The Mississippi All-Star football team forced overtime Saturday at M.M. Roberts Stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi, and pulled out a 17-16 win to earn its third-consecutive MS-AL title.
Alabama scored a touchdown in the first quarter and added a field goal for a 10-point lead that it maintained for most of the game.
Mississippi’s Gavin Gaudin of Northwest Rankin High School kicked a 31-yard field goal to cut the Alabama lead to 7 points in the fourth quarter. With just over two minutes remaining in regulation, Brandon’s Will Rogers connected with Tupelo’s Trip Wilson on a 14-yard touchdown to tie the game.
Alabama moved down the field and attempted a game-winning field goal with 42 seconds remaining in regulation, but the kick was blocked.
Rogers connected with South Panola’s Janari Dean for a touchdown pass in overtime. Alabama appeared to force a second overtime when it scored on a 9-yard touchdown pass, but the extra point was blocked to give Mississippi the 17-16 victory.