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Monday, November 24, 2014

Cody Mills

Disappointment fuels competition for Oxford

It’s been a patchwork spring for Oxford’s football team. (May 14, 2014, Page 8)

Oxford’s Mills signs on with Delta State

Cody Mills has used numerous summer kicking camps and more than four years of varsity experience to refine his skills. It all paid of on Wednesday. (February 6, 2014, Page 9)

VIDEO Blog: Oxford advances to 5A state championship

BLOG — A historic win has given Oxford an opportunity to play for it all. (more…) (November 30, 2013)

Oxford cruises past Vicksburg, 50-7

The high-octane offense of the Oxford Chargers struck early and often in their 50-7 victory over the Vicksburg Gators Friday night in the first round of the MHSAA 5A playoffs. (November 18, 2013, Page 4B)

Perfection: Oxford downs Gators to finish 11-0

Oxford’s 2005 team has company.

Quarterback Jack Abraham and running back Kenzie Phillips each accounted for two touchdowns, K.T. McCollins’ interception return for a score highlighted a stingy defensive effort, and the third-ranked Chargers put a bow on a perfect season with a 45-17 victory over Lake Cormorant Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.

  (November 11, 2013, Page 4B)

VIDEO BLOG: Oxford pummels Gators to reach perfection

BLOG — Oxford’s 2005 team has company. (more…) (November 9, 2013)

Oxford rolls past Cleveland East Side

A couple of turnovers. A handful of penalties. An occasional breakdown along the offensive and defensive lines.
Oxford’s performance against Cleveland East Side wasn’t perfect Friday, but thanks to a well-rounded effort, it was a pretty stress-free night for the Chargers. (September 9, 2013, Page 2B)

Abraham’s five TDs propel Oxford past East Side

BLOG — A couple of turnovers. A handful of penalties. An occasional breakdown along the offensive and defensive lines.

Oxford’s performance against Cleveland East Side wasn’t perfect Friday, but thanks to a well-rounded effort, it was a pretty stress-free night for the Chargers. (more…) (September 7, 2013)

Oxford outscores Prep 32-20 in opener

A 17-yard return of a blocked punt by K.T. McCollin capped a 16-0 Oxford run to answer an early Jackson Prep touchdown in the first quarter and the homestanding Chargers held on from there to post a 32-20 victory in the public school-private school contest Friday night.

Two sophomores played a key role for Oxford in its victory over the defending MAIS Class AAA state champion Patriots. Quarterback Jack Abraham connected on 20 of 30 passes for 242 yards, including touchdown passes on Oxford’s first and last possessions of the game. Wideout/defensive back D.K. Metcalf, who hauled in an 18-yard TD pass from Abraham with 1:52 left to clinch the victory, finished the night with six receptions for 133 yards along with blocking the punt McCollin returned and recovering a muffed punt by Prep to set up another score.

Jarius Barnes added a rushing touchdown for Oxford, while Cody Mills kicked 28 and 24 yard field goals.

Prep, 13-0 a year ago, got touchdown runs from Ian McGraw and Ty Higginbotham along with a 7-yard TD pass from Gene Wood to Parker Caracci. Wood threw for 168 yards, Caracci totaled five catches for 55 yards and Higginbotham had 14 carries for 80 yards, including a 30-yard scoring run that got the Patriots within five points (25-20) with 5:01 to go.

“This was a big game and a big win,” OHS coach Johnny Hill said. “There were a lot of Prep supporters here and a lot of folks for us. There was a lot of excitement in the air.

“It was good to see us handle that early adversity. The blocked point helped with momentum and the offense got a big score at the end,” Hill added. “Coach (Ricky) Black and his staff do a great job. We knew they’d play hard for four quarters and they did.”

(For a complete game story, see Monday’s Oxford EAGLE.) (August 24, 2013)

Oxford kicker not run of the mill

Oxford residents have known about Cody Mills for a few seasons.

Now, the rising Chargers senior is beginning to turn heads on the national level. (more…) (July 26, 2013, Page 7A)

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