TUPELO — Oxford saved its best for the last and is now $2,000 richer as a football program.
The Chargers made plays on both sides of the ball and used the arm of rising sophomore quarterback Jack Abraham to defeat Florence (Ala.) 22-12 in the inaugural Mississippi Invitational title game. (more…) (July 1, 2013, Page 6)
A cash prize of $2,000 will be on the line to win for high school football teams competing in the inaugural Mississippi Invitational in Tupelo. The two-day event at Ballard Park is a regional qualifier for the National Select 7-on-7 Championship that will held in Hoover, Ala., next month. (more…) (June 27, 2013, Page 6)
A strong bond with the Mississippi State coaching staff led Oxford defensive end Darrius Liggins to become a Bulldog. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Liggins picked up an offer from MSU coach Dan Mullen earlier in the month after an impressive showing at a one-day camp Saturday. (more…) (June 18, 2013, Page 8)
Oxford’s D.K. Metcalf was told by Ole Miss coaches to bring his A game to Friday’s elite camp. To the disappointment of some of the members of the 2014 class, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Metcalf did just that. (more…) (June 11, 2013, Page 9)
High schoolers from around the state, and some even further, got their first look at the Ole Miss football program and facilities Saturday when they attended the Hugh Freeze/Ole Miss Rebels 7-on-7 passing camp. (more…) (June 10, 2013, Page 8)
The rising sophomore quarterback completed 15 of 30 passes in Oxford’s 37-21 spring game victory over Cleveland at Bobby Holcomb Field.
Three of Oxford’s best leaders and most productive players from the 2012 football season have decided to see if they can continue that success playing together two more seasons. Center Clifton Smith, defensive end Xavier Pegues and defensive tackle Joel Forrester, a trio that helped lead the Chargers to the semifinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs in 2012, all signed with Itawamba Community College on Wednesday. (more…) (February 8, 2013, Page 6A)
A last-minute visit to Hattiesburg ultimately paid off in the form of a scholarship offer for Oxford High quarterback Parker Adamson to play for Southern Miss. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Adamson signed with USM this morning after receiving an offer from first-year head coach Todd Monken Tuesday morning.
Monken was able to extend the offer to Adamson, the Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year in 2012, with little time to spare in relation to his final decision being made.
A fourth-quarter rally wasn’t enough to propel the Mississippi All-Stars past Alabama in the 26th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic played Saturday afternoon in Montgomery, Ala. (more…) (December 17, 2012, Page 1B)
Oxford’s reversal of fortune on the gridiron this season was a result of many different players. For a team that was 5-6 and not in the playoffs in 2011, an 11-2 overall record and a trip to the semifinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs in 2012 took a lot of hard work on the part of several top players. (more…) (December 12, 2012, Page 1B)