BAY SPRINGS, MS (WDAM) - JoJo Gray threw for one touchdown and ran for a second Friday evening as Calhoun City High School won its first Mississippi high school football championship since 1989 with a 22-8 win over Bay Springs High School.
The Wildcats (15-1) spotted the Bulldogs (12-4) an 8-0 lead in the Class 2A championship game and then scored the game's next 22 points.
Jessie Nabors ran for a game-high 105 yards and had one of Calhoun City's three interceptions. Tyrese Quinn had the other two picks, one setting up the Wildcats' first score in the second quarter, the second all but icing the game late in the fourth quarter.
Gray (6 yards) and Jadarius Parker (4 yards) each ran for a touchdown, while Gray also threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to A. Tarius Moore.
Parker and Nabors each ran for a 2-point conversion.
Jaylin Jones scored the Bulldogs lone touchdown on a 5-yard run in the first quarter before the Wildcats clamped down over the final three quarters.
It was the 12th time in 16 games this season that Calhoun City had held an opponent to less than 10 points.
Mississippi's High School Football Championships will air on WDAM 7 Bounce over-the-air on channel 7.3 and on Comcast on channel 216 Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.