‘Greatest on the Gridiron’ voting open until Thursday

Published 6:55 pm Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Nearly 1,800 votes have been cast so far in The Vicksburg Post’s “Greatest on the Gridiron” tournament, and there is still time to have your say on who is the best high school football team ever in Warren County.

Voting is open at vicksburgpost.com through Thursday at noon on the 16 first-round matchups.

The teams with the highest vote totals advance to the Round of 16, for which voting will open this weekend.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

Although some teams appear ready to sail through to the second round, a few games are still in doubt. Five matchups were separated by less than 10 votes each with about 24 hours to go until the polls close. The games between 1977 St. Aloysius and 2006 Porter’s Chapel; 1993 warren Central and 1988 Warren Central; and 1955 Carr Central and 1984 Vicksburg had a margin of one or two votes each. The 2014 St. Aloysius Flashes had a four-point lead on 1993 Vicksburg.

The other first-round matchups. Vote at vicksburgpost.com:

Vikings Region
• 1994 Warren Central vs. 1948 Redwood
• 1977 St. Aloysius vs. 2006 Porter’s Chapel
• 2001 Vicksburg vs. 1957 Culkin
• 1978 Warren Central vs. 1978 Vicksburg

Gators Region
• 1973 Vicksburg vs. 1945 Carr Central
• 1990 Vicksburg vs. 1937 Carr Central
• 1993 Warren Central vs. 1988 Warren Central
• 1973 Warren Central vs. 1974 Warren Central

Flashes Region
• 1970 Temple vs. 2016 Warren Central
• 1979 Warren Central vs. 1955 St. Aloysius
• 2014 St. Aloysius vs. 1993 Vicksburg
• 1964 Temple vs. 1966 Temple

Eagles Region
• 1955 Carr Central vs. 1984 Vicksburg
• 1969 Temple vs. 1981 St. Aloysius
• 1958 St. Aloysius vs. 1975 St. Aloysius
• 2005 Porter’s Chapel vs. 1938 St. Aloysius

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 reporters in the paper's 140-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.

email author More by Ernest