Archive - Jan 7, 2013 - Sports Article
Stan Hugheyâ€™s squad does not lose very much, and when they do, they take it personally. If your team beats them the first time around, the second contest could be painful. Saturdayâ€™s rematch in Holly Springs was just that, literally and figuratively, for Marshall. In arguably the most physical game of the season, the Lady Raiders stepped up and responded to the tough style of play to grasp the dominant 57-38 victory on Marshallâ€™s home floor.
The Oak Hill Raiders started off the second half of their season with a tough loss to the two-time reigning AA state champions on their home floor. In a contest where the Raiders seemed to be doing everything right to stay in the game, they could not overcome Marshallâ€™s scorching 15 three-pointers to finish the game with a 70-36 loss after a promising first quarter.
It is funny how cyclical college football can be in the state of Mississippi, especially when it comes down to the two SEC teams.
The great rivals, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, are always in contention between each other whether it is in the recruiting spectrum or in between the white lines of a football field. The year of 2012 and the 2012-2013 season, Ole Miss definitely had the upper hand on-and-off the field. With the hiring of new Head Coach Hugh Freeze, winning the Egg Bowl, and a bowl game victory, the Rebels and their fans feel that they are on cloud nine.