A win is what the Oxford Chargers needed to garner last Friday night at Charleston. After losing a tough opener to Grenada on the road, the Chargers could ill afford another setback heading into this week’s Crosstown Classic at Lafayette.
Thanks to an improved effort across the board, and specifically the running of senior Mont Dean, the Chargers were able to defeat Charleston 38-25 to earn that coveted first victory. (more…) (August 30, 2011, Page 8)
One week after turning the ball over five times, the Chargers played a much cleaner game and were able to capitalize on several Charleston Tigers miscues en route to a 38-25 road victory. (more…) (August 29, 2011, Page 1B)
The second week of the high school football season continues tonight. Water Valley is the only team at home — the Blue Devils host Coffeeville — while Lafayette and Oxford are both on the road at Greenwood and Charleston, respectively.
Kickoff for all three games is set for 7:30 p.m. LHS can be heard on 93.7 FM and www.q93.7fm.com, WVHS is on 105.5 FM, while OHS is on 95.5 and 102.1 FM.
In a contest that is always highly anticipated and emotionally charged, WVHS coach Brad Embry said he expects to get Coffeeville’s best effort. (August 26, 2011, Page 6A)
Despite dropping their season opener against Southaven 27-13 last Friday, Oxford coach Johnny Hill said this year’s Tigers squad is not to be overlooked. (August 25, 2011, Page 6)
GRENADA — Turnovers and general miscues proved to be the Oxford Chargers undoing in their season opener against Grenada on Friday night. The officials controlling the clock on the field didn’t help matters either.
OHS lost, 16-15, in large part because of five turnovers committed during the course of the contest and some costly penalties that ended up thwarting potential scoring drives. (August 22, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG — Five turnovers and some costly penalties doomed the Oxford High football team in its 16-15 loss to Grenada in the 2011 season opener for both teams. (more…) (August 20, 2011)
Oxford High football fans who attend Friday night’s game in Grenada should make sure and pick up a program. Not only will there be several new faces on the sideline for the Chargers, but Grenada is expected to field a young team led by first-year coach Ashley Kuhn.
Kuhn comes to Grenada after spending a season at Itawamba AHS. His name is familiar to locals who follow prep football because he served as Anthony Hart’s offensive coordinator at Lafayette a few seasons. (more…) (August 18, 2011, Page 1B)
The Chargers may have lost their jamboree game, 14-7, to Shannon on Friday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, but coach Johnny Hill saw a good number of reasons to be optimistic about this week’s season opener at Grenada.
Defensively, OHS gave the experienced Red Raiders all they could handle up front, while the running game, led by senior tailback Mont Dean, produced more than a handful of successful gains against a defensive unit that returns everyone from a season ago. (August 15, 2011, Page 1B)
Oxford football coach Johnny Hill and his staff don’t have the luxury of wasting a lot of practice time getting the Chargers in shape. With a jamboree less than two weeks away, and the start of the 2011 season in 17 days, Hill is doing his best to make sure his team is ready when the ball is kicked off later this month.
The Chargers opened preparations for the season opener at Grenada on Monday with two practice sessions that focused on fundamentals, special teams and other various drills. Unlike last season when high school teams across the state had three weeks to prepare for the first jamboree, this year teams only have two full weeks and each practice session counts a little bit more. (August 2, 2011, Page 6)