A Region 1-5A schedule that has resulted in five wins in five tries for the No. 6 Oxford Chargers comes down to Friday night’s game with No. 8 West Point. Both teams enter the annual showdown without a blemish in region play which means a victory for either team results in the overall region title and a coveted home game in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.
Nobody knows that fact more than OHS coach Johnny Hill and nobody understands better than he does how tough it will be to defeat the Green Wave on the road. (October 25, 2012, Page 4B)
Oxford sophomore pitcher Hunter Roth didn’t realize just how important Friday night’s 5-1 win over West Point really was until after the game.
Sure, Roth knew it improved the Chargers’ record within Division 2-5A play, but the significance didn’t really hit him, or the other members of the team, until after OHS coach Chris Baughman got through talking with them. (April 9, 2012, Page 8)
Oxford’s road to reaching the MHSAA’s Class 5A North Half Tournament became a little more difficult Friday night after the Chargers suffered a 69-64 setback to West Point in Division 2-5A title game. (more…) (February 13, 2012, Page 4B)
Oxford’s girls remained perfect in region play and overall as the Lady Chargers defeated West Point at home Friday night and Scott Central on Saturday in the Mid-Mississippi Challenge held in Ackerman. The Lady Chargers topped West Point 81-37 and then defeated Scott Central 81-49.
Oxford’s boys also continued to roll in region play as the Chargers defeated West Point 90-63. The Chargers then took Starkville’s spot in the annual Hotbed Classic hosted by New Albany on short notice and fell to Booneville 63-50. (more…) (January 23, 2012, Page 2B)
Oxford’s quest to secure a spot in the upcoming Class 5A playoffs was dealt a setback Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. Despite an inspired effort, one coach Johnny Hill said would have won games at New Hope and against Hernando at home, the Chargers lost 31-21 to West Point. Now the Chargers have to defeat Clarksdale in the regular season finale on Friday at home to even have a chance of making the postseason. (October 31, 2011, Page 3B)
A record only shows a small portion about a high school football team. More often than not, great records and records that would be considered a little less than subpar, are all based on who a team plays.
In the case of the West Point Green Wave, the things that have made them one of the best programs in the state are still in place even if they are just 5-4 overall this season and coming off a surprising 30-29 loss to Center Hill. (October 27, 2011, Page 6)
Bittersweet was the only way to describe the feeling Oxford coach Chris Baughman had following Tuesday night’s Region 2-5A finale against West Point at Edwin Moak Field. For the second time in less than a week, the Chargers lost a region game on their home field by making errors and not executing like they had most of the season.
The end result was a 10-7 setback to the Green Wave, a team they beat two other times this year, and a final mark of 5-4 in the region.
Despite the loss, there was one positive gained for the loss, OHS still secured the region regular season title and the coveted No. 1 seed in the upcoming Class 5A playoffs thanks to New Hope’s 16-2 loss to Saltillo. Oxford (13-9 overall) will be idle this weekend in the playoffs because of the bye, but is still searching for a way to fully break out of the mini funk that has set in the final few games. (April 20, 2011, Page 1B)