HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WTVA) - Brandon Harris rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown and threw for another as West Point defeated West Jones, 27-12, to win the Class 5A state football championship on Saturday.
West Point (14-1) won its third state championship in a row and its tenth in program history.
After West Jones took an early 3-0 lead, Harris tossed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Treddis Anderson.
Ryan Melton blocked a Mustang punt and returned it 25 yards for a score later in the first quarter to give the Green Wave a 14-3 lead. Melton also had an interception in the fourth quarter that helped seal the game for West Point.
West Jones, which was making its first state championship game appearance, finished the season 12-3.