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Petal opens district play against pesky Pearl Pirates

In what is shaping up to be one of the toughest regions in class 6A, Petal is glad to play host to Pearl in Friday’s region 3-6A opener.Both the Panthers (3-1) and Pirates (3-1) enter Friday’s game after a bye week.

High School Football Week 2: Scores and Highlights

High School Football Week 1: Scores and Highlights

  White introduced as new football coach & AD at Ridgeland

Ryan Earnest stepping down as head coach, athletic director at Ridgeland High School

Prep’s Ealy shines in high school All-Star game

LIVE UPDATES: Commits, flips and more: What to expect on Early Signing Day in Mississippi

Continued Coverage

Florence introduces Rod Davis as new head football coach

  Mississippi tops Alabama in annual all-star game

  Scott Central defeats Taylorsville for 2A state title

  Taylorsville to play in state title game without starting quarterback

  Friday Night Football Week 15: Scores and Highlights

  SportsDeck Player of the Year: Jonathan Mingo

  Brandon & Madison Central prepare for 6A semi’s

Bulldogs host Oak Grove while Jaguars travel to Horn Lake

  Alcorn St. clinches 5th SWAC East title, beats JSU 24-3

With the win, the Braves (8-3, 6-1) secured home field advantage in the title game, which will be held at a host school for the first time. Alcorn State is also the first team to play in five consecutive SWAC championship games.

  Friday Night Football Week 14: Scores and Highlights

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  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Jimmy Holiday

Madison Central’s Jimmy Holiday accounted for over 330 total yards and four touchdowns in a 6A playoff game against Oxford.

  Player’s death leads to look at player safety

Northwest Rankin takes on Madison Central in Game of the Week

  HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Local teams compete in MAIS State Championships

  MAIS using instant replay for state championships

  Jaguars seek revenge in playoff catfight

  EMOTIONAL VIDEO: Moment of silence held before Greenville High School basketball game to honor Jeremiah Williams

  Friday Night Football Week 13: Scores and Highlights

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  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Brandon’s Will Rogers

Brandon High School’s Will Rogers threw a pair of touchdown passes last week to help Brandon win the Eat Dirt Rival Pearl.

Greenville mayor releases statement following high school football player’s death

Jeremiah Williams, a junior defensive back for Greenville High School, died Friday, a week after he broke his C1 and C4 vertebrae in a game against Madison Central.

  GAME OF THE WEEK: Jackson Prep faces rival JA in playoff semifinals

It’s a tale as old as time. Jackson Prep and Jackson Academy facing off in the MAIS Semifinals.

END ZONE FORECAST: Chilly and Damp for Week 13

Temperatures will be just near that 50 degree mark as we kick off football games across the area Friday night, dropping into the upper 40s by halftime and the mid 40s by the 4th quarter.

  GoFundMe page setup to help injured Greenville football player

Fundraiser was started by father of Madison Central player

Greenville High School football player on ventilator after being seriously injured during game

The unidentified player was attempting to tackle another athlete when he was injured.

  Friday Night Football Week 12: Scores and Highlights

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  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Jerrell Wilder

Jerrell Wilder put up 166 total yards of offense along with one touchdown. Wilder also had seven tackles and one interception in Germantown’s 20-16 win over Canton.

  Pearl wants Brandon to continue to ‘Eat Dirt’

Pirates have won two straight in one of Mississippi’s fiercest rivalries

  Brandon looks to win district, make Pearl ‘Eat Dirt’

Bulldogs can clinch #1 seed with a win over rival Pirates

  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Noah Thweatt

In Pisgah’s 42-20 win over Mize, Noah Thweatt racked up over 200 yards on the ground and four touchdowns on the ground

Friday Night Football Week 11: Scores and Highlights

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  GAME OF THE WEEK: Northwest Rankin looking to win District against Madison Central

The Cougars sew up the region title with a win Friday night over the Jaguars, earning a number 1 seed and a home playoff game in round one.

End Zone Forecast: Chilly and Dry for Week 11

Temperatures will be in the 50s with a little bit of a breeze under partly cloudy to mostly skies.


This week’s game of the week is a Region 2-6A metro showdown between two top-10 teams.

  SportsDeck Spotlight: Get to know Ginger Jag

If you’ve ever been to a Madison Central game, it’s a given that you’ve seen Mary Morgan Williams doing her thing. The Madison Central junior is very passionate about her job and it’s something she’s been wanting to do for a really, really long time.

  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Trent Singleton

Trent Singleton completed 11 of 11 passes for 136 yards and one touchdown plus he saw some action on the ground.

  Friday Night Football Week 10: Scores and Highlights

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End Zone Forecast: Warm and Dry for Week 10

As you head out to any football games, expect temperatures in the mid-upper 70s with partly cloudy and dry conditions.

  Pelahatchie’s tough offense takes on undefeated Scott Central

The Chiefs have been a balanced team up to this point this season, averaging 47 points per game, with a defense only allowing 14.

  Friday Night Football Week 9: Scores and Highlights

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  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Callaway’s LaKenith Thompson

Thompson rushed for 303 yards and 4 touchdowns

End Zone Forecast: Finally feeling like Fall

Beautiful Fall weather continues tonight with temperatures in the 50s and 60s with mainly clear skies.

  Game of the Week: MRA looks to break Prep’s streak

This matchup will mostly likely all boil down to stopping the number three running back recruit in the nation, Jerrion Ealy.

  Jackson Prep looks to maintain win streak against MRA

For the third straight week we have an MAIS battle for our Game of the Week. This week it’s between Madison-Ridgeland Academy and Jackson Prep

  Friday Night Football Week 8: Scores and Highlights

Undefeated Madison Ridgeland Academy travels to the Brickyard to take on Jackson Academy in the WLBT/Fox 40 Game of the Week.

  SportsDeck Spotlight: Mixing football with family at Warren Central

Combining football and family is normally an easy task, but what about working with your family when football is the job? The Morgan family has been doing that for decades at Warren Central.

  Jonathan Mingo receives Under Armour All-American jersey

Brandon High School wide receiver Jonathan Mingo was presented his official Under Armour All-American jersey Friday morning.

End Zone Forecast: Warm, Muggy and Dry

If you’re heading to any football games tonight, anticipate warm and muggy conditions to persist throughout the evening!

  Clinton tops Murrah 35-12

The offense and defense shined for Arrows tonight, earning them their six win of the season defeating Murrah 35-12.

  Laurel Tornadoes blow Wingfield away 49-6

The Tornadoes traveled to Forest Hill to take on the Falcons of Wingfield. Laurel come into this game looking to go 3-0 in region play.

  GOTW: Jackson Academy sticking to film and speed for winning recipe

Jackson Academy is coming off a loss to Prep, and face off against MRA, a team they beat last season 30-7. Last time they played against the Patriots at the Brickyard, the script was flipped for the Raiders -- something that they’re trying to make sure doesn’t happen again.

  GAME OF THE WEEK: MRA looks to stay undefeated as they take on Jackson Academy

MRA has yet to lose a game in 2018 and JA was able to say the same until Jackson Prep beat the Raiders last Friday.

Friday Night Football Week 7: Scores and Highlights

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Jarrian Jones receives Under Armour All-American jersey

Northwest Rankin’s Jarrian Jones received his jersey to play in the Under Armour All-American game during the Cougars pep rally.

SportsDeck Player of the Week: Markell Young

This week’s SportsDeck Player of the Week is Markell Young from Ridgeland.

All-Access with Madison Central’s Anthony Hart

The Jags welcomed the Murrah Mustangs and we went all-access with Madison Central Head Coach Anthony Hart.

Jackson Prep looks to maintain bragging rights over Jackson Academy

When you think of Prep and JA, you think of rivalry, but the last time the Raiders beat the Patriots was in 2013. So does Jackson Prep even consider this game a rivalry anymore?

  Game of the Week: Jackson Academy looking to stop Prep’s seven year reign

This week is an integral part of the season for Jackson Prep and Jackson Academy.

Friday Night Football Week 6: Scores and Highlights

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  SportsDeck Spotlight: Willis is Velma Jackson’s Mr. Do-It-All

Antavious Willis leads the state in rushing and the country in scoring in his do-it-all role for Velma Jackson

  GAME OF THE WEEK: Jags welcome Clinton to the Jungle

“They’re fast. That’s what we’ve been training for all day today, just them blitzing and coming fast,” said Madison Central’s Westbrooks Ross. “We’ve just got to be ready. We’ve got to be physical like I know we can be.”

  Arrows take aim at Madison Central in our Game of the Week

Undefeated Clinton travels to the Jungle Friday night

Friday Night Football Week 5: Scores and Highlights

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  SportsDeck Sportslight: 8-man football growing in Mississippi

Over 20 MAIS schools now play 8-man football

  Jerrion Ealy receives Under Armour All-American jersey

Anyone complaining of the level of competition Jerrion Ealy faces should check him out this January in the Under Armour All-America game.

  Jon Wiener joins the Fox 40 SportsDeck

Jon Wiener joins Mike and Rachel

  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Javeious Purvis

Pelahatchie’s Javeious Purvis shined against West Lincoln.

GMA Day gives kicking queen Kaylee Foster tickets to the Super Bowl

What a week it's been for Ocean Springs kicker and homecoming queen Kaylee Foster. Her story of winning the crown and kicking the game winning point went national. Thursday, she received a special surprise from former NFL player and Good Morning America host Michael Strahan.

  Brandon looks to hand NW Rankin their first loss in our Game of the Week

Brandon looks to hand rival Northwest Rankin their first loss of the season in our Game of the Week

  NW Rankin travels to neighboring Brandon in our Game of the Week

Cougars look to remain undefeated

Friday Night Football Week 4: Scores and Highlights

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  SportsDeck Spotlight: Undefeated Lanier

The Lanier Bulldogs, more familiar with the zero in the win column, creating a little buzz on Maple Street. There’s real excitement around the football program.

  SportsDeck Player of the Week: MRA’s Landes Purnell

MRA’s Landes Purnell is the winner of the Rick’s Pro Truck, Fox 40 SportsDeck Player of the Week.

  Madison Central seeks revenge on Pearl

Madison Central wants revenge on Pearl in our Game of the Week

  Callaway tops Murrah 33-21

JPS battle at Hughes Field Saturday between Callaway and Murrah.  Scoreless at the start of the 2nd quarter. Callaway with the ball, but not for long, Wesley Corbitt's deep pass is intercepted by Jalen Bracey, Bracey turns on the jets and makes it to about the 40 yard line.  Ensuing play, Zack Ormond launches the long ball and Ladarrian McMullen is there to snag it. McMullen scores and the Mustangs get on the board first, 7-0. Still in the 2nd, Corbitt passes to...

  SportsDeck Spotlight: JPS Coaching Turnover

Joel Sinclair enters his fourth season as head coach at Wingfield, more than enough to make him dean of JPS coaches. Sinclair admits he's heard it before. Three of the seven head coaches in the district are in their second season at their respective schools, and there more are in their very first season. Two are their program's third head coach in as many years, including Forest Hill's Jeremy Jones. "It's tough on them," says Jones. "Tough ...