It took Brett Favre nearly 17 years, but he won another championship.
Favre, who won Super Bowl XXXI with the Green Bay Packers on Jan. 26. 1997, was part of another title Friday night in his role as offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School, which won Mississippi's Class 6A state championship.
"I can't say it's the Super Bowl, but it's pretty close," Favre told a bevy of reporters after the game. "It really is. It's a different kind of feeling, but I'm awfully proud of these kids."
Favre, who serves in a volunteer capacity with the team, began the game in the press box, but came down to the field after halftime with the score 0-0. The move worked as Oak Grove scored on its first possession of the third quarter.
Oak Grove won the game 14-7, with the winning points scored on a fake field-goal attempt after Warriors got to the 4-yard line but no further.
"That was all the special teams' coach," Favre said. "I don't call trick plays."
Oak Grove's offense, of course, was reliant on its quarterback, with Kirk McCarty finishing 23-of-40 passing with 268 yards and two touchdowns.
But it was Favre who got much of the attention.
"We were used to the media attention," Oak Grove head coach Nevil Barr told the Jackson Clarion Ledger. "Brett's been out there for eight or nine years and it didn't bother our kids. To us, he's just a special person."
And a fellow champion.