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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Bassfield romped over Eupora 35-0 to claim the MHSAA Class 2A state championship yesterday. Jerome Keys rushed for 150 yards on 18 carries. It was the fifth state title in Bassfield's history.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tevin Moore scored on a 19-yard run with 2:11 remaining in the fourth quarter yesterday to lead Stringer past French Camp 20-17. It's the first MHSAA Class 1A state championship for Stringer since 1992 and fourth in school history. Moore also scored on a 51-yard run in the third quarter and finished with a game-high 222 rushing yards on 29 carries.

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt scoffs at the idea that Drew Brees' recent interception epidemic is to blame for New Orleans' fading playoff hopes. Vitt doesn't want the Saints' franchise quarterback to change a thing. Brees threw five interceptions in the Saints' 23-13 loss to Atlanta.

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a former assistant coach at two Rankin County schools faces charges related to allegedly inappropriate contact with a student. Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said yesterday in a news release that 27-year-old Matthew Wilder had worked at McLaurin Attendance Center and Florence Middle School.

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