A last-minute win over Bruce not only improved the Water Valley Blue Devils to 4-0 on the year, it gave them some additional confidence heading into Friday night’s tilt with Charleston. The Tigers, who won the Class 3A title last year, are 3-1 and one of the top teams, along with the Blue Devils, in the entire classification.
WVHS coach Brad Embry talked about the 17-16 win over the Trojans, who are widely considered to be one of the best 2A teams in the North, and what it could do this week. (September 13, 2012, Page 8)
Big plays turned in on offense and defense made the difference again for the Oxford Chargers on Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. A week after defeating Class 6A Grenada at home, the Chargers topped Charleston 21-18 to improve to 2-0 on the year.
Oxford never trailed in the contest as it jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Charleston, which won last year’s MHSAA Class 3A state title and 15 consecutive games prior to Friday’s setback, made things interesting in the second half before Oxford’s offense, defense and special teams rose up to secure the victory. (August 27, 2012, Page 1B)
For much of the second half, and especially during the dwindling moments of regulation, Water Valley’s sideline was quiet with the exception of plays being called and senior Chris Conard attempting to pick up his teammates. (more…) (September 19, 2011, Page 4B)
BLOG: Water Valley — The Blue Devils didn’t have an answer for Charleston’s speedy duo of quarterback Antwan Wilson and running back Percy O’Bannon tonight at Bobby Clark Field.
The Tigers scored on the opening drive of the game and would go on to find the end zone five more times en route to a 39-3 victory over Water Valley. (more…) (September 16, 2011)
Take for instance South Panola. Despite what’s considered a down year for the squad from Batesville, the Tigers are still a team that has size, power and will run the ball down opponents’ throat. (more…) (September 15, 2011, Page 6)
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)
CHARLESTON — Oxford’s football game at Charleston Friday night had the makings of a shootout early on, but as the game wore on so did the Chargers on the Tigers.
Oxford eventually withstood the early flurry of scoring to top the Tigers 38-25.
(more…) (August 26, 2011)
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)