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Oak Grove and offensive coordinator Brett Favre win Mississippi state football title on trick play



Oak Grove quarterback Kirk McCarty celebrates with assistant coach Brett Favre after Oak Grove defeated Tupelo 14-7 for the 6A State Championship title in Jackson Miss., Dec. 6, 2013. The championship is the first in Oak Grove school history. / Ryan Moore, Hattiesburg American

JACKSON, Miss. — Brett Favre is a three-time NFL Most Valuable Player and a Super Bowl champion.

Now, he can add one more accomplishment to his storied career: High school state champion.

Favre is the offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School, which beat Tupelo 14-7 for the Mississippi 6A state title Friday night. It is Oak Grove's first state title.

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A proud Favre roamed the sideline following the victory slapping players on the back and hugging his fellow coaches.

"I can't say it's like a Super Bowl, but it's pretty close," Favre told the Hattiesburg American. "It really is. It's a different type of feeling, but I couldn't be more proud of these guys. It's been a lot of fun."

The 44-year-old Favre has been the offensive coordinator at Oak Grove the past two seasons. The school, which his youngest daughter attends, is close to his home in Hattiesburg.

It was a tight game that was a scoreless at halftime. Oak Grove took the lead for good late in the third quarter on a fake field goal when Kirk McCarty threw a 4-yard pass to Logan Scott.

Favre couldn't take credit for that one.

"That was all the special teams' coach," Favre said laughing. "I don't call trick plays."

“Our special teams coach came up with that play at 3 a.m. Friday morning,” Oak Grove coach Nevil Barr told the Clarion-Ledger. “We had never worked on it, so give (Bobby Deleon) credit.”

 

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