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December 6, 2013

Oak Grove holds on for first ever state title

JACKSON —  Kirk McCarty threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns, Jordan Mitchell caught nine passes for 149 yards and Oak Grove beat Tupelo 14-7 to win the Mississippi 6A state championship on Friday night.

    Oak Grove (14-1) scored the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter on a fake field goal, when McCarty threw a 4-yard touchdown to Logan Scott. The Warriors' offensive coordinator is former NFL quarterback Brett Favre.

    McCarty completed 23 of 40 passes. Oak Grove and Tupelo fought to a scoreless tie by halftime, but Oak Grove pushed ahead 7-0 early in the third quarter on McCarty's 5-yard pass to Cameron Myers.

    Tupelo (13-2) responded with Quinn Tiggs' 4-yard touchdown to tie it at 7, but Oak Grove took the lead for good on the successful fake field goal.

1A

French Camp 27

Smithville 6

    JACKSON, Miss.  — Jesse Hosket threw for 187 yards and ran for a touchdown, leading French Camp to a 27-6 victory over Smithville in the Mississippi 1A state championship on Friday.

    French Camp (11-5) jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and coasted to its first state championship. Michael Erving rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown and Daniel Hughes had 12 tackles, including three for a loss and two sacks.

    Hosket completed 9 of 16 passes and also had eight tackles on defense. Hagan Box returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown. French Camp outgained Smithville 331 yards to 99.

    Smithville (12-3) pulled within 21-6 on Drew Lann's 13-yard touchdown, but French Camp's Sam Gould kicked field goals from 42 and 23 yards to put the game away.

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Bassfield 48

Calhoun City 7

    JACKSON — Calvin Moore threw three touchdown passes as Bassfield rolled past Calhoun City 48-7 to claim the Mississippi Class 2A state championship for the second straight year.

    It was the Yellowjackets' (15-1) sixth state title in school history. Trodrick Daniels added 118 yards rushing and a touchdown. Curtis Mikell caught two touchdown passes and Brandon Mancuso caught another.

    Bassfield jumped out to a 27-0 lead by halftime in cold and wet conditions at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.

    In the last two years the Yellowjackets have outscored their opponents 83-7 in the state title game.

 

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