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Area squads set to face region rivals

With the end of the regular season rapidly approaching, all three area football teams are jostling for region and post-season positioning tonight.
Water Valley probably headlines the area’s action with a road test at Aberdeen, while Oxford (8-0 overall, 4-0 Region 1-5A) hosts 1-5A foe Saltillo and Lafayette welcomes 2-4A rival Senatobia to William L. Buford Stadium.
All three games are set for 7 p.m. kickoffs. Oxford’s game can be heard on 95.5 FM, while Water Valley’s will be broadcast on 105.5 FM and Lafayette’s on 93.7 FM. (October 19, 2012, Page 6A)

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    Football recruiting is ever evolving

    Recruiting isn’t what it used to be.
    Sure, coaches are still scouring the country for the best available talent, but the way in which programs are going about evaluating recruits — and more specifically the way potential prospects are getting noticed — has changed drastically over the last 15 years thanks in part to the increased popularity of “elite camps” and 7-on-7 passing tournaments. (July 6, 2012, Page 6A)

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      MHSAA considering new sites for football championships

      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)

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