NEW HOPE — Last night’s 38027 loss at New Hope was a hard one to swallow if you’re a Chargers fan. (more…) (September 25, 2010)
All three area high school football teams will be in different places in their season when they trot out of their locker rooms tonight.
The Oxford Chargers (3-1 overall) travel to New Hope tonight to open its Class 1-5A schedule, while the Lafayette Commodores (5-0, 1-0) host Class 2-4A opponent Byhalia for their second region game and the Water Valley Blue Devils (4-1) conclude their non-region schedule with a bout at Independence.
During Oxford’s 3-1 start, quarterback Guy Cameron Billups has been leading the offense with precision.
The senior has completed 50 of 88 passes for 870 yards and nine touchdowns. (September 24, 2010, Page 6A)
The Chargers (3-1overall) have already avenged their loss to the Tigers in convincing fashion, now they have their sights set on Friday’s opponent, 2-2 New Hope.
Last year at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the Chargers dropped a 21-11 decision to the Trojans, who would go on to play for the North half title. The loss is one that head coach Johnny Hill called the most embarrassing of his career. (September 23, 2010, Page 6)
There was plenty of excitement Tuesday night for Oxford’s seventh- and eighth-grade football teams as the two teams tied South Panola in action at Bobby Holcomb Field.
The seventh-grade Chargers tied 20-20, while the eighth-graders tied 14-14 in the nightcap. (September 22, 2010, Page 7)
Oxford’s boys and girls cross country teams competed in the MSU High School Invitational meet held Saturday. Both teams finished fifth overall.
The Chargers were led by Lucien Duchaine who finished ninth overall with a time of 18 minutes, 11 seconds. Marcus Barnes was 16th with a 19:06, Kevin Clancy was 25th with a 19:31, while Wilson Gardner rounded out the finishers with a 35th-place finish (20:03). Scott Parkin and Austin Carter also scored for the Chargers. (September 20, 2010, Page 4B)
A decision to return to the gridiron this season has turned out to be a great thing for both senior wide receiver DeShaun McNeal and the Oxford Chargers.
After not playing football for two seasons, the 6-foot-5 McNeal decided he would give football one more chance. His value to the 3-1 Chargers has been immense, not only from a receiving standpoint, but also from a blocking and defensive standpoint as well. (September 17, 2010, Page 6A)
Facing the defending state champion Lake Cormorant Lady Gators, the Oxford Lady Chargers volleyball squad could have folded on Thursday after falling behind 14-1 early in Game 1.
Despite eventually losing the match 3-0 (25-9, 25-16, 25-16), Oxford coach Wendy Raby said early on her young team — which has just one senior, as opposed to the 10 on the Lady Gators’ squad — felt intimidated by their opponent. (September 17, 2010, Page 7A)
The Lafayette Commodores will be looking to start region play with a bang tonight when they travel to Center Hill, while the Water Valley Blue Devils host North Pontotoc to conclude their non-region schedule.
Both games are set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Lafayette’s game can be heard on 93.7 FM, while the Blue Devils can be heard on 105.5 FM. (September 17, 2010, Page 7A)
Oxford’s middle school teams performed well in all three phases to earn two wins over Senatobia on Tuesday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.
The seventh-grade Chargers defeated the Warriors 26-8, while the eighth-grade Chargers won 20-8. (September 15, 2010, Page 8)
Oxford’s girls and boys cross country teams both finished third in recent action at the Delta State Invitational.
The Lady Chargers were third out of 13 teams in the event, finishing behind Tupelo at Arlington, Tenn. (September 15, 2010, Page 8)
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