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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

John Champion

A road trip to remember

When most people say they “burned up the road getting there,” they mean they drove fast. Guest columnist John Morgan’s meaning of the phrase was a bit different as he relates in a story from more than 25 years ago. (October 28, 2011, Page 4A)

Crosstown Classic special for everyone

The Crosstown Classic: What a great week for the players, fans and coaches of both schools. It’s a time for everyone who has ever attended Lafayette or Oxford to reflect on their memories of this most important game of the year.

I can certainly remember my senior year of football at Lafayette in 1977 and all the emotions that the week entailed leading up to the game. I remember a very descriptive letter supposedly from the Oxford players strategically placed on the wall in the field house that detailed how they were going to have a lot more fun on Friday night than we were. I must say that even at 17, I was less intimidated than amused. I can remember smiling, wondering which coach was responsible for engineering such a motivating tactic. (September 2, 2010, Page 6)

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