OLIVE BRANCH — The alarm sounded at halftime on Oxford’s dream season Friday night. Instead of hitting snooze, though, the Chargers got right to work. (November 4, 2013, Page 2B)
Fans of the No. 4 Oxford Chargers won’t have to worry about traveling far to see the first round of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs. Not after Friday night’s 47-12 win over Clarksdale at Bobby Holcomb Field. (October 28, 2013, Page 4B)
Oxford has already wrapped up a spot in next month’s MHSAA Class 5A playoffs. The next goal for the No. 5 Chargers is to beat Clarksdale Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field and capture the Region 1-5A title, which would mean a No. 1 seed and a home game when the playoffs start. (October 24, 2013, Page 8)
Standing in the way of a return trip to the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs for the Oxford Chargers are the New Hope Trojans, a team that has routinely played OHS very well. (October 17, 2013, Page 8)
It’s not often that sophomores make much of an impact in the annual Crosstown Classic. Then again, Oxford running back Kenzie Phillips isn’t your run-of-the-mill sophomore.
The 5-foot-10, 190-pound whirling dervish ran through and around the Lafayette Commodores to the tune of 208 yards on 18 carries Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (September 16, 2013, Page 1B)
BLOG–Following a strong summer showing on the 7-on-7 camp circuit and equipped with an SEC recruit at wideout in Ole Miss commit D.K. Metcalf and a pair of talented tailbacks in senior Jarius Barnes and sophomore Kenzie Phillips, the Oxford offense created a lot of buzz heading into this season.
But the Chargers’ defense is starting to prove that it’s no slouch. (more…) (September 14, 2013)
Eric Robertson has been around the annual Crosstown Classic for nine seasons at Lafayette. For nine seasons, he’s been trying to figure out a way to slow down Oxford’s offense by giving his Commodores a successful plan. (September 12, 2013, Page 8)
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)
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)
STARKVILLE — Oxford’s grade halfway through its second big test of the non-region schedule was barely passing. In the words of OHS coach Johnny Hill, he rated the first-half performance against Starkville as a “D plus, C minus at best maybe.” (September 2, 2013, Page 1B)