Oxford Boys Basketball had just finished escaping from Saltillo for the third time this year to get into the playoffs 62-60. As per usual when I go on away games, Dr. Sarah Lacy gives me the Basketball Scorebook to hand to a manager in the locker room while Boys Head Coach Drew Tyler gives his normally long post-game speech to his players.
As I approach the Visiting Locker Room at New Hope High School which is hosting the 2-5A Tournament, I find this on the door of the Lady Trojans Home Locker Room:
The point being is HOW did New Hope get their hands on a newspaper - the physical newspaper this was taken from - that is published 115 miles away?
The furthest this paper goes in being delivered is to Water Valley, 20 miles southwest of Oxford that would otherwise service the entire county of Lafayette.
That would bring up this question: Does Oxford have a 'Mole' in them?
That would be really the only explanation save for someone coming up to Oxford for some other event and by coincidence find this story in the paper and bringing it back to New Hope.
If not, this mole has been found out. It is just a matter of who it is.
No matter who this mole is, Oxford coaches in all sports that have New Hope in their division needs to start watching what they are saying, or it could end up on another Locker Room door at New Hope - or any other door at a rival school. The last thing any coach wants is material for their players to get motivated by. Pascagoula's Boys Soccer Coach learned that the hard way when Oxford went on their run to the title a couple weeks ago.
(Lafayette doesn't count since both OHS and LHS knows they are both covered by the Eagle.)