Photo Gallery: Oak Grove-Horn Lake 6A championship game


On Friday, Nov. 30, the Oak Grove Warriors competed against the undefeated Horn Lake Eagles for the 6A state football championship at M.M. Roberts Stadium on the Southern Miss campus. Playing in front of a crowd of 9,347 people, many of them Oak Grove fans, Horn Lake earned its first state championship title with a 31-27 win.

Oak Grove senior quarterback John Rhys Plumlee threw three first-half touchdown passes and the Warriors jumped out to a 20-17 halftime lead over the Eagles.

Down 27-24 after three-quarters of play, Horn Lake took the lead with 7:19 in the fourth quarter on a one-yard touchdown run from running back Patrick Gilliam. The Oak Grove offense got the ball back with 2:30 remaining, but Plumlee threw an interception on the fifth play of the drive, sealing the win for Horn Lake.

All photos by Grant Chighizola