SENATOBIA — Domonique Harris, the sophomore quarterback for the No. 10 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers, didn’t throw the ball a bunch Thursday night, but when the 6-foot-5, 225-pounder did put the ball in the air, it was usually complete to a Ranger receiver and for a lot of yards.
A week after the Rangers’ running game led them to a 42-21 win over Copiah-Lincoln on the road, it was Harris’ turn to show his skills and complete passes when the running game needed a rest against Coahoma in their 44-6 win at Bobby Franklin Field.
Harris, a former standout at Southaven, finished the night 17-for-23 for 323 yards. He was 13-for-15 for 220 yards in the first half and was never really needed in the second half as the Rangers led 24-0 at the break and 30-0 after three quarters. Unfortunately for Harris, a 44-yard pass to running back Teshadi Talton didn’t go for a touchdown even though it appeared Talton crossed the goal line with just over 5 minutes left in the first half.
Referees ruled that Talton fumbled the ball before he crossed the goal line and thankfully for him — and the 2-0 Rangers — teammate Josh Hamilton was able to recover the fumble in the end zone. Other than that small miscue, which didn’t hurt the team, a muffed punt and an interception late with the game out of reach, the Rangers played well according to coach Ricky Woods. (September 14, 2012, Page 6A)
Led by a defensive unit that has only allowed one touchdown all season, the Oxford Chargers’ ninth-grade football team defeated Senatobia 28-0 Tuesday night. The 4-0 Chargers, who have outscored their opponents 145-6, were praised by coach Jason Russell for their play on defense. “We were lights out and we really had to play hard against a good, athletic Senatobia team.” Jack Abraham led the Chargers on offense as he passed for two of the four touchdowns scored. Abraham finished the game 11-for-16 for 171 yards, while Kenzie Phillips scored twice on runs of 2 and 56 yards. Oxford finished with 302 yards of total offense and scored a touchdown in each quarter. The Chargers will return to action Monday against Center Hill. (September 12, 2012, Page 7)
The seventh-grade Chargers defeated the Commodores 26-0, while the older Chargers outlasted the Lafayette 28-22 to remain perfect on the season. (September 12, 2012, Page 6)
A chance to play some reserves and build additional depth heading into the start of region play is what coaches from Oxford and Lafayette were looking to gain from Monday night’s junior varsity game between the two schools. While Oxford defeated the Commodores 12-7 at William L. Buford Stadium, a victory and a loss weren’t the two biggest things obtained from the contest. (September 11, 2012, Page 8)
Friday, the sophomore kicker from Water Valley knocked in his second career game-winning field goal when he punched through a 42-yard attempt with under a minute remaining in the Blue Devils’ 17-16 win against Bruce. (September 11, 2012, Page 9)
SENATOBIA— Coming off of an emotional win last week, it would have been understandable if the Oxford Chargers played flat Friday at Senatobia.
With the exception of a few hiccups on defense, that wasn’t the case as the Chargers never trailed during their 34-14 victory over the Warriors. (September 10, 2012, Page 3B)
BLOG: SENATOBIA— Coming off of a big win last week, some Chargers were worried Friday night’s game at Senatobia could end up being a “trap game” for Oxford.
That wasn’t the case, however, as the visiting Chargers jumped out to a 17-point lead and held on to defeat the Warriors 34-14.
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During the high school football season there’s no time to dwell on losses, and there’s certainly no time to pat yourself on the back for victories. (September 6, 2012, Page 8)
Oxford’s defenders must have felt hot following the Chargers’ 19-0 win over Lafayette in the annual Crosstown Classic. In a game that was dominated by the Chargers from start to finish, the OHS defense shined the brightest in a victory that not only ended a six-game losing streak to the Commodores, but also ended Lafayette’s 34-game winning streak.
It was an effort that won’t be forgotten by anyone associated with OHS for a long time. It was an effort — by all 11 starters and numerous backups — that garnered the unit this week’s Player of the Week honors.
Oxford defensive coordinator Steve Herring was beyond pleased with the effort his players gave in the victory and said hustling was the key to it all. (September 4, 2012, Page 8)