#19 - Oxford @ Tupelo - Football 2004
"Put Up 7 Points and Get Out of the Way!"
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Why was this so memorable? Oh, yeah...
"Coach, just put up 7 points and get out of the way!"
That was the quote I remember two weeks before I videotaped my first ever game for the Oxford Football Team, we did not have the athletic facility back then. Coach Bradley Roberson WAY before he became an administrator, Baseball Head Coach, Associate Athletic Director, and Principal, was the Defensive Backs Coach for the Football Team and was a Math Teacher at OHS. Coach Chris Baughman - who had yet to coach one single game Football or Baseball back then - put the quote on the white board after he had heard it.
Week 2 came around and my first away game came to Tupelo High School. I was a Sophomore back then taking over the videotaping duties from a guy that had died in the Spring of 2004. This was also Coach Johnny Hill's first trip back to Tupelo since returning back to Oxford from there and coach a game against them. (Tupelo came to Oxford the year previous and Oxford lost that meeting)
Coach Hill got his first (and currently only) win against Tupelo. Oxford improved to 2-0 on the year en route to a 10-3 record and reached the 3rd Round of the 4A Playoffs. That quote was used as my Senior Quote in the 2006-07 Yearbook (for those that produce the OHS Yearbook Flashback, go find that one and look for it).
For the most part, the game was dull to those that like offense, but was on the edge of your seat for those defensive minded fans. But for this game, the quote actually had meaning. "Put up 7 points and get out of the way." Since I've been with the football team, that is the only 7-0 game in the 97 I've done. It is also the only time since I've been with the team that we played Tupelo.