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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

D.Q. Thomas

OHS’s latest powerlifiting title ‘a special thing’

Oxford’s lifters and coach had a good idea even before the final count was tallied. Six lifters helped the Chargers pile up 28 points in the morning session of Saturday’s MHSAA Class 5A powerlifting meet in Jackson. With four more lifters still to take their turn in the afternoon, it was going to be difficult for anybody to stop Oxford’s chase for another title (April 20, 2015, Page 6)

OHS boys powerlifting claim third straight state title

The Oxford High boys powerlifting team pulled off the three-peat. The Chargers made it back-to-back-to-back MHSAA Class 5A championships at the state meet Saturday in Jackson. Oxford finished with 44 total points as nine of the Chargers’ 10 lifters medaled in their respective weight classes. (April 19, 2015, Page 1B)

Oxford powerlifters aiming for three-peat at state meet

Oxford’s boys powerlifting team has some pieces missing from its recent state championship teams, but the Chargers are counting on their depth and experience to deliver yet another MHSAA Class 5A title. The Chargers will try to win their third straight state crown Saturday in Jackson and have the numbers to make them the favorite. Ten lifters qualified for the state meet at North Half last month, the most of any 5A team and the same number Oxford carried to Jackson last season. (April 17, 2015, Page 1B)

Oxford boys, girls win EAGLE Invitational

The Oxford High track teams ran past the competition at The Oxford EAGLE Invitational on Saturday at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers took the boys title with 184 points while the Lady Chargers tallied 148 points to earn the victory. The closest either of Tupelo’s teams, which both finished runner-up, came was on the boys’ side, where the Golden Wave had 117 points. (April 5, 2015, Page 2B)

Oxford ends year with victory

The Chargers eighth-grade football team ended the season with a 41-8 win over Senatobia on Tuesday at Bobby Holcomb Field. (more…) (October 26, 2012, Page 7A)

LMS, Senatobia all tied up

Lafyaette’s middle school football teams both played to 8-8 ties with Senatobia Tuesday night at William L. Buford Stadium.

In the seventh-grade game, Lafayette (2-3-1 overall) scored first on an 11-yard run by D.Q. Thomas at the 3:30 mark of the first quarter. Quarterback Tyler Williams added the 2-point conversion on a 3-yard run.

Lafayette had a chance to break the tie late, but Senatobia stopped a fourth-down run one yard short of a first down inside the Warriors’ 10-yard line. Lafayette coach Glenn Williams credited the play of Williams with several open-field tackles on defense. (more…) (September 28, 2011, Page 9)

Outstanding teamwork leads to LMS sweep

Lafayette earned a complete sweep over Grenada in middle school football action on Thursday at William L. Buford Stadium. The seventh-grade Commodores won 20-6, while the eighth-graders won 16-6. (September 23, 2011, Page 7A)

Lafayette Middle School earns sweep

The Lafayette Middle School football teams earned a sweep of Grenada on the road Tuesday night. The seventh-grade Commodores defeated the Chargers 24-6 in the first game of the doubleheader, while the eighth graders remained undefeated on the year with a 14-6 win. In the seventh-grade contest, Atarius Owens scored on runs that covered 58 and 35 yards. His first run came in the first quarter, while his last TD came with 6:08 remaining in the fourth quarter. (more…) (September 7, 2011, Page 6)

Oxford, Lafayette both win in middle school clash

The crosstown rivalry between those in the Lafayette and Oxford School Districts knows no bounds and does not discriminate by age group.

Tuesday’s action on the gridiron proved that when the Oxford seventh graders claimed a 20-8 victory, while the Lafayette eighth-grade squad was able to hold on for a big 20-16 win. (August 31, 2011, Page 6A)

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