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)
Three of Oxford’s best leaders and most productive players from the 2012 football season have decided to see if they can continue that success playing together two more seasons. Center Clifton Smith, defensive end Xavier Pegues and defensive tackle Joel Forrester, a trio that helped lead the Chargers to the semifinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs in 2012, all signed with Itawamba Community College on Wednesday. (more…) (February 8, 2013, Page 6A)
Oxford’s reversal of fortune on the gridiron this season was a result of many different players. For a team that was 5-6 and not in the playoffs in 2011, an 11-2 overall record and a trip to the semifinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs in 2012 took a lot of hard work on the part of several top players. (more…) (December 12, 2012, Page 1B)
Oxford senior quarterback Parker Adamson and senior defensive end Xavier Pegues were two of 18 Chargers named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Region 1-5A team recently. (more…) (November 29, 2012, Page 9)
STARKVILLE — Oxford’s goal of matching up with West Point in the MHSAA Class 5A North Half title game next week was derailed Friday night. While West Point defeated Ridgeland to reach the contest that determines half of the 5A title matchup in Jackson, the Chargers were beaten 28-7 by the Starkville Yellowjackets to end their season. (more…) (November 19, 2012, Page 3B)
Big plays turned in on offense and defense made the difference again for the Oxford Chargers on Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. A week after defeating Class 6A Grenada at home, the Chargers topped Charleston 21-18 to improve to 2-0 on the year.
Oxford never trailed in the contest as it jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Charleston, which won last year’s MHSAA Class 3A state title and 15 consecutive games prior to Friday’s setback, made things interesting in the second half before Oxford’s offense, defense and special teams rose up to secure the victory. (August 27, 2012, Page 1B)