Game Preview: Oxford Chargers (4-1) at Lewisburg Patriots (2-3)

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Game Preview: Oxford Chargers (4-1) at Lewisburg Patriots (2-3)

The Oxford offensive line battles against the Lafayette Commodore defensive line earlier in the season against Lafayette. Oxford won the game 46-7.

The Oxford offensive line battles against the Lafayette Commodore defensive line earlier in the season against Lafayette. Oxford won the game 46-7.

Rosie Frugé

The Oxford offensive line battles against the Lafayette Commodore defensive line earlier in the season against Lafayette. Oxford won the game 46-7.

Rosie Frugé

Rosie Frugé

The Oxford offensive line battles against the Lafayette Commodore defensive line earlier in the season against Lafayette. Oxford won the game 46-7.

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Last week’s MVP: QB John Meagher (246 YDS, 5 TD)

Coming off of a blowout win against Southaven, the Oxford Chargers will travel north to play against the Lewisburg Patriots. Lewisburg lost last week’s matchup against Horn Lake 21-3.  This is the Patriot’s first year in 6A, after going 2-9 in 5A last season.

Players to watch:

Oxford OL Bryson Barksdale: Lewisburg’s defensive line is one of the few bright spots on their roster. Barksdale and the rest of the offensive line should still be able to control the line and allow space for both John Meagher and the Oxford running backs. 

Lewisburg DL Scott St. Aubin: Standing at 6’6 and 265 lbs., Aubin is what you would describe as “big.”  Aubin plays on both sides of the ball on the line, but primarily features as an inside defensive lineman. Through his four games played, he has recorded 15 total tackles and one fumble recovery.

Oxford WR/PR Jacob Rousseau: Once the Chargers get a big lead, the backups should come in.  As a backup to the very talented returner Byron Pearson, Rousseau may get chances to return punts against Lewisburg. On the season, the senior has one punt return for 14 yards.

Lewisburg K/P Tanner Gillis: Gillis is one of the best players on the Patriot’s team. He scored the only points in a 21-3 loss to Horn Lake and has made five field goals this season. Gillis also has offers from East Mississippi Community College and Holmes Community College.

X Factor:

Ball Security: This should be an easy win for the Chargers, barring an unlikely fight put up by the Patriots. To ensure the easy win and victory, Oxford will need to keep ahold of the ball and not have many turnovers. 

Prediction:

Being completely honest, Oxford is very good, and Lewisburg is not.  This should not be a close game, similar to most of Oxford’s games this year, and it should be over by halftime. Chargers dominate 52-3.