CHARLESTON — Oxford’s football game at Charleston Friday night had the makings of a shootout early on, but as the game wore on so did the Chargers on the Tigers.
Oxford eventually withstood the early flurry of scoring to top the Tigers 38-25.
Quarterback-turned-safety William Elliott cued the Oxford victory early in the second quarter when he picked off Charleston quarterback Antwan Wilson, and raced 77 yards untouched down the Oxford sideline, putting the Chargers ahead 14-13.
A bobbled punt attempt by Charleston at the conclusion of its next possession, and Mont Dean‘s subsequent 4-yard touchdown run, extended Oxford’s lead to 21-13.
Quarterback Parker Adamson connected with Dean on a screen early in the third quarter and the senior running back slashed his way 36 yards to the end zone, pushing Oxford’s lead to 28-13.
Charleston made a late push, but it proved to be too little, too late.
The victory improved Oxford’s record to 1-1 on the year.
Be sure to check Monday’s edition of the EAGLE for the complete game recap. (August 26, 2011)