Four Coast Football Teams Return as State Champions

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) – The high school football season is officially over and four coastal teams return as state champions.

The girls of Our Lady Academy won the 1A title by beating St. Andrews on penalties 5-4.

“I’m so proud of these girls for how they’ve come together,” OLA head coach Caroline Grieves said. “We did the thing, we won it. I hope to see the tradition of OLA football continue, it really is an awesome tradition

The St. Stanislaus boys also beat St. Andrews in 1A, 1-0 for their third title in a row.

“It’s been a very long year. We struggled with many circumstances with injuries and all that stuff,” Stanislaus head coach Zach Villarrubia said. “It was a tough game, thanks to St. Andrew’s, they made it very difficult for us. But we’re really happy to get the win and get that third state championship in a row.

In 4A, Stone’s daughters made history, returning as state champions for the first time after beating New Albany 4-0.

Carissa Harrison (:01) – “It’s crazy. It’s a testament to what the community has done for the girls so far, what our coaches have done with the girls so far and it’s is amazing,” Stone’s head coach Carissa Harrison said. “An amazing experience, there’s nothing quite like it.”

The 5A Long Beach boys are back-to-back state champions after beating New Hope 4-1 late Saturday.

“They work so hard I’m proud of them,” Long Beach head coach Andee Wilburn said. “For us, winning two years in a row is hard to do. It’s hard to say either way, but it’s hard to go back.

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