2023 MHSAA Football Championships

2023 Football Championship Schedule
ThursdayClass 1A3:30 PM
ThursdayClass 5A7:00 PM
FridayClass 2A3:30 PM
FridayClass 6A7:00 PM
SaturdayClass 4ANoon
SaturdayClass 3A3:30 PM
SaturdayClass 7A7:00 PM

MHSAA Football Championships Return To Ole Miss

CLINTON – The first season featuring expansion to the 7A classification culminates with the 2023 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Gridiron Classic (MHSAA Football State Championships) being played at Ole Miss’s Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium.

“This year marks something very special with the addition of the 7A classification, and we could not be more pleased to celebrate the milestone with our championships hosted at Ole Miss,” said MHSAA Executive Director Rickey Neaves. “We are thankful for partnerships with so many organizations that make our championships possible, and we appreciate the folks at Ole Miss being ready to host the event again.”

Four of the last five MHSAA football state championships were played at USM’s “The Rock” in Hattiesburg, with 2020 event hosted at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson. The football state championships were last hosted by Ole Miss in 2015 and 2017.

“We are thrilled that Oxford will once again be the host site for MHSAA football state championships,” said Kinney Ferris, Visit Oxford Executive Director. “Oxford has tremendous offerings for the traveling teams and their fans with exceptional restaurants, hotels and shopping.”

Expanded to a three-day event, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Gridiron Classic begins on Thursday, November 30 with Class 1A at 3:30 pm and Class 5A at 7:00 pm. Friday’s (Dec. 1) Class 2A and Class 6A championships will be played at 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm, respectively. On Saturday (Dec. 2), Class 4A will play at Noon, followed by Class 3A at 3:30 and Class 7A at 7:00.

Additional details, including information regarding tickets, parking, tailgating, and other amenities will be shared in the weeks leading up to the championships.

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