hope this week against Corinth will be a different story. (August 28, 2014, Page 6)
Though it will be played some 330 miles away, Ole Miss’ season opener against Boise State tonight will be a de facto home game for the 18th-ranked Rebels. Ole Miss traveled two states to the east to get to Atlanta. The Broncos’ trip to the Southeast covered more than 2,200 miles. It will make for a pro-Rebel crowd inside the Georgia Dome. Not that Ole Miss thinks its counterpart will be intimidated. (August 28, 2014, Page 6)
After three weeks of preseason practice, it’s time for the Ole Miss volleyball team to kick off the 2014 season and the Steven McRoberts era. The Rebels will do that this weekend at the Buffalo Classic in Buffalo, New York. (August 28, 2014, Page 7)
The Water Valley Blue Devils are still catching their breath from the the frantic finish of their 36-33 victory over New Albany last week. While doing so, they must turn their attention to the Coffeeville Pirates and the battle for the Railroad Trophy.
The Oxford and Lafayette High volleyball teams reignited the Crosstown Rivalry for the first time this school year inside the Lafayette High gym Tuesday. The Chargers got the better of Lafayette in this installment with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-10, 25-21) victory. (August 27, 2014, Page 6)
Ole Miss’ pass rush didn’t scare a whole lot of teams last year. It’s been hard to tell during fall camp. (August 27, 2014, Page 6)
The school year is not even a month old, and soccer season has not even started. But Lafayette senior goalkeeper Jamie Williams already knows where she will be playing next fall. Williams signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Tuesday at the Lafayette High library. (August 27, 2014, Page 6)
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