SP vs Madison Central

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tigers down Madison Central to earn 9th straight trip to state championship

The South Panola Tigers earned their ninth straight North State Championship title with a decisive 43-7 whipping of the Madison Central Jaguars Friday night.

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That matchup was tabbed the premier, must-see game-of-the-year, as witnessed by the 8,000 plus fans who piled into Jaguar stadium, despite freezing temperatures.

The Tigers will be looking to win their ninth state championship title in Veterans Memorial Stadium next Friday night against old nemesis the Meridian Wildcats.

Both teams enter the contest with 14-0 records. Meridian shutout Oak Grove 34-0 for the South State Championship.

Meridian stopped South Panola’s 89-game win streak in 2008 with a 26-20 overtime win in the state championship.

However, South Panola has started another streak which stands at 26.

Griffin led the Tigers with four touchdowns on the night.

Tickets for Friday’s 7 p.m. kickoff will be available at South Panola Wednesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to noon for $10. Tickets will be $12 at the gate.