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Jackets swarm Chargers in second round

Motivated by what Starkville head coach Brian Bennett described as a less than desired performance in their regular-season matchup with Oxford, the visiting Jackets played an aggressive breed of soccer that netted them a 4-2 road victory and a trip to the third round of the Class 5A playoffs.

The loss eliminates the Chargers (13-3-3 overall) from the playoffs. (January 30, 2012, Page 2B)

Pressure leads Oxford to second round

Heading into Tuesday night’s annual postseason showdown with Callaway, the Oxford Chargers coaches knew a couple of things: The visiting Chargers were going to be athletic, fast, and able to capitalize on any chances they were provided.

So what did Oxford do against its Class 5A first-round opponent?

The home Chargers attacked, kept pressure on Callaway and continued to attack even in the dwindling minutes of their 3-1 victory at Bobby Holcomb Field. (January 25, 2012, Page 6)

Oxford teams head into Class 5A playoffs on roll

The conclusion of the regular season for the Chargers and Lady Chargers has left the two soccer programs feeling optimistic heading into the playoffs.

On the heels of convincing victories at Saltillo to claim respective Division 2-5A titles last week, Oxford will head into tonight’s Class 5A first-round pairing against Callaway at Bobby Holcomb Field riding a wave of confidence. (January 24, 2012, Page 8)

OHS seniors go out with a bang

The Oxford soccer programs punctuated their seasons on Tuesday with convincing wins over divisional foe West Point.

While the OHS girls claimed a 9-0 win, the Chargers toppled the Green Wave 6-0. (more…) (January 18, 2012, Page 7)

Chargers blank Tupelo in soccer action

Led by two goals from Hayden Stewart and two from Edward Terry, the Oxford Chargers defeated Tupelo 4-0 on Thursday night. The win was very special in that coach Jamie Perkins said it was his biggest win since becoming the team’s head coach. Tupelo defeated Oxford 10-0 three years ago and Perkins said his team was very motivated to earn a victory over the Golden Wave. Oxford (4-1-3 overall) scored its first goal in the first minute of the game and then kept the pressure on in the second half by scoring three goals. Oxford will return to action Thursda at New Albany. Four games highlight the slate, starting with a junior varsity girls game. (December 9, 2011, Page 7A)

Rone taking his goalie gloves to BSC

After helping to lead the Oxford Chargers soccer program to a 34-5 record over the past two seasons, Ian Rone is taking his talents to Birmingham.

Recently the standout goalkeeper agreed to play for the Birmingham Southern Panthers. (more…) (May 19, 2011, Page 7)

Chargers, Lady Chargers open with tourney titles

The Oxford High soccer teams got the 2010-11 season off to a good start by winning the Patriot Classic held at Lewisburg on Saturday.

The Lady Chargers went 3-0 to capture the title, while the Chargers went 2-0-1. Oxford’s girls defeated Lake Cormorant 3-0 in the first game, North Pontotoc 3-0 in the second and then topped Lewisburg 1-0 in the title game. (November 8, 2010, Page 3B)

OHS girls advance to North Half title match

OHS SOCCER — The Oxford Lady Chargers soccer team advanced in the Class 5A playoffs Monday with a historic 3-1 win over Saltillo. Tonight will be the first time the Lady Chargers have hosted a North Half title match and the opponent, Ridgeland, is a familiar foe that defeated OHS in the 2006 North Half title match. The Chargers unfortunately weren’t as lucky as the Lady Chargers as they fell 2-0 to Callaway in the second round of the 5A playoffs Monday. (February 2, 2010, Page 8)

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