Biloxi-Gulfport game to feature live TV, real fireworks and more

Fans at this evening’s Biloxi-Gulfport high school football game – whether watching from a stadium seat or on WLOX – will see a football game that has many of the pre-game trappings of an NFL contest.

The game, which begins at 7:20 p.m. from Biloxi High School stadium, represents the finale of Cellular South’s season-long “Y’all vs. Us” series, which has spotlighted high school football rivalries. The game will be telecast locally on WLOX and on TV screens across the state and in Memphis.

Fireworks, skydiving and a jumbotron screen will be part of the extras this evening, giving the a pre-game atmosphere of a college or professional sporting event.

Teams will enter the playing field under massive 25- to 30-foot tower propane flames, similar to those employed at the Super Bowl last year and at select NFL games. Four members of the All-American Skydiving Team will glide into the stadium this evening, with one member of the team flying a 1,000-square-foot “Y’all vs. Us” flag; and a huge jumbotrol screen will be erected near the field to display interviews with coaches and fans, and game action.

Indians online: For more on Biloxi High football — scores, statistics and even audio highlights — click here.

Also this weekend: You’ll find the Gulf Coast Symphony at the Saenger Theater, Lenny Kravitz on stage at the IP, Jewel at the Beau Rivage, a holiday show at Gallery 782, and, of course, the Peter Anderson crafts show in the city to the east of the Biloxi Bay Bridge. For details on these events and others, click here.

News and notes

Rue Magnolia, Part 1: Employees of the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino recently donated their time and efforts to landscaping the area at the south end of the Rue Magnolia walkway, the beachfront pedestrian entrance into the Vieux Marche. To see photos from last week’s dedication ceremony, click here.

Rue Magnolia, Part 2: Meantime, a block further north of the Rue Magnolia fountain site, Public Works crews this week were using milling machinery to remove more than 8 inches of asphalt from a public parking lot that will become the location of the Slay House. To see a six-minute video of the work and the Slay House itself, as well as a YouTube video archive of other Biloxi events, click here.

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council’s next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Community Development Department, which is in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building, MLK Boulevard..

Road work: To see the latest report on road construction throughout the city, as compiled in the daily Traffic Update by the city’s Pubic Works Department, click here.