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Welcome to Joel Norris’ Friday Night Before the Lights!

Every week Joel Norris will be briefing us with the players and teams to watch in the MHSAA, MAIS and especially the 8-Man teams! Joel explains the teams, the play, and the games that make the 8-Man game exciting. So enjoy this...
 
 
 

The Malone Matchups

Welcome to another season of Friday Night Under the Lights! This Week’s Malone Matchups. Week of 10-16-2020 Here are this week’s Malone Matchups! Jackson Prep (5-1) at MRA (7-0) Jackson Academy (5-3) at Presbeyteria...
 
 
 

Friday Night Under the Lights Recognizes the Passing of Gary Boyles, Former Announcer for the Crystal Springs Tigers

It is with sadness that Friday Night Under the Lights recognizes the passing of a friend of the show, Gary Boyles, of Crystal Springs. Mr. Boyles was a 1969 graduate of Central High School in Jackson and played on the Central H...
 

 
 

Listen LIVE Online

Catch Russ and the gang every Friday night between 10pm and Midnight for the best in Mississippi High School football! Remember, if it’s Friday Night, it’s Friday Night under the Lights!
 
 
 

Watch the MAC Basketball All-Star Games here!

The Mississippi Association of Coaches is going to broadcast the Basketball All-Star games HERE on Saturday, September 5th!       Here is the games and participants: Time  –  Teams 12:00  –  1A-2A-3A ...
 
 
 

Welcome to another year of Friday Night Under the Lights!

Welcome to another year! This year, FNUTL starts with the MAIS already two weeks into the season, and football to played under unique circumstances. It may be harder this year than ever to follow Mississippi High School footbal...
 

 
 

Welcome to the Crazy 8’s!

8-Man Football. Welcome to MAIS 8-Man football! 8-man football is played on a regulation football field but with 8 men; usually two less lineman and 1 fewer backs. The game is fast paced and with a wide open field, the scores c...
 
 
 

Who was Bernard Blackwell? Pondering the Father of Mississippi High School Athletics.

As the annual Bernard Blackwell North/South All-Star Game is getting ready to go in Gulfport, may we ask: who is Bernard Blackwell? Bernard Brown Blackwell is one of Mississippi’s finest athletes ever to play football. He playe...