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Brett Favre's High School Football Team Wins State Championship


Brett Favre has some new jewelry to hang on his mantelpiece.

The retired NFL legend helped lead Oak Grove High School to the Mississippi Class 6A state football championship this past Friday night.

Favre, a three-time regular-season NFL Most Valuable Player and the winning quarterback of Super Bowl XXXI, has been serving as Oak Grove's offensive coordinator for the past two seasons. His youngest daughter attends school there, according to the Associated Press.

On Friday, Oak Grove took on Tupelo High School for a chance at the school's first-ever state football championship. Favre was stationed up in the press box, The Clarion-Ledger reported, a move he first made following Oak Grove's only loss of the season.

The championship game was a defensive slugfest in the first half, as neither team managed to put any points on the board. The second half was a different story, though, as Oak Grove managed a touchdown on its first drive following halftime, per The Clarion-Ledger.

Oak Grove scored the decisive touchdown late in the third quarter, successfully pulling off a fake field goal from the four-yard line. Favre was quick to deflect credit for the field-goal fake after the game, telling the AP, "That was all the special teams coach. I don't call trick plays."

NFL.com has footage of Favre celebrating his team's victory. After the game, the former NFL great reflected on how the victory compared to some of his other major career accomplishments.

 "I can't say it's like a Super Bowl, but it's pretty close," Favre said, per the AP. "It really is. It's a different type of feeling, but I couldn't be more proud of these guys. It's been a lot of fun."

Earlier this fall, the St. Louis Rams called Favre following a season-ending injury to their starting quarterback, Sam Bradford, to inquire whether he'd consider joining their team, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Favre respectfully declined.

Oak Grove must be glad he did.  

Photo: Oak Grove quarterback Kirk McCarty, right, celebrates with assistant coach Brett Favre after defeating Tupelo 14-7 for the 6A State Championship title in Jackson Miss. last week. The championship is the first in Oak Grove school history. (Ryan Moore/Hattiesburg American/AP)

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