BLOG: Oxford rolls Saltillo, improves to 2-0 in region play
SALTILLO — After a big win over West Point last week there was not any letdown from Oxford on Friday night.
It took 10 seconds for the Chargers to grab the lead over the Saltillo Tigers and the game was essentially over from there. Oxford stayed unbeaten in Region 1-5A play with a 50-7 win over the Tigers at Saltillo High School.
After a recovered onside kick to begin the game Oxford quarterback Jack Abraham hit D.K. Metcalf on the first play of the drive for the early 7-0 lead.
Metcalf and the Charger offense was hitting on all cylinders in the first half. The Ole Miss commit’s first three touches went for scores and Oxford (4-2, 2-0 1-5A) scored on every possession in the first half besides the last when Abraham took a knee to send the game to halftime and a 33-0 lead for Oxford.
Abraham threw for five touchdowns and had only one incompletion in the first half. He finished the night 16-for-18 for 230 yards, five TDs and one interception.
Receiver Ken Presley and tight end Zach Cousar also had touchdowns catches.
The Charger defense was stingy, forcing Saltillo to punt on four of their five first half possessions. The fifth drive ended with a missed 42-yard field goal attempt. Receiver Sirmarcus Evans scored on a two-yard run to put the Tigers (0-7, 0-2) on the board for the first time of the game in the fourth quarter.
For more coverage on the game look in Sunday’s print edition of the EAGLE.
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