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Live score, updates: Winona beats Noxubee County in Mississippi 3A football state championship

Get live score updates and highlights from the 2023 Class 3A MHSAA high school football state championship game
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The Winona Tigers (14-0) are one victory away from a perfect season. Standing in their way are the Noxubee County Tigers in Saturday's MHSAA Class 3A high school football state championship game.

Winona is led by senior quarterback Chase Richardson who was recently named Mississippi's Mr. Football for Class 3A. Richardson has thrown 25 touchdown passes and just four interceptions on the season. He has also rushed for 1,229 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Can Noxubee County contain Richardson? We'll find out soon enough. SBLive Senior Reporter Tyler Cleveland is on the sideline at Ole Miss’s Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium in Oxford to bring you full coverage from the game, including live updates, video highlights, photos and a game story. You can also watch the game live on the NFHS Network.

Follow along below for live updates from the Mississippi Class 3A football state championship game:

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Winona caps its perfect season (15-0) by winning the Class 3A MHSAA football state championship.

Winona quaterback Chase Richardson was remarkable, rushing 28 times for 294 yards and 4 touchdowns.


WINONA 34, NOXUBEE 27: Noxubee is not dead yet. Ka Mario Taylor connects with Dequadrion Welch on a 58-yard touchdown pass to get Noxubee right back in the game. The successful two-point conversion cuts the lead to seven.

Taylor has now passed for 352 yards and 3 touchdowns.

WINONA 34, NOXUBEE 19: Winona is starting to pull away. Zaishun Nash scores on a 46-yard run with 6:35 to play to give Winona a two-score lead. The PAT is good.

WINONA 27, NOXUBEE 19: Chase Richardson has taken over this game. He scores on a 51-yard run - his 4th TD run of the game - to give Winona an 8-point lead with 10:21 left in the game. The PAT is good.



WINONA 20, NOXUBEE 19: Winona takes its first lead of the game on a 2-yard touchdown run by Chase Richardson with 15 seconds left in the third quarter. The PAT is good. Richardson has now rushed for 166 yards and 3 touchdowns on 20 carries.

NOXUBEE 19, WINONA 13: Winona quarterback Chase Richardson scores on a 6-yard run - his second rushing TD of the game - to cut Noxubee's lead to six points. The PAT is good. 6:36 left in the third quarter.



Noxubee County quarterback Ka Mario Taylor has been the story so far. He completed 16-of-25 passes for 231 yards and 2 touchdowns in the first half. His favorite target has been Jaylen King who has caught 5 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown.

Winona quarterback Chase Richardson has rushed 12 times for 103 yards and a touchdown, but he is only 5-of-16 for 43 yards through the air.


NOXUBEE 19, WINONA 6: Ka Mario Taylor throws his second touchdown pass of the game, a 2-yard dart to Dequadrion Welch with 2:28 left in the half. The PAT (finally) is good.

NOXUBEE 12, WINONA 6: Noxubee is back in front after a 25-yard touchdown pass from Ka Mario Taylor to Jadquist Clark with 9:35 left in the first half. The two-point conversion is no good.



NOXUBEE 6, WINONA 6: The Winona Tigers tie the game on a 58-yard touchdown run by Chase Richardson with 1:49 left in the first quarter. The run came on the first play of Winona's drive. The PAT is no good.

NOXUBEE 6, WINONA 0: Noxubee capitalizes on the interception with a touchdown drive, culminated by a 30-yard touchdown pass from Jai Taylor to Jaylen King. The PAT is no good. 5:32 left in the first quarter.

WINONA 0, NOXUBEE 0: No score about midway through the opening quarter. Noxubee County just intercepted a pass on a trick play.


The game is now scheduled to kick off at 3:50 p.m. CT. Stay tuned.

Louisville just beat Columbia to win the Class 4A state championship.

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