Watch Pine Grove take on Velma Jackson for a state title LIVE

Pine Grove is playing for a state title on Friday, their first since 1977, and you can watch all of the action live as it happens.

Below is the game preview of the two teams squaring off for the title.

MHSAA 2A State Championship 

Friday, March 4 – 3:00 p.m. 

Pine Grove Panthers vs. Velma Jackson Falcons

PINE GROVE PANTHERS

Record: 23-8 

Region: 1-2A (#1) 

Last Championship: 1977

County: Tippah 

REGULAR SEASON KEY WINS 

Starkville Academy 44-41

Corinth 61-45

Baldwyn 51-43 

Nettleton 75-47 

LOSSES

Ingomar 74-66

South Pontotoc 51-31

Biggersville 68-57

Starkville Academy 63-47

Noxubee County 51-50

Ripley 57-55

New Albany 54-43

Baldwyn 51-42 

STREAK

Won 13 in a row 

PLAYOFFS 

Round 1: Myrtle 88-43

Round 2: Coahoma County 56-48

Round 3: Leflore County 66-43

Round 4: Heidelberg 54-44 

HEAD COACH 

Jake Walker 

PROBABLE STARTERS 

#3 Carson Rowland (SR, Guard)

#12 Keaton Wilkerson (JR, Guard)

#14 Jack Hudson (JR, Guard) 

#20 Hayden Holcomb (JR, Guard)

#23 Jamas Cox (JR, Forward) 

KEY TEAM ATTRIBUTES 

-Rowland

-Shooting

-Experience 

ONE MORE THING

Pine Grove is in Jackson for the first time since 1977…winning it all would be a great story. 

WATCH THE GAME ACTION LIVE ON THE NFHS NETWORK


VELMA JACKSON FALCONS

Record: 17-10 

Region: 6-2A (#1) 

Championships: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019 

County: Madison 

REGULAR SEASON KEY WINS 

Leake County 52-20 

LOSSES

Northwest Rankin 62-45

Canton 55-41 

Leake County 56-54

Ridgeland 44-38

Madison Central 53-38

St. Andrews 54-48

Provine 61-53

Lanier 83-62

Scott Central 55-52

Canton 65-54

STREAK

Won 14 of 15 

PLAYOFFS 

Round 1: Nanih Waiya 62-50

Round 2: Collins 69-41

Round 3: Newton 65-63

Round 4: Choctaw County 51-38 

HEAD COACH 

Chris Love 

PROBABLE STARTERS 

#0 Devin Jones (JR, Forward) 

#2 Derick Bush (SR, Guard) 

#4 Jayden Jackson (JR, Forward) 

#5 Fredrick Page (SR, Guard) 

#10 J’ashton Williams (FR, Guard) 

KEY TEAM ATTRIBUTES 

-Rebounding 

ONE MORE THING

Velma Jackson has a great championship tradition. 

WATCH THE GAME ACTION LIVE ON THE NFHS NETWORK

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