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  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.

  White introduced as new football coach & AD at Ridgeland

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

  Velma Jackson wins fifth state title in seven years

  Pearl wins state championship while head coach is deployed

MHSAA State Basketball Tournament scores

  Clinton High School baseball team surprises manager with special jersey

Continued Coverage

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

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

  Demario Davis hosts 7-on-7 tryouts in Madison

The accolades keep pouring in for Ocean Springs standout Kaylee Foster

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

  Annual Rumble in the South set for Monday

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

  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

  Brandon & Madison Central prepare for 6A semi’s

  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.

  Friday Night Football Week 12: Scores and Highlights

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  Pearl wants Brandon to continue to ‘Eat Dirt’

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

Olive Branch forward DJ Jeffries commits to Memphis Tigers

Olive Branch High School forward DJ Jeffries announced that he will commit to the University of Memphis.

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.

  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

  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.

  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.

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?

JPS cancels all middle school football games due to weather

If necessary canceled division games will be made up after the regular season has ended.

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.

  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Javeious Purvis

Pelahatchie’s Javeious Purvis shined against West Lincoln.

  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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Sheriff: Dead football player tested positive for cocaine

Sheriff: Dead football player tested positive for cocaine

  Pearl looks to rebound against Madison Central in our Game of the Week

Pearl, fresh off their first loss since December 2, 2016, hosts Madison Central Friday. Hear how the Pirates look to start anew after their 18-game winning streak was snapped in the video above.

  SportsDeck Player of the Week: NW Rankin's P.J. Lindsey

Northwest Rankin's P.J. Lindsey earned the Fox 40 SportsDeck Player of the Week award for his week 2 performance against Ridgeland.

  Clinton shocks Brandon

Clinton tops Brandon 19-14. Copyright 2018 WLBT. All rights reserved.

  SportsDeck Spotlight: Ridgeland's McDonald learns from Uncle Deuce

Ridgeland quarterback Zy McDonald starting off the year with a bang.