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Friday, December 19, 2014

D.K. Metcalf

Oxford, Laurel ready to air it out for title

Fans attending the MHSAA Class 5A state championship game better find a comfortable seat inside Mississippi State’s Davis Wade Stadium. They could be there a while. A lot of big plays — and a lot of clock stoppages — are in the forecast for a game that will be raining drop-backs and deep heaves when Oxford and Laurel square off Saturday night. (December 5, 2014, Page 5A)

A year later, Oxford wants to ‘finish the drill’

CLINTON — Flanked by some of his coaching peers and staring out into a sea of officials, administrators and media members statewide, Oxford coach Johnny Hill let everyone in on what may be the worst kept secret in Mississippi high school football. Now that they’re back in the MHSAA Class 5A state championship game, the Chargers don’t want a repeat of what happened last year. (December 2, 2014, Page 6)

OHS Chargers score early, often in 62-14 playoff win over Ridgeland

It may have been below freezing outside, but Oxford’s offense was red hot Friday night in its 62-14 victory over the Ridgeland Titans in its opening-round game of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs at Bobby Holcomb Field. (November 16, 2014, Page 1B, 3B)

BLOG: Chargers roll into second round with 62-14 win over Ridgeland

Oxford could do, and did, whatever it wanted to Friday night and there was nothing Ridgeland could do about it. The Chargers (11-1) defeated the Titans (5-7) 62-14 in the opening round of the MHSAA Class 5A state playoffs at Bobby Holcomb Field. (more…) (November 14, 2014)

OHS locks up region title on Senior Night

On a cold, subdued night at Bobby Holcomb Field, it was the return of a Charger stalwart that warmed up the Oxford faithful. After a month on the sideline with an injury, junior quarterback Jack Abraham made his return to help Oxford cap off Senior Night with a Region 1-5A championship. (November 2, 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)

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)

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)

Bianco, Phillips lead Chargers to 49-16 victory

Oxford didn’t miss a beat without its quarterback Friday night. Backup Ben Bianco threw for a pair of scores in place of a hobbled Jack Abraham, Kenzie Phillips ran for a season-high 181 yards and four touchdowns, and the Chargers blew past Saltillo, 49-16, at Bobby Holcomb Field to stay unbeaten in Region 1-5A play. (October 5, 2014, Page 6B)

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