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  Pearl High announces new head football coach

John Perry served 12 years as head coach in Pearl.

  Holiday flips to Tennessee

  Selmon stays close to home in signing with MSU

  Ridgeland’s Banks picks South Alabama

  Braden Smith signs with Louisville, his third school in four years

  NW Rankin’s McCollough heading to Air Force

Ahmad Johnson signs with UL-Lafayette

Continued Coverage

  Blocked extra point leads Mississippi over Alabama in all-star game

MSU downs Kansas State in New Jersey

High School Football Week 14: Scores and Highlights

  MRA, Jackson Prep set for championship rematch

Prep & MRA face off in rematch for MAIS 6A State Championship

  Heart & Resilience motivate Hartfield’s season

High School Football Week 13: Scores and Highlights

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High School Football Week 12: Scores and Highlights

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  A Ridgeland Renaissance

David White has made a great first impression at Ridgeland High School

High School Football Week 11: Scores and Highlights

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  Expecting never to run again, Mississippi student now on school’s cross country team

Basketball benefit tips off for Jackson coach battling cancer

High School Football Week 10: Scores and Highlights

  After first loss, no time to sulk for Madison Central

High School Football Week 9: Scores and Highlights

  Another big showdown looms for MRA and Jackson Prep

  Neshoba Central rushing attack rockets them to win over Canton

The rockets running back, Jarquez Hunter burst through the Tiger defense several times Thursday night.

High School Football Week 8: Scores and Highlights

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  No time to lament loss for Callaway

A mere seconds away from handing Provine its first loss of the season, the Callaway Chargers are ready to stop thinking what might’ve been and start thinking about what could be.

  New culture taking over at Ridgeland

The Titans currently sitting in prime position at 5-1, 2-0 in region 2-5A and have a chance for their first 3-0 start in region play in over four seasons.

High School Football Week 7: Scores and Highlights

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  Stingy defense propelling Patriots

So far, it has been smooth sailing for Jackson Prep’s state title defense.

  Jackson Academy going up against history on Friday night

No player on the 2019 Jackson Academy football roster has experienced the thrill of beating Jackson Prep.

High School Football Week 6: Scores and Highlights

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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.

  Work begins now for Canton

For the first time in over 40 years, the Canton High School football team is undefeated through the first month of the season.

GOTW: Undefeated Canton host the Ridgeland Titans

Coach David White for Ridgeland says his defense will need to make sure big plays don't happen against them.

High School Football Week 5: Scores and Highlights

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High School Football Week 3: Scores and Highlights

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High School Football Week 2: Scores and Highlights

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High School Football Week 1: Scores and Highlights

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  Pirates hit the road to open season

The new season is so close, that Pearl High School can almost taste it at this point.

  Clinton leaning on youth in 2019

Just two years removed from winning a state championship in Class 6A, the Clinton Arrows are, obviously, looking to do something like that again in 2019.

  Northwest Rankin forces game three on walk-off win over DeSoto Central

Northwest Rankin beat Desoto Central at Smithwills Stadium 7-6 to force a game three in the MHSAA playoffs.

More honors for the Pearl Lady Pirates Basketball Team

Pearl Mayor Jake Windham and city leaders recognize the Lady Pirates Basketball team with proclamation.

Pearl Track & Field Invitational honors Kersh dynamic duo

In May of 2017, former Pearl Pirate and Mississippi State track standout, Kaelin Kersh, was tragically killed in a car accident.

  White introduced as new football coach & AD at Ridgeland

Comes to Ridgeland from the University of Nevada

  Pearl Lady Pirates win 1st championship in 25 years while coach is deployed in Kuwait

The Pearl Lady Pirates won their first basketball title since 1994 by defeating Terry 59-48 in the girls 6A state championship.

  Velma Jackson wins fifth state title in seven years

Velma Jackson defeated Holly Springs 59-44 to claim the 3A state title. This is the school’s fifth state championship in just seven years.

  Pearl wins state championship while head coach is deployed

The Pearl Lady Pirates defeated the Terry Lady Bulldogs 59-48 to claim the school’s first basketball state title since 1994.

MHSAA State Basketball Tournament scores

We will update this list as the tournament progresses.

  Clinton High School baseball team surprises manager with special jersey

10th grader Mitchell Cook tried out for the baseball team last year, but when he didn’t get a spot, the coach approached him about a manager position. He has been going above and beyond for the team ever since.

  NATIONAL SIGNING DAY 2019: Athletes around metro sign national letters of intent to play college football

Wednesday is National Signing Day and college football teams across the country are hoping to complete their 2019 recruiting class.

Oak Grove QB John Rhys Plumlee flips from Georgia to Ole Miss

The Oak Grove High School standout is ranked No. 261 overall recruit in the 2019 class.

  Demario Davis hosts 7-on-7 tryouts in Madison

The Former Brandon Bulldog and current linebacker for the Saints hosted tryouts for his new 7-on-7 team. Around 100 kids from all over the state of Mississippi showed up at D-1 in Madison to tryout for the new travel team.

The accolades keep pouring in for Ocean Springs standout Kaylee Foster

For the past four months, Ocean Springs High School senior Kaylee Foster has been living a dream. That dream continues Thursday with yet another honor being bestowed upon her, this time from the capital city of Jackson.

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

Earnest says he stepped down for personal reasons and expects to remain on through the remainder of the school year.

  Annual Rumble in the South set for Monday

7 high school games celebrate MLK Day at St. Andrew’s

Jackson Prep two-sport standout Jerrion Ealy de-commits from Ole Miss

247 sports rates Ealy as the 45th best high school recruit in the country, the nation’s #4 running back recruit and the #2 prospect in Mississippi.

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

Earns MVP honors in Under Armour All-America Game

  Provine boys, Lanier girls capture JPS Holiday Tournament titles

Rams, Bulldogs win two games on final day to win the tournament

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

With the day finally here, the dreams of playing college football are about to become a reality for many high school athletes.

Florence introduces Rod Davis as new head football coach

Florence High School introduced its new head football coach Tuesday. Rod Davis joins the FHS staff after spending 4 years at Northwest Rankin as their assistant head coach and defensive co-coordinator.

  Mississippi tops Alabama in annual all-star game

Mississippi wins 2nd straight meeting, 24-20

  Scott Central defeats Taylorsville for 2A state title

Scott Central beat the defending state champions of Taylorsville Saturday in the MHSAA 2A State Championship game.

  Taylorsville to play in state title game without starting quarterback

The MHSAA football championship press conference was held Monday morning at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. As teams are preparing for the big games this weekend, we take a look at the battle in 2-A between Scott Central and Taylorsville.

  Friday Night Football Week 15: Scores and Highlights

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  Brandon & Madison Central prepare for 6A semi’s

Bulldogs host Oak Grove while Jaguars travel to Horn Lake

  Friday Night Football Week 14: Scores and Highlights

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  Player’s death leads to look at player safety

UMMC: “We do as good of a job as any state in the country as far as taking care of our football players”

Northwest Rankin takes on Madison Central in Game of the Week

When the Cougars and the Jaguars faced in October, Northwest slid by with a 32-28 win. The Cougars are now focused on fixing their mistakes from round one to be perfect this week against the Jags.

Brandon Lady Bulldogs volleyball team recognized

The Brandon High School Lady Bulldogs volleyball team are back-to-back state champions.

  HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Local teams compete in MAIS State Championships

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  MAIS using instant replay for state championships

Coaches can challenge; officials in press box will review plays

  Video: Mississippi basketball coach uses sign language in pep talk to deaf team

The video shows Bulldogs coach Sekoe White passionately communicating to the team in American Sign Language during a timeout, as they tried to mount a comeback against Jackson Preparatory School

  Jaguars seek revenge in playoff catfight

Madison Central travels to Northwest Rankin in our Game of the Week

  Vigil held to celebrate life of Jeremiah Williams

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.

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

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.

  Friday Night Football Week 13: Scores and Highlights

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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.