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Resurrection and St. Stanislaus taking aim on State Championship titles


It's been a great ride for both Resurrection and St. Stanislaus in the high school football ranks and that ride will come to an end this week in Oxford.

Scott Sisson has 29 years of coaching experience and he knows what it takes to win a championship.
Since taking over Resurrection head coaching duties three years ago, Sisson has led the 2015 Eagles to new heights and are one win away from claiming the Class 1A football championship trophy.

A solid running game and a stellar rock solid defense have combined to propel Resurrection to a perfect 13 and 0 season and battle undefeated Simmons Friday morning at 11 in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford.  Winner take all.

192 pound linebacker Paul Blackwell says he has seen the good times and the bad times at Resurrection.

"It's definitely been a long ride, especially those first few seasons, if anybody knows about us, "stated Blackwell.  "A tough few seasons.  Luckily, we've got three veteran coach led by Coach Sisson.  They really came in and helped our program and made some of our athletes into better athletes."

St. Stanislaus has run off 11 wins in 14 games and set a goal of playing Noxubee County in a rematch of the 2014 Class 4A Championship.

Rockachaws head coach Bill Conides knows his defense must play solid football and try to contain Jeffery Simmons who helped lead Noxubee County past St. Stanislaus 48-27 in last years title game. The Rockachaws defense has picked up it's play in recent weeks.

Conides said, "They have certainly turned it up the last nine or ten weeks of the season.  I think a lot of that has to do with our senior leadership and we also have some young guys, the junior and sophomores that are certainly stepping p and making plays on the defense."

Tyler Bouldin is in Oxford and he'll have a recap of both the Resurrection and St. Stanislaus title games.  You can watch all the State Championships games by tuning-in to the WLOX-Bounce channel located at 13.3 with an antenna.

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