A cash prize of $2,000 will be on the line to win for high school football teams competing in the inaugural Mississippi Invitational in Tupelo. The two-day event at Ballard Park is a regional qualifier for the National Select 7-on-7 Championship that will held in Hoover, Ala., next month.
Games will begin Friday with pool play while the semifinals and championship will be Saturday. Those games will begin at 9 a.m., and admission is free for anyone wishing to watch.
Oxford is one of 11 teams that have entered the tournament and coach Johnny Hill said he is looking forward to seeing his team take on the competitive field.