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Brandon Red

Rebels get spring drills rolling

As the Ole Miss Rebel football team took the practice field for their first spring practice, Coach Hugh Freeze knew his team wouldn’t be perfect, but requested during the team meeting that they show maximum effort and attitude for all 15 days.

The team showed just that under a blue sky Friday afternoon. (March 26, 2012, Page 7)

Clarksdale holds on to beat Oxford, end Chargers’ season

The Oxford Chargers’ season was put to rest earlier than head coach Johnny Hill would have liked Friday night with a 20-17 heartbreaking loss to 1-5A foe Clarksdale. In a game of ups and downs for the Chargers, it was the first half that Hill felt really hurt his teams’ chances of winning. (November 7, 2011, Page 6B)

Devils remain undefeated in 2-3A

WATER VALLEY — The Blue Devils remained undefeated in Region 2-3A as they defeated the Nettleton Tigers 53-7 Friday night at Bobby Clark Field. As the squad broke the post-game huddle, there were plenty of grins and rambunctious shouts of Blue Devil pride.

“Any time you work hard and play well, you have to be gratified,” Water Valley coach Brad Embry said. “Like always, we told them to enjoy this one until Monday.” (more…) (October 17, 2011, Page 5B)

Run game keys Chargers in region win

LAKE CORMORANT — In a Region 1-5A game where both the Oxford and Lake Cormorant offenses took turns putting up points on the scoreboard, it was the Chargers’ rushing attack that made the biggest difference in the final outcome. The Chargers needed a win badly after a poor performance at New Hope last week and they answered the call Friday beating the Gators 42-35. (October 10, 2011, Page 2B)

Oxford stings ‘Stangs in region opener

The Oxford Chargers passing attack proved too much for Region 1-5A foe Center Hill Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. With starting running back Mont Dean out of the lineup, Oxford’s offensive goal was to be more pass oriented in their first region game. (September 26, 2011, Page 3B)

Blue Devils throttle Coffeeville Pirates

WATER VALLEY — Led by quarterback E.J. Bounds’ big offensive night and another outstanding performance from the defense, the Water Valley Blue Devils stormed past the Coffeeville Pirates 63-0 in their home opener at Bobby Clark Field Friday night. (August 29, 2011, Page 3B)

Jones’ development makes him top target

Tupelo high school standout P.J. Jones is considering inking with the Ole Miss Rebels come signing day.

The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Jones is one of the highest touted defensive tackles in the state of Mississippi. (more…) (January 18, 2011, Page 9)

Rebels in hot pursuit of former WVU QB

Ole Miss may add another quarterback to the roster if former West Virginia quarterback Barry Brunetti chooses to play for the Rebels and coach Houston Nutt. The 6-foot, 200-pound Brunetti, who could enroll at Ole Miss for the spring semester, is expected to decide where he will play in the coming days. The Memphis native was the backup to Geno Smith for the Mountaineers this past season as a freshman and decided to transfer after his mother, Elna, was in a car accident this past year.

According to the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal, the decision to transfer has been brewing for quite a while now.
 (January 4, 2011, Page 6)

WR Moore ready to be an OM Rebel

Ole Miss needs playmakers on offense and Alabama native Collins Moore seems to have the ability that could help the Rebels at wide receiver in the future.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Collins, who just got through playing for Bob Jones High School, plans to play for Ole Miss and coach Houston Nutt starting in the fall. Moore committed to the Rebels in August and has remained firmly committed ever since.

Moore is a receiver that has a knack of being able to go up and make the big catch, and Moore’s coach at Bob Jones, Kevin Rose, has been very impressed with his ability to catch the football. (December 23, 2010, Page 7A)

Wave crash Oxford’s 5A playoff hopes

One of the most successful seasons on the gridiron the past few seasons for the Oxford Chargers ended with a disappointing 27-12 loss to the West Point Green Wave in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.

A good, physical gameplan helped lifted the Green Wave (11-1 overall) into the 5A North Half title game. (November 22, 2010, Page 6B)

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