Oxford goes to the air to get past Shannon in football jamboree

By Brandon Speck/NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – Oxford quarterback Parker Adamson made play after play Friday in the Oxford Jamboree at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
Plays didn’t come that easy for Shannon, in a 17-0 loss to Oxford in a two-quarter scrimmage.
“We’ve got some kinks to work out,” new Shannon coach Darryl Carter said. “I saw some bright things out here. We stayed very vanilla but my main thing was getting film, playing against somebody else.”
The regular season begins in a week, with Class 5A Oxford hosting Grenada and 4A Shannon at Kosciusko.
Adamson’s opening drives ended with a pair of touchdown runs from junior running back Jarius Barnes (4,1) and Cody Mills added a 29-yard field goal.
He was 5 for 6 for 66 yards on the opening 70-yard drive.
“He’s got the height, he’s smart, doesn’t get rattled, can check off, he’s the total package,” Oxford coach Johnny Hill said of his 6-foot-5 senior.
Carter, a former wide receiver and quarterback, saw several passes float through his receivers’ hands from quarterbacks Devin Gilleylen and John Thomas Peugh.
Shannon held out a starting running back and a left tackle with ankle sprains. Strong safety/linebacker Thomas Walton had three tackles for loss.
POTTS CAMP 31 HOULKA 0: Jamarquis Foster had an 11 yard touchdown run, Ben Bolden a 45 yard fumble for a 12-0 lead.
In the second, Brantley Harris returned a fumble 104 yards, Bolden returned a pick 62 yards and Harris caught a pass from Jordan Harris and out-maneuvered a defender for a 76-yard touchdown.
“We’’ve worked hard and tried to get ourselves where we need to be,” Bolden said. “It showed off but we’ve got a lot more work to do.”
CENTER HILL 3, OKOLONA 0: Class 5A Center Hill managed a 41 yard field goal from Boone Frederick against 2A Okolona. Okolona got a late interception off a tip from Jay Collins into the hands of Zack Pierce but the drive stalled.
“Defensively we played very well,” Okolona coach Calvin Aldridge. “We lost and we’re going to go back and work harder next week.”
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