'Cats Claim State Championship

Meridian snapped the nation's longest winning streak, beating South Panola 26-20 in overtime Friday to win the Class 5A state championship.

The Tigers (13-1) entered on an 89-game winning streak and had won the state's last five championships before losing to the Wildcats (13-1).

James Barnett scored from 2 yards out on Meridian's overtime possession. Then Jacoby Eason sacked South Panola quarterback David Renfroe on fourth down from the 21 to end the Tigers' streak.


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