Five first-place finishes and a great overall team effort proved to be the key to winning the MHSAA Class 5A state title for the Oxford Chargers Saturday in Jackson’s Mississippi Coliseum. The Chargers defeated Pearl 43-39 to capture the school’s first powerlifting title, a feat that coach Jason Russell couldn’t talk enough about because the Chargers had to overcome some adversity during the meet.
Football is not supposed to look this easy for Oxford’s Nick Brown. After spending the bulk of his high school career playing for hoops coach Drew Tyler, the 5-foot-10, 155-pound Brown decided to play football this past spring. From the first day he hit the field, wide receivers coach Chris Cutcliffe was impressed by his latest recruit. (August 28, 2012, Page 6)
Recruiting isn’t what it used to be.
Sure, coaches are still scouring the country for the best available talent, but the way in which programs are going about evaluating recruits — and more specifically the way potential prospects are getting noticed — has changed drastically over the last 15 years thanks in part to the increased popularity of “elite camps” and 7-on-7 passing tournaments. (July 6, 2012, Page 6A)
Oxford quarterback Parker Adamson has never slept better than he did Sunday night. After spending 10 days on the road and sleeping in hotel beds as he attended various college camps, returning home to sleep in his own bed was even better than normal. (more…) (June 19, 2012, Page 6)