The Lions take on district champion West Monroe next week.
Tyler Russell and Meridian have had better nights, but the 5A south favorite got by Hattiesburg on the road 27-3.
Russell was 15 of 27 for 201 yards and three touchdowns. Tyler also scampered for another score.
Meridian (12-1) has scored 12 touchdowns so far in the 5A state playoffs and Russell has had a hand in all twelve.
Chris Smith reeled in six passes, one of which resulted in a touchdown.
Meridian will host Oak Grove for the 5A south state championship next Friday night.
Deontae Skinner and Noxubee County (12-0) remained unbeaten this week after blowing out New Hope 42-14.
Noxubee will take on Shannon next week who ended Montez Phillips' and Lafayette County's season with a 7-0 defeat.
Both offenses struggled in the frigid weather and short TD run provided the margin of victory for the Raiders.
Lafayette County ends the season at 8-5.
Jonthan Banks and East Webster lost on the road in a rematch with Calhoun City. The Wolverines end the season with a 12-1 record.
Josh Hollingsworth and Hamilton saw their run to prefection end at Colbert County as the hosts trounced the Aggies 55-21.
Chris White and Gulf Coast will play Georgia Military in the first annual Mississippi Bowl on December 7th.
All other MSU commitments have concluded their seasons.