One of the most successful decisions Oxford football coach Johnny Hill and his staff made this year actually occurred just before the first spring practice session. It was just before the Chargers took the field last May that the coaches decide to move junior Joel Forrester from offensive tackle to defensive end exclusively. Instead of him attempting to play both ways like Terry Johnson and others did last year and maybe only giving a half effort at each spot, the decision to make Forrester a defensive player only has ultimately shaped the OHS defense into a formidable force up front.
While Forrester’s big frame — 6-foot-1, 275-pounds — is one of the main reasons for his success this year, his work ethic and motor is second to none on the team, Hill said. (September 15, 2011, Page 6)