Wayne County outlasts Oxford to win the 5A State Championship - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Wayne County outlasts Oxford to win the 5A State Championship

In a shootout Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, defensive tackle Benito Jones caught a touchdown pass from Reggie Stewart on what would prove to be the game winning score for Wayne County.

The touchdown pass put the War Eagles ahead 45-41 with 1:17 left in the game, and, despite Oxford driving inside the Wayne County one yard line on the ensuing drive, the War Eagles came away with the four point victory to capture the 2015 5A state championship.

This is Wayne County's fourth football state championship in school history and first since 2006.

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