The Chargers (2-0 overall) were never challenged in the contest that started with a penalty and an interception on offense for Lafayette (1-1). The Chargers’ offense was literally not stopped in the first half. They scored on five of six possessions — the sixth possession was a 3-yard carry by Kenzie Phillips to run out the remainder of the clock — while quarterback Jack Abraham finished the first 20 minutes 8-for-10 for 151 yards and five scores. As impressive as the offense was for the Chargers, the defense swarmed to the football like coach Jason Russell likes to see. (August 28, 2012, Page 6)
Leave it to Oxford and Lafayette to add a splash of drama to a summer tournament.
The two football squads capped this weekend’s third annual O-Zone Classic 7-on-7 tournament with a championship game that went down to the last play. (June 18, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford head football coach Johnny Hill has been around long enough to know when a team performs at a high level in the spring and when it doesn’t. So when Hill says his Chargers accomplished a lot during the offseason drills set up annually for high school teams, it means something. (May 25, 2012, Page 7A)
Oxford’s middle school boys basketball teams finished the year on a high note with two wins over Pontotoc in the OHS gym Monday night. The seventh-grade Chargers avenged a loss earlier in the season to Pontotoc by topping the Warriors 20-16. The victory improved Oxford to 12-1 overall on the year. (more…) (January 24, 2012, Page 8)
Oxford’s eighth-grade Chargers gained a measure of revenge Thursday night with a 42-37 win over Grenada in the OHS gym. The seventh-graders won 34-26 after being down seven points during the contest. Kyree White led the eighth-grade Chargers (14-3 overall) with 16 points. Korbin Harmon and D.K. Metcalf finished with nine and seven points apiece. (more…) (January 20, 2012, Page 7A)
Oxford’s eighth-grade basketball teams earned two wins over North Panola Thursday. The Lady Chargers won 27-3 thanks to 11 points from Kayla Malone, 10 from Emma Schultz and four points from Omaya Pegues. The Chargers won 47-38 to improve to 13-2 on the year. Jack Abraham came off the bench to score 12 points. He sparked the team off the bench with four made free throws and two 3-pointers. Korbin Harmon scored 12 points, while Kyree White had 11. All four middle school teams returned to action tonight at Coldwater starting with the seventh-grade girls game at 5. (January 6, 2012, Page 7A)
Oxford Middle School completed its football season on Tuesday by splitting with the Senatobia Warriors. While the seventh grade fell to Senatobia 14-8, the eighth grade rolled to a 35-0 victory.
Oxford gained a measure of revenge on Lafayette in middle school football action Tuesday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. The Chargers defeated the Commodores 20-6 in the eighth-grade contest, the second game of a doubleheader that saw the Oxford seventh graders defeat Lafayette 20-8.
For Oxford eighth-grade coach Perry Swindall, the win showed that his team made improvement from the first time the two schools met, a game that resulted in a Lafayette win. (October 5, 2011, Page 7)
Precision passing and a solid defensive effort were just some of the many reasons the Oxford eighth-grade football team posted a 40-0 win over Grenada on Tuesday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. As coach Perry Swindall said following the win, the entire team played well and everybody contributed in some way in order to get the one-sided victory. (September 28, 2011, Page 8)