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Welcome to Starkville and the Mississippi High School Activities Association Gridiron Classic.
The officials at the MHSAA and Mississippi State University have worked hard the last several months to make the transition from Jackson's Memorial Stadium to college campuses a smooth one.
If anyone knows what it takes to compete for a state title, it is the Tigers of South Panola
In 1993, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012, the team brought home the state championship, while in 1996, 1997, 2002 and 2008 the Tigers finished second in the state.
The Oxford Chargers came up just short of the Class 5A State Championship last season, just as they did in 2003.
This year the Chargers find themselves once again as the North State Champions with a date in the title game and you can bet the team is ready for redemption.
No one knows that fact more than Oxfordâ€™s 2014 opponent the Golden Tornadoes of Laurel.
Noxubee County football coach Tyrone Shorter doesn't apologize about playing a tough non-division schedule.
The Tigers started the season by losing a 51-19 decision at Class 6A Starkville, then were beaten by Class 5A West Point 33-19.
When Scott Martin took over the Charleston Tigers two years ago, he knew that the stakes were high and that the pressure was going to be there.
The Tigers won a state championship in 2011 and were the runner-ups in 2012, so there was an expectation when Martin got the job.
Bassfield has been the program that all other programs in Class 2A point to as the gold standard.
The Yellowjackets have won six state championships and have won three of those in the past five seasons. Bassfield won in 2009, 2012 and last year's title in 2013.
The St. Aloysius Flashes have another chance against the Cathedral Green Wave.
After losing a 42-31 decision to Cathedral in the season opener back on August 22, St. Aloysius meets the Green Wave again with much more at stake.
Football season is not quite over for a couple Starkville Academy seniors.
Drew Harrell and Tony Hinton made their way to Jackson for practice on Tuesday in order to participate in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools All-Star Game.
When Fred Thomas stepped on the Mississippi State campus, he was expected to be a shooter.
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer has a new nickname for freshman LaKaris Salter.
There is a reason he has started calling her "The Ticket."
Schaefer has noticed the buzz at Humphrey Coliseum every time he puts Salter into a game.