COLUMN: Some of the most talented high school football players in the nation hail from the state of Mississippi each year. The love of football in the state is evident in the turnout each Friday night and the reputation of a program with the success rate of South Panola has only elevated Mississippi’s stature in the nation. (more…) (July 13, 2011, Page 8)
VIDEO BLOG: With the season over two months away the Lafayette Commodores have already started to hit the practice field. (more…) (June 13, 2011)
Ole Miss secured its second and third commitments for the 2012 signing class from standout football players in less than a week on Tuesday when South Panola’s Temario Strong and Isaac Gross verbally pledged to play for the Rebels. (more…) (April 27, 2011, Page 8)
There was plenty of excitement Tuesday night for Oxford’s seventh- and eighth-grade football teams as the two teams tied South Panola in action at Bobby Holcomb Field.
The seventh-grade Chargers tied 20-20, while the eighth-graders tied 14-14 in the nightcap. (September 22, 2010, Page 7)
Oxford’s two middle school football teams lost two close game to South Panola Tuesday. The seventh-grade lost 12-8 after leading a sizable portion of the game, while the eighth-grade fell 8-0 in the nightcap.
South Panola scored the game-winning touchdown with two minutes remaining in the contest. The Tigers first TD of the game was scored with a minute left in the first quarter. Oxford’s first offensive drive of the game was thwarted, while the Tigers’ second drive ended courtesy of an interception by Kylin Jones. (September 8, 2010, Page 9)
The Ole Miss football team had high school seniors practically banging down the door to the Indoor Practice Facility last week, but if the Rebels want the signature of one of the top two-way players in the country, they’re going to have to wait a while longer.
Nickalos Brassell, the speedy cornerback/receiver from South Panola, is in no rush to decide his future and said last week that he plans on going through the whole recruiting process and does not plan on committing to a college until his senior season is over. (July 28, 2010, Page 8)
Not meaning to twist the knife anymore, but here is a recent writeup on current Boston Red Sox farmhand and former South Panola standout David Renfroe.
Renfroe was an Ole Miss 2009 signee and would have been a freshman this season with the Rebels had he night signed a professional contract.
The 3B/SS was selected by Boston in the third round, No. 107 overall and received a $1.1 million signing bonus. (February 25, 2010)
OLE MISS FOOTBALL — With Ole Miss’ season behind it, the Rebels coaching staff has now turned its full attention to recruiting with signing day just five weeks away. Ole Miss also picked up a commitment on Tuesday from South Panola standout running back Nicholas Parker. (January 6, 2010, Page 7)