MHSAA Championship Games

By NEMS Daily Journal

Blue Cross & Blue Shield Gridiorn Classic
(All games televised on Mississippi Public Broadcasting)
Today’s Games
Class 1A Championship
Stringer (12-2) vs. French Camp (12-2)
Kickoff: 11 a.m.
THE BUZZ: Last week – Stringer 21, Bogue Chitto 7; French Camp 28, Shaw 8. … Stringer QB Tevin Moore has rushed for 2,034 yards, 39 TD and passed for 868 yards, 9 TD. … French Camp RB Jaylon Clemons has rushed for 1,363 yards, 15 TD. … Stringer has won three state titles, the last in 1992.
PREDICTION: French Camp

Class 2A Championship
Bassfield (15-0) vs. Eupora (14-1)
Kickoff: 3 p.m.
THE BUZZ: Last week – Bassfield 17, East Marion 14; Eupora 31, Bruce 28. … Bassfield uses two QBs – Jomez Applewhite and Calvin Moore. They have thrown for 1,282 yards, 14 TD. … The Jackets have two 1,000-yard RBs in Rod Williams and Jerome Keys. … Eupora QB Trey Pittman has completed 117 of 219 passes for 1,775 yards, 21 TD, 6 Int. … Bassfield has won four state titles, the last in 2009.
PREDICTION: Bassfield

Class 6A Championship
Brandon (12-2) vs. South Panola (12-2)
Kickoff:
7 p.m.
THE BUZZ: Last week – Brandon 35, Petal 23; South Panola 38, Madison Central 6. … Brandon QB Gardner Minshew has completed 151 of 260 passes for 1,821 yards, 18 TD, 10 Int. … South Panola QB Rip Kirk has passed for 2,144 yards, 25 TD, 8 Int. … Tigers defender Antonio Conner has 69 tackles, 3 Int, 17 deflected passes. … South Panola has one nine state titles, the last in 2010.
PREDICTION: South Panola

Saturday’s Games
Class 3A
Championship
Charleston (14-1) vs. Hazlehurst (15-0)
Kickoff:
11 a.m.
THE BUZZ: Last week – Charleston 56, East Side 0; Hazlehurst 39, West Marion 16. … Charleston’s backfield features RB Kameron Myers, 1,326 yards, 19 TD and RB Deshadrick Truly, 885 yards, 14 TD. … Hazlehurst RB Demetrius Cain has rushed for 1,629 yards, 18 TD. … Indians QB Kenneth Coleman has passed for 2,267 yards, 20 TD, 5 Int. … Charleston is the defending state champion. Hazlehurst won state in 2005.
PREDICTION: Hazlehurst

Class 4A Championship
Greene County (10-4) vs. Noxubee County (15-0)
Kickoff: 3 p.m.
THE BUZZ: Last week – Greene County 24, Quitman 21; Noxubee County 41, Louisville 21. … Noxubee County RB Darrell Robinson has rushed 2,686 yards, 47 TD. … Greene County QB Terrance Woods has completed 57 percent of his passes for 1,735 yards, 23 TD, 2 Int. … Greene County won state in 2003, Noxubee County in 2008.
PREDICTION: Noxubee County

Class 5A Championship
Pascagoula (11-2) vs. Starkville (11-3)
Kickoff: 7 p.m.
THE BUZZ: Last week – Pascagoula 17, Pearl River Central 10; Starkville 29, West Point 28. … Pascagoula QB Stacey Warren started the season at LB until the Panthers’ starter broke his hand. Warren has passed for 957 yards and rushed for 809 yards. … Starkville QB Gabe Myles has accounted for 1,707 yards total offense, 21 TDs. … The Yellow Jackets have won four state titles – 1984, ‘94, ‘95 and 2001. Pascagoula last won in 1987.
PREDICTION: Starkville