Oxford’s biggest point total of the 2013 season wasn’t just a product of quarterback Jack Abraham’s arm, the running of Kenzie Phillips or the deep receiving corps. (November 5, 2013, Page 6)
OLIVE BRANCH — The alarm sounded at halftime on Oxford’s dream season Friday night. Instead of hitting snooze, though, the Chargers got right to work. (November 4, 2013, Page 2B)
The regular season is drawing to a close for the area’s three high school football teams. Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley are all headed to the MHSAA state playoffs, and each is looking to keep its momentum going this week with the postseason looming. (November 1, 2013, Page 7A)
Oxford is undefeated, ranked third in the state and has already locked up the Region 1-5A championship, along with the region’s top playoff seed with two weeks to go in the regular season.
Following last week’s 47-12 pasting of Clarksdale, the Chargers technically don’t have anything else to play for. (October 31, 2013, Page 10)
Lafayette linebacker Quin Jones may just be a sophomore, but he has a knack for making tackles like a senior does. LHS coach Eric Robertson saw Jones make 16 stops this past Friday night in the Commodores’ 30-7 win over Senatobia on the road. (October 29, 2013, Page 6)
Fans of the No. 4 Oxford Chargers won’t have to worry about traveling far to see the first round of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs. Not after Friday night’s 47-12 win over Clarksdale at Bobby Holcomb Field. (October 28, 2013, Page 4B)
It’s good to know that our area high schools and District 2 have such capable leaders and experienced administrators helping decide issues that determine things for our athletes and those that they compete against. (October 25, 2013, Page 6A)
There is plenty to play for for the area’s three high school football teams this week.
Oxford, the state’s fifth-ranked overall team, will host Clarksdale for the outright Region 1-5A title Friday night while Class 3A No. 5 Water Valley needs a victory over Independence to keep pace atop the Region 2-3A standings. Lafayette has to win its final two games beginning with Senatobia to get one of Region 2-4A’s three playoff berths. (October 25, 2013, Page 6A)
Oxford has already wrapped up a spot in next month’s MHSAA Class 5A playoffs. The next goal for the No. 5 Chargers is to beat Clarksdale Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field and capture the Region 1-5A title, which would mean a No. 1 seed and a home game when the playoffs start. (October 24, 2013, Page 8)
For the first time in almost a month, all three area high school football teams won their respective games this past Friday night. (October 22, 2013, Page 6)