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WDAM Viewpoint- South State Championships

The Pine Belt has five high school football teams competing in the South State Championships. That is five out of the six divisions, which speaks to the great young talent in our area. Those schools are Bassfield, Stringer, Laurel, Oak Grove and Forrest County AHS. We would like to congratulate all of these young men, their coaches, faculty, staff and families – especially those proud parents.

Good luck tonight and don't forget to watch us at 10pm for highlights from all the games.

This is today's viewpoint.

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