Oxford’s 11-0 regular season wasn’t just noticed by pollsters in the state. The Chargers are ranked fourth in the latest Mississippi prep poll while the coaching staff was honored Tuesday by the Region 1-5A coaches as the Coaching Staff of the Year. (November 13, 2013, Page 8)
Oxford coach Johnny Hill said his team doesn’t need any motivation heading into Friday night’s annual Crosstown Classic at Lafayette. Besides wanting to win a second straight contest over the Commodores, who are ranked No. 2 in Class 4A in the latest AP prep football poll, Hill said his No. 9 Chargers know how dangerous Lafayette is as a team. (September 12, 2013, Page 8)
A cash prize of $2,000 will be on the line to win for high school football teams competing in the inaugural Mississippi Invitational in Tupelo. The two-day event at Ballard Park is a regional qualifier for the National Select 7-on-7 Championship that will held in Hoover, Ala., next month. (more…) (June 27, 2013, Page 6)
Oxford’s perfect mark in girls basketball remained intact thanks to two impressive performances over the weekend, while the Chargers got aggressive to win their first region game at home Friday night. (more…) (January 16, 2012, Page 7)
A fast start and a late defensive stand proved to be enough to lift the Lafayette Commodores to a 24-14 win over the Oxford Chargers in ninth-grade football action Monday night at William L. Buford Stadium. Led by the running and passing of quarterback Eli Murphree, the Commodores jumped out to a 16-0 lead at the half. (more…) (October 4, 2011, Page 6)
A 36-yard field goal from Cody Mills as time expired lifted the Oxford Chargers to a 9-6 win over Pontotoc in junior varsity action Tuesday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. In games that are designed to improve the skills of the players who will eventually be full-time members of the varsity, getting the opportunity to kick a game-winning field goal is an added bonus for all involved.
Mills, who had to stay focused after Pontotoc’s coach called a timeout just before he kicked, credited the snap and the hold for him having success. (September 7, 2011, Page 6)
Lafayette ninth-grade football coach Nacoma James wants his Commodores to play fast and physical every time they hit the field this season. Fortunately for James, and the other members of the ninth-grade coaching staff, his group was able to do both in a 28-6 win over crosstown-rival Oxford on Monday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.
Led by the rushing duo of Eli and John Murphree, the Commodores totaled 268 yards on the ground en route to the win, while the defense held the Chargers in check and at bay most of the night. (more…) (August 30, 2011, Page 8)
Oxford opened its 2011 season on the road with an 8-6 win over Tupelo. In a game described as a defensive struggle by head coach Jason Russell, the ninth-grade Chargers were able to go ahead of the Golden Wave thanks to a deep pass play and score from George Edwards. Michael McGee added the 2-point conversion for the difference in the contest. K.T. McCollins was credited with adding great run support from his cornerback spot, D.K. Hutchins and Courtland Barnes also had big games on defense.
The team returns to action Monday at home against Lafayette. Action gets underway at 5:30 p.m. (August 24, 2011, Page 8)
Oxford’s middle school boys track team continued to shine Thursday at the annual OMS Track Invitational held at Bobby Holcomb Field. Six other schools competed against Oxford in the event, including Grenada, Pontotoc, New Albany, Senatobia, Hills Chapel, Marietta School and Guntown. The Chargers won the meet followed by Grenada. (more…) (April 1, 2011, Page 8A)