A chance to climb back atop the Region 1-5A standings for the Oxford Chargers was ultimately dashed by the West Point Green Wave on Friday night at McAllester Field. Despite a late second-half surge on offense led by quarterback Guy Cameron Billups, the Chargers fell to the Green Wave 22-20.
Oxford (4-3 overall, 1-2 in region play) totaled 392 yards against a strong West Point defense, but in the end it was Green Wave quarterback Justin Cox and his offensive mates that were able to find a way to pull out the win that kept them atop the region standings. (October 11, 2010, Page 1B)
Tonight’s area football teams will play important game for determining seeds for the upcoming playoffs. No. 1 Lafayette has an opportunity to further secure a second straight Region 2-4A title with a win over Senatobia at William L. Buford Stadium. Oxford has a great opportunity of finishing first in Region 1-5A if it can defeat West Point on the road, while the Water Valley Blue Devils can remain in first place in Region 2-3A with an upset of Aberdeen on the road.
Kickoff for all three games is set for 7. LHS-SHS can be heard locally on 93.7 FM, OHS-WPHS can be heard locally on 95.5 FM, while WVHS-AHS can be heard on 105.5 FM. (October 8, 2010, Page 6A)
One of the biggest games in former Oxford High standout Dan Hicks’ young college career will happen Saturday night in Miami.
A dependable rock in the middle of both lines is what senior Terry Johnson has become for the Oxford Chargers this season. The 6-foot-2, 270-pound Johnson has made a huge difference at the point of attack on both sides of the ball, while his leadership skills have also come in handy as the team has entered region play.
From Oxford coach Johnny Hill’s perspective, Johnson’s dependability started to show up in the spring and summer during weight training. (October 7, 2010, Page 6)
A re-engergized Oxford Charger football team is facing another tough Region 1-5A test on the road Friday night. The Chargers (4-2 overall, 1-1 in region play) travel to play West Point (5-1, 2-0) in a game that will go a long way in deciding which teams finish first, second and third in the region. (October 7, 2010, Page 7)
Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team remained perfect on the season Tuesday night with its second win over Oxford, while the seventh-grade Chargers used early miscues by the Commodores to help post a 22-8 win at William L. Buford Stadium.
The seventh-grade Chargers improved to 3-1-1 on the year with the win over the Commodores (2-3-1). (October 6, 2010, Page 8)
Two late scoring drives helped lift the Oxford Chargers to two wins over Lafayette in ninth-grade and junior varsity football action Monday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.
Oxford’s ninth-grade defeated Lafayette 14-8, while the JV Chargers topped the Commodores 7-0. (October 5, 2010, Page 8)
The Oxford Chargers got the bad taste of losing to New Hope out of their mouths Friday night with a 37-13 win over Clarksdale at Bobby Holcomb Field. The win improved the Chargers to 4-2 overall and an even more important 1-1 in Region 1-5A.
OHS coach Johnny Hill felt his Chargers played “pretty well” against the Wildcats (3-3, 1-1). (October 4, 2010, Page 4B)
Region play starts to hit a new high for all three area high school football teams tonight. For the Lafayette Commodores, tonight’s road game at North Panola is the third Region 2-4A game of the season. For OHS, tonight’s matchup with the Clarksdale Wildcats in the first Region 1-5A game of the season, while the Water Valley Blue Devils will be playing their first Region 2-3A game of the year at Nettleton.
Kickoffs for all three games will be at 7 and all three can be heard locally on the radio. The Commodores and Cougars can be heard on 93.7 FM, the Chargers-Wildcats are on 95.5 FM, while the Blue Devils-Tigers are on 105.5 FM. (October 1, 2010, Page 6A)
Want to know how far of a hike it is from Oxford High School to Bramlett Elementary School? Just ask any number of Chargers who because of either turning the ball over or being charged with a costly penalty during last week’s loss at New Hope, had the honor of running up Bramlett Hill in across the street from the high school following the conclusion of Wednesday’s practice.
The purpose? To alleviate the mental mistakes that cost Oxford a win in its first region game last week when they host another Region 1-5A team, Clarksdale, on Friday at 7 p.m. (September 30, 2010, Page 8)