Piling up 363 total yards and getting a monster game from sophomore running back Kenzie Phillips (208 yards and three touchdowns), Oxford’s offense continued doing what it’s been doing all year in the Chargers’ 30-0 win over rival Lafayette in the annual Crosstown Classic Friday night.
With Phillips and senior Jarius Barnes making up a formidable rushing attack, a rising sophomore at quarterback in Jack Abraham and one of the best receivers around in Ole Miss commit D.K. Metcalf, the Chargers’ offense has put up at least 30 points in every game it’s played so far.
But just in case anybody forgot about the Oxford defense, the unit proved it’s alive and well with its most dominant performance to this point against the Commodores. (September 16, 2013, Page 4B)
BLOG–Following a strong summer showing on the 7-on-7 camp circuit and equipped with an SEC recruit at wideout in Ole Miss commit D.K. Metcalf and a pair of talented tailbacks in senior Jarius Barnes and sophomore Kenzie Phillips, the Oxford offense created a lot of buzz heading into this season.
But the Chargers’ defense is starting to prove that it’s no slouch. (more…) (September 14, 2013)
Forget all the rapping, the tweeting and the messages on Facebook. It’s time for one of the best rivalries in all of high school football to be renewed tonight at Lafayette’s William L. Buford Stadium. (September 13, 2013, Page 6A)
Oxford coach Johnny Hill said his team doesn’t need any motivation heading into Friday night’s annual Crosstown Classic at Lafayette. Besides wanting to win a second straight contest over the Commodores, who are ranked No. 2 in Class 4A in the latest AP prep football poll, Hill said his No. 9 Chargers know how dangerous Lafayette is as a team. (September 12, 2013, Page 8)
After losing two standouts to the state community college ranks following the 2012 season, Oxford defensive line coach Matt Conner knew he could depend on Darrius Liggins to step up. What Conner didn’t know about the already steady Liggins was how much he would end up helping the younger members of the line while, at the same time, learning a new role on the line. (September 11, 2013, Page 6)
Oxford’s success over the weekend in the Southaven Tournament didn’t carry over to Tuesday night’s home meeting with Lake Cormorant. The Lady Gators defeated the Lady Chargers in three sets (25-14, 25-23, 25-17) to keep them winless in the Class II, District 2 standings. (September 11, 2013, Page 7)
Defense was the key to victory for Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley in Week 3. The three schools combined only allowed 18 points in wins over Cleveland East Side, DeSoto Central and Calhoun City, respectively. (September 10, 2013, Page 7)
A couple of turnovers. A handful of penalties. An occasional breakdown along the offensive and defensive lines.
Oxford’s performance against Cleveland East Side wasn’t perfect Friday, but thanks to a well-rounded effort, it was a pretty stress-free night for the Chargers. (September 9, 2013, Page 2B)
Oxford’s performance against Cleveland East Side wasn’t perfect Friday, but thanks to a well-rounded effort, it was a pretty stress-free night for the Chargers. (more…) (September 7, 2013)
Lafayette’s varsity volleyball team showed Thursday night why it will be a strong contender for the Class I, District 2 title this season. (September 6, 2013, Page 6A)