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OMS boys, LMS girls complete sweep of rivals

It was a different setting, but the song remained the same when the Oxford and Lafayette Middle School basketball teams met for the second time this season Thursday evening. This time, the crosstown rivalry was held inside the Oxford High gym. Much like the last meeting on Nov. 17 at the Lafayette High gym the Oxford boys swept their pair of games over the Commodores starting with a 28-7 win in the seventh-grade game. (December 12, 2014, Page 6)

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    Lafayette uses PKs, defense to sweep Oxford

    Oxford and Lafayette met at Bobby Holcomb on Field Tuesday night, but it was not for a football rematch. This installment of the cross-town rivalry happened on the pitch between the high school boys and girls soccer teams.  In the boys game, it looked as if Oxford would coast to an easy win over Lafayette, leading 3-0 with less than 10 minutes remaining. But Lafayette didn’t fade into the cold night quietly and fired off three quick goals of its own to knot the game at 3, sending it to an overtime shootout. After two rounds of penalty kicks, the Commodores emerged with a 4-3 victory. (December 10, 2014, Page 1B)

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      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)

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        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)

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          CHAMPIONSHIP PRIMER: Oxford vs. Laurel

          MHSAA CLASS 5A STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

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

           (December 6, 2014)

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            Oxford, Laurel ready to air it out for title

            Fans attending the MHSAA Class 5A state championship game better find a comfortable seat inside Mississippi State’s Davis Wade Stadium. They could be there a while. A lot of big plays — and a lot of clock stoppages — are in the forecast for a game that will be raining drop-backs and deep heaves when Oxford and Laurel square off Saturday night. (December 5, 2014, Page 5A)

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              Two big gold trophies would look real nice

              The Ole Miss Rebels claimed the Egg Bowl trophy last weekend in Oxford. Now, the Oxford High Chargers will be going to Starkville and MSU’s Davis-Wade Stadium to try to win their first-ever gold football signifying a state championship. We applaud the decision to take the championship games to sites other than Jackson and wish the Chargers well in their game Saturday night. (December 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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                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)

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                  VIDEO: Oxford’s Hill, Laurel’s Breland talk 5A title bout

                  CLINTON — Coaches of the 12 teams left in Mississippi’s high school football playoffs convened Monday morning at the Mississippi High School Activities Association central office in Clinton to talk about their upcoming state championship matchups. (more…) (December 1, 2014)

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                    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)

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