Facing the eight-time state champion Pearl Pirates, the Chargers were well versed in what they were up against heading into their MHSAA Class 5A State Championship debut. (more…) (February 4, 2013, Page 1B)
COLUMN: CLINTON — Oxford’s historic run through the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs wasn’t supposed to happen. The Chargers, the team up north that every other program forgets about, couldn’t win the title, could they? Unified and hungry throughout, the Chargers overcame another obstacle and proved a lot of naysayers wrong in the process by defeating Pearl 2-0 to win their first soccer title Saturday night at Clinton High’s Arrow Field. (more…) (February 4, 2013, Page 1B)
CLINTON — With the exception of the jubilation that prematurely spilled onto the turf in the final 30 seconds, the Oxford Chargers’ soccer team stayed cool, calm and collected in their first MHSAA Class 5A State Championship appearance Saturday. (more…) (February 3, 2013)
The Oxford netters made quick work of Pearl on Saturday, topping the Pirates 7-0 on the road in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. Zach Wilder defeated Gary Blissard 6-0, 6-0 and Ann Marie Edlin defeated Emily Craven 6-1, 6-2 to pick up the singles points. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 3B)
An early lead and another valiant effort wasn’t enough to lift the Oxford Chargers past the Pearl Pirates in the Class 5A North Half title match Thursday at Pearl. Despite jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the first half on a goal from Lucian Duchaine, the seven-time state champion Pirates found a way to rally in the second half to post a 3-1 win and advance to Saturday’s 5A state title match.
OHS coach Jamie Perkins said he was proud of the way his team competed less than a week after defeating Callaway in a marathon match that was finally decided on penalty kicks. (February 4, 2011, Page 6A)
With focus on stopping an option attack that hurt them a year ago, and an Oxford offense that was able to do virtually whatever it wanted, the Chargers achieved their revenge by up-ending the Pearl Pirates 49-14 at Ray Rogers Stadium. (November 15, 2010, Page 4B)
It doesn’t matter that the last time the Oxford Chargers and Pearl Pirates faced one another was a year ago. The Chargers’ 28-14 loss is still fresh in their minds and head coach Johnny Hill has made sure that his team learns from the past.
Sure, then-junior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups had suffered a broken finger on his throwing hand the week prior and as such his throwing ability was inhibited by a cast.
But that’s not what stood out most to Hill when recalling last year’s first-round loss. (November 11, 2010, Page 6)