Newscenter 11 Sports continues our look at the top local sports stories from 2008.
Today, we continue our theme of high school football, where East Mississippi produced perhaps its best year ever.
Checking in at number six in our countdown is state championships won by Noxubee County and Louisville.
For Noxubee, winning the Class 4A state championship was a first in school history. The Tigers, led by a big play offense and a stifling defense, posted a perfect 14 and 0 record and defeated D'Iberville in the state title game in Jackson.
Several Tigers were named All-State by the Clarion Ledger and head coach M.C. Miller was named the top coach in the state.
The Clarion-Ledger also rated the Tigers number one overall in their final poll.
Meanwhile, it was a repeat for Louisville, who captured the 3A crown for a second consecutive year.
Coach Brad Peterson and his team beat Tylertown in a come-from-behind 26 to 21 effort for the championship.
Louisville also played that final game without Dandy Dozen quarterback Clayton Moore, who was booted off the team the week before.