Jake Thompson, Author at The Oxford Eagle

Newsletter

CHARGED EGG: Oxford defeats No. 4 Starkville in Little Egg Bowl

STARKVILLE — All night the Oxford defense was tested all night and when it mattered most they answered the bell. On Starkville’s fourth 4th down ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 22, 2021 10:14 pm

News Main

Eli Manning excited for “special” weekend back in Oxford

When Eli Manning came to Ole Miss, the goal was never to try and play well enough to one day have his jersey number retired. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 22, 2021 11:10 am

Newsletter

WATCH: Former Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning talks retirement ceremony, life after football

Former Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning spoke with the media on Thursday ahead of his induction into the M-Club Hall of Fame. Manning talked about ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:54 pm

News

City of Oxford at odds with MDOT over Highway 7 – University Avenue project

Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill and the Board of Aldermen were not pleased with a Memorandum of Agreement sent to them from the Mississippi Department of ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:23 am

Lafayette Sports

Oxford Eagle Sports Break: Episode 9

The Oxford Eagle Sports Break sponsored by Endurance Physical Therapy returns for Episode 9 and previews Week 9 of the high school football season. On ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:00 am

Lafayette Sports

Week 9 schedule headlined by Little Egg Bowl

The regular season ends next week for Water Valley while Oxford and Lafayette have three more weeks to jockey for playoff position as week nine ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:00 am

Lafayette Sports

STATE BOUND: Lafayette volleyball wins 5A North Half title to reach first state title match

To reach the top of the mountain sometimes getting past the most difficult obstacle must occur. Lafayette’s volleyball team did just that on Tuesday and ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:11 pm

Newsletter

Matt Corral “not in very good shape” after Tennessee, status for LSU uncertain

For the first time in 14 years, Ole Miss had a player run the ball at least 30 times on Saturday against Tennessee and it ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, October 18, 2021 12:55 pm

Lafayette Sports

This Week in Prep Sports (Oct. 18-23)

LAFAYETTE Tuesday (Oct. 19) Volleyball vs. Lake Cormorant, Class 5A North Half championship, 6 p.m. Friday (Oct. 22) Football at Cleveland Central*, 7 p.m. Saturday ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, October 18, 2021 8:38 am

Newsletter

Corral leads No. 13 Ole Miss to first win at Tennessee in 38 years

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — As debris rained down to the field from atop the bleachers at Neyland Stadium, Lane Kiffin was nearly hit by a golf ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:29 am

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette blanks New Hope for third straight region win

On a night where there was a weird vibe in the air and Mother Nature made an appearance at halftime, Lafayette remained focused and took ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 15, 2021 10:11 pm

Education

Oxford School District to not require masks starting next week

The Oxford School District is pulling back some of their COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions next week, including its mask mandate. During a special meeting called ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 15, 2021 12:18 pm

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette volleyball rolls through Ridgeland, advances to North Half title match

The Lafayette volleyball team is a win away from playing for something they have not yet achieved — a state championship. With dominant 3-0 (25-11, ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 15, 2021 11:06 am

Lafayette County

Oxford and Lafayette County leaders ask for immediate plan for Highway 7 safety improvements

In the wake of two fatal wrecks on the Highway 7 South corridor last week, City of Oxford and Lafayette County elected officials are asking ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:50 pm

Education

Oxford High School junior named to State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council

Oxford High School added another student to the Mississippi Department of Education’s State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council this week. The MDE announced 44 students from ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:21 am

Lafayette Sports

Oxford Eagle Sports Break: Episode 8

The Oxford Eagle Sports Break sponsored by Endurance Physical Therapy returns this week with episode 8. On this week’s episode, Oxford football head coach Chris ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:00 am

Crime

[Update] Oxford Police arrest three, issue warrants for two others following shooting

Four Oxford men are in custody while the Oxford Police Department have issued warrants for one other for their alleged involvement in a shooting incident ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:51 pm

Lafayette Sports

Oxford set for 6A North Half rematch; Lafayette, Water Valley continue region runs

Region play is in full swing after Water Valley opened up their slate last week, marking the final third of the season getting underway. This ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:34 am

Newsletter

Oxford volleyball moves on in 6A playoffs after defeating Lewisburg

Last week Lewisburg swept Oxford to hand the Chargers only their second loss of the season. On Tuesday, the Chargers exacted some revenge to keep ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:13 am

Newsletter

Lane Kiffin set for return to Knoxville as No. 13 Ole Miss travels to Tennessee

Yes, Lane Kiffin once was the head football coach at Tennessee. No, him returning to Knoxville this weekend is not a major event in his ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:07 pm

Newsletter

‘Make Kermit Pay’ event returning to benefit American Cancer Society

Two years ago, Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis asked students to make him open his wallet in the name of charity. This year, ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:00 pm

Lafayette Sports

This Week in Prep Sports (Oct. 11-16)

LAFAYETTE Tuesday (Oct. 12) Volleyball vs. Holmes County Central, Class 5A Playoffs First Round, 6 p.m. Friday (Oct. 15) Football vs. New Hope*, 7 p.m. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, October 11, 2021 8:53 am

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