Game Preview: Grenada Chargers (2-0) at Oxford Chargers (1-1)


Rosie Frugé

Senior quarterback John Meagher prepares to receive the snap in the fall jamboree. As a junior, Meagher threw for 1,575 yards and 14 touchdowns in addition to 536 yards and nine touchdowns rushing.

Edward Brown, Editor-in-Chief

Last week’s MVP: DL Jeremiah Pomerlee (4 Sacks, 1 TFL)

Grenada and Oxford will be facing off in Oxford this Friday night. The red and blue Chargers from Grenada are coming off of a 31-14 win over Hernando. Oxford had a disappointing 45-17 loss against Starkville last Friday. Last year, Oxford blew out the other Chargers 39-0 in Grenada.

Players to watch:

Oxford LB Ron “Dude” Person: Two games into the season, Person has 13 total tackles.  Against a run heavy offense, the senior captain will be a big factor in determining the outcome of this game.

Grenada DB/WR Emmanuel Forbes: Forbes is rated as a four star recruit committed to Mississippi State as a cornerback. While being a difficult matchup for any Oxford receiver, he will also present a challenge for Oxford on the offensive side of the ball at the wide receiver position. As Grenada’s best player, Forbes will need to make plays for his team to have a chance.

Oxford QB John Meagher: To put it bluntly, Meagher did not have his best game last week in Starkville. He completed only completed 40% of his passes and threw three interceptions. Grenada should be a good game for Meagher to bounce back, having thrown for 144 yards and two touchdowns against them last season.

Grenada RB Demarquese Gibson: The Grenada Chargers like to run the ball, plain and simple. Gibson has racked up 273 yards rushing on 41 carries, in just two games. 197 of those came from Grenada’s win over Hernando last week. For their offense to be successful, Gibson will have to rush the ball effectively.

X Factor:

Oxford Front Seven: It’s no secret that the Grenada Chargers like to run the ball often. Out of 99 recorded offensive plays, they ran the ball 67 times, or around 68% of the time.  If Oxford can contain the run and force Grenada into third and long often, they should have an easy night.


This year’s Grenada team is more talented than last year’s, which got shutout by Oxford 39-0. But, Oxford is still the more talented and better team. It should be a bit closer of a game than last year, but I expect Oxford to win easily. Oxford Chargers win 32-7 and get back in the win column.