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)
After trading touchdowns early, the Oxford’s eighth-grade football team was able to string together 13-straight points to defeat Grenada 22-8 on the road.
The win improved the Chargers to 2-2-1 overall. (September 29, 2010, Page 8)
The junior rushed for 187 yards and four scores in Lafayette’s Region 2-4A showdown. As a result, Dennis was named the EAGLE’s Player of the Week for the first time this season. (September 28, 2010, Page 6)
Oxford traveled to New Hope’s Trojan Field with the hopes of getting retribution for last year’s sloppy showdown while also opening its region schedule with a win.
Instead, the Chargers solemnly loaded their yellow school buses following the defeat and couldn’t help but feel like they gave the Region 1-5A game away. (September 27, 2010, Page 4B)
NEW HOPE — Last night’s 38027 loss at New Hope was a hard one to swallow if you’re a Chargers fan. (more…) (September 25, 2010)
All three area high school football teams will be in different places in their season when they trot out of their locker rooms tonight.
The Oxford Chargers (3-1 overall) travel to New Hope tonight to open its Class 1-5A schedule, while the Lafayette Commodores (5-0, 1-0) host Class 2-4A opponent Byhalia for their second region game and the Water Valley Blue Devils (4-1) conclude their non-region schedule with a bout at Independence.
During Oxford’s 3-1 start, quarterback Guy Cameron Billups has been leading the offense with precision.
The senior has completed 50 of 88 passes for 870 yards and nine touchdowns. (September 24, 2010, Page 6A)
The Chargers (3-1overall) have already avenged their loss to the Tigers in convincing fashion, now they have their sights set on Friday’s opponent, 2-2 New Hope.
Last year at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the Chargers dropped a 21-11 decision to the Trojans, who would go on to play for the North half title. The loss is one that head coach Johnny Hill called the most embarrassing of his career. (September 23, 2010, Page 6)
There was plenty of excitement Tuesday night for Oxford’s seventh- and eighth-grade football teams as the two teams tied South Panola in action at Bobby Holcomb Field.
The seventh-grade Chargers tied 20-20, while the eighth-graders tied 14-14 in the nightcap. (September 22, 2010, Page 7)
A decision to return to the gridiron this season has turned out to be a great thing for both senior wide receiver DeShaun McNeal and the Oxford Chargers.
After not playing football for two seasons, the 6-foot-5 McNeal decided he would give football one more chance. His value to the 3-1 Chargers has been immense, not only from a receiving standpoint, but also from a blocking and defensive standpoint as well. (September 17, 2010, Page 6A)
The Lafayette Commodores will be looking to start region play with a bang tonight when they travel to Center Hill, while the Water Valley Blue Devils host North Pontotoc to conclude their non-region schedule.
Both games are set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Lafayette’s game can be heard on 93.7 FM, while the Blue Devils can be heard on 105.5 FM. (September 17, 2010, Page 7A)