According to a 2006 study by USA Football and the Wharton Business Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania. The state of Mississippi is cited as having the best high school football in America. An upcoming film will tell that story on the big screen.
A press conference was held Monday at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson announcing the July release of the Movie: Mississippi Gridiron Gold.
Based on the popular 2007 book by Mississippi Attorney Mike Frascogna, the movie will share the thoughts, stories and philosophies of the state's greatest coaches. Some of those stories will be happy; others sad. Some will focus on the sport's deep history within the context of Mississippi's social changes.
"The theme of this movie [is] pride," said Frascogna. "Any kid that's ever played the game... who's playing the game now... when they walk out of the theatre, they're gonna feel really special about what they do when they play football in Mississippi in their high school years."
The movie is produced by Frascogna and Mississippi High School Activities Association executive director Dr. Ennis Proctor.
The magnolia state produces more college and professional football players per capita than any other state in the country.