Oxford seventh-grade football coach Mike Hardwick had a feeling his Chargers weren’t going to see the ball a lot in the second half of Tuesday night’s Tri-Lakes Conference game at Lafayette. So when the Chargers did get the ball to start the second half, they made it count, scoring a touchdown in one of the two possessions they did have the final 14 minutes of play at William L. Buford Stadium. (September 18, 2013, Page 6)
Oxford quarterback Barry Flowers threw for 226 yards and three touchdowns, and the eighth-grade Chargers blanked Lafayette 24-0 in a Tri-Lakes Conference game Tuesday night at William L. Buford Field. (September 18, 2013, Page 7)
A trio of seniors rose to the occasion and performed at a very high level during the Week 4 games. (September 17, 2013, Page 6)
Oxford High’s annual OHS Invitational swim meet produced a second-place finish for the Chargers and a third-place finish for the Lady Chargers. (September 17, 2013, Page 7)
It’s not often that sophomores make much of an impact in the annual Crosstown Classic. Then again, Oxford running back Kenzie Phillips isn’t your run-of-the-mill sophomore.
The 5-foot-10, 190-pound whirling dervish ran through and around the Lafayette Commodores to the tune of 208 yards on 18 carries Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (September 16, 2013, Page 1B)
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)