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Johnny Hill

Chargers kick off with defending MAIS champs

No one can ever accuse OHS coach Johnny Hill and the Chargers of taking it easy in pre-region games. This season, Oxford opens with defending MAIS champ Jackson Prep and follows with MHSAA Class 5A champion Starkville, a very athletic Cleveland East Side team and Class 4A power and crosstown rival Lafayette. This week, all of the attention turns to getting better against a deep and talented Prep team in a public school-private school matchup at Bobby Holcomb Field. (August 22, 2013, Page 6)

Oxford kicker not run of the mill

Oxford residents have known about Cody Mills for a few seasons.

Now, the rising Chargers senior is beginning to turn heads on the national level. (more…) (July 26, 2013, Page 7A)

Chargers looking to win 7-on-7 title

A final tuneup for the Oxford Chargers prior to the start of the 2013 football season could result in national bragging rights. A little less than a month after winning the inaugural Mississippi Invitational in Tupelo, the Chargers travel to Hoover, Ala., to take part in the National Select 7-on-7 Championships. (more…) (July 24, 2013, Page 6A)

Water Valley wins OM 7-on-7 title

High schoolers from around the state, and some even further, got their first look at the Ole Miss football program and facilities Saturday when they attended the Hugh Freeze/Ole Miss Rebels 7-on-7 passing camp. (more…) (June 10, 2013, Page 8)

Abraham leads OHS in spring debut

Johnny Hill liked what he saw from Jack Abraham in his first live action with the varsity Thursday.

The rising sophomore quarterback completed 15 of 30 passes in Oxford’s 37-21 spring game victory over Cleveland at Bobby Holcomb Field.

 (May 17, 2013, Page 6A)

OHS to open ‘13 against Jackson Prep

Johnny Hill’s desire to make future football schedules tougher on the gridiron is reflected in the 2013 edition. The Oxford Chargers open the year against Jackson Prep on Aug. 23 in a game that could be played at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. If not, the Chargers would host the Patriots at Bobby Holcomb Field. (more…) (December 7, 2012, Page 7A)

Young Chargers step up in Round 1

Oxford’s underclassmen answered when called upon Friday. For the majority of the season the Chargers leaned heavily on upperclassmen to compile 10 straight wins. (more…) (November 12, 2012, Page 4B)

Special teams likely to impact OHS-Provine

It’s not often a coach will mention special teams when asked for general thoughts on an upcoming opponent.

Wednesday, Oxford head coach Johnny Hill did just that when asked to talk about the Chargers’ first-round opponent Provine. (more…) (November 8, 2012, Page 8)

Chargers sock Saltillo on Senior Night

The fifth-ranked Oxford Chargers were not caught looking ahead Friday night as they turned in a solid effort en route to a 33-7 homecoming victory against Saltillo in Region 1-5A action at Bobby Holcomb Field. (more…) (October 22, 2012, Page 1B)

Area squads set to face region rivals

With the end of the regular season rapidly approaching, all three area football teams are jostling for region and post-season positioning tonight.
Water Valley probably headlines the area’s action with a road test at Aberdeen, while Oxford (8-0 overall, 4-0 Region 1-5A) hosts 1-5A foe Saltillo and Lafayette welcomes 2-4A rival Senatobia to William L. Buford Stadium.
All three games are set for 7 p.m. kickoffs. Oxford’s game can be heard on 95.5 FM, while Water Valley’s will be broadcast on 105.5 FM and Lafayette’s on 93.7 FM. (October 19, 2012, Page 6A)

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