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)
Johnny Hill’s desire to make future football schedules tougher on the gridiron is reflected in the 2013 edition. The Oxford Chargers open the year against Jackson Prep on Aug. 23 in a game that could be played at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. If not, the Chargers would host the Patriots at Bobby Holcomb Field. (more…) (December 7, 2012, Page 7A)
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Pegues, who will play in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic next week, was one of four Chargers who made the annual team on defense and one of six Chargers who made the team overall. (December 5, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford senior quarterback Parker Adamson and senior defensive end Xavier Pegues were two of 18 Chargers named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Region 1-5A team recently. (more…) (November 29, 2012, Page 9)
STARKVILLE — Oxford’s goal of matching up with West Point in the MHSAA Class 5A North Half title game next week was derailed Friday night. While West Point defeated Ridgeland to reach the contest that determines half of the 5A title matchup in Jackson, the Chargers were beaten 28-7 by the Starkville Yellowjackets to end their season. (more…) (November 19, 2012, Page 3B)
Oxford heads into Friday’s MHSAA Class 5A playoff matchup with Starkville with confidence coming off a 27-14 win against Provine in the first round. OHS coach Johnny Hill said there is no reason his team shouldn’t feel confident after defeating the Rams or even after compiling a 10-1 record in the regular season. (November 15, 2012, Page 8)
Former Water Valley standout C.J. Jackson was named to the MACJC All-State football team as a member of the first team. Joining Jackson, a linebacker who plays at ICC, on the team from the area is former Oxford High standout Demarcus Pegues, who was named honorable mention at linebacker. Pegues just completed his sophomore season as a member of the NWCC Rangers.
Tyler Jackson, a former standout from Lafayette, was named to the second team as place-kicker. Jackson just completed his freshman season at ICC.
The Rangers finished the season 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the MACJC North Division, while the Indians finished the year 6-3. (November 13, 2012, Page 7)