The determination to return to the football field as an assistant coach has led to a perfect opportunity and a new challenge for Shane Brown. The former Water Valley assistant and Lafayette High alumnus was hired Monday night to coordinate the defense for the defending Class 2A state champion Lumberton Panthers. (more…) (June 16, 2011, Page 1B)
Football practice may still be almost two months away, but high school teams have already gotten a jump on the 2011 season with work on the passing game, both from an offensive and defensive standpoint.
Every Monday night during the summer, Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Stadium becomes a busy place as teams from around the area stop by to compete in 7-on-7 games that feature a lot of throwing, catching and defending on the part of cornerbacks, safeties and linebackers trying to cover everyone on offense. (more…) (June 8, 2011, Page 6A)
The Water Valley athletics department has hired a somewhat familiar face to assist in coaching its baseball and football programs.
Former Brandon assistant Jeb Lee was recently hired to serve as a primary assistant with the baseball team as well as coach safeties and receivers on the football staff. (June 7, 2011, Page 6)
Once he made the six-hour trek south, heard the sales pitch of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns and saw all that Lafayette, La., had to offer, Buckley knew he had found the right fit and gave his verbal commitment to the coaching staff on Saturday. (January 31, 2011, Page 7)
Water Valley senior Eric Buckley confirmed earlier today that he has given a verbal commitment to play football for the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. (more…) (January 30, 2011)
A trio of Oxford Chargers football players are set to visit the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns this weekend. Verbal commits DeShaun McNeal and Larry Pettis are expected to be joined by teammate Guy Cameron Billups on the trip. While McNeal and Pettis have verbally committed, Billups is hoping the visit will lead to an official offer. (more…) (January 14, 2011, Page 8A)
This season’s EAGLE All-Area football team was released in Thursday’s sports section. Unfortunately for me, space prevented me from writing a column that would appear next to the story on the back page.
So instead of it appearing on Thursday, I thought sharing my opinion on this year’s team was important.
For those who may have missed the players who made the team, Lafayette junior running back Demarkus Dennis was named Player of the Year, while another 11 Commodores who helped the school win the Class 4A state title made the first-team squad. Three other LHS players were named honorable mention.
Oxford had seven players on this year’s team, while Water Valley had five. Both the Chargers and Blue Devils each had three players receive honorable mention status. (December 17, 2010, Page 6A)