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Mississippi players ready to end losing streak to Alabama in the annual high school football classic


Alabama leads the high school football classic with 20 wins and 7 losses and have run-off six straight. Starkville's Jamie Mitchell is the head coach of the Mississippi All-Stars and he knows he has a talented football team, capable of putting an end to that losing streak.

Mitchell has two quarterbacks vying for playing time, J-Mar Smith from Meridian who is committed to Louisiana Tech and Starkville's Brady Davis, a 6-3, 195 pound pro-style quarterback who will sign with Memphis in February.

Coach Mitchell says it's time to get a win for Mississippi.

He said "We hear that a lot at home from our coaching association, our coaches and local coaches. It matters deeply to our state. The fact that we haven't won one since '07 is certainly a big issue for us. There's been some close ball games during that time frame but haven't been able to pull it off. We've got to find a way to break that streak."

Mitchell added, "You don't get this opportunity very often. It's 40 elite players on both sides of the football. Everyone of these guys are going to have great careers somewhere next year. It's a great honor for all of us to be part of the football game."

You can watch the 28th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic on WLOX-ABC beginning at noon on Saturday.

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