By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress Times
A much-anticipated documentary about high school football in Mississippi is set to premiere in Webster County in August, with two showings at the Eupora High School auditorium.
Mississippi Gridiron Gold is an 80-minute movie co-produced by noted attorney and author Mike Frascogna Jr. and former MHSAA executive director Dr. Ennis Proctor.
“I think as far as being an athletic state, this is a story that needed to be told on screen,” Proctor said.
The movie is filled with interviews, collected over the past three years, with legendary football coaches, as well as players and fans, who have helped build the legacy of high school football in Mississippi.
“Eupora is featured prominently in the film,” said EHS head coach Junior Graham. “The movie really goes right along with the book (of the same name). It talks about the small towns and the Bible belt and all things that make Mississippi football what it is.”
The showings at the EHS Auditorium will be at 7 p.m. on Aug. 13 and Aug. 19. Eupora High School will also host a showing at Starkville’s Hollywood Premiere Cinema at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16
“It’s faith, family and football down here and sometimes we get those priorities skewed a little,” said current Madison Central and former Louisville High School head football coach Bobby Hall. “It’s 365 days a year. When football season is over people literally start counting down until it comes back again.”