That was Oxford coach Johnny Hill’s thoughts after his team defeated Region 1-5A rival New Hope 29-17 at Bobby Holcomb Field on Friday night.
Plagued by missed assignments and poor execution most of the night, the Chargers (6-0 overall, 2-0 in region play) put some distance between themselves and the Trojans thanks to big plays on defense late in the game. (more…) (October 1, 2012, Page 3B)
Oxford is coming off of a convincing 40-27 victory in which reserves and the ninth-grade squad played the final few minutes at Center Hill, while the visiting New Hope Trojans travel to Oxford looking to bounce back after a disappointing 42-22 loss to Saltillo. (more…) (September 27, 2012, Page 6)
Led by another great defensive effort, the Oxford seventh-grade Chargers defeated South Panola 12-0 in Batesville Tuesday night. Oxford’s eighth graders also posted a 34-0 win over Batesville to improve to 5-0 on the year. (more…) (September 26, 2012, Page 7)
The Blue Devils took care of business Friday, routing the visiting J.Z. George Jaguars 61-6.
Leading Water Valley’s defensive unit was senior Q. Bailey, who racked up 15 tackles in the first half before being pulled for reserves.
Bailey’s 15 tackles in just two quarters was a rare feat that veteran defensive coordinator Richard Russo has never seen. (September 25, 2012, Page 7)
While Oxford didn’t play a mistake-free game, the visitors did make enough plays in all three phases to earn the win. (September 24, 2012, Page 3B)
BLOG: OLIVE BRANCH—Oxford continued its winning ways Friday night earning a 40-27 victory at Center Hill to open its Region 1-5A schedule. (more…) (September 22, 2012)
he three area football teams head into tonight’s various matchups with different mindsets.
Lafayette will look to extend its winning streak to three games at Pontotoc tonight, while Water Valley hopes to rebound from a rare loss last week when it hosts J.Z. George.
Oxford’s Chargers traveled to Grenada and earned a hard-fought 12-6 win over Grenada Thursday evening. The Chargers (3-0-1 overall) gave Grenada its first loss of the season. (more…) (September 21, 2012, Page 7A)
Clifton Smith’s importance to the Oxford offense was never more visible than it was two weeks ago at Senatobia. Unable to perform at the level he usually does due to an injured ankle, Smith wasn’t able to do dominate in the middle like he has so many times in the past.
Thankfully for the Chargers, a down game for the 6-foot, 320-pound Smith is still better than most centers can produce and the end result was never in jeopardy as Oxford won 34-14. (September 20, 2012, Page 8)
A week off from the gridiron to rest some players from various bumps and bruises will end Friday night for the No. 10 Oxford Chargers with the start of Region 1-5A play at Center Hill. OHS coach Johnny Hill was upbeat about what the off week did for his team heading into the most important part of the schedule. (September 20, 2012, Page 8)