During Friday’s 28-13 win at Lewisburg, LHS quarterback Brandon Mack did what has become expected of the super senior, rushing for 126 yards, passing for 115 and accounting for three touchdowns, all the while playing full-time on defense and special teams. (October 2, 2012, Page 7)
The Blue Devils took care of business Friday, routing the visiting J.Z. George Jaguars 61-6.
Leading Water Valley’s defensive unit was senior Q. Bailey, who racked up 15 tackles in the first half before being pulled for reserves.
Bailey’s 15 tackles in just two quarters was a rare feat that veteran defensive coordinator Richard Russo has never seen. (September 25, 2012, Page 7)
Friday, the sophomore kicker from Water Valley knocked in his second career game-winning field goal when he punched through a 42-yard attempt with under a minute remaining in the Blue Devils’ 17-16 win against Bruce. (September 11, 2012, Page 9)
Oxford’s defenders must have felt hot following the Chargers’ 19-0 win over Lafayette in the annual Crosstown Classic. In a game that was dominated by the Chargers from start to finish, the OHS defense shined the brightest in a victory that not only ended a six-game losing streak to the Commodores, but also ended Lafayette’s 34-game winning streak.
It was an effort that won’t be forgotten by anyone associated with OHS for a long time. It was an effort — by all 11 starters and numerous backups — that garnered the unit this week’s Player of the Week honors.
Oxford defensive coordinator Steve Herring was beyond pleased with the effort his players gave in the victory and said hustling was the key to it all. (September 4, 2012, Page 8)
Football is not supposed to look this easy for Oxford’s Nick Brown. After spending the bulk of his high school career playing for hoops coach Drew Tyler, the 5-foot-10, 155-pound Brown decided to play football this past spring. From the first day he hit the field, wide receivers coach Chris Cutcliffe was impressed by his latest recruit. (August 28, 2012, Page 6)
Chequille Williams provided the spark that got Lafayette’s season off to a bang Friday, returning an interception for a touchdown minutes into the Commodores’ 8-3 win against Tupelo. (August 21, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford remains in the hunt for the Class 5A playoffs today thanks to another great individual performance by senior running back Mont Dean. While the entire OHS team played a part in earning a 35-28 win over Saltillo this past Friday night, Dean’s 365-yard, five-touchdown performance was singularly the biggest contribution in a game the Chargers had to win.
It was that individual performance, on a week where several top players in the area stepped up to perform at a high level, that made him the Player of the Week for the third time this season. (October 25, 2011, Page 8)
Another fantastic rushing effort by Demarkous Dennis has garnered a second Player of the Week honor. Dennis earned his first award after the Commodores’ 42-0 win over Greenwood on Aug. 26 when he rushed for 165 yards and three scores. Dennis’ most recent outing saw he collect 241 yards, a season high, and two touchdowns in No. 1 Lafayette’s 56-14 win over Shannon.
Dennis scored on the ‘Dores final possession of the first quarter on a 67-yard run up the middle and broke out for a 65-yard score for Lafayette’s final score of the night with 1:35 to play in the third quarter. (September 20, 2011, Page 7)