Game Preview: Oxford Chargers (4-2) at Germantown Mavericks (4-3)


Vivi Tomlinson

The Chargers prepare for a play against Tupelo on Friday, October 1. The Chargers upset the previously undefeated Tupelo Golden Wave 22-6.

Owen Collins

Week six MVP: RB Roman Gregory (20 Car, 102 Yds, 1 TD)

With the 22-6 win over Tupelo, Oxford is now 4-2 on the season. The Chargers travel to Germantown tonight at 7:00 pm. The Mavericks are 4-3 on the season. Germantown won their most recent game against Murrah 31-12.

Players to watch:

Oxford RB Roman Gregory: 5’10” 180 lbs junior for Oxford. This season, Gregory averages 5.5 yards per carry with a total of 365 yards. He has a total of 5 touchdowns on the season. With Gregory’s vision and ability to squeeze through a defense, Gregory will be a tough player to stop against Germantown.

Oxford LB, P Ben Goubeaux: 6’0” 220 lbs senior for Oxford. This season, Goubeaux has accumulated a total of 730 punting yards while kicking 17 punts. Against Tupelo, Goubeaux punted 2 times with an average of 50.5 yards, his longest being 70 yards. When the Chargers are in trouble, Goubeaux makes a perfect plan to get the ball back down the field.

X Factor: 

Oxford’s Offense: I have said it the whole season, and I will say it again. While the Chargers lost WRs due to graduation, the Charger offense will have to be focused during the game. The Chargers are known as a second half team and usually score the most after the half time talk. Having multiple QBs and RBs helps keep the backfield fresh for the Chargers. The X Factor for Friday’s game will not only be the offense for Oxford, but mainly the WRs. They will have to set the tone and keep up the energy throughout the game against Germantown. Last Friday, the Chargers’ offense made a name for themselves while outscoring Tupelo and putting pressure on Tupelo’s defense.


The Chargers are just coming off of a dominant win against Tupelo. The Chargers will have more confidence coming into this game against the Mavericks, but so will the Mavericks, as they host tonight’s game. While they may have the home field advantage, I am ready to witness what the Chargers will do to get the job done against the Mavericks. 21-14, Chargers.