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BLOG: Oxford dominates Lake Cormorant in season finale

LAKE CORMORANT— Oxford head coach Johnny Hill felt his team did not look in sync last week against Center Hill. On Friday night he could not make the same complaint as the Chargers (10-1, 7-0 Region 1-5A) dominated the Lake Cormorant Gators (0-11, 0-7) 49-13 in the regular season finale.  (more…) (November 8, 2014)

Chargers want first string to stay sharp in finale

The Oxford Chargers have wrapped up the Region 1-5A title and the No. 1 playoff seed heading into the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs next week, but there is still a little house cleaning left to do before they can begin the journey to Starkville. (November 6, 2014, Page 6A)

OHS locks up region title on Senior Night

On a cold, subdued night at Bobby Holcomb Field, it was the return of a Charger stalwart that warmed up the Oxford faithful. After a month on the sideline with an injury, junior quarterback Jack Abraham made his return to help Oxford cap off Senior Night with a Region 1-5A championship. (November 2, 2014, Page 5B)

Chargers, Commodores have plenty to play for

Will it be a trick or a teat for the Oxford and Lafayette football teams tonight? The two area prep teams are preparing for their respective showdowns on All Hallow’s Eve. For the Chargers, they hope there is a treat in their bag by night’s when they host Center Hill with the chance to claim the Region 1-Class 5A title for the second consecutive season. The Commodores will be on the road looking out for any tricks from a winless Byhalia team that has plans of spoiling Lafayette’s chance for a perfect record in region play. (October 31, 2014, Page 6A)

Chargers aim for region title against Mustangs

The goal is clear for the Oxford Chargers this week. If they defeat the Center Hill Mustangs (5-5, 2-3 Region 1-5A) at Bobby Holcomb Field on Friday night, the Chargers (8-1, 5-0) will claim their second consecutive Region 1-5A title and wrap up the No. 1 playoff seed with one more regular season game remaining. (October 30, 2014, Page 6A)

Chargers clinch playoff spot; now playing for top seed.

CLARKSDALE — The execution was spotty throughout, but Oxford did enough Friday night to ensure itself of playing beyond the regular season. The Chargers got a pair of early touchdowns against Clarksdale and were never seriously threatened by the Wildcats, clinching a spot in next month’s MHSAA Class 5A playoffs with a 17-0 victory at Crumpton Field. (October 26, 2014, Page 5B)

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)

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