Ole Miss to host MHSAA football state championships: What you need to know

Published 3:52 pm Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The MHSAA football state championships are coming to Oxford for the second time in three years. Ole Miss is hosting all six games inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Friday and Saturday.

With the final day of classes before next week’s fall exams and Ole Miss hosting two basketball games on Saturday parking might cause some headaches. The MHSAA has announced parking plans for fans and families of the 12 high schools descending to Oxford.

On Friday all lots surrounding VHS will be available. There will be an ADA shuttle on the South and Track parking lots for ADA patrons. The parking garage by the Pavilion will not be available until 5 p.m.

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Saturday will be trickier with Ole Miss hosting Virginia Tech and Arkansas State in a double header. The men play Virginia Tech at 1 p.m. while the women will play Arkansas State at 3 p.m.

Lots A,B,C,D,H and the South lot will be available. ADA patrons will need to look for the nearest available ADA parking spot or the South lot.

The stadium will open one hour before kickoff of the first game on both days. Tickets will be good for the entire day but you much purchase a ticket for each day. The clear bag policy used for Southeastern Conference games will not be enacted though bags will be searched upon entry.

South teams will be the home team this year and will be on the west sideline under the press box.


The schedule for both days is as follows:


1A: Nanih Waiya (15-0) vs. Simmons (14-0) – 11 a.m.

2A: Winona (11-3) vs. Taylorsville (14-1) – 3 p.m.

6A: Pearl (15-0) vs. Starkville (13-2) – 7 p.m.


3A: Yazoo County (14-0) vs. Jefferson Davis County (14-1) – 11 a.m.

4A: Noxubee County (10-4) vs. East Central (13-0) – 3 p.m.

5A: West Point (14-0) vs. Hattiesburg (14-0) – 7 p.m.


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