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Friday, October 24, 2014

Johnny Hill

Region title, playoff berths on the line tonight for area’s prep teams

What do the Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley football teams all have in common Friday night? Win and you are more than likely in. All three area prep teams have a chance to clinch a postseason berth into their respective class’ state playoffs. (October 24, 2014, Page 6A)

Chargers aim to clinch postseason berth, stay atop region against Wildcats

Last week, the Oxford Chargers took command of things in Region 1-5A with a 42-21 win over New Hope. This week, they can secure their spot in the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs and move closer to a second straight region title with a win over the Clarksdale Wildcats. (October 23, 2014, Page 6A)

Big second half moves Chargers closer to title

After a dominant second-half performance that saw Oxford pull away for a 42-21 victory in its division showdown with New Hope on Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field, Oxford coach Johnny Hill had no reservations about declaring his Chargers as heavy favorites for another Region 1­5A title. (October 19, 2014, Page 5B)

Area’s prep teams look to keep wins coming

All three of the area’s high school football teams will try to stay in the win column against region foes tonight, but only one will have the added boost of the return of one of its best players. (October 17, 2014, Page 6A)

OHS’s Abraham to be available against Trojans

The battle for first place in Region 1-5A will take place in Oxford on Friday night as the Oxford Chargers (6-1, 3-0 Region 1-5A) host the undefeated New Hope Trojans (7-0, 3-0). (October 16, 2014, Page 6A)

High School Spotlight: Harmon brimming with FBS potential

He’s 6-foot-5 and pushing 230 pounds. His arms are long, his first step’s a blur when he wants it to be, and once he gets going, he’s got speed that could make some running backs blush. Korbin Harmon has all the physical tools, and college coaches have taken notice. (October 15, 2014, Page 1B)

Phillips runs Chargers past Lewisburg, 49-26

OLIVE BRANCH — Kenzie Phillips had the magic touch Thursday night. Make that touches. The junior running back opened Oxford’s game against Lewisburg with a touchdown, started the second half with another score and finished with 203 yards and four touchdowns to help keep the Chargers unbeaten in Region 1-5A play with a 49-26 win at Lewisburg. (October 10, 2014, Page 6A)

BLOG: Phillips runs Chargers past Lewisburg

OLIVE BRANCH — Running back Kenzie Phillips opened the game with a touchdown, started the second half with another score and finished with 203 yards and four touchdowns to lead Oxford to a 49-26 win at Lewisburg on Thursday. (more…) (October 9, 2014)

Chargers travel to Lewisburg on short week.

Oxford usually spends its Thursdays going through a walk-through on offense, defense and special teams, fine-tuning the game plan for its next opponent. Not this week. The Chargers had to accelerate their preparation for Lewisburg after this week’s game between the Region 1-5A foes was moved to tonight because of the possibility of inclement weather in Olive Branch on Friday. Kickoff from Lewisburg High School is still set for 7 p.m. (October 9, 2014, Page 6A)

BLOG: Oxford-Lewisburg football game moved to Thursday

Oxford’s varsity football game against Lewisburg this week has been moved to Thursday because of the threat of inclement weather, the school announced Wednesday afternoon. The game, originally scheduled for Friday, will still kick off at 7 p.m. from Lewisburgh High School. (more…) (October 8, 2014)

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