By CHUCK HATHCOCK
Oxford turned four Grenada turnovers into 31 points and cruised to a 39-0 win Friday night at Charger Stadium.
With the loss, Grenada drops to 1-2 on the season. Oxford is now 1-1.
“We got our tails whipped in every phase of the game,” GHS Coach Ashley Kuhn said. You can’t turn the ball over five times and expect to beat a team like Oxford. The mistakes put our defense in some tough spots.”
Grenada stopped Oxford on its first possession of the night and forced a punt.
The Chargers put together what would be their best drive of the night. They moved from their 35-yard line to as deep as the Oxford 12. The drive stalled forcing Grenada to a field goal.
Remington Smith’s kick sailed wide right keeping the game scoreless with 3:54 left in the opening period.
Oxford took the lead in second period following a blocked punt. J.J. Pegues went in from yards out. He added the two-point conversion for an 8-0.
The Chargers from Lafayette made it 15-0 on 53-yard scoring reception from Dede Pegues.
In the second half, Grenada saw the game get away from them. They turned the ball over on their first two plays of the half and Oxford converted to lead 29-0. A field goal and a touchdown off mistakes accounted for the final margin.
Grenada returns to action next Friday night with a trip to Kosciusko.
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