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Favre helps coach prep team to state title
  • Brett Favre is the offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School, which beat Tupelo 14-7 for the Mississippi 6A state title Friday night.

    Brett Favre is the offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School, which beat Tupelo 14-7 for the Mississippi 6A state title Friday night. Associated Press/Sept. 20, 2013

Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. -- Brett Favre is a three-time NFL Most Valuable Player and a Super Bowl champion.

Now, he can add one more accomplishment to his storied career: high school state champion.

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Favre is the offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School, which beat Tupelo 14-7 for the Mississippi 6A state title Friday night. It is Oak Grove's first state title.

A proud Favre roamed the sideline following the victory slapping players on the back and hugging his fellow coaches.

"I can't say it's like a Super Bowl, but it's pretty close," Favre said. "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."

The 44-year-old Favre has been the offensive coordinator at Oak Grove the past two seasons. The school, which his youngest daughter attends, is close to his home in Hattiesburg.

It was a tight game that was a scoreless at halftime. Oak Grove took the lead for good late in the third quarter on a fake field goal when Kirk McCarty threw a 4-yard pass to Logan Scott.

Favre couldn't take credit for that one.

"That was all the special teams' coach," Favre said laughing. "I don't call trick plays."

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