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)
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)
Forget all the rapping, the tweeting and the messages on Facebook. It’s time for one of the best rivalries in all of high school football to be renewed tonight at Lafayette’s William L. Buford Stadium. (September 13, 2013, Page 6A)
Lafayette has traditionally had a strong and productive offensive line that has been anchored by a key player that has the ability to not only run block effectively, but also protect the quarterback from any harm.
Usually that lineman has been a senior, an upperclassman that has earned his position through the course of time. Right tackle Eli Johnson fits the mold of a veteran LHS lineman, and while he may just be a sophomore, he has as much experience as he does since he started as a freshman. (September 12, 2013, Page 8)
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)
Defense was the key to victory for Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley in Week 3. The three schools combined only allowed 18 points in wins over Cleveland East Side, DeSoto Central and Calhoun City, respectively. (September 10, 2013, Page 7)
SOUTHAVEN — There was one common theme in Lafayette’s 21-6 win over DeSoto Central Friday night, the defense. While the offense made some key plays on scoring drives and the special teams unit continued to show some improvement, the Commodores’ defense looked in mid-season form, or a lot like they have in the past when they won state championships. (September 9, 2013, Page 2B)
Two athletic teams that pose all different sort of problems is what Oxford and Water Valley host tonight at home. Lafayette, meanwhile, will have to travel on the road yet again and face a DeSoto Central team filled with strong skill players and a big defensive line. (September 6, 2013, Page 6A)