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Second-round voting begins Saturday in Greatest on the Gridiron tournament

Some games were blowouts. Some were close. There were upsets. All of them drew a response.

Nearly 2,000 votes were cast in the first round of The Vicksburg Post’s Greatest on the Gridiron tournament, a 32-team bracket where our readers will crown the best high school football team in Warren County history.

Voting in the 16 second-round matchups will begin Saturday at vicksburgpost.com, and continue until noon on Thursday, July 16. Readers can also clip the bracket included in today’s sports section and return it to our office at 1106 Washington St.

The first round included one game decided on a coin flip tiebreaker and another by a single vote, so every one of your votes counts. Thanks for your participation, so far, and let’s keep it up through the entire tournament!

First-round scores
Vikings Region

(1) 1994 Warren Central def. (8) 1948 Redwood, 99-31
(7) 2006 Porter’s Chapel def. (2) 1977 St. Aloysius, 129-129 on a coin flip tiebreaker
(3) 2001 Vicksburg def. (6) 1957 Culkin, 75-45
(5) 1978 Vicksburg def. (4) 1978 Warren Central, 73-62

Gators Region
(1) 1973 Vicksburg def. (8) 1945 Carr Central, 81-15
(2) 1990 Vicksburg def. (7) 1937 Carr Central, 54-21
(3) 1974 Warren Central def. (6) 1973 Warren Central, 42-11
(4) 1993 Warren Central def. (5) 1988 Warren Central, 52-51

Flashes Region
(1) 1970 Temple def. (8) 2016 Warren Central, 83-34
(2) 1979 Warren Central def. (7) 1955 St. Aloysius, 63-29
(3) 1966 Temple def. (6) 1964 Temple, 56-8
(5) 1993 Vicksburg def. (4) 2014 St. Aloysius, 136-112

Eagles Region
(8) 1984 Vicksburg def. (1) 1955 Carr Central, 38-32
(7) 1981 St. Aloysius def. (2) 1969 Temple, 81-70
(3) 1958 St. Aloysius def. (6) 1975 St. Aloysius, 30-19
(4) 2005 Porter’s Chapel def. (5) 1938 St. Aloysius, 114-84

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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