One of the big questions Oxford High football coach Johnny Hill needed answered at the start of the season was who was going to be his team’s quarterback? After having a player as prolific as Guy Cameron Billups lead the team for two plus seasons, the Chargers were without a veteran leader at arguably the most important position on the field.
Hill and his son Stan, the team’s offensive coordinator and QBs coach, did have options in juniors William Elliott and Parker Adamson, but the race to decide the starter wasn’t clear cut. Things started to change for the Chargers at the position in the season opener against Grenada. Adamson, who played the bulk of the snaps, had the better outing of the two and that led to another start at Charleston. Elliott ended up getting hurt against CHS, while Adamson continued to show improvement.
Fast forward three weeks to Center Hill, the Chargers’ Region 1-5A opener, and it was evident that Adamson had taken the reigns of starter firmly in his hands and was ready to lead the team moving forward into the bulk of the region schedule. Hill said the key for Adamson’s development has been playing and getting more reps in practice. (September 29, 2011, Page 6)