Six MHSAA member schools that played in last weekend’s Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Gridiron Classic state football championships will collect $1,000 prizes for winning the sixth annual Text to Win contest.
The week-long contest matched schools and communities against their football opponents Dec. 1st and 2nd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford. The school in each of the six games that received the most texts to a designated keyword was the winner.
Contest winning schools were: Starkville (Class 6A); Hattiesburg (Class 5A); East Central (Class 4A); Yazoo County (Class 3A); Winona (Class 2A); and Nanih Waiya (Class 1A). Each school will receive a check for $1,000 designated for its physical education department from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi.
“Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is proud to support Mississippi high school athletics and physical education,” said Meredith Bailess, Director, Corporate Communications for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. “We believe these programs are helping to establish a strong foundation for healthy habits throughout life. Our partnership with the Mississippi High School Activities Association furthers our shared commitment to a healthy future for our students and our state.”
Text to Win Champions
2017 2016 2015
Class 6A: Starkville Class 6A: Clinton Class 6A: Petal
Class 5A: Hattiesburg Class 5A: Laurel Class 5A: Wayne County
Class 4A: East Central Class 4A: Poplarville Class 4A: St. Stanislaus
Class 3A: Yazoo County Class 3A: Charleston Class 3A: Charleston
Class 2A: Winona Class 2A: Bay Springs Class 2A: East Webster
Class 1A: Nanih Waiya Class 1A: Lumberton Class 1A: Resurrection
2014 2013 2012
Class 6A: Oak Grove Class 6A: Oak Grove Class 6A: South Panola
Class 5A: Oxford Class 5A: Oxford Class 5A: Starkville
Class 4A: Noxubee County Class 4A: Forrest County Class 4A: Noxubee County
Class 3A: Charleston Class 3A: Hazlehurst Class 3A: Charleston
Class 2A: Bassfield Class 2A: Bassfield Class 2A: Eupora
Class 1A: Cathedral Class 1A: French Camp Class 1A: Stringer