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Monday, November 24, 2014

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Crosstown Classic highlights area prep schedule

The annual showdown between Lafayette and Oxford will take center stage tonight at Bobby Holcomb Field, highlighting this week’s area prep football schedule. The Chargers come into the Crosstown Classic riding the momentum of a convincing 50-15 victory at Cleveland East Side a week ago while Lafayette entered the win column for the first time with a 3-0 win over DeSoto Central. Water Valley hasn’t had the same success lately, taking a two-game losing streak into tonight’s game against Bruce at Bobby Clark Field. The Blue Devils are coming off a 28-7 loss to Calhoun City. (September 12, 2014, Page 1B)

Oxford, Lafayette set for latest rivalry tussle

Friendships have been put on hold this week. It’s time for the Crosstown Classic, which means loyalty to school and team is reigning supreme. Oxford and Lafayette will renew their annual rivalry on the football field Friday night. Kickoff from Bobby Holcomb Field is set for 7 p.m. (September 11, 2014, Page 8)

Chargers bounce back; roll to big win at East Side

CLEVELAND— Oxford coach Johnny Hill hardly recognized his team the first two weeks of the season. What the Chargers are capable of when they put it all together started coming back to him Friday night. (September 7, 2014, Page 4B)

BLOG: Chargers pound East Side 50-15

CLEVELAND — Jack Abraham threw for three touchdowns, Kenzie Phillips rushed for three more, and Oxford returned to the win column in convincing fashion with a 50-15 victory over Cleveland East Side on Friday night. (more…) (September 5, 2014)

Area prep teams look to get back on track

All three area high school football teams will be trying to get back in the win column tonight after suffering setbacks last week. Two of them will attempt to do it on the road as Oxford makes the trek to Cleveland to take on East Side while Water Valley travels to Calhoun City. Lafayette will stay at home for the third straight week, looking for its first win of the year against DeSoto Central. (September 5, 2014, Page 6)

Chargers looking to bounce back against Cleveland East Side

Oxford’s football team took advantage of the Labor Day holiday Monday, using the break from classes to get in some extra film study. It came at a good time. (September 4, 2014, Page 8)

Yellowjackets rout Oxford in rivalry tussle

The Little Egg Bowl Trophy is going back to Starkville. The high school version of the state’s annual football rivalry took center stage at Bobby Holcomb Field on Friday night, but No. 3 Starkville quickly turned No. 2 Oxford’s home opener into a one-sided affair. The Yellowjackets (2-0) forced turnovers on Oxford’s first two possessions, turned them into 10 points and never let up, avenging last year’s 35-24 loss to the Chargers (1-1) with a 52-29 victory. (September 1, 2014, Page 6)

BLOG: Yellowjackets sting Oxford in rivalry tussle

BLOG — The Little Egg Bowl turned into a big disappointment for Oxford on Friday night. (more…) (August 30, 2014)

Rivalry games highlight prep slate

A pair of special rivalry games are coming up for two of the three local high school teams, while the third team is looking to get in the win column after a season-opening setback.

  (August 29, 2014, Page 3B)

Oxford, Starkville set for top 5 showdown

The schedule doesn’t get any easier for Oxford this week. After tuning up for the regular season with a scrimmage against South Panola and holding on for 26-21 win over defending MAIS AAA champ Jackson Prep in their opener last week, the Chargers will open the home portion of their slate with a date against Starkville in the Little Egg Bowl on Friday at 7 p.m. (August 28, 2014, Page 6)

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