Big game tonight in Starkpatch, as Clinton and Pearl face off to see who will be the Heavyweight Champ in Mississippi high school football. The city of Clinton posted the following information for the game tonight:
Here are more details and logistical information for the MHSAA/Blue Cross & Blue Shield Gridiron Classic (6A State Championship) game to be held Friday at Mississippi State University.
Tickets at the game are $15. Gates open at 9 a.m. Tickets are general admission and no reserved seating is available. There are no pass-outs or refunds. Children 5 and under will be admitted without a ticket.
- 3:45 p.m. Team pregame meal
- 4:50 p.m. Team Walk at The Junction leading into the stadium (Similar to a pre-game pep rally; all students, parents and fans are encouraged to attend this event and cheer on the Arrows!)
- 6:30 p.m. Pre-game Awards (Scholar-Athlete of the Game)
- 7:09 p.m. Kickoff
- Halftime: College Savings Mississippi is hosting a contest (similar to what they do at the Egg Bowl) with the winner receiving a scholarship.
- Post-game: Award ceremony for winners and runners-up
Clinton is the home team at this game. Our fans sit on the west side of the stadium, our players will wear dark jerseys, and our band will play the National Anthem.
If you purchase a ticket at the gate, go to the West Side box office, and all Arrows fans should enter through West Side Gate A. There will be no access to upper levels for this event.
Souvenir programs will be available for $5 at the stadium. Extra programs (if available) may be purchased after the game through the MHSAA.
Stadium prohibited items:
No video cameras or videotaping will be allowed. Air horns, bullhorns, sirens, and vuvuzela horns are not allowed at MHSAA events. Cannons, umbrellas, propane heaters, ice chests, outside food or drink, weapons, alcohol or tobacco, and any items deemed inappropriate, hazardous or unsafe by venue personnel are not allowed. Cow bells ARE allowed.
The clear-bag policy is in effect for this game:
All state championship football games will be televised live. In the Jackson metro area, the channel is WAPT 16.2 on ME TV.
The Clinton vs. Pearl game will be live streamed online at www.misshsaa.tv. This is not a free service. Subscription cost is $9.95/month.
Star 93.5 FM will broadcast the game on the radio.
CHS cheerleaders are selling red crew neck sweatshirts for fans to wear to the championship game. The game is a Red Out. Sweatshirts are $20 and may be purchased at the CHS library during school hours through Friday (sizes/avaibility on a first-come, first-served basis). This is the shirt design:
Clinton Park, Northside and Eastside: 11:15 a.m.
Lovett and CJHS: 12:20 p.m.
Sumner Hill and CHS: 1 p.m.
Mark your calendars: Friday's half-day will be made up on the last day of school, May 26, 2017, which will now be a full day of school.