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Oxford shows mettle, makes final four

HOOVER, Ala. — Oxford’s goal of winning the National Select 7-on-7 Championships almost became a reality Friday afternoon at Hoover High School.  (more…) (July 29, 2013, Page 6)

Chargers have mixed results on Day 1

HOOVER, Ala. — Oxford football coach Johnny Hill brought his team to the National Select 7-on-7 Championships for the experience of playing against some of the best high school teams in the nation. Hill wanted the 11th annual event held at Hoover High School and the Hoover Met to challenge his skill players before summer drills started. (more…) (July 26, 2013, Page 6A)

Big plays lead Oxford to 7-on-7 title

TUPELO — Oxford saved its best for the last and is now $2,000 richer as a football program.

The Chargers made plays on both sides of the ball and used the arm of rising sophomore quarterback Jack Abraham to defeat Florence (Ala.) 22-12 in the inaugural Mississippi Invitational title game. (more…) (July 1, 2013, Page 6)

Abraham leads OHS in spring debut

Johnny Hill liked what he saw from Jack Abraham in his first live action with the varsity Thursday.

The rising sophomore quarterback completed 15 of 30 passes in Oxford’s 37-21 spring game victory over Cleveland at Bobby Holcomb Field.

 (May 17, 2013, Page 6A)

9th grade Chargers earn wins

Oxford earned two wins in ninth-grade boys basketball action Saturday in the OHS gym. The Chargers beat West Point 58-29 thanks to 14 points from Jack Abraham, 10 points from D.K. Metcalf and nine points each from Korbin Harmon, Will Swindoll and Zack Cousar.  (more…) (January 14, 2013, Page 8)

Defense not enough to give Chargers win

Offense was a problem for the OHS boys as they dropped their first two games in the Jaguar Classic in Hoover, Ala. The Chargers lost 61-37 to Vestavia Hills on Wednesday and 52-48 to Bessemer City on Thursday. (January 4, 2013, Page 8A)

OHS makes adjustments to top ‘Dores

Adjustments made in the second half of Tuesday night’s game between Lafayette and Oxford in the OHS gym ultimately led the Chargers to a 55-46 win over the Commodores.

In a matchup that didn’t favor the Chargers from a physical standpoint, OHS coach Drew Tyler knew he had to maximize his team’s chances on offense while also getting a maximum overall effort everywhere else in order to pull out the win.

Thankfully for Tyler’s sake, the Chargers (4-5 overall) kept the game close enough to let their veteran coach work his magic in the halfcourt with set plays in the decisive fourth quarter. (December 12, 2012, Page 4B)

Oxford tops Pontotoc in hoops doubleheader

The Oxford Chargers won their first ninth-grade basketball game of the season Monday with a 55-53 win over Pontotoc. The junior varsity Chargers also won, 68-33, over the Warriors. (more…) (November 27, 2012, Page 7)

Lafayette edges Oxford in JV action

One play is all that separated Lafayette from Oxford in junior varsity action Tuesday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Commodores defeated Oxford 14-13 in the end by making one more big play than the Chargers at crunch time. (more…) (October 3, 2012, Page 6)

Chargers shut out Senatobia in 9th grade game

Led by a defensive unit that has only allowed one touchdown all season, the Oxford Chargers’ ninth-grade football team defeated Senatobia 28-0 Tuesday night. The 4-0 Chargers, who have outscored their opponents 145-6, were praised by coach Jason Russell for their play on defense. “We were lights out and we really had to play hard against a good, athletic Senatobia team.” Jack Abraham led the Chargers on offense as he passed for two of the four touchdowns scored. Abraham finished the game 11-for-16 for 171 yards, while Kenzie Phillips scored twice on runs of 2 and 56 yards. Oxford finished with 302 yards of total offense and scored a touchdown in each quarter. The Chargers will return to action Monday against Center Hill. (September 12, 2012, Page 7)

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