Oxford’s reversal of fortune on the gridiron this season was a result of many different players. For a team that was 5-6 and not in the playoffs in 2011, an 11-2 overall record and a trip to the semifinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs in 2012 took a lot of hard work on the part of several top players.
Each phase — offense, defense and special teams — had a leader or group that set the tone every week. Each week there seemed to be somebody different who stepped up to provide leadership at a critical point, a fact that is comforting to a head coach and his staff.
In the case of the Chargers, however, senior quarterback Parker Adamson was the individual that coach Johnny Hill felt made the biggest difference for the success of the team compared to 2011. It was the steady and consistent play of Adamson that not only got the Chargers turned back around, but earned him this year’s Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year honor. (December 12, 2012, Page 1B)