Oxford, the Daily Journal’s top-ranked 5A-6A team, posted a shutout for the second straight season, 30-0, Friday night against it rival Lafayette, the Journal’s No. 3 3A-4A team in the annual Crosstown Classic.
The game was played at Lafayette on its new artificial turf field.
Oxford (4-0) took a 14-0 halftime lead on runs of 1 and 35 yards by Kenzie Phillips. The Chargers’ defense held Lafayette’s top offensive threat, D.K. Buford, to 26 yards total offfense in the first half.
Cody Mills, who missed a 56-yard field goal attempt in the first half, gave Oxford a 17-0 lead in the third quarter with his 28-yard kick.
A pass interception by the Chargers’ K.T. McCollins led to the Oxford’s third TD, a 2-yard run by Phillips that gave the visitors a 23-0 lead.
J.R. Anderson intercepted another Lafayette pass in the fourth quarter to set up the Chargers’ final TD.
That came on a 10-yard pass from quarterback Jack Abraham to tight end Zach Cousar and gave Oxford its 30-0 advantage.
Oxford wide receiver and Ole Miss commitment D.K. Metcalf suffered a foot injury, but there was no word available on the extent of the injury.
TISHOMINGO CO. 35, KOSSUTH 33 OT: Tishomingo County quarterback Blake Hawkins completed 11 of 18 passes for 251 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime at home.
Hawkins hooked up with Brannon Gamble for a 13-yard score in the extra period. He then connected with Jake Moore on the deciding 2-point converson pass.
Hawkins’ other TD passes covered 31 yards to Tanner McAnnaly and 20 and 38 yards to Gamble. The QB also rushed for 140 yards on 12 carries to lead the Braves (2-2).
T.J. Lambert scored the Braves other points on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter.