Game Preview: (2-1) Oxford Chargers at (0-4) Murrah Mustangs


Ross A Shows, Podcast Producer and Sports Writer

Last week’s MVP: RB Roman Gregory (11 carries, 101 rushing yards, 1 receptions, 8 receiving yards, 5 touchdowns.)


The Chargers are set to hit the road for their first district test of the year, as they head down south to face the Murrah Mustangs. Oxford comes in riding a two game win streak after a dominant performance, thanks to a career performance from Roman Gregory. They reclaimed the Crosstown Classic trophy for their fifth time out of the last six meetings between the two teams. Murrah on the other hand, comes in on an eleven game losing streak. Last week, they dropped a close one 20-12 in their matchup against class 3A Port Gibson. In last year’s meeting between the Chargers and the Mustangs, the Chargers won in blowout fashion on homecoming night, 38-0.


Players to Watch:


Oxford Junior TE Jack Harper: Harper had yet another strong performance last week, with six receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown in the Crosstown Classic win. He continues to be a top target for QB Mack Howard and I expect the same this week.


Murrah Senior QB/ATH Jaquavious Fleming: Fleming wears number 6, and is a guy who is all over the field at all times. Playing both football and baseball for the Mustangs, he is just a straight up athlete. You will see him run plays on offense, defense, and special teams. He’s already got over 500 total yards through 4 games so far this season. He is the starting quarterback, yet he could line up at running back, receiver, or free safety on the defensive side of the ball, and he’s also a very dangerous kick returner. 


Oxford Senior MLB Max Micheal: Micheal had a fantastic game last week against Lafayette. He made multiple open field tackles on both special teams and defensively. Max is emerging on the defensive side of the ball, and I fully expect him to do the same this week. He is a guy that the Chargers will need to continue to play at a high level as they head into district play. 


Murrah Senior RB/ATH Broderick Gholar Jr: Gholar is a guy we didn’t see at all in last year’s meeting. Despite only having a little over 100 yards on 19 carries a season ago, Gholar has become a major part of the Mustangs offensive attack this season. He leads the team in rushing with 412 yards and averages over 100 yards per game on the ground.


X Factor: 


Ball Security: This should be an easy win for the Chargers, it’s unlikely that Murrah will be able to keep up. To make sure the Chargers secure the easy victory, Oxford will need to keep a hold of the ball and avoid unneeded turnovers.




Honestly, Murrah shouldn’t be able to even compete with this Charger team. The Chargers are without a doubt the better team, and I see the Chargers running the table early and ending this game before halftime. Chargers dominate 55-6.