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Dean, Chargers wear down Tigers

CHARLESTON — The Oxford Chargers were an opportunistic team on Friday evening.

One week after turning the ball over five times, the Chargers played a much cleaner game and were able to capitalize on several Charleston Tigers miscues en route to a 38-25 road victory.
Early on, the game looked like it might be a shootout after Oxford quarterback Parker Adamson connected with Stan Ivy for a 78-yard score, and Charleston found the end zone on back-to-back possessions with runs of 80 and 83 yards to conclude the first quarter with a 13-7 lead.

Then the tide turned for the Chargers.

With the Tigers driving into Oxford territory, quarterback-turned-safety William Elliott snagged a pass from Charleston quarterback Antwon Wilson and raced 77 yards down the Oxford sideline for a touchdown to put the Chargers ahead 14-13.

The Tigers, unable to get anything going with its next possession, were forced to punt.

The long snap, however, sailed over Wilson’s head and the Chargers took over on the Tigers’ 10-yard line.

Four plays later, Oxford running back Mont Dean beat the Tiger defense to the corner pylon of the end zone, putting the visitors ahead 21-13 with his 4-yard score. (August 29, 2011, Page 1B)

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