The opportunity to play several newcomers and get in better condition heading into the start of summer practice sessions were the two highlights Oxford coach Johnny Hill took away from this weekend’s O-Zone Classic.
Oxford’s varsity and junior varsity squads — Hill made two teams for the tournament after Vardaman dropped out — were unable to compete and win a title in the tournament held at FNC Park, but there were other things that were accomplished.
Hill coached the B team Chargers that were eliminated after two close games on Saturday. Hill praised the quality of the tournament, organized by FNC Marketing Director Brad Freeman, for the second straight season and thought it prepared his younger players for things they will see down the road. (July 11, 2011, Page 6)