It’s officially the final game week of the 2021 high school football season. Picayune is the lone South Mississippi team standing, and they’ll play in the final game of the year on Saturday night on the campus of Southern Miss.
Of all the talented players in the Magnolia State, only one per classification can be named Mr. Football. And for a third straight season, the 6A winner is from South Mississippi. Ocean Springs is the lone undefeated team in 6A, and quarterback Bray Hubbard is Mr. Football.
Pascagoula High School has seen a number of electrifying football players in its day, but no Panther in history has more career receiving yards than current senior Houston Johnson. A kid so focused on the present, he didn’t even know the record was his until long after.
St. Martin High School sophomore Hailey Green is a linebacker for the Yellowjackets junior varsity football team. She’s also a gifted singer, and is on this season of The Voice - her second appearance on the show.
Jones hauled in over 2,000 yards and nine touchdowns in four years with Southern Miss. In high school, he was second team All-State, and earned over 3,500 yards and 29 touchdowns as a wideout for the Indians.