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Oxford’s Ivy wins top player honor

Junior Stan Ivy came up big for Oxford in its first road test of the season last Friday.

Facing a tough Senatobia team, Ivy not only caught two touchdown passes of 20 and 40 yards, but he also returned the opening kickoff of the second half 86 yards for his third touchdown of the game.

The emergence of Ivy as a game changer — he finished the game with 186 all-purpose yards — has been more than a welcomed development for senior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups.

Prior to the season, Billups said that Ivy would be a good complement to an offense that already had tall targets in DeShaun McNeal and Larry Pettis.

He was right. (September 14, 2010, Page 6)

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    Chargers down ‘Dores in JV action Monday

    Oxford’s junior varsity football team used a powerful running game and a strong effort on defense to post a 14-0 win over Lafayette Monday night at William L. Buford Stadium. After picking up two first downs and 25 yards on their first offensive drive of the game, the Chargers went on a 14-play, 60-yard scoring drive the second time they had the ball. (September 14, 2010, Page 6)

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      Miller remains committed to Rebels

      Following Lafayette’s 28-6 victory over the Itawamba-AHS Indians I got a chance to catch up with Ole Miss commit Maikhail Miller.

      The 6-foot-3, 235-pound quarterback had physically just gone through hell but took the time to talk about the game and where he stands with Ole Miss. (more…) (September 13, 2010)

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        Mack, Dennis lead LHS past Indians

        Friday night’s matchup between the Lafayette Commodores and Itawamba-AHS Indians had been circled on calendars as a quarterback showdown — Ole Miss commit Maikhail Miller pitted against possible Division 1 athlete (position to be determined) Jeremy Liggins.

        Instead, Liggins was held out due to a minor injury and the Lafayette defense never let Miller get comfortable during the Commodores’ 28-6 victory. (September 13, 2010, Page 3B)

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          No Liggins no problem for LHS

          The big-time quarterback showdown that Friday Night’s Lafayette-Itawamba game was previously circled as will have to wait until the postseason.

          Lafayette’s Jeremy Liggins was sidelined with what coach Anthony Hart considers day-to-day injury and IAHS’ Maikhail Miller was running for his life during most of the Commodores’ 28-6 win at William L. Buford Stadium. (more…) (September 11, 2010)

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            McIntosh embodies ‘Dores mission

            It only takes a few seconds of talking with Demetri McIntosh to realize what he’s all about and what he means to the Lafayette Commodores.

            Any team in the hunt for a state title needs leaders and McIntosh provides the senior leadership that helps the Commodore defense thrive. (September 10, 2010, Page 7A)

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              ‘Dores looking to stay focused on IAHS

              Every season the Crosstown Classic against Oxford isn’t just another game on the schedule. It’s a rivalry game that can take an emotional toll on its participants.

              After winning their fifth straight game against Oxford, the Commodores will now have to regroup, recharge and focus their energy on Class 4A opponent Itawamba AHS (1-2 overall).

              Last year, the Commodores’ lone regular season loss came at the hands of the Indians following a big win against Oxford.

              This year, the Lafayette coaching staff is focused on not letting history repeat itself. (September 9, 2010, Page 6)

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                LMS Splits with Charleston

                The Lafayette Middle School football teams split a pair of games with Charleston Tuesday night. The Commodores and Tigers tied 0-0 in the seventh-grade game, while the older Commodores defeated the Tigers 16-6 to improve to 3-0 on the year. (more…) (September 8, 2010, Page 9)

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                  It’s a trap: Akbar makes primetime, what you’ll find in today’s EAGLE

                  Ole Miss caught the attention of the nation once again last night. Instead of getting beat up for the loss to Jacksonville State, the University drew attention for something else. Ole Miss’ search for an on-field mascot has been a national headline for some time now, and during the Boise State-Virginia Tech game on prime time the Rebels drew attention away from the game approximately a minute with a commercial focusing on Admiral Akbar. (more…) (September 7, 2010)

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                    Lafayette’s Tyson earns POW award

                    Other players may have had more yards and tackles, but no player made a bigger play over the weekend than Lafayette defensive end Keeyon Tyson.

                    With the Oxford Chargers marching down the field late in the fourth quarter, Tyson broke around the Oxford offensive line and was able to punch the ball away from Chargers quarterback Guy Cameron Billups.

                    Fellow Commodore Kris Miller fell on the ball and Lafayette’s 21-14 victory was secured. (September 7, 2010, Page 6)

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