20 years ago, D’Iberville wore the state title crown


by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

(Photo courtesy of The Clarion-Ledger)

The football team at D’Iberville High School wasn’t quite fortunate enough to make the state playoffs this season, but that was far from the case for the Warriors twenty years ago.

That’s because, in 2002, D’Iberville produced the biggest achievement to date for any athletic program in school history as the 2002 Warriors brought home the Class 4A state championship.

On Friday, Dec. 6th at Memorial Stadium in Jackson, first-year head coach Louis Smith and his DHS team jumped out to a commanding 20-0 lead and thumped West Point 33-7 in the title tilt. The Warriors completed a 13-1 season with their 13th consecutive win in winning the lone state football championship in program history.

The Warriors possessed one of the top…

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