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Defense sets tone for POW honors

Defense was the key to victory for Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley in Week 3. The three schools combined only allowed 18 points in wins over Cleveland East Side, DeSoto Central and Calhoun City, respectively. (September 10, 2013, Page 7)

Oxford rolls past Cleveland East Side

A couple of turnovers. A handful of penalties. An occasional breakdown along the offensive and defensive lines.
Oxford’s performance against Cleveland East Side wasn’t perfect Friday, but thanks to a well-rounded effort, it was a pretty stress-free night for the Chargers. (September 9, 2013, Page 2B)

Abraham’s five TDs propel Oxford past East Side

BLOG — A couple of turnovers. A handful of penalties. An occasional breakdown along the offensive and defensive lines.

Oxford’s performance against Cleveland East Side wasn’t perfect Friday, but thanks to a well-rounded effort, it was a pretty stress-free night for the Chargers. (more…) (September 7, 2013)

Chargers, Devils face tests at home; ‘Dores at DCHS

Two athletic teams that pose all different sort of problems is what Oxford and Water Valley host tonight at home. Lafayette, meanwhile, will have to travel on the road yet again and face a DeSoto Central team filled with strong skill players and a big defensive line. (September 6, 2013, Page 6A)

Abraham, Chargers chase away Yellowjackets

STARKVILLE — Oxford’s grade halfway through its second big test of the non-region schedule was barely passing. In the words of OHS coach Johnny Hill, he rated the first-half performance against Starkville as a “D plus, C minus at best maybe.” (September 2, 2013, Page 1B)

Chargers have to be physical against SHS

A week after defeating the reigning state champion from the MAIS level, the Oxford Chargers will tangle with another state champion in the Starkville Yellowjackets. (August 29, 2013, Page 8)

Crosstown game offers important work

Improvement, more than anything else, was the ultimate goal both Oxford football coach Johnny Hill and Lafayette’s Eric Robertson wanted to gain in Monday’s junior varsity contest between the two schools at Bobby Holcomb Field. (August 27, 2013, Page 6)

Oxford outlasts Jackson Prep

The Oxford Chargers spotted visiting Jackson Prep a quick touchdown, overcame a rash of early penalties with a 16-0 scoring spurt and then held on to post a 32-20 victory Friday night in their season opener at Bobby Holcomb Field. (August 26, 2013, Page 1B)

Area teams open 2013 seasons tonight

Tough pre-regional schedules are the rule rather than the exception for Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley high schools as they open their 2013 slates tonight. Oxford hosts defending MAIS champion Jackson Prep, Class 4A Lafayette travels to Class 6A Tupelo and Class 3A Water Valley plays at defending Region 2-4A champion New Albany. All three games have 7 p.m. kickoffs and can be heard on local radio stations. (August 23, 2013, Page 7A)

Chargers kick off with defending MAIS champs

No one can ever accuse OHS coach Johnny Hill and the Chargers of taking it easy in pre-region games. This season, Oxford opens with defending MAIS champ Jackson Prep and follows with MHSAA Class 5A champion Starkville, a very athletic Cleveland East Side team and Class 4A power and crosstown rival Lafayette. This week, all of the attention turns to getting better against a deep and talented Prep team in a public school-private school matchup at Bobby Holcomb Field. (August 22, 2013, Page 6)

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