SPORTS BLOG: CLEVELAND — For the consecutive second season, a loss to Cleveland East Side ended Water Valley’s run in the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs, as the Trojans defeated the Blue Devils 26-24 in their second round matchup Friday night at Leroy Byars Field. (more…) (November 10, 2012)
SPORTS BLOG: WATER VALLEY — A cold night didn’t stop Water Valley from starting hot, as the Blue Devils defeated Mantachie 56-3 Friday night at Bobby Clark Field to close out the regular season. (more…) (October 27, 2012)
BLOG: NEW ALBANY — New Albany’s Eathen Rainey’s 19-yard game-winning overtime field goal kicked the Lafayette Commodores out of familiar territory on Friday night at Kitchens Field.
The 10-7 setback marks the first time LHS has lost a Region 2-4A game since 2008, and the first time the ‘Dores have not had or shared the No. 1 spot in the region since that same year.
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SPORTS BLOG: WATER VALLEY — A fast start by the Water Valley Blue Devils led to a 47-20 win against Region 2-3A foe South Pontotoc on Friday night at Bobby Clark Field.
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Sports Blog: PONTOTOC — The Lafayette Commdores’ football team used dominant showings on both sides of the ball Friday night to defeat Pontotoc 41-6 at “The Hollow.” (more…) (September 22, 2012)
It’s time for yet another Crosstown Classic football matchup as Lafayette’s Commodores travel just a couple of miles to take on the Oxford Chargers in a Thursday night TV game from Bobby Holcomb Field. Editor Don Whitten, who’s seen three dozen or so of the OHS-LHS games, looks back at the series and what can be expected tomorrow night. (August 29, 2012, Page 4)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days playing high school football and the lessons he learned about life during those days. (July 17, 2012, Page 4)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his high school football coach, the late Ben Ruscoe, who taught him how to be a man. (March 27, 2012, Page 4)
There are favorites – think Lafayette Commodores – and there are underdogs – think Hugh Freeze in the search for a new Ole Miss football coach – who both win as they did this past weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the LHS success story as well as the quick move up the coaching ladder by Freeze. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)
JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi’s high school football championship games could be coming to a stadium — or university — near you.
The Mississippi High School Activities Association is open to exploring other sites for the organization’s six football title games, which will be played for the 20th straight year this week at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson. (more…) (November 29, 2011, Page 7)