Mississippi’s best broadcasters to provide radio coverage of MHSAA high school football championships


Mississippi best radio broadcasters will come together to provide statewide radio coverage of the MHSAA Football State Championships.

The games will be carried on ESPN 105.9 The Zone (WRKS) in Jackson and on all Mississippi Public Broadcasting stations around the state.

Anchoring play-by-play coverage for the broadcasts will be Ben Ingram, Mississippi native and voice of the Atlanta Braves.

“I absolutely love getting to come back home to Mississippi, and one of my favorite things about our state is our collective passion for high school football,” said Ingram. “Being a part of these state championship broadcasts is always a thrill for me, especially since our broadcasts cover the entire state of Mississippi. I’m really looking forward to being back behind the mic for these thrilling state championship games.”

Additional play-by-commentary, color commentary, and sideline coverage will be provided by:

  • Jared Shotts – Voice of the Germantown Mavericks and owner of Shotts Media.
  • Jake Wimberly – Voice of the Brandon Bulldogs and host of The Drive on ESPN 105.9 The Zone.
  • Bryan Eubank – Voice of the Jackson Academy Raiders and producer for The Raider Network.
  • Caleb Hamill – Voice of the Presbyterian Christian School (PCS) Bobcats.
  • Brandon Davis – PA announcer/color analyst for the Warren Central Vikings.

New to the coverage this year will be The Raising Cane’s Tailgate Show, which will air during the break between game broadcasts. Hosting the show will be two-time Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Radio Personality of the Year Breck Riley.

“Mississippi has some of the best high school football talent in the country and I’m thrilled to be working with a great team of broadcasters to provide coverage for those that can’t make it to the games,” said Riley.

The Raising Cane’s Tailgate Show will feature interviews with broadcasters, coaches, and other notable guests. Riley will also host the MHSAA Halftime Show during the game broadcasts.

This year, the state championship games are once again being held at M.M. Roberts Stadium on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

The 3A-1A-5A championship games will be played Friday, Dec. 3, while the 4A-2A-6A championship games will be held Saturday, Dec. 4.

Radio coverage of the state championship games is being presented by the Mississippi Army National Guard.

Broadcast Schedule:

Friday, December 2

10:30 am – Welcome and Preview

  • 11:00 am – Raleigh vs Noxubee County (3A Championship Game)

The Raising Canes Tailgate Show

  • 3:00 pm – Bay Springs vs McEvans (1A Championship Game)

The Raising Canes Tailgate Show

  • 7:00 pm – Picayune vs West Point (5A Championship Game)

10:00 pm –The Raising Canes Tailgate Show wrap-up

Saturday, December 3

10:30 am – Welcome and Preview

  • 11:00 am – Mendenhall vs Louisville (4A Championship Game)

The Raising Canes Tailgate Show

  • 3:00 pm – Scott Central vs Charleston (2A Championship Game)

The Raising Canes Tailgate Show

  • 7:00 pm – Brandon vs Starkville (6A Championship Game)

10:00 pm – The Raising Canes Tailgate Show wrap-up