Lafayette will begin its reign as the top-ranked team in the state of Mississippi against its biggest rival on Friday night. The annual Crosstown Classic will be played at William L. Buford Stadium this season and with the Commodores a prohibitive favorite to capture a sixth-straight win over the Chargers. (more…) (September 1, 2011, Page 6)
For anybody who has watched Oxford senior Mont Dean carry the football during a game, you might think he’s the biggest talker on the team. Thanks to a powerful lower body, speed and agility, Dean routinely takes on opposing defenders without much care or regard for his own body.
His battering-ram style wears on defenders during a game, while his knack for finding the end zone so far this season has made him a huge weapon for OHS. But Dean’s straight-forward running style doesn’t define the young man he really is. For a player who weighs 220 pounds, his personality is more reserved, quiet, and overall much different than the way he runs each Friday night. (September 1, 2011, Page 7)
After spending 25-plus years around the high school game trying to attack opposing squads and coaching some championship-caliber teams of his own, his evaluation and thoughts on the sport are second to none.
So when Hill says the No. 1 ranked Lafayette Commodores are a great team with a ton of talent, and better than the one that won the Class 4A state title last year, it’s hard not to take notice. (September 1, 2011, Page 7)
A win is what the Oxford Chargers needed to garner last Friday night at Charleston. After losing a tough opener to Grenada on the road, the Chargers could ill afford another setback heading into this week’s Crosstown Classic at Lafayette.
Thanks to an improved effort across the board, and specifically the running of senior Mont Dean, the Chargers were able to defeat Charleston 38-25 to earn that coveted first victory. (more…) (August 30, 2011, Page 8)
One week after turning the ball over five times, the Chargers played a much cleaner game and were able to capitalize on several Charleston Tigers miscues en route to a 38-25 road victory. (more…) (August 29, 2011, Page 1B)
The second week of the high school football season continues tonight. Water Valley is the only team at home — the Blue Devils host Coffeeville — while Lafayette and Oxford are both on the road at Greenwood and Charleston, respectively.
Kickoff for all three games is set for 7:30 p.m. LHS can be heard on 93.7 FM and www.q93.7fm.com, WVHS is on 105.5 FM, while OHS is on 95.5 and 102.1 FM.
In a contest that is always highly anticipated and emotionally charged, WVHS coach Brad Embry said he expects to get Coffeeville’s best effort. (August 26, 2011, Page 6A)
Despite dropping their season opener against Southaven 27-13 last Friday, Oxford coach Johnny Hill said this year’s Tigers squad is not to be overlooked. (August 25, 2011, Page 6)
GRENADA — Turnovers and general miscues proved to be the Oxford Chargers undoing in their season opener against Grenada on Friday night. The officials controlling the clock on the field didn’t help matters either.
OHS lost, 16-15, in large part because of five turnovers committed during the course of the contest and some costly penalties that ended up thwarting potential scoring drives. (August 22, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG — Five turnovers and some costly penalties doomed the Oxford High football team in its 16-15 loss to Grenada in the 2011 season opener for both teams. (more…) (August 20, 2011)