Nicholas Parker rushed for 146 yards and four touchdowns and South Panola tied the most points scored in a Mississippi title game in defeating Oak Grove 56-14 Friday night, snatching the first MHSAA Class 6A state championship and winning the Tigers' eighth title.
South Panola (14-1) used its patented bulldozing running game to rack up 387 yards on the ground on 52 carries, storming out to a 35-0 halftime lead as sheets of snow blanketed Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
The Tigers' 56 points tied the state record held by Stringer (1992) and Pelahatchie (1998).
South Panola has won six of the last seven championships and 103 of its last 105 games.
The Tigers slowed the high-octane Oak Grove (11-3) passing game, as quarterback James McMahon went 20-for-46 for 243 yards with three interceptions.
Oak Grove also lost to South Panola in the 2003 title game