When coaches talk amongst themselves, there’s often two types of players that come up, players they identify by their number and then there’s players that are discussed by name. (more…) (December 2, 2011, Page 6A)
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)
BLOG: WATER VALLEY — For the second season in a row Water Valley’s march for its first state championship since 1990 came up short in the third round of the playoffs.
In a game that saw both team turn the ball over multiple times, the East Side Trojans were able to force one last interception with 3:21 remaining to secure a 32-27 victory over Water Valley at Bobby Clark Field. (more…) (November 18, 2011)
The Trojans currently own the state’s third-longest active winning streak at 13 games and defeated Booneville 40-14 last weekend to advance to the third round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. (November 17, 2011, Page 6)
WATER VALLEY — Friday night was a satisfying night for the Water Valley football team on multiple levels.
Not only did the Blue Devils advance to the third round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs with a 23-14 victory at Bobby Clark Field, but they also exorcised some demons by eliminating the same Winona Tigers that ended their 2010 season. (November 14, 2011, Page 3B)
After lopsided round-one wins last weekend, the Blue Devils and Commodores head into tonight’s contests against Winona and Greenwood with different — but similar — motives.
While No. 1 Lafayette blew out the Bulldogs in their Week 2 meeting 42-0 and are hoping they can have a repeat performance, Water Valley hosts the Tigers looking to avenge last season’s 10-7 playoff loss. (more…) (November 11, 2011, Page 6A)
Because of redistricting, the former regional foes have not had a chance to play one another until Friday, when the two schools will square off in the second round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. (more…) (November 10, 2011, Page 6)
Then news came following practice on Thursday that Simms had been hurt during the Tigers’ regular season finale against Leland and receiver Rakeem Addison would start under center in the Class 3A first round matchup at Bobby Clark Field. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 4B)
All three area football teams officially enter the must-win portion of their respective seasons tonight.
While the Lafayette Commodores and Water Valley Blue Devils open their playoff schedules hosting Leake Central and Laflore County, the Oxford Chargers close out their regular season with a win-or-go-home matchup against Clarksdale.
All games are set for 7 p.m. (November 4, 2011, Page 10A)