Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Oxford Welcomes DeSoto Central for Homecoming

Adam Brown
Sports Editor

Photo by Adam Brown.

The Oxford Chargers return to the confines of Bobby Holcomb Field Thursday night for a homecoming match against the DeSoto Central Jaguars. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, Oxford announced that homecoming festivities will be moved up to Thursday due to the threat of weather.

Oxford (5-1, 2-0) is coming off a 21-3 victory over Lewisburg. All of the Charger’s 21 points scored came in the second half.

“I was proud of the way our team responded in the second half last week against Lewisburg,” Oxford head coach Chris Cutcliffe said. “We were able to overcome four turnovers on offense and find a way to win on the road.”

The Chargers are averaging 34.16 points per game and have only allowed 9.3 points per contest to their opponents.

DeSoto Central (3-3, 0-2) enters the game after falling to Horn Lake 14-0 last week.

“(The Jaguars are) 0-2 in our region, but that is not indicative of how good they are as a team. I think their coaching staff has done a tremendous job,” Cutcliffe said.

The Jaguars offense has averaged 168.3 rushing yards per game and 98.3 passing yards per game through the first six games of the season.

DeSoto Central’s quarterback junior Jason Curry is throwing for 118 yards per game.

“Their young QB is playing at a high level and they will definitely present a big challenge,” Cutcliffe said.

Fans can also listen to the call on Bullseye 95.5 FM. or stream the game live online at NFHS Network.