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  • Oak Grove (Hattiesburg, Miss.) head coach Nevil Barr and offensive coordinator Brett Favre pulled out all the stops in the Class 6A final against Tupelo.

    Halfway through the third quarter with the score knotted, 7-7, the team lined up for what would have been a 21-yard field goal.

    The snap went to holder Kirk McCarty, the team's prolific quarterback who threw for over 4,000 yards under Favre's tutelage.

    McCarty then found tight end Logan Scott wide open in the corner of the end zone to give Oak Grove what would prove to be the game-winning touchdown.

    According to Josh Mlot of the Lamar Times, the play was actually the brainchild of special teams coach Bobby Deleon, conceived of the play in the early hours of the morning before the game.

    See photos of Brett Favre celebrating with his team after the state title victory

  • Oak Grove (Hattiesburg, Miss.) currently sits at 8-0 and is presently the favorite to capture Mississippi's Class 6A state title.

    Losing second-year offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Brett Favre would have been a big blow to the team's title hopes.

    The all-time NFL leader in passing yards and touchdowns declined interest from the St. Louis Rams to return to the NFL as a player, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    The Rams recently lost starting quarterback Sam Bradford, a Putnam City North (Oklahoma City, Okla.) graduate, for the season with an ACL injury. Farve last played in the NFL in 2010 at age 41.

    Since Favre arrived at Oak Grove, the team has posted a 15-4 record.

    This fall, under Favre's tutelage, quarterback Kirk McCarty has enjoyed a monster season. In the team's eight games, he's thrown for 2,341 yards and 25 touchdowns versus only six interceptions.

    Favre, McCarty and Oak Grove have a major road test on Friday against 7-1 Brandon, one of MaxPreps Top 10 Games of the Week.
  • A last-minute Hail Mary pass gave Petal (Petal, Miss.) an improbable 24-21 victory last night against Oak Grove (Hattiesburg, Miss.)

    It also sacked Brett Favre with his first loss as a high school football assistant coach.

    Petal trailed 21-10 in the fourth quarter, but stormed back thanks to the play of quarterback Larson Barkurn and receiver Jesse Jackson.

    The duo connected on a 55-yard touchdown pass to make the score 21-17 early in the fourth.

    The Barkurn-Jackson connection struck again in the final minute of the game, as Barkurn's desperation throw was reeled in by Jackson to give Petal a stunning 23-21 advantage over previously-unbeaten Oak Grove.

    The game was streamed live online by PlayOn! Sports. The Qwixcore log for the game can be found here.
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    William Fuller, Roman Catholic

    Penn State University lost another 2013 football recruit today when William Fuller, a four-star wide receiver from Roman Catholic (Philadelphia, Pa.), switched his allegiance to Notre Dame, according to the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

    The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder had a great junior year, catching 46 passes for 758 yards and 10 touchdowns. He showed tremendous potential when he snared 10 passes for 276 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Chestnut Hill Academy.

    *Brigham Young University received a commitment from wide receiver Michael Davis, who will be a senior this fall at Glendale (Calif.), according to the Glendale Press. The 6-2, 180-pounder caught 52 passes last year for 860 yards and twice scored on kickoff returns of over 90 yards. He used his great speed in track to run 100 meters in 10.67 and the 200 in 21.40.

    *Brennan (San Antonio, Texas) defensive end Derick Roberson, who will be a junior in the fall, has committed to the University of Texas, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The 6-4, 225-pounder made 105 tackles, including 31 for losses and nine sacks, as a sophomore.

    *The University of Arkansas has received a commitment from two-sport star Zack Jackson of Berryhill (Tulsa, Okla.), the Tulsa World reported. The 6-3, 195-pound quarterback threw for 2,570 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior. He also used a mid-90s fastball to compile a 13-1 pitching record, averaging over two strikeouts per inning. He said he will play only baseball.

    *Former NFL superstar Brett Favre launched his coaching career last Monday as the full-time offensive coordinator at Oak Grove (Hattiesburg, Miss.) and head coach Nevil Barr couldn't be happier.

    Barr told the Jackson Clarion Ledger, "What I like best is his enthusiasm. He makes it fun. Football should be fun. Sometimes we forget that these kids play football because they enjoy it. Everybody knows he's competitive and he likes to win, but the biggest thing is watching how he treats our kids. The way he teaches and his patience. It shocked me how patient he's been."

    The 42-year-old Favre commented, "My experience in pro football means nothing. Absolutely nothing here. It's totally different. So our biggest learning curve as a team might be my learning curve."
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    Brett Favre

    Rumors continue to swirl around former NFL great Brett Favre, who may - or may not - become a full-time assistant coach this fall for the Oak Grove (Hattiesburg, Miss.) football team.

    The Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald reported earlier in the week that Favre - the NFL's all-time leading passer in career yards and touchdowns during a brilliant 20-year career - was going to become the offensive coordinator. The 42-year-old Favre has helped out at Oak Grove during the past few years in an unofficial capacity and lives in the area.

    He also ran his 7-on-7 camp at Oak Grove in late June and told the Hattiesburg American, "I really believe that if I do coach, I'll be at this level. I believe it's a lot more rewarding at this level, because you really feel like you're making an impact."

    However, head coach Nevil Barr emphasized, "Absolutely nothing is official. Brett's not even in town. When he gets back next week, we'll talk about everything at that time."

    The next school board meeting will be held on Monday evening. Stay tuned.