• John Macon Gillespie

Coverage Recap: Lafayette 23 Oxford 3

Oxford hit the field on Friday night looking for their fifth straight win in the Crosstown Classic. The scene was set. The Charger crowd was fired up and ready. The Ozone through blue power in the air as the team ran through the big blow up tunnel. It was a perfect setting for another Oxford win. The only problem, no one told Lafayette that it was supposed to be Oxford’s night.

The Commodores spoiled the night for the Chargers and won their first game of the season 23-3.

Lafayette played a very physical football game on both sides of the football. Their defensive front kept Oxford’s Hiram Wadlington contained all night long and the pass rush kept JR McClure off target more time than not.

Offensively for the Dores, junior running back Jamarcus Quarles had a breakout game. He bounced off of would be tacklers all night long. He had 32 carries for 272 yards. He now has 576 yards in just three games this season.

Quarterback Will Ard managed the game like a pro. He hit his short targets and distributed the football.

The tone setter of the night was defensive end Amain Johnson. Johnson completely disrupted the Chargers’ offense. He wouldn’t allow the Oxford running game to bounce outside. He spent more time in the Oxford backfield then some of the Chargers did.

Play of the Game:

After the Chargers forced a turnover on their own one yard line, Lafayette’s Amani Johnson wrapped up Oxford’s Hiram Wadlington in the endzone for a safety and the start 23 unanswered points by the Dores.

Player of the Game:

Jamarcus Quarles



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