Gridiron Classic Football Championships return to Southern Miss

Six MHSAA state football championships will be decided Friday and Saturday when the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Gridiron Classic returns for a second straight year to M.M. Roberts Stadium on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

The two-day showcase features two defending state champions in West Point and Nanih Waiya as well as three state runner-ups from 2018 in Oak Grove, Poplarville and Taylorsville in the 39th annual event to crown the MHSAA’s best football teams.

State Championship Football Schedule

(South champions are listed second and will be the designated home teams for 2019)

Friday, December 6th

11:00 AM — Class 3A: Noxubee County vs. Jefferson Davis County

3:00 PM — Class 1A: Nanih Waiya vs. Lumberton

7:00 PM — Class 6A: Oxford vs. Oak Grove

Saturday, December 7th

11:00 AM — Class 4A: Corinth vs. Poplarville

3:00 PM — Class 2A: Northside vs. Taylorsville

7:00 PM — Class 5A: West Point vs. Picayune

Can’t make it to the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg?

Fans can watch the MHSAA/Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Gridiron Classic State Football Championships live on television and online.

TV listings

Delta — All games — This TV — WHCQ Channel 8.1

Gulf Coast — All games — Bounce — WLOX Channel 13.3

Hattiesburg — All games — Bounce — WDAM Channel 7.3

Jackson — All games  — MeTV — WAPT Channel 16.2

Tupelo — All games — My MS — WCBI Channel 4.2


NFHS Network’s Mississippi channel. Go to


All games will also be livestreamed on the NFHS Network’s Mississippi channel at


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