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Mississippi wins all-star game against Alabama

For the 33rd time, Mississippi and Alabama trotted out the best high school football talent the two states could offer.

Posted: Dec 14, 2019 11:01 PM
Updated: Dec 15, 2019 2:51 PM

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM/ WTVA) -- For the 33rd time, Mississippi and Alabama trotted out the best high school football talent the two states could offer.

And Saturday afternoon, the difference between the two all-star teams came down to an extra point.

Wayne County defensive lineman Armondous Cooley got a hand on Evan McGuire’s point-after attempt in the first extra period of football to give the Mississippi All-Stars a 17-16 overtime victory over the Alabama All-Stars at M.M. Roberts Stadium on the University of Southern Mississippi campus.

It was one of two, blocked kicks in the game’s waning seconds that allowed Mississippi to send the game into overtime and then win it.

In a fairly frantic fourth quarter, Alabama had driven from its 40-yard line to the 8-yard line immediately after Mississippi had tied the game 10-10 with 2:04 to play.

But, as it had most of the day, Mississippi’s defense came up big.

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