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Champions Again: Heritage Academy wins state title

 

Adam Minichino

 

CLINTON -- The Heritage Academy football team accomplished the goal it had in mind all season: It gave coach Barrett Donahoe a Gatorade moment he will always remember. 

 

The dousing Donahoe received came minutes after one of the Patriots' most dominating defensive efforts of the season on the state's biggest stage. 

 

Graham McCain had a 30-yard field goal, Hudson Bean scored on a 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and Taylor Fields' sack in the final minutes provided the exclamation point Friday in Heritage Academy's 10-3 victory against Magnolia Heights Academy in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division 2 state title at Mississippi College's Robinson-Hale Stadium. 

 

The victory helped Heritage Academy (7-5) finish the season on a five-game winning streak and secure its first state title since 1986. This season also was the program's first time back in the playoffs since 2005. 

 

It all came in Donahoe's first season as head coach at the school. 

 

For more on this game and the rest of Friday's prep football action, see Sunday's edition of The Dispatch. 

 

Here is a list of the state of Mississippi's prep football scores from Friday night, as provided by The Associated Press: 

 

Local 

 

Madison Central 41, Columbus 7 

 

Starkville 45, Saltillo 7 

 

West Point 38, Canton 0  

 

Louisville 38, New Albany 13 

 

Noxubee County 14, Lafayette 0 

 

Aberdeen 39, McClain 16 

 

Bruce 35, East Webster 7 

 

Bogue Chitto 56, West Lowndes 36 

 

Heritage Aca. 10, Magnolia Heights 3 

 

State 

 

Mississippi High School Activities Association 

 

Class 6A 

 

First Round 

 

Brandon 35, Ocean Springs 14 

 

Clinton 31, Southaven 7 

 

D'Iberville 27, Meridian 21, OT 

 

Hattiesburg 21, Gulfport 14 

 

Olive Branch 53, Warren Central 21 

 

Petal 49, Biloxi 34 

 

South Panola 42, Jackson Jim Hill 7  

 

MHSAA Class 5A 

 

First Round 

 

Oxford 27, Provine 14 

 

Pascagoula 38, West Jones 6 

 

Pearl River Central 52, McComb 18 

 

Picayune 69, Brookhaven 42 

 

Ridgeland 13, Center Hill 6 

 

Wayne County 29, Moss Point 7 

 

MHSAA Class 4A 

 

Second Round 

 

Bay St. Louis 45, Germantown 7 

 

Forrest Co. AHS 42, Mendenhall 20 

 

Greene County 49, Tylertown 26 

 

Houston 34, Yazoo County 0 

 

Itawamba 30, Lewisburg 3 

 

Quitman 49, Columbia 14  

 

MHSAA Class 3A 

 

Second Round 

 

Byhalia 14, Booneville 6 

 

Charleston 60, Ripley 32 

 

East Side 26, Water Valley 24 

 

Hazlehurst 51, Sumrall 29 

 

Philadelphia 34, Wilkinson County 14 

 

Seminary 34, Forest 14 

 

West Marion 50, McLaurin 9  

 

Class 2A 

 

Second Round 

 

Bassfield 47, Bay Springs 12 

 

Calhoun City 48, J.F. Kennedy 18 

 

East Marion 10, St. Joseph-Madison 7 

 

Eupora 36, South Delta 8 

 

Mize 41, Union 24 

 

Taylorsville 41, Lumberton 6 

 

West Bolivar 37, Ackerman 15  

 

Class 1A 

 

First Round 

 

Coffeeville 35, Vardaman 21 

 

Falkner 44, Shaw 8 

 

French Camp 42, Coldwater 6 

 

Noxapater 46, Dexter 14 

 

Pelahatchie 51, Cathedral 40 

 

St. Joseph-Madison 38, Smithville 6 

 

Stringer 40, Nanih Waiya 7  

 

Mississippi Association of Independent Schools 

 

Class AAA Division 1 

 

Championship 

 

Jackson Prep 34, Jackson Aca. 10 

 

MAIS Class AA 

 

Quarterfinal 

 

Brookhaven Aca. 33, Lamar School 28 

 

Marshall Aca. 20, Indianola Aca. 15 

 

North Delta 41, River Oaks 7 

 

Simpson Aca. 21, Trinity Episcopal 14 

 

MAIS Class A 

 

Quarterfinal 

 

Benton Academy 48, Deer Creek School 14 

 

Newton Co. Aca. 32, Riverfield Academy 26 

 

Tri-County Aca. 41, Winona Christian 6 

 

Wilkinson County Christian Academy 30, Heidelberg Academy 0 

 

MAIS Eight Man 

 

Championship 

 

Russell Christian Academy 29, Calhoun Aca. 28 

 

 

Adam Minichino is the Sports Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.

 

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