Last season when St. Stanislaus walked off the field in Starkville after losing to Noxubee County 48-27 in the Class 4A State championship game, the Rockachaws made a team goal, get back to the title game in 2015.
On Friday, St. Stanislaus head coach Bill Conides, his assistant coaches and players completed that goal by crushing Lawrence County 62 to 28 to claim the South State title and back-to-back trips to the Class 4A finals.
Quarterback Myles Brennan passed for 551 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Rockachaws got their wish, a repeat championship showdown with Noxubee County, 3 p.m. Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford. The win over Lawrence County secure the Class 4A South State title.
Coach Conides said, "That means a lot. What also means a lot is getting back to Oxford and I think the hunger and desire for us to get back to the state championship game is certainly a big deal, really really big and we're excited to strap it up this week, for sure."
11 and 4 Noxubee County is ranked number 12 in the overall state rankings by MaxPreps and 11 and 3 St. Stanislaus is ranked No. 24.
For the first time in school history, Resurrection has cracked the Class 1A State football championship game.
The undefeated and top-ranked Eagles took care of business Friday night with an impressive 23 to 8 win over Lumberton at War Memorial Stadium in Pascagoula to win the Class 1A South State Championship and trip to the state finals 11 a.m. Friday in Oxford.
The Eagles face the undefeated Simmons Blue Devils, coming off a 46-0 victory over Smithville. Resurrection head coach Scott Sisson has guided the Eagles to new heights in this his third season.
Sisson said, "We've got really good kids that's been in the program for two or three years and they stuck with it. Keeping the kids out and getting them to where they enjoy being here. I think the chemistry has a lot to do with it. Everybody seems to be on board. I guess just the chemistry is so special and I've had the luxury of being a part of teams like that over the last 30 years. This group fits right in there with the best of em."
WLOX will be in Oxford for the Resurrection-Simmons Class 1A title game on Friday morning at 11 and for the Noxubee County-St. Stanislaus Class 4A championship game Saturday afternoon at 3 in Oxford.
If you can't travel to Oxford, you can watch all of the state championship games on the WLOX Bounce channel. You will need an antenna to tune-in to 13.3 to pickup the Bounce channel.
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