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Friday, October 31, 2014

Ben Bianco

Chargers aim for region title against Mustangs

The goal is clear for the Oxford Chargers this week. If they defeat the Center Hill Mustangs (5-5, 2-3 Region 1-5A) at Bobby Holcomb Field on Friday night, the Chargers (8-1, 5-0) will claim their second consecutive Region 1-5A title and wrap up the No. 1 playoff seed with one more regular season game remaining. (October 30, 2014, Page 6A)

Chargers clinch playoff spot; now playing for top seed.

CLARKSDALE — The execution was spotty throughout, but Oxford did enough Friday night to ensure itself of playing beyond the regular season. The Chargers got a pair of early touchdowns against Clarksdale and were never seriously threatened by the Wildcats, clinching a spot in next month’s MHSAA Class 5A playoffs with a 17-0 victory at Crumpton Field. (October 26, 2014, Page 5B)

BLOG: Oxford blanks Clarksdale, clinches playoff berth

CLARKSDALE — Oxford’s offense didn’t do much Friday night. It didn’t have to. (more…) (October 24, 2014)

Chargers aim to clinch postseason berth, stay atop region against Wildcats

Last week, the Oxford Chargers took command of things in Region 1-5A with a 42-21 win over New Hope. This week, they can secure their spot in the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs and move closer to a second straight region title with a win over the Clarksdale Wildcats. (October 23, 2014, Page 6A)

Big second half moves Chargers closer to title

After a dominant second-half performance that saw Oxford pull away for a 42-21 victory in its division showdown with New Hope on Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field, Oxford coach Johnny Hill had no reservations about declaring his Chargers as heavy favorites for another Region 1­5A title. (October 19, 2014, Page 5B)

Area’s prep teams look to keep wins coming

All three of the area’s high school football teams will try to stay in the win column against region foes tonight, but only one will have the added boost of the return of one of its best players. (October 17, 2014, Page 6A)

OHS’s Abraham to be available against Trojans

The battle for first place in Region 1-5A will take place in Oxford on Friday night as the Oxford Chargers (6-1, 3-0 Region 1-5A) host the undefeated New Hope Trojans (7-0, 3-0). (October 16, 2014, Page 6A)

Phillips runs Chargers past Lewisburg, 49-26

OLIVE BRANCH — Kenzie Phillips had the magic touch Thursday night. Make that touches. The junior running back opened Oxford’s game against Lewisburg with a touchdown, started the second half with another score and finished with 203 yards and four touchdowns to help keep the Chargers unbeaten in Region 1-5A play with a 49-26 win at Lewisburg. (October 10, 2014, Page 6A)

BLOG: Phillips runs Chargers past Lewisburg

OLIVE BRANCH — Running back Kenzie Phillips opened the game with a touchdown, started the second half with another score and finished with 203 yards and four touchdowns to lead Oxford to a 49-26 win at Lewisburg on Thursday. (more…) (October 9, 2014)

Chargers travel to Lewisburg on short week.

Oxford usually spends its Thursdays going through a walk-through on offense, defense and special teams, fine-tuning the game plan for its next opponent. Not this week. The Chargers had to accelerate their preparation for Lewisburg after this week’s game between the Region 1-5A foes was moved to tonight because of the possibility of inclement weather in Olive Branch on Friday. Kickoff from Lewisburg High School is still set for 7 p.m. (October 9, 2014, Page 6A)

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