Local notables featured in Egg Bowl action over the years


by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

The annual Battle for the Golden Egg takes place in Oxford this week as hosts Mississippi State Thanksgiving night at Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium.

The list of Mississippians that have played in the game over the years, especially those with ties to the South portion of the state, is nearly endless. So for this particular effort, we will focus on in the “Southern Six” and some of the players from and linked to that area as we recall past Egg Bowls.

Vancleave High head coach Kevin Fant led High to a pair of state championships during his time as a Tiger. He then went on to start as a signal-caller for Mississippi State for several seasons.

Although only around 30 Egg Bowls have been contested on Thanksgiving out of the 118 games played in the…

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