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Published on December 4th, 2015 | by Alex Thiel

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OHS Chargers to Play for Championship in Vaught-Hemingway

For the first time ever, the MHSAA 5A championship game will be played in Vaught-Hemingway stadium, and the hometown Oxford Chargers will be looking to lock up the state title in their own backyard on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 PM.

After defeating West Point by a score of 35-7, the Chargers will face Wayne County in the championship bout. They will look to send out Oxford head coach Johnny Hill with a state title in his final game on the sidelines.

Oxford has not won a state title in three years, but thanks to some stellar defensive play and an efficient game from quarterback Jack Abraham last week (26-35, 332 yds, 3 TD), they are in prime position to capitalize on what should be a considerable home-field advantage.

Also of note for local football fans will be the chance to see future Rebel WR D.K. Metcalf (son of former Ole Miss OL Terrence Metcalf) in his final high school football game before signing on with the Red and Blue. Metcalf is rated the 9th-best  high school player in Mississippi by ESPN, and 41st nationally among wide receivers.

Tickets for Saturday’s title game are $12. Oxford High School will keep half of the cost of tickets sold before the game. The Local Voice Ligature

 

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About the Author

Alex Thiel is a writer and Sports Editor for The Local Voice. A 2014 graduate of Ole Miss, Alex spends his days in Oxford as a freelance audio/video artist, yelling into microphones as a member of Carlos Danger, performing comedy noncommittally, digging around the University’s film archives for Ole Miss Sports Productions, and occasionally serving you beverages in exchange for your money.



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