One of the big questions Oxford High football coach Johnny Hill needed answered at the start of the season was who was going to be his team’s quarterback? After having a player as prolific as Guy Cameron Billups lead the team for two plus seasons, the Chargers were without a veteran leader at arguably the most important position on the field. (more…) (September 29, 2011, Page 6)
Lafayette will begin its reign as the top-ranked team in the state of Mississippi against its biggest rival on Friday night. The annual Crosstown Classic will be played at William L. Buford Stadium this season and with the Commodores a prohibitive favorite to capture a sixth-straight win over the Chargers. (more…) (September 1, 2011, Page 6)
A win is what the Oxford Chargers needed to garner last Friday night at Charleston. After losing a tough opener to Grenada on the road, the Chargers could ill afford another setback heading into this week’s Crosstown Classic at Lafayette.
Thanks to an improved effort across the board, and specifically the running of senior Mont Dean, the Chargers were able to defeat Charleston 38-25 to earn that coveted first victory. (more…) (August 30, 2011, Page 8)
One week after turning the ball over five times, the Chargers played a much cleaner game and were able to capitalize on several Charleston Tigers miscues en route to a 38-25 road victory. (more…) (August 29, 2011, Page 1B)
CHARLESTON — Oxford’s football game at Charleston Friday night had the makings of a shootout early on, but as the game wore on so did the Chargers on the Tigers.
Oxford eventually withstood the early flurry of scoring to top the Tigers 38-25.
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Despite dropping their season opener against Southaven 27-13 last Friday, Oxford coach Johnny Hill said this year’s Tigers squad is not to be overlooked. (August 25, 2011, Page 6)
GRENADA — Turnovers and general miscues proved to be the Oxford Chargers undoing in their season opener against Grenada on Friday night. The officials controlling the clock on the field didn’t help matters either.
OHS lost, 16-15, in large part because of five turnovers committed during the course of the contest and some costly penalties that ended up thwarting potential scoring drives. (August 22, 2011, Page 1B)
The Chargers may have lost their jamboree game, 14-7, to Shannon on Friday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, but coach Johnny Hill saw a good number of reasons to be optimistic about this week’s season opener at Grenada.
Defensively, OHS gave the experienced Red Raiders all they could handle up front, while the running game, led by senior tailback Mont Dean, produced more than a handful of successful gains against a defensive unit that returns everyone from a season ago. (August 15, 2011, Page 1B)
During the Chargers’ two games on Saturday, Elliott earned the bulk of the work and completed 16 of 27 passes for five touchdowns while also throwing one interception in six possessions.
Adamson, meanwhile, completed five of 13 passes for one touchdown in two possessions in Oxford’s first game against Saltillo. (July 11, 2011, Page 6)