Developing a quarterback at any level of football takes some time. Oxford coach Johnny Hill knew there would be a learning curve at the position this year after Guy Cameron Billups left the system but he felt like his new quarterback, junior Parker Adamson, would step in and fill the role in time.
Adamson has gotten better and better each week and this past Friday night in the first Region 1-5A game of the season, his improvement was really evident. Adamson had his best game as a Charger as he threw a career-high four touchdowns and accounted for five in Oxford’s 34-14 win. The effort led him to this week’s Player of the Week honors, also a first in his career.
Hill said he thought last Friday’s performance was Adamson’s most complete of the year. (September 27, 2011, Page 6)
The Oxford Chargers passing attack proved too much for Region 1-5A foe Center Hill Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. With starting running back Mont Dean out of the lineup, Oxford’s offensive goal was to be more pass oriented in their first region game. (September 26, 2011, Page 3B)
Region 1-5A play begins tonight for the Oxford Chargers at home against Center Hill. The No. 1 Lafayette Commodores are back at home against Pontotoc after two weeks on the road. Water Valley will look to bounce back after a one-sided loss to Charleston on the road at J.Z. George.
Those are three subplots for the area high school teams heading into tonight’s matchups. Kickoffs for all contests are set for 7:30. Lafayette can be heard on 93.7 FM. Oxford can be heard on both 95.5 and 102.1 FM, while Water Valley appears on 105.5 FM. (September 23, 2011, Page 6A)
OHS coach Johnny Hill said the week off for his 2-2 Chargers came at the right time based on the team’s health heading into the off week and their return to the practice field this week. (September 22, 2011, Page 6)
One of the most successful decisions Oxford football coach Johnny Hill and his staff made this year actually occurred just before the first spring practice session. It was just before the Chargers took the field last May that the coaches decide to move junior Joel Forrester from offensive tackle to defensive end exclusively. Instead of him attempting to play both ways like Terry Johnson and others did last year and maybe only giving a half effort at each spot, the decision to make Forrester a defensive player only has ultimately shaped the OHS defense into a formidable force up front. (more…) (September 15, 2011, Page 6)
Monday night’s junior varsity football game between the Oxford Chargers and Lafayette Commodores at Bobby Holcomb Field may have ended with a 6-0 win for OHS, but in the end both teams benefited from the contest. (more…) (September 13, 2011, Page 7)
the books the Oxford Chargers must now turn their attention to a regional rival in the Senatobia Warriors.
The Warriors (3-0), fresh off of a lopsided 32-0 victory at Independence, always give Oxford a hard-fought game and Friday’s game at 7:30 p.m. should be no exception. (September 8, 2011, Page 6)
A 36-yard field goal from Cody Mills as time expired lifted the Oxford Chargers to a 9-6 win over Pontotoc in junior varsity action Tuesday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. In games that are designed to improve the skills of the players who will eventually be full-time members of the varsity, getting the opportunity to kick a game-winning field goal is an added bonus for all involved.
Mills, who had to stay focused after Pontotoc’s coach called a timeout just before he kicked, credited the snap and the hold for him having success. (September 7, 2011, Page 6)
A faster start to the game is what Lafayette football coach Anthony Hart wanted to see from his team against Oxford Friday night in the annual Crosstown Classic. To the delight of Hart and the rest of his coaching staff, the message got through loud and clear.
The top-ranked Lafayette Commodores rolled to a 40-12 win over OHS at William L. Buford Stadium thanks in large part to their fast start on offense and special teams. (more…) (September 5, 2011, Page 1B)