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Greatest on the Gridiron: ’90 Vicksburg vs. ’37 Carr Central

Another Vicksburg vs. Carr Central matchup takes place in the 2-7 game of the Gators bracket.

Vicksburg High’s 1990 team is best remembered for one game — the 10-9 victory over Warren Central in October that ended 10 years of frustration against their archrival. The ‘90 Gators did a lot to earn a spot on this list beyond that, however. They finished 10-3, reached the Class 5A semifinals before losing 21-20 to Tupelo, and won the Region 2-5A championship. The region title remains the last for the program.

(2) 1990 Vicksburg vs. (7) 1937 Carr Central

  • 1990 Vicksburg (72%, 53 Votes)
  • 1937 Carr Central (28%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 74

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One of the first great teams from Warren County, the 1937 Carr Central Greenies shut out four opponents and held four others to a touchdown or less in their second season as a member of the Big 8 Conference. A tie against Laurel in September and a 19-12 loss to undefeated Meridian the following week led to a second-place finish in the league rather than a state championship. The Greenies won their last seven games by an average of 23 points.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured sports reporters in the paper's 137-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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