The Madison Central boys and girls were among five teams that successfully defended MHSAA state championships on a sunny and warm Saturday in the Blue Cross & Blue of Mississippi Soccer Classic at Clinton and Madison Central high schools.
In Class 6A boys, Madison Central defeated Ocean Springs 2-0 to win a third consecutive title. The Jaguars finished 22-1-1 on the season. The Greyhounds ended 15-7-3
In Class 6A girls, Madison Central beat Ocean Springs 3-2 for a second straight championship and seventh since 2000. The Lady Jaguars finished 18-2-1. The Lady Greyhounds ended 17-4-3.
In Class 5A boys, Pearl beat Germantown 2-0 for a second straight state title and 10th since 2001. The Pirates finished 19-3-3. The Mavericks ended 15-5-1.
In Class 5A girls, West Jones defeated Germantown 2-1 in sudden-death overtime to repeat as state champions. It was the fourth title overall for the Lady Mustangs, who finished 17-4-2. The Lady Mavericks ended 11-8-2.
In Class 4A boys, St. Stanislaus defeated Kosciusko 6-2 for a second straight title and seventh since 1996. The Rock-a-chaws ended 19-6-1. The Whippets finished 12-9-1.
In Class 4A girls, Lafayette won its first state title with a 4-3 victory (3-1 penalty kicks) over defending champion Northeast Jones. The Lady Commodores finished 20-4. The Lady Tigers ended 17-5.
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