Monday, March 20, 2023

No. 3 Starkville Rolls Over No. 1 Oxford in Little Egg Bowl

Oxford QB Jack Abraham had a tough night. All photos by Andy Knef

The No. 1 ranked Oxford High School Chargers learned a lesson in humility at home last night as the Starkville Yellow Jackets rolled over them in the Little Egg Bowl 52-29.
In their first home game on their brand new artificial turf, the Chargers made numerous turnovers and were easily handled by Starkville quarterback Brady Davis. Davis, a big time college prospect, passed for 411 yards and six touchdowns.
The outcome was basically decided at half with Starkville up 31-7. Oxford stars Jack Abraham and D.K. Metcalf got it going in the second half, but it was far too late. The Yellow Jackets, ranked No.3 in the state going into the game, have staked their claim to the No. 1 spot.
Here are images of a hot, disappointing night of high school football:
The Charger Band was right on key.

The Colors were proudly posted by junior ROTC members.

At the start the Chargers were moving the ball.

But bug Starkville QB Brady Davis was too much.

The Chargers try to run the ball.

And Starkville answers with a long touchdown.

The Charger Cheerleaders are not about to give up!

And the Pep Band is ready to do their part.

The physical Yellow Jackets keep coming on strong.

The Band’s music was sweet but the score at halftime was sour.

In the second half Starkville ran away with the ballgame.

But Abraham kept firing.

And kept running for his life.

And Davis and the Yellow Jackets kept piling up the yards and points.

The fans hung in there.

Because it was still a great night to play football.

Andy Knef is editor of and has a lovely daughter-in-law who teaches at Oxford High. So go Chargers! You can contact Andy about this story at