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Crosstown Classic highlights area prep schedule

The annual showdown between Lafayette and Oxford will take center stage tonight at Bobby Holcomb Field, highlighting this week’s area prep football schedule. The Chargers come into the Crosstown Classic riding the momentum of a convincing 50-15 victory at Cleveland East Side a week ago while Lafayette entered the win column for the first time with a 3-0 win over DeSoto Central. Water Valley hasn’t had the same success lately, taking a two-game losing streak into tonight’s game against Bruce at Bobby Clark Field. The Blue Devils are coming off a 28-7 loss to Calhoun City. (September 12, 2014, Page 1B)

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    Ole Miss sideline reporter Stan Sandroni dies at 64

    Ole Miss has lost a key piece to its gameday experience. Longtime football sideline reporter Stan Sandroni died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack, according to a report from (September 11, 2014, Page 8)

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      Oxford, Lafayette set for latest rivalry tussle

      Friendships have been put on hold this week. It’s time for the Crosstown Classic, which means loyalty to school and team is reigning supreme. Oxford and Lafayette will renew their annual rivalry on the football field Friday night. Kickoff from Bobby Holcomb Field is set for 7 p.m. (September 11, 2014, Page 8)

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        Devils look to end skid at home against Bruce

        The Water Valley Blue Devils football team is in uncharted territory. For the first time since 2007 the Blue Devils have started the season losing two of their first three games. It’s something the team has had a hard time bouncing back from this week at practice. (September 11, 2014, Page 8)

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          ‘Dores searching for points to keep up with Chargers

          It’s been the same routine for Lafayette. Week after week, the Commodores’ defense spends a majority of the game’s 48 minutes on the field keeping the opposing offense in check while the offense provides little relief. Lafayette has spent more time trying to get out of its own way than it has in the end zone. (September 11, 2014, Page 8)

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            Freeze ‘encouraged’ by practice, likes plan for UL-L

            Ole Miss did not have a good practice Tuesday, according to head coach Hugh Freeze. Wednesday’s practice inside the Indoor Practice Facility was much better as the No. 14 Rebels prepare for Louisiana-Lafayette this Saturday. (September 11, 2014, Page 9)

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              ‘Dores finish off season sweep of WVHS

              WATER VALLEY – Lafayette’s volleyball team picked up the pace against Water Valley. It helped the Commodores pick up another region victory Tuesday night. Lafayette (11-7, 3-1 in Class I, Region 2) finished off a season sweep of the Blue Devils with a 3-0 win (25-12, 25-13, 25-9) at the WVHS multipurpose building. (September 10, 2014, Page 6)

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                CLEVELAND: Cristil’s voice was lasting — and honest

                Rick Cleveland takes a look back at the career of the late Jack Cristil, the former voice of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, in this week’s column. (September 10, 2014, Page 6)

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                  OMS stays perfect with 26-6 win over Batesville

                  Oxford’s seventh-grade football team was a little battered and bruised in its game against South Panola, but the Chargers still came away with another win. Oxford topped the Tigers 26-6 on Tuesday at Bobby Holcomb Field. (September 10, 2014, Page 7)

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                    NOTEBOOK: Rebels pushing to get Morris ready to play

                    Offensive lineman Christian Morris on Friday won his appeal to be eligible immediately at Ole Miss. The Rebels are doing everything they can to get him ready to play. (September 9, 2014, Page 8)

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