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Oxford football

OMS Chargers sweep Senatobia

Oxford’s middle school teams performed well in all three phases to earn two wins over Senatobia on Tuesday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.

The seventh-grade Chargers defeated the Warriors 26-8, while the eighth-grade Chargers won 20-8. (September 15, 2010, Page 8)

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    Chargers down ‘Dores in JV action Monday

    Oxford’s junior varsity football team used a powerful running game and a strong effort on defense to post a 14-0 win over Lafayette Monday night at William L. Buford Stadium. After picking up two first downs and 25 yards on their first offensive drive of the game, the Chargers went on a 14-play, 60-yard scoring drive the second time they had the ball. (September 14, 2010, Page 6)

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      Oxford Middle School falls to South Panola

      Oxford’s two middle school football teams lost two close game to South Panola Tuesday. The seventh-grade lost 12-8 after leading a sizable portion of the game, while the eighth-grade fell 8-0 in the nightcap.

      South Panola scored the game-winning touchdown with two minutes remaining in the contest. The Tigers first TD of the game was scored with a minute left in the first quarter. Oxford’s first offensive drive of the game was thwarted, while the Tigers’ second drive ended courtesy of an interception by Kylin Jones. (September 8, 2010, Page 9)

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        Crosstown Classic special for everyone

        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)

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          Oxford, Lafayette split rivalry games

          Rivalry week between the Lafayette and Oxford school districts  continued Tuesday night with middle school football action at Bobby Holcomb Field.

          The Chargers won the seventh-grade game 26-6, while the Commodores took the eighth-grade game in the nightcap 16-0. (September 1, 2010, Page 7)

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            Crosstown Classic tickets on sale

            Tickets for Friday’s annual Crosstown Classic between Lafayette and Oxford are currently on sale at both high schools and University Sporting Goods located on the Oxford Square.

            Cost of the tickets are $5. There were 2,000 tickets available for this year’s game that will be played at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field. Oxford Athletics Director Johnny Hill said that all unsold tickets will be available to spectators at the gate. Kickoff at Bobby Holcomb Field is set for 7:30 p.m. between the 2-0 Chargers and 2-0 Commodores. (September 1, 2010, Page 7)

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              Billups, Oxford roll in season opener

              Senior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups was 6-for-10 for 148 yards and three touchdowns — all in the first quarter — in leading the Oxford Chargers to a 41-12 victory over Grenada in the season-opener for both teams at Bobby Holcomb field. (more…) (August 20, 2010)

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                Everything is coming together for OHS

                Over a week into summer camp, Oxford head coach Johnny Hill would like to have had a few practices in pads, but the torrential Mississippi heat has been a tough customer to work with.

                Originally scheduled to move out of shirt and shorts on Monday, the heat index in Oxford reached over 118 degrees. Tuesday brought more of the same with predicted temperatures today again in the triple digits. (August 4, 2010, Page 8)

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                  Oxford seniors aren’t green anymore

                  Two seasons ago, Oxford head coach Johnny Hill jokingly suggested his team should change its name from the Chargers to the Martians because they were green with inexperience.

                  It is days like Tuesday, the first two-a-day practice of the summer, where the senior class needs to lead during the grueling summer heat. (July 28, 2010, Page 8)

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