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The joys of Friday night high school football

There’s little better to enjoy than Friday night high school football. So says Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, who’s been on hand for his share of games through the years. It’s time again for another season, and Eubanks lays out plans for 2012 while also taking a look at the past. (August 12, 2011, Page 4A)

OHS Chargers searching for next starting QB

Guy Cameron Billups flicked passes to fellow Chargers on Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field on Tuesday night just as he has done thousands of times before.

The only difference — and it was a big one — was that Billups wasn’t preparing for the Chargers’ upcoming season. (more…) (June 15, 2011, Page 8)

Gibbs’ big hit leads OHS past Lafayette

In a matchup thats outcome is generally decided by a timely hit, the Oxford Chargers were able to come through in the clutch to claim a 6-4 win over crosstown rival Lafayette Saturday afternoon at W.V. Brewer Field. (more…) (April 4, 2011, Page 7A)

Abundance of errors dooms Chargers

Committing five errors in a single game is going to make for a long evening for any team.

The Oxford Chargers found that out the hard way on Tuesday, falling to Saltillo 14-4 in five innings at Edwin Moak Field due in large part to a difficult day in the field. (more…) (March 30, 2011, Page 7)

Chargers shine in spring break tournament

Spring break has never been about beach trips and time off for the Oxford High baseball team and coaching staff.

Instead of playing a light schedule during the last full week of the year on the school calendar, OHS decided to host a bevy of baseball games at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (March 17, 2011, Page 7)

Chargers go 1-1 to start season

Oxford’s baseball team rebounded from a 13-1 loss to Northwest Rankin Saturday to post a come-from-behind win over Ridgeland. The Chargers’ 5-4 win was aided by several players, including Hunt Halford, who earned the win on the mound in relief of starter Zac Barber. Henry Webb had two hits and an RBI, while William Elliott also had two hits, including a double in the victory. (more…) (February 28, 2011, Page 8)

Chargers set to visit Ragin’ Cajuns

A trio of Oxford Chargers football players are set to visit the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns this weekend. Verbal commits DeShaun McNeal and Larry Pettis are expected to be joined by teammate Guy Cameron Billups on the trip. While McNeal and Pettis have verbally committed, Billups is hoping the visit will lead to an official offer. (more…) (January 14, 2011, Page 8A)

Wave crash Oxford’s 5A playoff hopes

One of the most successful seasons on the gridiron the past few seasons for the Oxford Chargers ended with a disappointing 27-12 loss to the West Point Green Wave in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.

A good, physical gameplan helped lifted the Green Wave (11-1 overall) into the 5A North Half title game. (November 22, 2010, Page 6B)

BLOG: Green Wave end Oxford’s season

The West Point Green Wave eliminated the Oxford Chargers in the state quarterfinals Friday night 27-12. The stingy Green Wave defense kept the Chargers (9-4) in check, holding the offense to only 162 total yards. (more…) (November 20, 2010)

Chargers top Tigers in region rivalry game

Longtime coaching rivals Johnny Hill of Oxford and Anthony Jenkins of Hernando played another chess match Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field and, in the end, it was Hill’s Chargers that made more right moves in a 31-19 victory.

Oxford scored two touchdowns in the first quarter to jump ahead to stay and added two more scores in the final period to turn back a rally by the visiting Tigers in the game that carried postseason playoff implications. The Chargers evened their Region 1-5A record at 2-2 and improved to 5-3 overall; Hernando dropped to 4-4 and 2-2. (October 18, 2010, Page 1B)

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