A 600-pound gorilla known as West Point is finally off the back of Oxford’s Johnny Hill. The Chargers’ long-time head football coach and his team garnered a 30-20 win over the Green Wave in the Region 1-5A opener for both teams Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. (September 30, 2013, Page 1B)
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)
HOOVER, Ala. — The Oxford Chargers want to get off to a fast start when they begin the double-elimination portion of the National Select 7-on-7 Tournament today at Hoover High. Oxford went 4-3 in pool play Thursday, drawing the No. 12 seed out of 32 teams competing in the 11th annual tournament. (more…) (July 26, 2013, Page 6A)
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)
Oxford’s D.K. Metcalf was told by Ole Miss coaches to bring his A game to Friday’s elite camp. To the disappointment of some of the members of the 2014 class, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Metcalf did just that. (more…) (June 11, 2013, Page 9)
WEST POINT — One quarter, one important quarter, is all that separated the Oxford Chargers and West Point Green Wave at McCallister Field Friday night. In a game that decided the overall Region 1-5A champion, both teams played even for the majority of the contest. (more…) (October 29, 2012, Page 3B)
There was a point midway through the first half of Friday night’s Region 1-5A game between No. 9 Oxford and Lake Cormorant at Bobby Holcomb Field where LCHS head coach Nick Nester threw up his hands in confusion, disgust or both. When an opposing team holds another to negative yards on offense in a half, it can make even the most even tempered of coaches feel desperate and frustrated all at the same time. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 4B)
Friday, the sophomore kicker from Water Valley knocked in his second career game-winning field goal when he punched through a 42-yard attempt with under a minute remaining in the Blue Devils’ 17-16 win against Bruce. (September 11, 2012, Page 9)
SENATOBIA— Coming off of an emotional win last week, it would have been understandable if the Oxford Chargers played flat Friday at Senatobia.
With the exception of a few hiccups on defense, that wasn’t the case as the Chargers never trailed during their 34-14 victory over the Warriors. (September 10, 2012, Page 3B)