Oxford Welcomes Grenada, Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Halftime

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

Photo by Adam Brown.

The Oxford Chargers return home Friday night to Bobby Holcomb Field as they host the Grenada Chargers. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Oxford (1-1) fell 45-17 to the Starkville Yellow Jackets last week in the battle for the Little Golden Egg Bowl.

Head Coach Chris Cutcliffe said his team worked on game perception in preparation for the matchup against Grenada. 

“(The team) has to pay much attention to detail not knowing when those plays are going to come,” Cutcliffe said. 

Cutcliffe said the wide receiver core and tight ends have played well to start the season. Senior tight end JJ Pegues stood out on the gridiron with more for-yard receptions.

“(Pegues) is somebody that we knew could do that coming into the season,” he said.

The Grenada Chargers roll into town with a 2-0 start to the young 2019 season.

“Grenada, as usual, is very physical and they are always going to have guys that run the football,” Cutcliffe said. “They have a running back and defensive back that are receiving D1 offers.”

At halftime, Oxford will honor 50 years of Charger football. The athletic department has invited former players, band members, cheerleaders and dance squad to take part in the celebration.

“A tailgate for those members will begin at 5 p.m.,” Cutcliffe said. “We are expecting a big turnout and it should be a lot of fun.”

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