There was a point midway through the first half of Friday night’s Region 1-5A game between No. 9 Oxford and Lake Cormorant at Bobby Holcomb Field where LCHS head coach Nick Nester threw up his hands in confusion, disgust or both. When an opposing team holds another to negative yards on offense in a half, it can make even the most even tempered of coaches feel desperate and frustrated all at the same time. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 4B)
SENATOBIA— Coming off of an emotional win last week, it would have been understandable if the Oxford Chargers played flat Friday at Senatobia.
With the exception of a few hiccups on defense, that wasn’t the case as the Chargers never trailed during their 34-14 victory over the Warriors. (September 10, 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)
Oxford’s Chargers have one goal in mind: To return to Columbus and win a state title in golf. A week after defeating New Hope on its home course to capture the Division 2-5A title, the Chargers are gearing up for bigger and better things at the MHSAA’s 5A state meet.
The Chargers boast a talented and deep lineup that coach Steve Herring has praised not only because of the talent on the squad but because of the players’ competitive drive. (May 1, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford boys golf coach Steve Herring couldn’t hide the pride he felt for his Chargers after Tuesday’s victory in the Division 2-5A golf tournament. The Chargers won their first team title under Herring at the Columbus Country Club by grinding out shots on a challenging course. (more…) (April 25, 2012, Page 6)
A windy day and wet course only slightly hindered the Oxford girls and boys golf teams from showing progress as a team during the annual Oxford Invitational held on Tuesday at the Country Club of Oxford.
Weather conditions weren’t the most ideal from a wind standpoint for golfers, but on a course that is considered the toughest test of the season, the wind only slightly raised scores that are usually higher than normal for all teams involved. (April 6, 2011, Page 6)
A dependable rock in the middle of both lines is what senior Terry Johnson has become for the Oxford Chargers this season. The 6-foot-2, 270-pound Johnson has made a huge difference at the point of attack on both sides of the ball, while his leadership skills have also come in handy as the team has entered region play.
From Oxford coach Johnny Hill’s perspective, Johnson’s dependability started to show up in the spring and summer during weight training. (October 7, 2010, Page 6)
The Crosstown Classic: What a great week for the players, fans and coaches of both schools. It’s a time for everyone who has ever attended Lafayette or Oxford to reflect on their memories of this most important game of the year.
I can certainly remember my senior year of football at Lafayette in 1977 and all the emotions that the week entailed leading up to the game. I remember a very descriptive letter supposedly from the Oxford players strategically placed on the wall in the field house that detailed how they were going to have a lot more fun on Friday night than we were. I must say that even at 17, I was less intimidated than amused. I can remember smiling, wondering which coach was responsible for engineering such a motivating tactic. (September 2, 2010, Page 6)
The 5-foot-10, 210-pound senior is the Chargers’ center, the leader of the offensive line, an additional coach on the field each game and the designated fireplug, or enforcer if you will, of the team. His role as the guy that will lay his body on the line is as important as his ability to snap the ball to quarterback Guy Cameron Billups each play. In short, without Norris, the Chargers’ offense can not function like it’s supposed. (August 20, 2010, Page 6A)