OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Bassfield used a strong defense and potent rushing attack to beat East Webster 39-20 on Friday in the Mississippi Class 2A state championship game.
It's the fourth straight state title for Bassfield (14-2), which has now won eight championships in its history.
Bassfield dominated most of the game, pulling out to a 39-7 lead in the fourth quarter before East Webster scored two late touchdowns. East Webster (14-2) had minus-8 yards of offense at halftime.
Ron Thompson led Bassfield with 97 yards rushing on 16 carries. Sanchez Berry added 89 yards on just three carries, including a 77-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter to give the Yellow Jackets a 20-0 lead.
Bassfield's Timothy Arnold threw for 86 yards passing and a touchdown.
East Webster's Jack Wilson threw for 127 yards and two touchdowns and also scored on a 4-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
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