Big youth football tournament set for Saturday at VHS

Published 11:00 am Thursday, November 30, 2023

Some of Mississippi’s best youth football teams are coming to Vicksburg this weekend.

The first round of the Mississippi Youth Bowl Championship Series will be played Saturday at Vicksburg High School’s Memorial Stadium, beginning at 9 a.m. The MYBCS is a three-week series of tournaments that will conclude Dec. 16 in Jackson, and gathers league champions from around Mississippi and Louisiana.

Each tournament will have teams in the C-Team (7- and 8-year-olds), B-Team (9-10-year-olds) and A-Team (11-12-year-olds) divisions.

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The Port Gibson Titans, champions of the Jackson Freedom League’s C-Team division, will play the first game of the tournament against the Canton Jaguars of the Mississippi Youth Athletics Alliance. Other games will continue throughout the day, with the last one kicking off at approximately 4 p.m.

Admission to the tournament is $10, and wristbands will be provided for re-entry. Children age 5 and under get in free. Fans are not allowed to bring in outside food or drink.

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.

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