West Point wins Class 5A championship

It's the school's ninth state title.

Posted: Dec. 2, 2017 10:56 PM
Updated: Dec. 2, 2017 11:12 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Marcus Murphy rushed for 226 yards and four touchdowns as West Point defeated Hattiesburg 41-15 to win the Class 5A state championship on Saturday.

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The Green Wave (15-0) now claim nine state titles. West Point won its second straight Class 5A state title and owns a 28-game winning streak.

"I know I'm getting stressed out cause I'm not gonna have him next year, but what can you say about him?" said West Point head coach Chris Chambless about Murphy. "He's an extraordinary person. That's first and foremost. Just love being around him. We've had a lot of great players in the past, but he's got a lot of good attributes. One of them is his character."

"I'm sad but then again I'm happy," Murphy said. "I'm sad because the game is over with, my season is over with, but I'm happy because we went back to back, went 15-0, made history at West Point."

Murphy's teammate, Chris Calvert, added 103 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

Hattiesburg finished the season with a 14-1 record.

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