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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Kenzie Phillips

Oxford’s quest for first state championship falls short

STARKVILLE — Oxford didn’t finish the drill. A rallying cry that was born out of the championship disappointment of a season ago carried Oxford all year. The Chargers spent all of August, September, October and November earning its way back to the final day of the season in December to give themselves another shot at the MHSAA Class 5A state title. (December 7, 2014, Page 1B)

NOTEBOOK: Miscues cost Chargers championship opportunity

STARKVILLE — Oxford had a chance to win its first football state championship in school history Saturday night but the Chargers could not get out of their own way. Costly mistakes and penalties doomed OHS in a 29-26 loss to Laurel at Mississippi State University’s Davis Wade Stadium. (December 7, 2014, Page 1B)

CHAMPIONSHIP PRIMER: Oxford vs. Laurel

MHSAA CLASS 5A STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Oxford (13-1) vs. Laurel (12-2) (more…)

 (December 6, 2014)

A year later, Oxford wants to ‘finish the drill’

CLINTON — Flanked by some of his coaching peers and staring out into a sea of officials, administrators and media members statewide, Oxford coach Johnny Hill let everyone in on what may be the worst kept secret in Mississippi high school football. Now that they’re back in the MHSAA Class 5A state championship game, the Chargers don’t want a repeat of what happened last year. (December 2, 2014, Page 6)

Chargers earn return trip to Class 5A state title game

For the second time in as many years, Oxford is heading to the state championship game after defeating Pearl, 48-7, in the MHSAA Class 5A North Half title game at Bobby Holcomb Field on Friday night. (November 30, 2014, Page 5B)

BLOG: Oxford cruises past Pearl 48-7, advances to state championship

Oxford wanted to get out to a quick start and not allow Pearl to do the same. Both goals were accomplished in the Chargers’ 48-7 victory over the Pirates in the MSHAA Class 5A North Half title game at Bobby Holcomb Field on Friday night.  (more…) (November 28, 2014)

Chargers, Pearl meet again with North Half title on line

They have been here before. For the second time in as many years, the Oxford High football team will host the MHSAA Class 5A North Half championship when they welcome the Pearl Pirates to Bobby Holcomb Field Friday night. (November 27, 2014, Page 5)

Chargers advance to North Half Championship

WEST POINT — It was a tall test, but Oxford passed it with flying colors as the Chargers went to West Point and defeated the Green Wave for the second time this season Friday night. The 42-14 win advanced Oxford (12-1) into the Class 5A North Half title game against Pearl, a 27-14 winner over New Hope. (November 23, 2014, Page 5B)

BLOG: Chargers advance to North Half with 42-14 win over West Point

WEST POINT— It was a tall test, but the Oxford High football team passed it with flying colors as the Chargers went into West Point and defeated the Green Wave, 42-14, for the second time this season Friday. The win advanced Oxford (12-1) past the second round of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs and into the North Half title game.  (more…) (November 22, 2014)

OHS Chargers score early, often in 62-14 playoff win over Ridgeland

It may have been below freezing outside, but Oxford’s offense was red hot Friday night in its 62-14 victory over the Ridgeland Titans in its opening-round game of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs at Bobby Holcomb Field. (November 16, 2014, Page 1B, 3B)

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