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OHS football tames Tigers with ease

Jared Redding

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SALTILLO – A damp and chilly atmosphere couldn’t hold down a red-hot Charger offense last Friday.  They scored early and often.

Oxford High took care of business by beating Saltillo High 50-7 to move to 2-0 in district play.  Just like last week against West Point, the Chargers started off hot and never looked back.

“It was more of a complete ballgame with our offense, defense and special teams,” said OHS head coach Johnny Hill.  “We wanted to take the wind out of their sail early and we did.”

Jack Abraham had another five-touchdown performance while completing 85 percent of his passes for 261 yards.  Three of his touchdown tosses were to Ole Miss commit D.K. Metcalf.  Abraham also threw touchdowns to Zach Cousar and Ken Presley, who both finished with a combined five receptions for 99 yards.

Junior Hiram Wadlington was tasked with replacing running back Drew Bianco, who is injured.  Wadlington wore Bianco’s No. 8 jersey.  He did not disappoint.  Wadlington had nine carries for 144 yards.  

“I think I did pretty good for my first, but I know I got a lot to work on,” Wadlington said about his performance.

Many backups got to show off their skills in this game.  Senior Will Harvey pounded his way for a 2-yard carry for a touchdown on the ground.  Senior, Chris Walton, also got a rushing touchdown from 34 yards out.  Kalin Brown, Josh Patton, Andre Pegues, and Barry Flowers also got multiple carries as backups.

On defense, the tackle column was well-distributed for Oxford.  Jerry Quiller led the way with six tackles.  Quentin Wilfawn and Jack Turner had five tackles apiece. Turner also finished with two tackles for a loss and an interception.

Extra Points

Turning Point:

This game was never close from start to finish.  Oxford High started the ball game with an onside kick and the Chargers recovered.  The Chargers rolled from that point on.

Playmaker:

Metcalf’s first three receptions were touchdowns.  He opened the game with a 49-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.  Metcalf also had touchdowns from 25 and 4 yards out.  All three of Metcalf’s touchdowns came within the first seven minutes of the contest.

Talking Point:

I thought our coaches did a really good job of getting them (the players) ready to play and compete and get better; I thought we got better tonight,” Hill said.

Notes:

 

  • With this win, Oxford High has now won 17 straight district games.
  • Abraham’s five touchdown passes all occurred in the first half.
  • Next week, the Chargers host Lewisburg for their homecoming matchup.

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