The chance to be part of something new intrigued Oxford defensive back Mark Pegues. Mississippi Valley State gave him that chance. (February 6, 2014, Page 9)
Oxford’s 11-0 regular season wasn’t just noticed by pollsters in the state. The Chargers are ranked fourth in the latest Mississippi prep poll while the coaching staff was honored Tuesday by the Region 1-5A coaches as the Coaching Staff of the Year. (November 13, 2013, Page 8)
Oxford’s 2005 team has company.
Quarterback Jack Abraham and running back Kenzie Phillips each accounted for two touchdowns, K.T. McCollins’ interception return for a score highlighted a stingy defensive effort, and the third-ranked Chargers put a bow on a perfect season with a 45-17 victory over Lake Cormorant Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.
BLOG — Oxford’s 2005 team has company. (more…) (November 9, 2013)
Oxford’s first win over West Point under the direction of coach Johnny Hill was made possible by a number of players. Mark Pegues, the Chargers’ senior cornerback, was one of the reasons Oxford won 30-20 and Hill felt like it was his best game of his career. (October 2, 2013, Page 6)
A 600-pound gorilla known as West Point is finally off the back of Oxford’s Johnny Hill. The Chargers’ long-time head football coach and his team garnered a 30-20 win over the Green Wave in the Region 1-5A opener for both teams Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. (September 30, 2013, Page 1B)
BLOG — The 600-pound Gorilla is finally off Johnny Hill’s back. After years of losing close games in the regular season and close playoff matchups, Hill and the Oxford Chargers ended years of frustration at the hands of West Point by posting a 30-20 win over the Green Wave at Bobby Holcomb Field Friday night. (more…) (September 28, 2013)
While Oxford didn’t play a mistake-free game, the visitors did make enough plays in all three phases to earn the win. (September 24, 2012, Page 3B)
Oxford’s defenders must have felt hot following the Chargers’ 19-0 win over Lafayette in the annual Crosstown Classic. In a game that was dominated by the Chargers from start to finish, the OHS defense shined the brightest in a victory that not only ended a six-game losing streak to the Commodores, but also ended Lafayette’s 34-game winning streak.
It was an effort that won’t be forgotten by anyone associated with OHS for a long time. It was an effort — by all 11 starters and numerous backups — that garnered the unit this week’s Player of the Week honors.
Oxford defensive coordinator Steve Herring was beyond pleased with the effort his players gave in the victory and said hustling was the key to it all. (September 4, 2012, Page 8)
Six years of frustration over losing to Lafayette was erased in one night for the Oxford Chargers thanks to an inspired and near flawless defensive performance. The Chargers defeated the fifth-ranked Commodores 19-0 in front of a jubilant home crowd at Bobby Holcomb Field and regional television audience watching live on Fox Sports South on Thursday night by pounding the Commodores into submission at the point of attack. (more…) (August 31, 2012, Page 6A)