OXFORD — Class 6A, No. 7 Oxford had no trouble winning its fourth consecutive game over Gadsden City at Lamar Field on Friday night.

It seemed like the Titans got off on the right foot to start as they held the Yellow Jackets to a fourth down at the Gadsden City 45. Then Oxford pulled out some trickery as X’Zavian Britt found Trequon Fegans on a fake punt to go up a touchdown with 8:39 left in the first quarter.

It was all Oxford from that point on.

The Yellow Jackets led 28-0 at the half with scores on an 18-yard pass from Britt to Devion Ball, 33-yard pass from Trey Higgins to Jonovan Carlisle and a 1-yard run by Carlisle.

The Titan offense didn’t have a first down in the first half.

Gadsden City did come out strong to start the third. A kickoff return by D’Javi Byers to the Titan 45 gave his team good field position. Gadsden City had some help on a 15-yard Oxford penalty later on and drove down the field. C.J. Miller ran it in from 1 yard out with 6:10 left in the third to cap the drive.

The Yellow Jackets answered with a 1-yard run of their own by Carlisle on the following possession. Oxford scored its final touchdown on a pick-six returned 45 yards by Antwon Fegans with 17 seconds left in the third.

 

By the Numbers

104 — Oxford has outscored Gadsden City 140-36 during its four-game win streak over the Titans, a total of 104 points. … 155 — Total offense for Gadsden City (109 rushing; 46 passing). … 331 — Total offense for Oxford (214 passing; 117 rushing). … 2 — Each team had two turnovers. … 48 — Miller finished with 48 yards on seven carries and scored the Titans’ lone touchdown.

 

Coachspeak

“We challenged our kids to play hard and that’s the mentality we are trying to change with our kids. To fight for four quarters.” — Gadsden City coach Ali Smith on scoring to start the second half

 

Injury Report

Gadsden City was without starting QB DeMarcus Macon, who was injured in last week's loss against Etowah. He was in uniform, but was noticeably limping on his left leg. Jay Lawson played the entire game at QB.

"It's a day-to-day deal," Smith said. "It's a bruise deal that he's got. A deep bone bruise and those things are tough to come back from. But he'll be back and ready to go."

Ole Miss commit De'Rickey Wright (knee) was out as expected for the Titans.

 

Up Next

Gadsden City (0-2) heads to Sparkman on Friday to begin 7A, Region 4 play. Oxford (2-0) travels to Pell City on Friday for its first 6A, Region 6 contest.