Wes Snellgrove, Matthew Guyton, & Drew Phillips (Baseball) - with the outfield completely gone from last year, expect Snellgrove to battle for a spot in the lineup with the three positions open. Guyton, who missed most of the remainder of the season after breaking his foot against Tupelo last year, might be forced to move to the outfield - as his bat is really valuable - with the addition of stud SS and Ole Miss commit Grae Kessinger crowding the infield up (replacing Pittman Phillips) which did not really lose anyone but Hunter Roth at third base. Drew Phillips manned 1st base for much of the year this past year, but his inconsistency at the end of the year and throughout summer might cause him to lose his spot. Phillips needs to find the form he had at the start of the year last year if he is to stay in the lineup. Snellgrove quit the Boys Soccer team despite being very successful playing defense and winning a State Title along the way.
Glenn "JR" Anderson (Football / Boys Basketball) - He will make the transition to Safety this season to replace the departed Conrey Meagher - last year's #1 Dandy Dozen student-athlete - but from what I've heard so far, he is better suited for this position instead of the LB position he played last year. He comes off the bench in Basketball and does solid work on the court.
Harland Stewart (Football / Boys Soccer) - Unlike his Twin Soccer brothers (Hunter & Hayden), he doesn't do much on the pitch - being more of an "enforcer" when he enters the game. He's called an enforcer because of his skills at LB for the Football team, along side Mike McGhee and Thomas Allen, they are just forces to be reckoned with. He had HUGE games against New Hope (13 tackles) and Pearl (16 tackles) along with gathering an Interception and a Fumble Recovery last year.
Josh Gibbs (Boys Basketball) - Gibbs is basically your loose firecracker set to go off at any moment. He can catch fire, or he'll shoot himself in the foot. He had big games against West Point last year and a couple others, but on the back end led the team in Turnovers. He has the ability to have great games, it is a matter of being consistent game in and game out.
DK Hutchins (Football) - the "other" DK on the team many don't know about. He will help lead the defense in the secondary along with KT McCollins and Anderson - which makes for a nightmare defense in the secondary if anyone tries to pass on those guys - it doesn't help the opposition that those guys have to practice against DK Metcalf, Kyree White, Zach Cousar and a bunch of other talented guys. He is a strong contributing member of the Football team.
Bre Pettis & Tamera Wadlington (Girls Basketball) - Pettis was one of the few players on the team that avoided the injury bug and started nearly every game this past season playing either the point or shooting guard positions. Her high number of Turnovers help cause her to miss this Dandy Dozen list. Wadlington was injured before the season began last year, one of many that missed the entire year. She was very helpful off the bench her Sophomore year and is expected to be one of the first off the bench if not start this year. Wadlington is in a position much like Tyler Jackson was last year, she didn't make the list because wasn't good, she just hasn't been able to prove anything yet.
Jerrica Hickenbottom (Girls Basketball / Girls Track) - Started in most (if not all) the games played last year and had to step up due to the injuries mentioned previously. She tends to shoot the 3-ball a lot but can get hot if she knocks one down. Also a member of Girls Track along the Field Events.
Gavin Douglas (Boys Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Boys Track) - Rare do I have a Tri-Sport athlete not make the list. Just simply didn't make the cut. Not only that, but he's helped win Championships from all three sports and has rings for them. Vital part of the Cross Country team much like David Dennis and Tristan Orman before him and helped Track win a Title last year. He did not play much of a role with the Soccer team when they won their state title helping him not find the list, but he will play vital roles in all three sports this year.
Emily Morgan (Girls Soccer / Tennis) - Goalkeeper for the Lady Charger Soccer Team who has done her role over the years. A solid Tennis player as well that has helped guided the team to State Titles during every year she has been on the team.
Emily Hankins (Girls Cross Country / Girls Track) - like the others listed in the Dozen, a valuable member of both teams, JUST missing the cut line to make it as the only sport she doesn't play (but two of her teammates does play and excel very well at) is Girls Soccer. She is a State Champion winning the 3200 meter run at the 5A State Meet last year and placing 4th in the 1600, grabbing her team 15 points. Arguably the second-best runner on both teams behind rising-sophomore Swayze Elliott. She place 4th overall in the 5A State Cross Country Meet last year. Those three along with rising Sophomore Swayze Elliott (who won the Individual Crown this past year in Cross Country and won a Individual Title in Track), they stand a threat to take the elusive Cross Country Title that has evaded Oxford for 14 years running after winning 8 of them within a decade.
Quinn Elliot (Boys Cross Country / Tennis) - A member of both teams aiding the Chargers to several State Team Titles since entering as a Freshmen in High School. However unlike the others on the list, his times for Cross Country is high (has not broken 20 minutes). Tennis is his dominant sport as he's been a part of the Starting lineup in some way for the past few years.
Cole Atkins (Tennis) - This being the only sport he plays keeps him from being on the Dozen list. With Elliot, he also rotates in the starting lineup and has aided Oxford with all those State Titles they have earned. He is a longtime member of the Tennis Team.
You could make the argument for 4-5 on this list to have made the Dozen list - but only 12 can make it. Next year will be extremely difficult for the 12 to make that list.