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Oxford Chargers Head to 5A State Football Championship


Oxford High School Football Team Travels to Starkville to Compete for State Title

Oxford vs. Laurel

Davis Wade Stadium

Saturday, December 6 at 7 pm

OXFORD, MISS. – The 13-1 Oxford Chargers football team are state championship bound this Saturday, December 6, making their 5A state football championship appearance for the second year in a row. The Oxford Chargers face Laurel at 7 pm for the 5A state championship title in the MHSAA Blue Cross & Blue Shield 2014 Gridiron Classic at Mississippi State University’s Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville.

“Making it to the state championship game in our class is an achievement that makes us all proud,” said Oxford High School Athletic Director and Charger Head Football Coach Johnny Hill. “I am extremely excited for this group. Our motto this year has been, ‘Finish the drill,’ and our team has worked hard to do this to get where we are today.”

Ticket Information

General admission tickets are $12 each and can be purchased this week through Friday at the Oxford High School front office from 8 am–4 pm or the Oxford School District office from 7:30 am–4:30 pm. Oxford High School is located at 101 Charger Loop, and the Oxford School District is located at 224 Bramlett Boulevard. Also, University Sporting Goods, located at 105 Courthouse Square, will sell tickets for $12 though Saturday at noon.

Tickets are $13 on game day at MSU’s Davis Wade Stadium Box Offices on the north and south ends. Tickets are general admission, and no reserved seating is available. One ticket is good for all games on the day the ticket is issued. Children five and under will be admitted without a ticket.

Community Can Support Team at Thursday Pep Rally or Saturday Sendoff

The community can show their support as the Oxford Chargers march toward the state championship at two events open to the public: 1) the Oxford Chargers State Football Championship Pep Rally Thursday, December 4 at 6:30 pm in front of the Oxford City Hall on the historic Oxford Square or 2) during the Oxford Chargers State Football Championship Sendoff on Saturday, December 6 at 12:45 pm in front of the Chargers Athletic Facilities on the Oxford Middle School campus.

During both events, the community is encouraged to cheer for the Chargers, show their school spirit by wearing blue and gold, and even bring signs of encouragement for the team before they embark on their state championship appearance in Starkville.

TV & Web Streaming of the Gridiron Classic

There’s good news for fans who cannot make the trip to Starkville: the 5A state championship game will air live on Mississippi Public Broadcasting (WMAV-DT, Channel 18 in the Oxford viewing area) and online at

Game Day Information: Charger Walk

To enjoy the total championship experience, Charger fans are encouraged to line the sidewalk leading into MSU’s Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday, December 6 at 5:10 pm to cheer on the football team and coaches as they make their way in to the stadium for the gridiron matchup.

Stadium prohibited items include: no video cameras or videotaping; artificial noisemakers of any kind such as air horns, bullhorns, sirens; cannons; umbrellas; propane heaters; ice chests; outside food or drink; weapons; alcohol or tobacco; or, any items deemed inappropriate, hazardous, or unsafe by venue personnel.
For more information on the Oxford Chargers football team, visit

Scouting the Teams


Oxford Chargers    13-1               

Laurel Golden Tornadoes    12-2



Per Game Avg
Oxford 43      Laurel 39
Rushing:    Oxford 193    Laurel 143
Passing:    Oxford 267    Laurel 268

Victory Margin (Playoffs)
Oxford      +39
Laurel      +16



Player vs. Player


Laurel: Keon Howard ~ 160 of 293 ~ 3,464 yds ~ 35 TD ~ 9 INT
Oxford: Jack Abraham ~ 182 of 308 ~ 2,942 yds ~ 34 TD ~ 7 INT

Running Backs
Laurel: Kobe Drummer ~ 68 yards per game
Oxford: Kenzie Phillips ~ 128 yards per game

Wide Receivers
Laurel: Omar Bayless ~ 1,409 yards, 17 TD
Oxford: DK Metcalf ~ 1,193 yards, 18 TD  

This article was originally printed in The Local Voice #218 (published December 4, 2014).
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