Magee is set to take on Noxubee County for the 3A football state championship today and you can follow all of the action live.
Kickoff is set for 11 a.m.
The first of six state championships features a doozy right off the bat. Two tradition rich football programs, but in separate timeframes. One team has made frequent appearances here over the past decade, the other looking to restore the glory of one of south Mississippi’s finest brands.
The Tigers had a great shot and had their chances in Hattiesburg last year, but ran into the juggernaut we know as Lance Mancuso and his Jefferson Davis County Jaguars. This year, it’s no surprise they’re here. Their offense has the capability to create separation on the scoreboard. However, their defense is what makes them great and has done so for over a decade. Eight points allowed per game is no easy task against anybody. Also consider were they did it, arguably the best area of prep football in Mississippi. However, they’ll have their biggest test of the season come Friday.
It’s hard to understate what Chandler Pittman has meant to Magee High School, both on and off the field. They survived by all measures the toughest region in Class 3A, and not only that, they were perfect in doing so. Pittman’s yards speak for itself, but just like their opponent Friday, they play defense, some outstanding defense. They’re allowing right at seven points given up per game, and only surrendered 16 total points in the postseason thus far. Will they have what it takes Friday? They’re going up against a team that almost never loses when they’re on this stage, last year being an anomaly.
Here are the TV stations carrying the contest:
Gridiron Classic television schedule 2020
Delta – This TV — WHCQ Channel 8.1
Gulf Coast — Bounce — WLOX Channel 13.3
Hattiesburg — Bounce — WDAM Channel 7.3
Jackson — MeTV — WAPT Channel 16.2
Meridian — Bounce — WMDN Channel 24.2
Tupelo — My MS — WCBI Channel 4.2
You can watch also all of the action on the MHSAA NFHS Network LIVE here