Oxford’s junior varsity and ninth-grade football teams combined to hold Lafayette to one touchdown, and both teams notched wins over the Commodores Monday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (October 1, 2013, Page 6)
Improvement, more than anything else, was the ultimate goal both Oxford football coach Johnny Hill and Lafayette’s Eric Robertson wanted to gain in Monday’s junior varsity contest between the two schools at Bobby Holcomb Field. (August 27, 2013, Page 6)
Jason Russell, Oxford’s strength and conditioning coach who also coaches the offensive line, knew it would be a special summer in the weight room from the beginning. On the first day of workouts, Russell said 73 varsity players showed up for their first lifting session while 33 ninth-graders showed up to take part as well. (August 2, 2013, Page 6A)
Five first-place finishes and a great overall team effort proved to be the key to winning the MHSAA Class 5A state title for the Oxford Chargers Saturday in Jackson’s Mississippi Coliseum. The Chargers defeated Pearl 43-39 to capture the school’s first powerlifting title, a feat that coach Jason Russell couldn’t talk enough about because the Chargers had to overcome some adversity during the meet.
The strongest boys powerlifting team in Oxford’s history will be looking to win a state title Saturday at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. (April 12, 2013, Page 7A)
For the second straight season, the Oxford Chargers are the Class 5A North Half champions in powerlifting. Oxford set a record in points (62) as seven of 12 lifters finished first overall in the meet held Saturday in the OHS gym. (more…) (March 4, 2013, Page 2B)
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)
Clifton Smith’s importance to the Oxford offense was never more visible than it was two weeks ago at Senatobia. Unable to perform at the level he usually does due to an injured ankle, Smith wasn’t able to do dominate in the middle like he has so many times in the past.
Thankfully for the Chargers, a down game for the 6-foot, 320-pound Smith is still better than most centers can produce and the end result was never in jeopardy as Oxford won 34-14. (September 20, 2012, Page 8)
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)