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High school football coach killed in crash

Southeast Lauderdale High School is mourning the loss of head football coach Calvin Hampton.

Magee High football team quarantined, cancels next 2 games

  High School Football Scores and Highlights

Two MRA football players test positive for coronavirus

JPS: No decision yet on sports and extracurricular activities in the fall

  MHSAA schools preparing for summer return

  Pearl High announces new head football coach

Continued Coverage

  Rogers looks to bring quarterback prowess to MSU

  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

There was no last-minute excitement for Pelahatchie senior Ahmad Johnson.

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

A blocked extra point put Team Mississippi over the top against Team Alabama in the 33rd edition of the Mississippi/Alabama High School Football All-Star Game.

High School Football Week 14: Scores and Highlights

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  MRA, Jackson Prep set for championship rematch

For a second straight Saturday in mid-November, Robinson-Hale Stadium will be overrun with Patriots as Madison-Ridgeland Academy and Jackson Prep get set to battle it out for the MAIS football state championship in Class 6A.

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

High School Football Week 12: Scores and Highlights

  A Ridgeland Renaissance

High School Football Week 11: Scores and Highlights

High School Football Week 10: Scores and Highlights

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  After first loss, no time to sulk for Madison Central

With impending weather expected to wreak havoc this Friday, the Jaguars are forced to deal with an accelerated week of preparation ahead of a Thursday region 2-6A contest with South Panola.

High School Football Week 9: Scores and Highlights

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  Another big showdown looms for MRA and Jackson Prep

It was last season that Jackson Prep and Madison-Ridgeland Academy treated high school football fans to theater. A thrilling back-and-forth affair in the AAAA Division I state title game saw JP hoist the trophy in the end with a 33-27 victory. Now the two Patriots are set to square off again, and wh

  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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  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.

  White introduced as new football coach & AD at Ridgeland

Comes to Ridgeland from the University of Nevada

  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.

  Nick Saban visits Jackson Prep’s Jerrion Ealy

Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban spent Thursday afternoon in Jackson, Mississippi recruiting.

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.

Terry High School names Ronnie Smith Head Football Coach

Ronnie Smith is the new Head Football Coach at Terry High School. The Bulldogs introduced Smith Tuesday at the school’s new facility.

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

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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  SportsDeck Player of the Year: Jonathan Mingo

Prior to his final game of the season, Brandon wide receiver Jonathan Mingo had 70 catches for 1,293 yards and 14 touchdowns.

  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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  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

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.

  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

  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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  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