SENATOBIA — A near perfect performance in all three phases fueled the No. 4 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers to a 49-7 thrashing of No. 20 Itawamba on Thursday night at Bobby Franklin Field. In a game that featured several former area players on both sides of the field, it was the Rangers that really showed they were worthy of their national ranking. (September 28, 2012, Page 6A)
SENATOBIA — Domonique Harris, the sophomore quarterback for the No. 10 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers, didn’t throw the ball a bunch Thursday night, but when the 6-foot-5, 225-pounder did put the ball in the air, it was usually complete to a Ranger receiver and for a lot of yards.
A week after the Rangers’ running game led them to a 42-21 win over Copiah-Lincoln on the road, it was Harris’ turn to show his skills and complete passes when the running game needed a rest against Coahoma in their 44-6 win at Bobby Franklin Field.
Harris, a former standout at Southaven, finished the night 17-for-23 for 323 yards. He was 13-for-15 for 220 yards in the first half and was never really needed in the second half as the Rangers led 24-0 at the break and 30-0 after three quarters. Unfortunately for Harris, a 44-yard pass to running back Teshadi Talton didn’t go for a touchdown even though it appeared Talton crossed the goal line with just over 5 minutes left in the first half.
Referees ruled that Talton fumbled the ball before he crossed the goal line and thankfully for him — and the 2-0 Rangers — teammate Josh Hamilton was able to recover the fumble in the end zone. Other than that small miscue, which didn’t hurt the team, a muffed punt and an interception late with the game out of reach, the Rangers played well according to coach Ricky Woods. (September 14, 2012, Page 6A)
Oxford’s talented trio of seniors will be able to call one another teammates for at least another two seasons.
During Monday’s announcement show at Irie on the Square, receiver Robert Liggins, defensive lineman K.C. Lamar and running back Mont Dean announced they plan to sign with Northwest Community College on Wednesday. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 9)
There were a lot reasons why the Lafayette Commodores finished the season ranked No. 1 overall in the state and with a second straight MHSAA Class 4A state title trophy to put on display. A bevy of talented players and a very organized coaching staff are at the top of the list of reasons why the Commodores reeled off another 16-0 season, but leadership provided by key players was also a major reason for the immense success. (more…) (December 20, 2011, Page 1B)
Oxford senior running back Mont Dean and junior offensive lineman Clifton Smith were named to the second team offense in Class 5A by the Mississippi Association of Coaches Monday. (more…) (December 13, 2011, Page 7)
Senior running back Mont Dean finished his career as Oxford’s single-season rushing leader as he rushed for 115 yards against Clarksdale on Friday at Bobby Holcomb Field and finished the season with a total of 1,683 yards. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 6B)
“This is a put-out game. There is no tomorrow if we don’t win Friday night. That’s the way it is,” Hill said. “If Hernando loses, I’ve got to beat (Clarksdale) by four (points) or we’re out. If Hernando wins, they come in third and all we have to do is beat (Clarksdale). I’m assuming worst case scenario that Hernando loses and I have to win by four. That makes us three (seed) and Clarksdale four and Hernando out. We got to win. It’s put up or shut up.
“We’ve put ourselves in this position losing three district games. We’ll have to go with what we got,” Hill added. (November 3, 2011, Page 9)
Oxford’s quest to secure a spot in the upcoming Class 5A playoffs was dealt a setback Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. Despite an inspired effort, one coach Johnny Hill said would have won games at New Hope and against Hernando at home, the Chargers lost 31-21 to West Point. Now the Chargers have to defeat Clarksdale in the regular season finale on Friday at home to even have a chance of making the postseason. (October 31, 2011, Page 3B)
BLOG — A second-half surge from the West Point Green Wave has left the Oxford Chargers on the brink of being eliminated from the Class 5A playoffs. (more…) (October 29, 2011)