Darrius Liggins never envisioned a dramatic recruitment. In fact, Oxford’s standout defensive end put an end to it early in the process. Or so he thought. (February 6, 2014, Page 8)
Jack Abraham’s first season as the starting quarterback for the Oxford Chargers could have been a transition year. (December 19, 2013, Page 1B)
Oxford High football coach Johnny Hill is usually in a more festive mood this close to Christmas. Sure, not a week had passed since his Chargers lost to Picayune in the MHSAA Class 5A state title game, but his mood didn’t just revolve around the loss. (December 16, 2013, Page 6)
Oxford’s opponent in Saturday night’s MHSAA Class 5A state title game — Picayune — believes that a running play, any running play on any down, is a good one. (December 4, 2013, Page 8)
Another fast start to a game, another win for the top-ranked Oxford Chargers. (November 25, 2013, Page 4B)
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)
Two players from the area — Lafayette running back D.K. Buford and Oxford kicker/punter Cody Mills — were selected to play in the 2013 Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Football Classic. The Mississippi Association of Coaches selected the team and made the announcement during a press conference shown live on the Internet Wednesday morning. (October 10, 2013, Page 8)
A trio of seniors rose to the occasion and performed at a very high level during the Week 4 games. (September 17, 2013, Page 6)
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)
Piling up 363 total yards and getting a monster game from sophomore running back Kenzie Phillips (208 yards and three touchdowns), Oxford’s offense continued doing what it’s been doing all year in the Chargers’ 30-0 win over rival Lafayette in the annual Crosstown Classic Friday night.
With Phillips and senior Jarius Barnes making up a formidable rushing attack, a rising sophomore at quarterback in Jack Abraham and one of the best receivers around in Ole Miss commit D.K. Metcalf, the Chargers’ offense has put up at least 30 points in every game it’s played so far.
But just in case anybody forgot about the Oxford defense, the unit proved it’s alive and well with its most dominant performance to this point against the Commodores. (September 16, 2013, Page 4B)