Big plays turned in on offense and defense made the difference again for the Oxford Chargers on Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. A week after defeating Class 6A Grenada at home, the Chargers topped Charleston 21-18 to improve to 2-0 on the year.
Oxford never trailed in the contest as it jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Charleston, which won last year’s MHSAA Class 3A state title and 15 consecutive games prior to Friday’s setback, made things interesting in the second half before Oxford’s offense, defense and special teams rose up to secure the victory. (August 27, 2012, Page 1B)
Lafayette will look to build on its close victory over Class 6A Tupelo with a home game against Greenwood, while Oxford hopes to carry momentum over from its narrow victory over Grenada with a home matchup against the always athletic Charleston Tigers. (more…) (August 24, 2012, Page 6A)
Chequille Williams provided the spark that got Lafayette’s season off to a bang Friday, returning an interception for a touchdown minutes into the Commodores’ 8-3 win against Tupelo. (August 21, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford High School quarterback Parker Adamson didn’t get off to an ideal start in Friday’s season opener against Grenada at Bobby Holcomb Field, throwing interceptions on two of his team’s first three possessions with one of them getting returned for a touchdown.
Adamson and his teammates didn’t let the slow start and 12-0 first-period deficit shake them, however, as they rallied to post a 28-22 victory in the battle of Charger lineups. Adamson finished the night passing for 205 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help his team gain a measure of revenge for last year’s loss at Grenada. (August 20, 2012, Page 1B)
Johnny Hill writes to thank UM football coach Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss Athletic Department for allowing OHS to host its annual football jamboree at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, noting it’s a highlight for the players, families and schools involved. (August 17, 2012, Page 4A)
If there is one thing Oxford High coach Johnny Hill wants to do in this year’s season opener compared to 2011 it’s not turn the ball over. Five turnovers, and some key penalties, prevented OHS from securing a win over Grenada on the road last year. Oxford ended up losing 16-15 to GHS in a game that had a controversial ending due to clock complications on the part of the referees.
Hill said Friday’s season opener against Grenada will come down to which team blocks, tackles, executes and protects the football. (August 16, 2012, Page 1B)
Friday, the Oxford Chargers opened the Oxford-Ole Miss jamboree at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in impressive fashion with a 17-0 victory over Shannon. (August 13, 2012, Page 7)
High school football action returns to the area Friday night and Saturday with a bevy of games at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
While the “official” start to the season is still a little more than a week away, teams from around North Mississippi will get a chance to work out some kinks in the annual Oxford-Ole Miss Jamboree. (August 9, 2012, Page 4B)
Productive offseason workouts made a difference for the Oxford Chargers during their first day of summer drills Monday. OHS coach Johnny Hill was very upbeat about how the first three practices went for his team. (August 1, 2012, Page 6)