State Championships Radio Network to broadcast all 7 MHSAA football state championship games

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The State Championships Radio Network will broadcast all seven MHSAA football state championship games.

Mississippi best broadcasters will provide statewide radio coverage on ESPN 105.9 The Zone (WRKS) in Jackson and on all Mississippi Public Broadcasting stations around the state.

“What’s great about the network is that no matter where you are in Mississippi, you’ll be able to find a station carrying the games,” said Jared Shotts, Owner of Shotts Media and executive producer of the State Championships Radio Network.

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 be a part of these broadcasts,” said Ingram. “Mississippi loves its high school football and providing this coverage across the entire state is a great way to wrap up the season.”

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 executive 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.
  • Josh West – Voice of the Tri-County Academy Rebels & 20+ year broadcasting veteran
  • Cliff Barker – Color analyst for the Tri-County Academy Rebels & Holmes Community College Bulldogs

In between game broadcasts, two-time Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Radio Personality of the Year Breck Riley will host The Pine Straw of Mississippi Tailgate Show.

The Pine Straw of Mississippi Tailgate Show will feature interviews with broadcasters, coaches, and other notable guests. Riley will also host the “Visit Corinth ” Halftime Show during the game broadcasts.

This year, the state championship games are being held at Vaught Hemingway Stadium on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

The 1A & 5A championship games will be played Thursday, Nov. 30, the 2A & 6A championship games will be played Friday, Dec. 1, with the 4A-3A-7A games set for Saturday, Dec. 2.


Broadcast Schedule:

Friday, November 30

3:00 pm – Welcome and Preview

  • 4:00 pm – Biggersville vs Velma Jackson (1A Championship Game)

The Pine Straw of Mississippi Tailgate Show

  • 7:30 pm – West Point vs Laurel (5A Championship Game)

The Pine Straw of Mississippi Tailgate Show wrap-up

Friday, December 1

3:00 pm – Welcome and Preview

  • 4:00 pm – Charleston vs Heidelberg (2A Championship Game)

The Pine Straw of Mississippi Tailgate Show

  • 7:30 pm – Grenada vs West Jones (6A Championship Game)

The Pine Straw of Mississippi Tailgate Show

Saturday, December 2

11:00 am – Welcome and Preview

  • NOON  – Louisville vs Columbia (4A Championship Game)

The Pine Straw of Mississippi Tailgate Show

  • 3:30 pm – Winona vs Noxubee County (3A Championship Game)

The Pine Straw of Mississippi Tailgate Show

  • 7:00 pm – Starkville vs Oak Grove (7A Championship Game)

The Pine Straw of Mississippi Tailgate Show wrap-up