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Harris, defense pace No. 10 NWCC

SENATOBIA — Domonique Harris, the sophomore quarterback for the No. 10  Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers, didn’t throw the ball a bunch Thursday night, but when the 6-foot-5, 225-pounder did put the ball in the air, it was usually complete to a Ranger receiver and for a lot of yards.

A week after the Rangers’ running game led them to a 42-21 win over Copiah-Lincoln on the road, it was Harris’ turn to show his skills and complete passes when the running game needed a rest against Coahoma in their 44-6 win at Bobby Franklin Field.

Harris, a former standout at Southaven, finished the night 17-for-23 for 323 yards. He was 13-for-15 for 220 yards in the first half and was never really needed in the second half as the Rangers led 24-0 at the break and 30-0 after three quarters. Unfortunately for Harris, a 44-yard pass to running back Teshadi Talton didn’t go for a touchdown even though it appeared Talton crossed the goal line with just over 5 minutes left in the first half.

Referees ruled that Talton fumbled the ball before he crossed the goal line and thankfully for him — and the 2-0 Rangers —  teammate Josh Hamilton was able to recover the fumble in the end zone. Other than that small miscue, which didn’t hurt the team, a muffed punt and an interception late with the game out of reach, the Rangers played well according to coach Ricky Woods. (September 14, 2012, Page 6A)

Oxford teams roll to division titles

Rainy conditions at Bobby Holcomb Field on Tuesday were only able to slow, not stop, the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers in the annual Division 2-5A meet. Both teams won the respective team titles despite the weather that slowed the track for running events. (more…) (April 18, 2012, Page 8)

Chargers, Lady Chargers capture championships

The basketball court wasn’t the only place Oxford High dominated over the weekend.

The OHS powerlifting teams combined to have 13 first-place winners as both the Lady Chargers and Chargers won titles in meets held at the OMS gym. (more…) (February 20, 2012, Page 4B)

OHS Chargers trio picks Northwest

Oxford’s talented trio of seniors will be able to call one another teammates for at least another two seasons.

During Monday’s announcement show at Irie on the Square, receiver Robert Liggins, defensive lineman K.C. Lamar and running back Mont Dean announced they plan to sign with Northwest Community College on Wednesday. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 9)

Clarksdale holds on to beat Oxford, end Chargers’ season

The Oxford Chargers’ season was put to rest earlier than head coach Johnny Hill would have liked Friday night with a 20-17 heartbreaking loss to 1-5A foe Clarksdale. In a game of ups and downs for the Chargers, it was the first half that Hill felt really hurt his teams’ chances of winning. (November 7, 2011, Page 6B)

Chargers lose heartbreaker to Hernando

BLOG — Oxford’s inability to stop the Wing T offense of Hernando late cost them a chance to win Friday’s Region 1-5A game at Bobby Holcomb Field. (more…) (October 15, 2011)

Run game keys Chargers in region win

LAKE CORMORANT — In a Region 1-5A game where both the Oxford and Lake Cormorant offenses took turns putting up points on the scoreboard, it was the Chargers’ rushing attack that made the biggest difference in the final outcome. The Chargers needed a win badly after a poor performance at New Hope last week and they answered the call Friday beating the Gators 42-35. (October 10, 2011, Page 2B)

Oxford stings ‘Stangs in region opener

The Oxford Chargers passing attack proved too much for Region 1-5A foe Center Hill Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. With starting running back Mont Dean out of the lineup, Oxford’s offensive goal was to be more pass oriented in their first region game. (September 26, 2011, Page 3B)

Local youth honored for strong character

Two local teens were awarded Youth Character Awards during the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association’s annual awards banquet last night at the National Guard Armory. Receiving the awards were Mikayla Patterson, 13, and eighth-grader and Lafayette Middle School and Robert Liggins, 17, a junior at Oxford High School. (January 26, 2011, Page 2)

‘Dores outlast Chargers in Crosstown Classic

The annual matchup between Lafayette and Oxford is called the Crosstown Classic for a reason and the latest installment in the series played Friday night at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field definitely lived up to the moniker.

In a game that is usually decided by just one play, it was Lafayette junior defensive end Keeyon Tyson that produced the single-biggest play in a 21-14 win for the No. 1 Commodores. Just a little over a minute after the Commodores (3-0 overall) scored the game-winning touchdown on a 12-yard run by Demarkus Dennis at the 2:13 mark of the fourth quarter, Tyson was able to thwart a potential game-tying scoring drive for the Chargers (2-1) by slapping the ball away from quarterback Guy Cameron Billups at the LHS 13-yard line. (September 6, 2010, Page 1B)

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