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RANKINGS

KEITH WARREN KEITH WARREN


Pearl High School’s Jake Smithhart (12) gets off a pass as Petal’s Trey Clifton (44) applies Madison Central and Meridian played in the 2016 football season-opener at Madison Central
pressure during a Nov. 25, 2016, playoff game. on Aug. 19, 2016.

CHRIS TODD / FOR THE CLARION-LEDGER LAUREN WOOD, DAILY JOURNAL


West Point head coach Chris Chambless and the Green Wave celebrate with the Class 6A trophy Tupelo High School football players celebrates their 12-3 win over South Panola in the North
after beating Laurel 29-8 on Dec. 3, 2016, at the MHSAA Football State Championships. Half State Championship game

THE 2017

PRESEASON SUPER 10
ANNIE COSTABILE THE CLARION-LEDGER

1. Pearl (11-4 in 2016) 6. South Panola (7-6)


There isn’t another school in the state that returns as many key starters as Pearl With coach Ricky Woods returning there is really no telling what South Panola will
does in 2017. After making it to the 6A championship as juniors, experience may accomplish. One thing is certain though: the Tigers will be good. Woods' return not
be all that they needed. Jake Smithart returns at quarterback along with Tylan only brings great coaching but also a jolt of winning mentality back to the pro-
Knight and Johnquarise Patterson to provide Pearl with some explosive offensive gram because of everything he accomplished there in the past. On top of Woods'
power. Teams had a difficult time containing Knight and Patterson as juniors and return is a team exploding with talent. Patrick Shegog, a Tulane commit, returns
in their senior season that isn’t going to change. The Pirates have 18 total return- as quarterback after throwing for more than 1,000 yards in 2016. D’Jordan Strong
ing starters who bring back all but 154 of its total yards gained last season. There is another piece to the puzzle who is back for the Tigers as a receiver and corner.
isn’t much doubt surrounding John Perry’s Pirates and what they’re capable of Teams are expecting a South Panola of the past in 2017.
accomplishing in 2017.
7. Warren Central (10-3)
2. West Point Warren Central lost a lot of its threats on the offensive side of the ball including
The Green Wave are again the favorite to take the class 5A title in 2017 and are led starting quarterback Jesse Wilson and its two leading rushers Demarcus Jones
by Dandy Dozen and Mississippi State commit Marcus Murphy, who as a junior and Joe’vontae Shorter. Despite these losses Warren Central will be well coached
rushed for 1,756 yards and 25 touchdowns. He really does everything though. The and returns power on defense with 6-foot-1, 225-pound middle linebacker Jeremy
scary thing for opponents, Murphy is far from the only weapon West Point has. On Miller who had 49 tackles last season and 11 TFLs. Along with Miller is junior de-
defense returning are two powerful seniors in linebacker Xavier Fair and lineman fensive tackle Tyrel Smith. Warren Central has three young players coming up
Terence Cherry. Cherry had 79 total tackles last season and 23 TFLs. West Point is who could fill the void Jones and Shorter left. In a tough Region 2-6A the Vikings
a well-oiled machine and the same product can be expected in 2017. will be tested right out of the gate with a Week 2 away game against Pearl.

3. Meridian (10-4) 8. Hattiesburg (10-4)


Meridian lost a lot on defense but they return a lot as well. Dandy Dozen defensive The Tigers lost starting quarterback Julian Conner but return a promising young
end Deuntra Hyman led the junior class and his team in sacks last season with 19. guy in D’Andre Humbles. Along with Humbles is Dandy Dozen running back Fabi-
Adding to the defensive threat is cornerback Eli Stringfellow who had 58 tackles an Franklin who rushed for a team-high 954 yards and 15 touchdowns last season.
and six interceptions in 2016. On offense, Meridian has junior quarterback Tevar- Right behind Franklin are juniors Drexian Allen and Jarod Conner. Allen had 715
rius Adams who finished last season with 1,103 passing yards for nine touchdowns rushing yards for eight touchdowns and Connor had 400 yards for eight touch-
and 414 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Jaquaris Dean is another threat on downs. Considering what Laurel lost this could be the year Hattiesburg makes it
offense for the Wildcats. Despite what it lost Meridian is a balanced team with big out of the south half in 5A.
expectations for the 2017 season.
9. Northwest Rankin (8-5)
4. Tupelo (12-1) Northwest Rankin is filling some holes with young talent including at the quarter-
One of the most talked-about teams in 6A, Tupelo went undefeated in the regular back position with the loss of Braden Smith. But one huge weapon returning is
season in 2016 before falling to Madison Central in the playoffs. Coach Trent Ham- elite running back Cameron Carroll. Carroll rushed for 1,399 yards last season and
mond said they could easily be a better team with a worse record this season be- 15 touchdowns. Along with Carroll is junior Dee Baker who had 330 rushing yards
cause first going undefeated is difficult to do and second its schedule this season and four touchdowns in 2016. On defense is standout junior corner Jarrion Jones,
is stacked. The Golden Wave open the season against Meridian at home and have who had 22 tackles and three interceptions as a sophomore. Another key will be
to play Brandon, South Panola and Horn Lake on the road. They have a great quar- 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive end Nik Hogan. It’ll be a tough season in Region 2-6A
terback-receiver combo in Stephon McGlaun and Jaquerrious Williams. On de- but Northwest has the coaching and the talent to compete.
fense they return three key guys, starting with Dandy Dozen linebacker Jett John-
son. It’s easy to see why there are high expectations for Tupelo this season.
10. Clinton (14-1)
There are a lot of question marks surrounding the Clinton football program. For
5. Madison Central (10-4) obvious reasons: the Arrows lost a lot of star power after winning the 2016 6A title.
Madison Central returns a strong defensive unit led by linebacker/strong safety One thing not to question is whether or not the Arrows will be competitive in 2017
Cam White, who had 67 total tackles, two sacks and one interception last season. —they will be. At quarterback, they have two very talented options in Walker
Middle linebacker Truett Bourne is another key coming back off of a junior season Birchfield and MRA transfer Hunter Hulsey. Junior receiver Christian Johnson is
in which he led the team in tackles with 152. In Region 2-6A, Madison Central is an going to be a weapon on offense. They are going from being the hunted back to the
easy favorite to become region champ. hunter. It will be a different team for sure but a talented one none the less.

INSIDE
WHO’S NEXT IN 6A? NO REPEAT CHAMP HERE ATTACK THE THRONE
After Clinton’s run in 2016, which traditional power is Lafayette is off to 5A, so where does that leave the Jackson Prep remains on top of MAIS AAAA, but MRA
ready to go for the state title? Page 5G rest of 4A? Page 7G and Jackson Academy are coming. Page 11G
NEW FACES, SCHOOLS A MAD SCRAMBLE WHERE’S THE SCHEDULES?
The landscape in 5A has changed going into the 2017 Kemper County is unlikely to repeat in 3A, so who is Every team, every game, all season. Page 14-15G
season. Page 6G the favorite? Page 8G
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COVER STORY

CHRIS TODD FOR THE CLARION-LEDGER


Callaway's James Williams, right, and Malik Heath relax in the locker room at the Dandy Dozen photo day at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson on July 26, 2017.

ANSWERING THE CALL


To navigate the recruiting process it takes a village — and the right mindset
ANNIE COSTABILE THE CLARION-LEDGER From the moment he got that first offer until the
day he signed with Florida State, Akers was no longer
Jaheim Oatis woke up one July morning to find out just a kid. He was Cam Akers: five-star running back,
he had 8,000 Twitter notifications, which is only un- No. 2 overall player in the country, future star.
usual because Oatis is not a celebrity but instead a “The biggest misconception is that these kids have
middle school football player from Columbia. it made,” Conni Akers said. “They don’t. They’re not
“Remember the name,” the Tweet said. Oatis, who regular kids. They don’t have a regular childhood.
is going into the eighth grade, was in an Alabama They’re inundated with calls, they’re inundated with
uniform and also wrote he had offers from Mississip- texts and on top of that, they have to do their school
pi State, Ole Miss and Alabama. work. I laugh every time I see a statement like, ‘Ath-
Is it more shocking that he had 8,000 people con- letes have it made.’”
tacting him on Twitter about his future playing col- The reality is recruiting is different for every kid.
legiate football? Or that three SEC schools already There’s no formula of how to get it exactly right. Take
want Oatis on their team? 2017 top prospects and Callaway teammates Malik
Maybe neither is, but instead, an indicator of the Heath and James Williams. For Heath, recruiting has
reality of recruiting in 2017. It starts early, it’s non- been a fun ride and he enjoys the pageantry of it all,
stop and every school in the country can get ahold of coach Darius Brown said. Williams, on the other hand,
you if they want to, thanks to social media and the likes to go unnoticed until he hits the field.
internet. CHRIS TODD/FOR THE CLARION-LEDGER One thing is the same for every young athlete: you
Jackson Prep running back Jerrion Ealy is all too Josh McNulty, director of the High School Football Network, can’t get through it alone.
familiar with that reality. In Ealy’s case, though, he’s gives final instructions to Cam Akers on Dec. 27, 2016, at the For Akers, it was his parents and Boswell who
getting it from two sides: baseball and football. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson, Miss. helped him navigate the process. Ealy has his football
In the latter, Ealy is a four-star prospect and the coach Ricky Black, baseball coach Brent Heavener,
No. 5 player in the state of Mississippi. In the former, track and field coach Marcus Thompson and his par-
he was recently ranked by Perfect Game as the No. 3 One Mississippi star who is all too familiar with ents, Vanessa Simmons and Howard Ealy. Oatis, who
overall player in the country for the 2019 class. Now that line is Florida State running back Cam Akers. will play varsity football this year for Columbia High
he’s on everyone’s radar (including MLB teams at Akers finished up his sensational high school career School, relies on his uncle Rodrick Miller and mother
some point), but like Oatis, his first collegiate offer last year for Clinton, and spent the fall of 2016 as the Linda Lee.
came before he even played high school athletics. biggest story in Mississippi high school athletics. These are the people that prioritize what’s impor-
“I wasn’t even thinking about it at that point,” Ealy It was the May following his ninth grade season tant, making sure the focus doesn’t stray too much
said. “I had seen Coach (Will) Coggin (former assis- when Ole Miss made its official offer. By the next from school and the team. They’re walking that fine
tant baseball coach at Mississippi State) at Perfect year Akers had six more, and by the time it was all line of being present with their current teams while
Game and places like that before. One day I went up said and done, he had offers from more than 30 of the also deciding on their future ones.
to Starkville and they offered me.” best colleges in the country. “He doesn’t take it as pressure,” Heavener said
Ealy was 14 years old and already had an opportu- There are a lot of responsibilities that come with about Ealy. “When you’re getting this much attention
nity to play Division I athletics. It was just the begin- being the No. 2 prospect in the country. nationwide from football and baseball, you kind of
ning and for him, it was a breeze. He was young “It became a job,” said Conni, Akers' father. just have to laugh it off, go out there and have fun.
enough he could still enjoy his “kid days." That all Akers' weekends were reserved for recruiting When it comes down to Friday night or Thursday
changed following his sophomore football season. business: going on visits, answering phone calls and night on the baseball field, you just gotta go out there
Then his offseason time was redirected to trav- researching every school that offered. His weekdays and play.”
eling to a different college campus every weekend. were taken up with it too. Clinton coach Judd Boswell Ealy said he’s preparing now to play both baseball
“It was a blessing,” Ealy said. said there would be 15 or more power 5 conference and football at the next level. As things heat up he’s
Beginning Sept. 1, things will change again. Even college coaches at practice at one time. Sometimes remaining focused on the positive aspects of what is
now just a junior, that date will be the first time col- they’d just show up. happening to him, while still preparing himself for
lege coaches can reach out to Ealy directly, and he’s Finding the balance between Akers' future and his the business that is college recruiting.
already preparing himself for daily contact. present wasn’t easy either. His No. 1 priority was “The positive of recruiting is it’s a great opportuni-
It doesn’t seem like that big of a deal right? A col- always to win a state championship with his team- ty to go get a degree at a four-year university and
lege coach wants to talk to you about playing for his mates. Boswell said sometimes he would have to be better your life after sports,” Ealy said. “The negative
program, that sounds like a dream come true. It is, even harder on Akers just to show the team there is it’s a business. You just have to be prepared going
but where is the line? were no favorites, and Akers took it readily. into it.”

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MISSISSIPPI’S
RECRUITING
TOP 125 SENIORS
Malik Heath, Callaway WR
Marcus Murphy, West Point ATH
Jett Johnson, Tupelo LB
James Williams, Callaway DE
Fabian Franklin, Hattiesburg RB
Cole Smith, Pontotoc C
Kwatrivous Johnson, Greenwood OT
Jaden Crumedy, Oak Grove DE
Jemaurian Jones, Brookhaven CB
Don Ragsdale, Pisgah RB/OLB
Fabien Lovett, Olive Branch DE
Deuntra Hyman, Meridian DE
Jaylon Reed, Olive Branch CB
CJ Bolar, Purvis WR
Tylan Knight, Pearl ATH
Esaias Furdge, Clarksdale CB
Jarveon Howard, East Marion RB
Jeffrey Johnson, Brookhaven DT
Cam White, Madison Central S
Jaquan Webb, Oxford WR
Johnquarise Patterson, Pearl WR
Reed Tyler, Brandon TE
Cameron Young, Franklin County DE
William Robinson, Hattiesburg OLB
Kameron Jones, Starkville OT
Nik Hogan, Northwest Rankin DE
Brad Cumbest, East Central TE
Cameron Gardner, Starkville WR
D’Andre Humbles, Hattiesburg ATH
Chris Scott, Natchez ATH
Natrone Brooks, Starkville CB
Kenny Gainwell, Yazoo County ATH
Chris Clark, North Panola OT
Trace Clopton, Brookhaven C/G
Hayes Maples, Oak Grove LB
Quentin Bivens, Wayne County DT
D’Jordan Strong, South Panola CB/WR
Christian Henderson, Greenwood OT
Jalen Bedell, Greenwood DT
Jeremy Tate, New Hope WR
Quinshawn Lucious, West Lowndes ATH
Kobe Love, Callaway DT
Quincy McGee, Hattiesburg OT
Brice Johnson, St. Joseph QB
Joe Johnson, Vicksburg QB
Tyrese Cooley, Heidelberg WR/FS
Trey Frierson, St. Joseph Catholic WR/DB
Austin Morphis, Pontotoc RB/SS
Andrew Seward, East Central DB
Tim Steward, Hazlehurst FB/LB
Makenzie Black, Callaway MLB
Brandon Curry, Lafayette OLB CHRIS TODD FOR THE CLARION-LEDGER
Chad Brown, Raymond DE/FB A trio of Dandy Dozen defensive ends, from left, James Williams of Callaway, Jaden Crumedy of Oak Grove and Olive Branch's Fabian Lovett
Truett Bourne, Madison Central MLB
Tony Brown, East Central RB pose for pictures during the photo shoot at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson on July 26, 2017.
Marquez Pam, Simmons RB/CB
Kris Moncrief, Raleigh RB/OLB

5 QUESTIONS
Jamarcus Quarles, Lafayette RB
Terence Cherry, West Point DL
Jo’mon O’Neal, Vicksburg DE
Khehlan Kennedy, Heidelberg ATH
Miles Smith, Noxubee County DT
Chance Lovertich, Jackson Prep QB
Walker Burchfield, Clinton QB
Jordan Willis, Brandon RB/LB
Javarious Spann, Brandon RB/LB
Jeremy Kelly, Brandon CB
Eli Stringfellow, Meridian CB/WR
Jaquaris Dean, Meridian RB/CB
Patrick Shegog, South Panola QB ANNIE COSTABILE Two of those being running back Fabian Who are the top uncommitted
Andreus Swanigan, Starkville RB THE CLARION-LEDGER Franklin and cornerback Jaylon Reed, players left in the 2018 class?
Calvin Hankins, South Panola DE/TE who both said Freeze’s resignation This class still has a lot of top uncom-
Robert Hentz, South Panola DT Where will the top uncommitted changed things for them. Both Reed and
Jake Smithhart, Pearl QB mitted players left besides the afor-
Clark Mills, North Pontotoc QB/LB DE’s end up? Franklin committed to Mississippi State mentioned defensive ends. Among them
Maljon Joor, Callaway LT The 2017 class featured top talent at the just days following the resignation. are Oxford wide receiver Jaquan Webb,
Jonathan Jordan, St. Joseph WR/S
defensive end position, three of whom Until Ole Miss names a permanent head Brookhaven defensive tackle Jeffery
Jaelon Davis, Florence CB/ATH coach it is going to have a difficult time
Quentin Wilfawn, Oxford are still uncommitted: Callaway’s Johnson, Purvis wide receiver C.J. Bo-
Cameron Crooks, Northwest Rankin CB James Williams, Oak Grove’s Jaden getting commitments. On top of the lar and Brookhaven corner Jemaurian
Cameron Carroll, Northwest Rankin RB Crumedy and Olive Branch’s Fabien unknown at head coach, recruits won’t Jones. Webb, who is 6-foot-1, claims
Keon Moore, Harrison Central RB/MLB
Lovett. For Williams he has it narrowed know about the NCAA fall-out until offers from five Division I programs
Orlando Simmon, Oak Grove RB much later in the year. The early sign-
Jordan Wilson, Petal QB down to five: Louisville, LSU, Ole Miss, including Alabama and Ole Miss. John-
Natorian Watts, Petal WR/FS Mississippi State and Alabama. He ing day hurts Ole Miss as well. It won’t son has 18 Division I offers that include
Damonte Morris, Provine MLB plans to make his decision before Call- have enough time to at least clear up the Alabama, Florida State and Ole Miss.
Quindarius Washington, Provine RB/LB
away’s first game August 18. Crumedy unknown at head coach before they see Bolar, who was previously committed to
Hiram Wadlington, Oxford RB/SB a lot of potential recruits officially sign
Barry Flowers, Oxford WR/QB has been tight-lipped about where he’s Iowa State, has been offered by Louis-
CJ Terrell, Oxford FS/CB leaning, saying he’s going to make his with other teams. ville and Mississippi State along with 18
Tayvon Littlejohn, Greenville QB decision after the 2017 season. He holds others. Jones has a top three that in-
Truett Bourne, Madison Central MLB What do you need to know about
Kirkland Trahan, Madison Central OLB/SS offers from seven Division I programs #StateTeam18? cludes UCLA, Mississippi State and Ole
Kobe Cole, Madison Central OLB including Mississippi State and Ole Miss and plans to announce his final
Tay Berry, Madison Central DE Miss. Finally, Fabien Lovett’s been open The Mississippi State recruiting class decision before Brookhaven’s first
Hunter Blalock, Madison Central TE about his top three schools saying Mis- for 2018 is filled with top instate talent. game of the season August 18.
Terrence Humphrey, Clarksdale QB
sissippi State is at No. 1 followed by The Bulldogs have verbal commitments
Jaylin Mullins, Clarksdale RB from three of the top four players in Who are the 2019 recruits to
Trevor Morgan, Pontotoc SS/RB Alabama and Ole Miss. Teammate Jay-
Jason Brownlee, West Point DB lon Reed committed to Mississippi State Mississippi as ranked by 247Sports know?
Xavier Fair, West Point LB following Big Dawg camp in July and composite: Malik Heath, Fabian Frank- The 2019 class is already being talked
Deion Allen, Ridgeland OLB
has not been shy about trying to get his lin and Kwatrivous Johnson. Along with about as having the potential to be one
Zabryon Jackson Wayne County QB those three Mississippi State adds West
CJ Chambers, Wayne County MLB friend to join the #stateteam18. It would of the best Mississippi has ever seen. It
Trey Williamson, Wayne County WR not be surprising if Lovett was the next Point stud Marcus Murphy, Clarksdale features one five-star prospect in Louis-
Tony Young, Long Beach WR Bulldog to be. cornerback Esaias Furdge, Tupelo line- ville’s Charles Moore who is also ranked
Tyson Callahan, Long Beach OLB backer Jett Johnson, Olive Branch cor- as the 35th best player in the country.
Tim Robinson, Callaway SS/RB What is the future for Ole Miss and ner Jaylon Reed, East Central tight end
Letrelle Johnson, Hattiesburg DE/MLB Behind Moore there are nine four-star
Brandon Gordon, South Jones CB/WR its 2018 recruiting class? Brad Cumbest and Starkville wide re- prospects, including Seminary’s Nathan
Jason Jerrell, South Jones MLB/TE The resignation of Hugh Freeze ceiver Cameron Gardner. These nine Pickering (No. 45 nationally). Other
Tondra Green, Germantown RB
brought a lot of uncertainty to Ole Miss’ seniors help make up a 2018 class that is names to know are Lafayette’s Brandon
Travis Hancock, Germantown OLB/SS ranked No. 22 22 nationally and sixth in
Andrew Peugh, Mooreville RB 2018 class. The Rebels lost three 2018 Turnage, Jackson Prep’s Jerrion Ealy
Tanner Gray, Mooreville RB/WR commits so far in three-star guard the SEC. The most impressive out of and Provine’s De’Monte Russell. St.
John Bolton, Purvis RB Blaine Scott, three-star defensive tackle state commit is Texas quarterback Ja- Martin’s Brandon Cunningham is al-
Miles Smith, Noxubee County DT
Israel Antwine and three-star corner len Mayden who already has developed ready committed to Miami but also
Tyran Reed, New Hope RB quite the bond with his future man
Amos Robinson, Simmons MLB/WR/TE back Jaylin Williams. In the 2019 class holds offers from Memphis, Southern
Dillon Hayes, Pearl Long Snapper they lost three-star corner back Bobby downfield in Heath. The entire 2018 Miss and Nicholls State. The 2017 sea-
Javian Southern, Holmes County Central OT Wolfe. The larger impact it’s had though class has a very special bond. They’re son will be a great time to watch these
Zackariah Johnson, Newton High School WR/DB
has been on in-state players deciding all in a group chat together and the topic players grow and develop and see their
Zachary Johnson, Newton High School WR/DB of conversation is what they’re going to
Taemaus Glass, Nanih Waiya RB/LB between Ole Miss and Mississippi State. recruiting take off.
Christian Cain, Grenada DB accomplish in maroon and white.

MISSISSIPPI’S
TOP 40 JUNIORS
Tyler Grim, Horn Lake RB/FS
Stephon McGlaun, Tupelo QB
John Reece McClure, Oxford QB
Mason Kendrick, Purvis QB
Charles Moore, Louisville DE
Nakobe Dean, Horn Lake LB
Nathan Pickering, Seminary DE
Brandon Turnage, Lafayette ATH
De’Monte Russell, Provine DE
Jerrion Ealy, Jackson Prep RB
Dannis Jackson, Sumrall WR
Byron Young, West Jones DE
Brandon Cunningham, St. Martin OT
Diwun Black, Forest ATH
Tyler Grim, Horn Lake RB
Joel Wilkinson, East Union RB
Degerrick Lee, Florence RB
Gabe Harmon, Pontotoc RB
Calvin Harris, Baldwyn DB/WR
Kenneth Jefferson, North Panola QB
Ben Rohrbacher, Lake Cormorant QB
Jalen Jordan, Lake Cormorant S
Hayden Harris, Pontotoc OLB
DJ Smith, Biloxi LB
Byron Young, West Jones DL
Mileon Graham, St. Martin RB/LB
Zach Edwards, Starkville DE
Patrick Martin, West Marion DE
Derrien Lee, Bay Springs ATH
AJ Hopkins, Meridian CB/FS
Will Rogers, Brandon QB
Chris Olton, Winona WR/DB
Beau Lee, Kossuth WR/CB
Langston Anderson, Jackson Academy WR
James Beard, Lloyd Star DB/WR
Lakenith Thompson, Callaway RB
Anthony Thomas, Stringer RB
D’Marious Hicks, Port Gibson QB/CB
Robert Jackson, Holmes County Central RB CHRIS TODD FOR THE CLARION-LEDGER
Eddie Ivy, South Pontotoc RB Mississippi State signees, from left, Fabian Franklin, Hattiesburg RB, Malik Heath, Callaway WR, Kwatrivious Johnson, Greenwood tackle, Jett
Johnson, Tupelo LB, and Marcus Murphy, West Point athlete, pose for pictures at the Dandy Dozen photo day on July 26, 2017.
The Clarion-Ledger Sunday, August 13, 2017 5G

MHSAA 6A TOP 5 TEAMS


1. PEARL (11-4 IN
2016)
There isn’t another team in
the state and definitely not in
class 6A that returns as many
key starters as Pearl does.
Jake Smithart returns as
quarterback for Pearl after
passing for over 2,000 yards
last season. Tylan Knight,
Johnquarise Patterson and
Johnny Winston are three
skill players who couldn’t be
contained last season and in
their senior year should be
even more difficult to stop.

2. MERIDIAN (10-4)
While Meridian lost a lot of
key pieces, on defense
specifically, it returns a lot
too. Starting at the
quarterback position
sophomore threw for over
1,000 yards playing behind
senior Eddie Brown at the
start of the 2016 season. Skill
players the Wildcats return
include running back Jaquaris
Dean (375 rushing yards and
four touchdowns) and
receiver Curt Martin (586
receiving yards and four
CHRIS TODD
touchdowns). On defense
Clinton head coach Judd Boswell (left) talks with Starkville head coach Ricky Woods before their game on Nov. 4 last year Deuntra Hyman leads the
way along with senior
cornerback Eli Stringfellow
and junior free safety AJ
PLAYERS STORYLINES TO WATCH Hopkins (led the team in
TO WATCH interceptions last year with
ANNIE COSTABILE THE CLARION-LEDGER returning starters who helped their team contend seven).
for a 6A state championship. Jake Smithhart is the
JETT JOHNSON man in charge on the field at quarterback. As a
LB, Tupelo Clinton without Cam Akers and other star junior he threw for more than 2,000 yards and 31 3. MADISON CENTRAL
Many would argue that Jett power touchdowns. He’s just one of many weapons the (10-4)
Johnson is the most athletic, Not only did the state champions lose the No. 2 Pirates have at their disposal. Johnny Winston was
skillful linebacker in the state. Madison Central gave Clinton
player in the country in Cam Akers but they lost Pearl’s leading rusher as a junior. Tylan Knight one of its toughest matchups
He has an incredible ability to fellow stars in wide receiver Kam White and run- doesn’t do one thing, he does everything — and
read plays before they even in the playoffs last season,
ning back Darius Mayberry. Together those three well. Johnquarise Patterson is one of Pearl’s losing by just four points in
unfold and his football IQ made up 73 percent of Clinton’s total offense last threats at receiver, and right behind him is Dylan
sets him a part from nearly the third round. The Jags
season. Judd Boswell is in his fifth year as head Kelly and Knight. On defense they are stacked too return a strong defense led
everyone on the field. coach of the Arrow program and the one thing to with linebacker Willie Brown, defensive end Jor-
Johnson finished last season by linebacker/strong safety
know is regardless of who they lost they will be dan Bailey and cornerback Darmario Nichols just Cam White, who had 67 total
with 119 total tackles, five for well coached and they will be competitive. They to name a few. The No. 1 team in the state of Mis-
loss, two interceptions and tackles last season, two sacks
have two very talented arms in Walker Birchfield sissippi and for good reason, Pearl is undoubtedly and one interception. Along
two sacks. The Dandy Dozen and MRA transfer Hunter Hulsey competing for the most experienced, well-rounded team going
is committed to Mississippi with White, middle
the starting quarterback position, another weapon into 2017. linebacker Truett Bourne is
State and in his senior year in junior receiver Christian Johnson and key
will undoubtedly be a leader Anybody’s year back after a junior season
pieces on defense that start with senior defensive where he led the team in
for Tupelo and a dominant end Ronnie Thomas. From playing with a target on For the first time in a long time the talk amongst
player in 6A. tackles with 152. Kirkland
their back last season to now living up to the stan- the coaches of 6A is that the 2017 state title is up Trahan and Kobe Cole are
dard they set for themselves one thing to know for grabs. While Pearl is clearly the most experi- two more on defense that as
TYLAN KNIGHT about Clinton football in 2017: do not count them enced even coach John Perry talked about what an
ATH, Pearl juniors dominated.
out of anything. even playing field it is this season. “There are so
Tylan Knight can do it all, many teams that could play for a state champi-
literally. He plays running The return of Ricky Woods to South Panola onship,” Perry said. “There are years that you 4. TUPELO (12-1)
back, receiver, and safety. After 11 years Ricky Woods returns to South Pano- would say South Panola is going to play for it. Who
You name it, he’s done it and Tupelo went undefeated in
la. Woods spent the two previous seasons with is going to play against them? When they dropped a the regular season before
done it well. The 5-foot-7, Starkville, where he was able to lead the Yellow- little bit it opened things up for everyone else. It’s
165-pound senior had 123 losing in the second round of
jackets to a 2015 state championship. During just more even than it ever used to be.” Petal, the playoffs to Madison
total tackles, four sacks and Woods’ tenure at South Panola his team went 74-1 Pearl, Brandon, Madison Central, Oak Grove, Tu-
three interceptions on Central 38-19. With Tupelo’s
winning four consecutive class 5A championships. pelo, Clinton, Meridian and Starkville — if you go schedule, this season coach
defense. On offense he had His reputation alone brings the Tigers a winning down the list it’s easy to imagine any of these
over 1,000 all-purpose yards, Trent Hammond said it could
mentality. After finishing 2016 7-6 and suffering a teams in Oxford come December. be a better team with a
four receiving touchdowns, first-round playoff loss to Warren Central it was
two rushing and two kickoff Region 3’s championship experience worse record. There’s no
key South Panola got back the winning mentality question the Golden Wave
returns for a touchdown. on which it was built. Woods takes over for Lance Since 2009 the south rep in the Class 6A state
Expect Knight to be all over will be one of the best in 6A.
Pogue who carried on that tradition of excellence championship has come out of region 3. Oak Grove They lost a couple keys
the field again for Pearl in for the 10 years he was there. Under Pogue South has made it to the championship three times (2009,
2017. players in offensive lineman
Panola went 126-17, won five state championships 2013 and 2014), beating Tupelo in 2013 and losing to Jemarion Gillard and two slot
and a national championship in 2010. Two key re- South Panola in its other two appearances. Petal receivers in Austin Watkins
CAMERON CARROLL turners for the Tigers are quarterback Patrick has represented the south two times (2011 and
RB, Northwest Rankin and Donte Freeman. They
Shegog and cornerback/wide receiver D’Jordan 2015). While Meridian, Brandon and Pearl have have some things to prove
At 5-foot-11 and 220 pounds Strong. Along with a strong offensive line coming each represented the south one time. In these
Carroll rushed for more than before they can say exactly
back expect the same old dominant South Panola championships games, the North has won all but how good they’ll be but have
1,300 yards last season and every Friday night in 2017. one. So while Region 3 doesn’t have a problem
had 16 touchdowns proving a lethal combo at
getting there they have had a problem winning, quarterback and receiver in
to be a premier running back Pearl’s senior class that could change in 2017. Brandon, Meridian, Petal
in 6A. Currently Stephon McGlaun and
There is no question Pearl is the strongest team on and Pearl all have the talent to make it to Oxford, Jaquerrious Williams,
uncommitted, Carroll has paper entering this season. The Pirates have 18 but will it be enough to take down the North?
Division I offers from Jackson respectively, and three key
State, South Alabama and guys back on defense
Southern Miss. In 2017 expect including Dandy Dozen Jett
him to put up big numbers TOP 5 GAMES Johnson.
again for Northwest Rankin. South Panola at Oxford at Tupelo at Brandon, Pearl at Petal, Sept. Starkville at
Clinton, Aug. 17: Starkville, Aug. 25: Sept. 9: A great test 22: After Pearl Warren Central, 5. SOUTH PANOLA
D’JORDAN STRONG These two teams are The Little Egg Bowl is between two of the knocked out Petal in Oct. 27: In a (7-6)
CB, South Panola playing in the first exciting for multiple best-coached teams the third round of competitive Region 2
Strong is a great two-way Despite an underwhelming
high school football reasons, maybe the in class 6A. It will be the 2016 playoffs for that going into it finish to the 2016 season,
player for South Panola and a game of the 2017 biggest is the rivalry interesting to see a chance at a state looks pretty even
key returning senior for the South Panola is going to be
season in the between Starkville how Tupelo’s veteran title this is no between the top five, back in 2017. Ricky Woods
Tigers. As a receiver, he had Thursday night and Oxford to mirror experience and question a huge this game has the
639 total yards and six returns as head coach and
kickoff game. It that of Ole Miss and Brandon’s youth revenge matchup. potential to have he’s returning to a team
touchdowns. On defense, he won’t be short of Mississippi State. This matchup. While Petal lost a lot of playoff implications.
finished with 15 total tackles that’s exploding with talent.
excitement with game will also prove Brandon will weapons on defense Last season Starkville Patrick Shegog returns as the
and led his team in Clinton setting out to just how well Oxford undoubtedly be but returns offensive just missed the
interceptions with three. starting quarterback after a
prove they are not to will be able to hang competitive in class weapons in playoffs with an junior campaign in which he
be counted out, in 6A. This is their 6A this will be a great quarterback Jordan overall record of 7-4. threw for more than 1,000
DEUNTRA HYMAN while South Panola is first year moving up a opportunity to prove Wilson and wide This year Warren
DE, Meridian’s yards and 11 touchdowns.
looking to show they class and Starkville its young guys can receiver Natorian Central lost all but The Tigers also return an
Dandy Dozen Deuntra are back to the will be a great early compete with the Watts. It will be a one of its starters
Hyman led the junior class in explosive skill player in
winning ways of SP’s test to see how the best in the class. good test to see how while Starkville is a D’Jordan Strong who plays
sacks last season with 19. On past. Chargers will do. much better Pearl’s question mark with
top of that, he had 63 total both ways at receiver and
2016 junior class has new coach Chris corner.
tackles and 30 QB hurries. It gotten and where Jones. These two
was just his first season Petal is compared to could be fighting for
starting on a varsity program. last year. that last spot in
region 2 in this game.

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MHSAA 5A TOP 5 TEAMS


NO. 1 WEST POINT
(14-1 IN 2016)
The defending Class 5A
champions open up as the
early favorite. The Green
Wave return of their most
talented players in Mississippi
State commit Marcus
Murphy. West Point also
returns senior wide receiver
Jason Brownlee who had
double-digit touchdowns a
year ago, giving the Green
Wave a balanced offensive
attack. Behind Murphy’s elite
rushing ability, and a threat
on the outside with
Brownlee, West Point should
be the team to beat early on
in 5A. Defensively, the Green
Wave will be led by returning
leading tackler and
linebacker Xavier Fair. Fair
had 101 tackles and nine
tackles for loss in 2016. West
Point also returns talented
free safety Trey Brownlee.
Brownlee finished behind
Fair in tackles with 97.

NO. 2 CALLAWAY (7-5)


There's no question the
Chargers are loaded with
talent, but they're also
SUSAN BROADBRIDGE/HATTIESBURG AM
benefiting from a drop down
Hattiesburg High School running back Fabian Franklin runs in for a touchdown in a game against Laurel High School . to Class 5A, which has the
Chargers aiming high in 2017.
Callaway returns Dandy
PLAYERS STORYLINES TO WATCH Dozen wide receiver Malik
TO WATCH Heath and pairs him with
JACOB KEMP HATTIESBURG AMERICAN Dandy Dozen wide receiver Brandon Smith on the returning quarterback Tyrese
team. Laurel also returns Michael Terrell, who Winford. Winford threw for
FABIAN FRANKLIN rushed for 861 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2016.
Hattiesburg New faces emerge in 5A 2,403 yards and 11 scores last
But that's not all. Newcomer to 5A, Lafayette, will season. The Chargers will also
Franklin, who battled injuries Things will get murkier in 5A as three new teams feature Jamarcus Quarles, who torched 4A for
in 2016, still managed to rush feature one of 5A’s most
enter after the classification realignment by the 2,140 yards and 19 scores. dangerous running backs in
for 954 yards and 15 MHSAA. Two of those teams, Lafayette and Olive
touchdowns. Franklin, a 5A south wide open Lakenith Thompson.
Branch, have won state championships within the Thompson broke out last
Mississippi State commit, will last six years, Olive Branch in 2011 and Lafayette Starting in 2011, Picayune, Laurel and Wayne Coun-
also look to cut back on year, rushing for 1,837 and 17
in 2011 and 2016. Callaway also brings a ton of tra- ty represented 5A south in every state champi- touchdowns. Defensively,
fumbles, coughing up the dition to 5A, despite not having won a title since onship game except for 2012 (where Pascagoula
ball six times and losing four Callaway will be led by
1984. Still, the Chargers will remain formidable as emerged as a surprise team). Could it happen defensive end James Williams
of them. However, Franklin they will boast one of its most talented rosters with again? Laurel lost talented quarterback TyQuan
will share the load with other who has offers from
Dandy Dozen wide receiver Malik Heath and de- Ulmer as well as standout wide receiver Donatrio Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss and
backs in Hattiesburg’s offense fensive end James Williams. With two former Drummond. Hattiesburg lost 3,000-yard passer
in 2017, which should keep Mississippi State among
champions and a loaded former 6A school, 5A Julian Conner and former Dandy Dozen wide out others.
him healthy and allow for should be a classification to watch. Jordan Murphy. Even Picayune lost its top player,
career numbers in his final running back Josh Littles, who ended up with 2,399
season as a Tiger. Wayne County resurgence? yards rushing to go along with 25 rushing touch- NO. 3 LAUREL (13-2)
One of the biggest shocks of last season was the downs. Wayne County figures to be better with Laurel came up short of
MARCUS MURPHY War Eagles' less than spectacular season. Wayne returning quarterback Zabryan Jackson and Hat-
West Point raising its third gold ball in
County did manage to make the Class 5A quarterfi- tiesburg still has Dandy Dozen running back Fabi- four seasons last year. The
The 2017 Dandy Dozen nals where it lost to Picayune 40-38, but finished an Franklin. But do they have enough to be consid-
member was one of the best Golden Tornadoes will also
with a 7-6 mark. It was the first time since 2011 that ered the favorite? Or could a team like Stone, Pas- find it much harder to make
players in Class 5A in 2016, the War Eagles didn't win at least 10 games, and the cagoula or even West Jones join the fold in 2017?
rushing for 1,756 yards and it without standout
first in Todd Mangum's tenure as coach at Wayne quarterback TyQuan Ulmer
25 touchdowns. Murphy’s County. The War Eagles return starting quarter- Can anyone challenge West Point in the
1,756 yards ranked third North? and wide receiver Dontario
back Zabryan Jackson, who rushed for 851 yards Drummond. Laurel does
among running backs in 5A. and nine touchdowns. Jackson also passed for 738 5A south might not have an early favorite, but the
His 25 touchdowns were also return leading rusher Michael
yards and seven scores. With the return of its quar- north certainly does in defending champion West Terrell who ran for 861 yards
tied for second most in 5A. terback and a restocked defensive line, Wayne Point. And rightfully so. The Green Wave still have
Murphy also put the Green and 14 touchdowns. Terrell
County should be a team to be feared once again in one of the top players in the state in Marcus Mur- will hope to ease the pressure
Wave on his back in the 5A 5A. phy. West Point was relatively unchallenged in 5A.
State Championship, tallying off new starting quarterback
The Green Wave won every playoff game by at Sinclair Ulmer, who played
141 yards and three Year of the running back least three touchdowns, if not more. They even
touchdowns en route to a limited snaps a year ago. The
Six class 5A teams return their talented running defeated Laurel by 21 in the title game. But could Golden Tornado defense will
29-8 win over Laurel. The backs in 2017. Hattiesburg returns Dandy Dozen things go differently in 2017? Defending 4A cham-
Mississippi State commit will also need to adapt quickly
Fabian Franklin while West Point features a Dandy pion Lafayette still has top running back Jamarcus after losing their top three
be counted on by West Point Dozen running back of its own in Marcus Murphy. Quarles. Callaway could also challenge after re-
to be the primary playmaker tacklers from a year ago.
Deon House, after rushing for 1,319 yards and 15 turning the core of its starters from a year ago.
in 2017 as it looks to repeat as touchdowns, also returns for Grenada. Lake Cor- Olive Branch, under new head coach Tyler Turner,
5A champs. morant's Brian Jackson rushed for more than 1,000 should also be much improved. But will it be NO. 4 HATTIESBURG
yards and 13 touchdowns despite having former enough to dethrone the Green Wave? (10-4)
MALIK HEATH
Callaway Despite losing quarterback
Heath, ranked No. 1 overall Julian Conner and Tennessee
prospect in the state by wide receiver Jordan Murphy,
247Sports, hauled in 46 Hattiesburg's offense should
passes for 1,213 yards and five still be as potent as ever in
touchdowns last season. 2017. The Tigers return Dandy
Heath averaged 110 receiving Dozen running back Fabian
yards per game, good Franklin, as well as fellow
enough to rank fourth in running back Drexlan Allen.
Class 6A. The senior four-star Former running back Jarod
wide receiver, who is also Conner will make the switch
committed to Mississippi to quarterback while D'Andre
State, will be targeted heavy Humbles remains as a
in 2017 and will likely see a weapon on the outside for
boost in his numbers after the Tigers. While the
Callaway dropped down Hattiesburg's defense gave
from 6A to 5A. up an average of 25 points
per game last season but will
JEMAURIAN JONES look to improve upon that
Brookhaven this season with the return of
A Dandy Dozen cornerback, Southern Miss commit,
Jones finished his junior linebacker Will Robinson.
campaign with 38 tackles,
five pass deflections and four NO. 5 LAKE
interceptions. Jones is ranked CORMORANT (10-5)
the third best defensive back
in Mississippi by 247Sports. At Gone is top receiver Brandon
CHRIS TODD FOR THE CLARION-LEDGER
6-foot-1 and 170 pounds, Smith, but the Gators aren't
A Dandy Dozen duo from Callaway, James Williams (left) and Malik Heath. short on talent. Senior
Jones is rated as a three-star
prospect. A former Mississippi quarterback Ben Rohrbacher
State commit, Jones has returns after passing for 2,219
scholarship offers from the yards and 22 touchdowns, 19
Bulldogs, Ole Miss, Florida TOP 5 GAMES of which went to Smith. The
State, Georgia and Oklahoma Gators also return Brian
among others. 1. West Point at 2. Hattiesburg at 3. Laurel at 4. Olive Branch at 5. Hattiesburg at Jackson at running back.
Lafayette, Sept. 22 Wayne County, Oct. Callaway, Aug. 18 West Point, Oct. 13 Laurel, Aug. 26 Jackson quietly had one of
JAMES WILLIAMS 13 the best seasons by a running
Last year’s Class 5A Callaway, which A crucial late-year The Battle for the back in Class 5A, rushing for
Callaway champion squares off Two teams with drops down from matchup between Little Brown Jug
The second Callaway player 1,551 yards and 13 scores.
with last year’s 4A storied histories that Class 6A, will be two teams that will always has While the offense will miss
to make the list. Williams was champ. This time it’s have met only three tested early by likely be vying for implications in the
dominant in 2016 for the Smith, Lake Cormorant has
different, though, as times since 1998. longtime 5A power playoff position. Class 5A South plenty of help offensively to
Chargers and notched 90 Lafayette joins West Now, the two Class Laurel in both teams’ Olive Branch will look picture and this year's
tackles, 17 tackles for loss and keep up with its productivity
Point’s region and 5A powers are in the first game of the to push West Point in match could be even from last year. The Gator
a dozen sacks. The 6-foot-5, will be both teams’ same region and season. the North after the more telling. With a
260 pound defensive end has defense should still be strong,
region opener. could meet with a Conquistadors failed wide open 5A South, anchored by safety Jalen
offers from Alabama, LSU, region title, as well as to win a game in the matchup
Ole Miss, Louisville, Georgia Jordan who notched 161
a No. 1 seed in the 2016. However, they between the Tigers tackles in 2016. Defensive
and Mississippi State. Ranked playoffs, on the line. should be much and Golden
the second overall player in lineman Anthony Keys should
improved in 2017. Tornadoes could be a disruptive force again
Mississippi by 247Sports, determine the
Williams will be a dominant after finishing with 115
favorite to make it to tackles, five tackles for loss
force once again for Oxford for the Class
Callaway. and two sacks.
5A title.
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MHSAA 4A TOP 5 TEAMS


1. EAST CENTRAL (8-5
IN 2016)
There’s just too much talent
for East Central not to be
good. It was close last year,
and could have broken
through if not for a crushing
70-50 defeat against St.
Stanislaus. Rockachaw
quarterback Myles Brennan is
off to LSU and won’t be
around to throw for 549
yards and eight touchdowns
this season. The Warriors,
meanwhile, return all of their
big offensive weapons and
should be better on defense
thanks to returning stars
Andrew Seward, Avery White
and Cade Miles. Nobody
could stop East Central
tailback Tony Brown last
season, and the smart money
is that nobody has figured it
out during the off-season.

2. NOXUBEE COUNTY
(9-5)
You can never count out the
Tigers, and that doesn’t
change in 2017. Noxubee
County had a down-year by
its own standards last year. It
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started the season 2-4, but
St. Stanislaus receiver Chase Rogers (80) tries to break free from Noxubee's Daveon Ball on Dec. 5, 2015, in the MHSAA Class 4A State Football Championship rattled off seven wins in a
in Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Miss. row before dropping a 29-20
third-round playoff game to
Pontotoc. The Tigers return
PLAYERS STORYLINES TO WATCH starting quarterback Maliek
TO WATCH Stallings, who is coming off
TYLER CLEVELAND THE CLARION-LEDGER New faces an excellent sophomore
C.J. BOLAR Counting Jordan’s succession of Conides, there season. They also bring back
WR/DB, Purvis Reclassification were four head coaching changes in 4A during the junior Jaqualyn Smith, who
The only debate about Purvis’ off-season. Longtime Green County coach Johnny averaged 9.2 yards a carry last
It’s hard to knock off the reigning champ when Ainsworth retired, opening the door for former year, and Kyziah Pruitt, who
splendid athlete is whether there isn’t one. With MHSAA reclassification, 4A’s
he’s better on offense or Wildcat assistant Michael King to come back, hav- caught 70 passes for 1,248
defending champion Lafayette moved up to 5A ing spent the past three years as George County yards and 14 touchdowns.
defense. He’s rated as a along with North Pike, leaving many to wonder
three-star prospect by offensive coordinator. Kosciusko tapped Cleveland The Tigers should be good on
who is going to step up and take control of the coach Kelly Causey to replace interim head coach defense again, thanks to
247sports after catching 40 state. West Lauderdale was close last year, but so
passes for 732 yards and 12 Sid Wheatley, who landed the head coach job at returning playmakers like
was Poplarville. Newcomers to the division include McLaurin. Causey will be the fifth head coach to Miles Smith (88 tackles last
touchdowns and bringing in New Hope, Lanier and Clarksdale, which dropped
six interceptions. Bolar also lead the Whippets since 2013. West Lauderdale also year, including 12.5 sacks) and
from 5A, and Mooreville, which moved up from 3A. had a change at the top, with former defensive stalwarts like L.C. Clemons
returned of those picks for Columbia and Houston have dropped to 3A. How
scores and recorded a kickoff coordinator Brock Clay replacing Stan McCain, and Terry Joiner.
will those teams adapt to a tougher region? who retired and moved to Alabama.
return for a TD against East
Central. What about Florence? The maturation of Maliek Stallings 3. PONTOTOC (13-2)
Steve Pruett is building something special at Flor- Noxubee County quarterback Maliek Stallings is On paper, Pontotoc looks like
TONY BROWN ence. The lone 4A team in the Jackson metro area
RB, East Central the returning leader in passing in 4A, and that’s a team that is ready to make
has shown steady improvement over the past cou- significant. In state championship seasons in 2012, some noise. The Warriors
He’s small at 5-foot-9 and 175 ple of years. They proved that 10-3 record in 2014
pounds, but East Central’s 2014 and 2015, the Tigers thrived on solid quarter- knocked off Noxubee County
wasn’t just a flash in the pan by posting a 12-3 rec- back play. Before he was carving Jackson State up in the third round of the
dynamic back lit up 4A last ord last year that included playoff wins over Pur-
year and looks primed for as the Alabama A&M quarterback last season, playoffs last year and should
vis and East Central. They will have to lean on the Deangelo Ballard led Noxubee to a championship be back looking for more in
another big season as a running game, at least early, to have that kind of
senior. Scoring four in 2012. Timorrius Conner led Noxubee to back-to- 2017. They must find a way to
success this year as they try to find a replacement back titles in his junior and senior year. Now it’s replace quarterback Jacob
touchdowns in the same for departed senior quarterback Brad Dennis and
game would be a career Stallings – Conner’s cousin – who is hoping to bring Carter, who’s off to East
the team’s top four receivers. The good news for home another state championship. Stallings isn’t Central Community College
highlight for a lot of players, Eagles fans is that tailback Degerrick Lee is back
but Brown did it six times last huge at six feet and 170 pounds, but he is a play- after throwing for 2,800
for his junior season after averaging 151 yards a maker. If his junior season is anything like his yards and 31 touchdowns as a
season. He averaged 255 game last year with 22 touchdowns. If the defense
rushing yards a game, sophomore season, Noxubee will be tough to beat. senior.
can gel around catalysts Federico Washington and
finished with 3,371 yards of Hunter Searcy, the Eagles should tough to beat.
total offense and gained an 4. POPLARVILLE (12-2)
average of 9.1 yards. Stanislaus rebuilding
The Hornets are loaded with
St. Stanislaus has been a constant presence in the returning talent. Starting
BRAD CUMBEST 4A title race for the past couple of years, but they
TE, East Central quarterback Antonio Barnes
have some major holes to fill if they want to put is back, and so is starting
A lot of coaches talk about together another playoff run in 2017. Quaterback
whether or not teams or tailback Austin Bolton and
Myles Brennan is off to LSU, tight end Chase Rog- receiver Tyson Holston. More
players can pass the “eye ers is gone to UL-Lafayette and leading receiver
test,” but it’s hard to imagine importantly, Poplarville has
Corbin Blanchard is enrolled at the Air Force five offensive linemen who
anyone passing on East Academy. Head coach Bill Conides moved on to
Central’s massive tight end. will be seniors this year.
Denham Springs (Louisiana). So what’s left? New Junior Ross Barnett is a
At 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, coach Jeff Jordan, a former St. Stanislaus assistant
Cumbest creates a mismatch playmaker on defense who
and friend of Conides, is unlikely to change the led the team in tackling and
whether he’s lined up on the pass-happy offensive scheme. Max Favre is the
line, in the slot or on the finished with 10 tackles
leading returning passer, but he only attempted behind the line as a
outside. The 3-star prospect, four passes a year ago. Harrison Brewer is the JIM LYTLE / FOR THE CLARION-LEDGER)
according to 247sports, is sophomore a year ago. All
team’s leading returning receiver – he caught 44 Noxubee County quarterback Maliek Stallings is the this comes from a team that
committed to Mississippi passes for 582 yards and four touchdowns last returning leader in passing in 4A.
State. . finished 12-2 a year ago and
season. outscored opponents 232-43
ESAIAS FURDGE in region play.
CB, Clarksdale
Furdge is as close to a TOP 5 GAMES 5. WEST LAUDERDALE
lockdown defender as you 1. Senatobia at 2. Noxubee County 3. Mendenhall at 4. East Central at 5. Purvis at (12-1)
are going to find in Pontotoc, August at Meridian, West Lauderdale, St. Stanislaus, Poplarville,
Mississippi. The Clarksdale Perhaps no team had a more
25 September 9 October 13 October 13 October 20 disappointing trip to the
cornerback had a splendid
junior season – he was We’re going to get a Noxubee County The Knights have The same night the The Hornets put it on playoffs than the Knights did
credited with 17 passes good look at two always plays a tough gotten the better of Knights and Tigers the Tornadoes 38-6 a year ago. After rolling
defended and 44 tackles and contenders for the non-region schedule, Mendenhall in both lock horns, East last year to avenge a through an unbeaten regular
he came up with nine state title going and this year is no meetings since they Central travels to Bay 23-14 loss from the season and a first-round win
interceptions. head-to-head right exception. They open joined Region 5-4A, St. Louis for a game year before in what over North Pike, West
off the bat in the with Starkville, but but both games have the East Central has turned into a Lauderdale dropped a 35-23
COLE SMITH second weekend of no game will present been close. They Warriors probably great rivalry game in second-round game at home
OT, Pontotoc the season. Senatobia the kind of challenge nipped the Tigers have circled on the Region 7-4A. This against Purvis. Much of that
Pontotoc’s big offensive had, at least this Week 4 meeting 28-27 in 2015 and schedule. They lost a game has decided the team returns, including two
lineman is the key part of a statistically, the best with Meridian will. beat them 35-28 a 70-50 barn-burner region champion the splendid running backs in
Warrior offense that rolled to defense in 4A last The Wildcats are year ago. West last year because they past two seasons, and Damion Mack and Kurt
more than 400 yards of total year and Pontotoc preseason ranked No. Lauderdale certainly just couldn’t stop there’s no reason to Rackley and the steady hand
offense a game a year ago. had the 4 in the Super 10 for a has its sights set much Myles Brennan and think that’s going to of quarterback Turbo McKee.
At 6-foot-4 and 280 pounds, second-highest reason. But you can higher than beating the Rockachaw change this year.
Smith held a dozen FBS offers scoring offense. bet Tyrone Shorter’s their best divisional offense. Brennan’s
when he committed to LSU Should be a Tigers won’t back rival, but if they want gone now, and East
back in March as a three-star barn-burner. down from the to win the region, Central should be
recruit. challenge. they have to get past even better.
this game.

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MHSAA 3A TOP 5 TEAMS


1. HAZLEHURST (12-1
IN 2016)
Coach Todd McDaniel’s
Indians open 2017 as the
team to beat. They rolled to a
12-1 record and went 5-0 in
region play last year thanks
to an offense that featured
four 1,000-yard rushers, along
with a defense that held
opposing teams to 12.8 points
a game and pitched three
shutouts. Much of the core of
that team returns, especially
on offense. Three of those
four leading rushers are back
— Wykeen Craft, Tim
Steward and Quamead
Stewart — plus three of the
five starting offensive
linemen. Steward doubles as
the team’s leading returning
tackler and pass-rusher. If
senior defensive linemen
Qeutarious West and
Demetrius Swilley can
replicate their production
from last year and junior
cornerback Larry Wilson
continues to mature, it’s
going to be tough to move
the ball against the Indians.

2. NORTH PANOLA
SPECIAL TO THE CLARION-LEDGER (10-3)
Raleigh's Kris Moncrief is one of the state's best juniors. The Cougars have all the
ingredients to be good in
2017, and it starts with junior
PLAYERS 5 SEASON STORYLINES quarterback Kenneth
TO WATCH Jefferson. The 6-foot-3,
TYLER CLEVELAND THE CLARION-LEDGER season, dropped from 4A to 3A due to MHSAA 200-pound dual-threat
reclassification. They return big-time playmaker quarterback threw for 2,406
CHRIS CLARK Urriah Shephard, the senior quarterback who
OT, North Panola Kemper County gets clean slate yards and ran for 580 more
racked up 2,331 total yards last year, and sensation- with 37 total touchdowns last
There are several quality It’s weird to not have the defending state champs al sophomore running back/linebacker Bobby
offensive linemen at the 3A year, and he’s got good
among the teams to watch, but new Kemper County Townsend. Houston just couldn’t get over the hump protection up front as well as
level, but none have the coach Josh Pulphus has a massive rebuilding pro- against Region 4-4A counterparts Noxubee County
skillset and versatility of six senior receivers with
ject on his hands. Gone are quarterback Eric Clark, and Louisville, but dropping down to 3A and sliding significant playing time
North Panola’s senior Jr., leading rusher Chandler Roberts and prolific into 4-3A with Choctaw County, Hatley, Aberdeen,
offensive tackle. At 6-foot-4 returning. The questions that
receiver D.J. Clayton. The good news for Pulphus, Nettleton and Pontotoc — five teams that went a remain center around a
and 260 pounds, Clark is long who is in his first year as a head coach after serv- combined 13-30 last year — may be just what the
and lean for an offensive defense that started out hot
ing as defensive backs coach at Starkville, is that doctor ordered. last year before allowing an
lineman but is quick and he returns a ton of playmakers on defense. He has
aggressive. He helped pave Welcome, Jeff Davis County average of 36.3 points a
pass-rushing outside linebacker Recardre Moore, game over their last four
the way for the Cougar defensive ends Trajan Tanksley and Dorsey Bour- It’s the beginning of a new era in Prentiss. With the
offense to roll to 2,754 contests. The Cougar defense
rage and safety Senus Williams coming back. If the consolidation of Bassfield and Prentiss High struggled to get pressure on
rushing yards and 2,406 Wildcats can survive a tough early part of the Schools, Jeff Davis County High was born, and with
passing yards a year ago. opposing quarterbacks with
schedule that includes games against Quitman, it the potential for a powerhouse 3A program. The just 10 sacks in 13 games, and
West Lauderdale and Louisville, they will certainly school took a big step towards success with the it came back to bite them
KENNY GAINWELL be battle-tested when they start region play. decision to retain Bassfield coach Lance Mancuso
QB, Yazoo County towards the end of the
as head coach and athletic director. The Jaguars season.
It’s hard to find anything Charleston’s rebuild might not be world-beaters right away, but then
Yazoo County’s biggest Every year you think Charleston is going to be again, they might. Bassfield was set to return 18 of
offensive weapon can’t do down, they seem to come up with a new crop of the 60 players on a team that finished 12-3 last year, 3. RALEIGH (13-2)
with the football in his hands. athletes and roll to 13 or 14 wins. But that’s going to and Prentiss was set to return 30 of 37 on a team
He started at quarterback all Jeff Stockstill’s Lions put
be a tall task for coach Scott Martin this year. He’s that went 8-5. If anyone can bring the two teams together a fantastic season in
12 games for the Panthers got to find a way to replace more than 70 percent of together and create success, it’s probably Mancuso,
last season, and ended up 2016, but they’ll have to
the Tigers’ total offensive yards from last season, who has led Bassfield to an 118-20 record in the last replace some key pieces of
with 1,184 yards passing and including quarterback Tre Truly, leading rusher nine years.
1,292 more on the ground, their offense to have another
Billy Kimble and top receiver Rickey Sutton. Sen- shot at the 3A state title this
scoring 29 total touchdowns. ior Fred Hervey will have to build on his junior The maturation of Antavious Willis
Oddly enough, his best game year. The Raleigh offense
season, in which he rushed for 411 yards as a back- Velma Jackson’s young quarterback isn’t so young didn’t throw it around a lot
came against the best up. Defensive end Laderius Curtis is the lone re- anymore. The 6-foot dual-threat QB is back for his
opponent his team faced — last year, but when it did,
turning star on defense, having tallied 11.5 sacks a junior season with two years as starter. Willis quarterback Justin Gammage
he racked up 323 yards of year ago. The Tigers may well end up back in the showed steady improvement from his freshman
total offense against Velma was efficient. He completed
playoffs thanks to a top-heavy Region 2-3A, but year in 2016 with 1,207 yards passing, 967 more 56 percent of his passes and
Jackson in a 23-20 loss. they will have to find some more playmakers on rushing and 30 total touchdowns. With his help, the only threw three
offense to make another deep run. Falcons averaged 53.7 points in three playoff interceptions in 15 games.
KRIS MONCRIEF games before they met Charleston in the fourth
RB, Raleigh Houston, we have a solution He’s gone, and so are two of
round and fell 46-17. He’ll be hard-pressed to im- the team’s three leading
The cousin of former Ole Miss Just when you think you’ve got a good idea of who prove on those numbers in 2017, as Velma only
star and current Colts receiver rushers. The good news is
the big boys are in 3A, in come the Houston Hilltop- returns one player with more than a single recep- that Kris Moncrief is back for
Donte Moncrief could be pers. Coach Ty Hardin’s squad, which went 8-4 last tion.
primed for another big his senior year after setting
season. Moncrief's breakout 3A on fire with nearly 2,000
year came last season when rushing yards.
he rushed for 1,975 yards and
27 touchdowns. His numbers 4. SEMINARY (10-4)
would have been much
higher had he played full Bulldogs head coach Brian
games in blowout wins over Rials seems to always have a
Mize, McLaurin and St. stable of running backs, but
Andrew’s. He’s a prototypical he’s going to need someone
tailback, standing 6-foot-2 to step up early to replace
and weighing in at 235 Javaris Crosby and Felix
pounds. McCullum off last year’s
squad. The good news is he’s
NATHAN PICKERING got a two-year starter at
DE, Seminary quarterback returning in
The Bulldogs’ 6-foot-5, junior Jeff Miller. Miller didn’t
245-pound defensive end set the world on fire — he
more than passes the eye only threw for 42 yards a
test, and he’s only a junior. game — but he has a full
Pickering racked up 72 grasp of the offense and Rials
tackles and made 26 stops thinks he can be like a coach
behind the line of scrimmage on the field. What the
last year. What’s cool about Bulldogs lack in offense, they
that is that he seemed to be make up for on defense. They
at his best in tight games. He return the state’s
had nine tackles, including third-ranked player,
four TFLs, in a 34-29 win over defensive end Nathan
SUSAN BROADBRIDGE / HATTIESBURG AMERICAN
Lawrence County and Pickering, and tackle Qvaius
Bassfield prepares for last year's game against Purvis. Bassfield has consolidated with Prentiss to form Jeff Davis County. Currie, a 6-foot-1, 275-pound
averaged three stops for a
loss in the first three rounds defensive tackle who made
of the playoffs. He’s the 23 stops.
third-ranked player in the
state according to 247sports. TOP 5 GAMES 5. TYLERTOWN (11-1)
CAMERON YOUNG 1. Seminary at 2. North Panola at 3. Callaway at 4. Tylertown at Jeff 5. Velma Jackson at The Chiefs are going to be
DL, Franklin County Poplarville, Sept. 1 Lafayette, Sept. 1 Hazlehurst, Sept. 8 Davis County, Sept. Raleigh, Oct. 27 solid again if they can fill a
It’s hard to believe that 29 few holes left by graduation.
You know what So you say you’re Hazlehurst has This meeting of Linebacker Kirk Jefferson and
Young doesn’t have a would make a ready for a challenge, absolutely loaded its One of the 3A heavyweights won’t
committable offer yet, but defensive end Kadarious
statement? If North Panola? Well non-region schedule, heavyweights travels happen until the last Magee are going to be tough
Franklin County’s 3-star Seminary stepped up this game on the but none are tougher to Prentiss to week of the season
defensive lineman probably to replace — they combined
in class and knocked road against the than this week 4 welcome the new kid and the week of for 11.5 sacks and 47 total
won't have that problem for off the defending 4A defending 4A state meeting with the on the block to Halloween. That’s
long. He’s 6-foot-4, 280 stops behind the line of
South State champs champs definitely Chargers. Callaway is Region 8-3A in style. appropriate, because scrimmage last year. But head
pounds and coming off a on the road. Either qualifies. The rest of packed with talent, Tylertown is coming both of these teams
season in which he made 91 coach Osborne Holmes
way, this game the Panthers’ and will present a off an 11-1 season, should be scary good. returns starting quarterback
tackles, 10 sacks and came should serve as a non-region schedule challenge to the going 5-0 inside the This game will likely
down with one interception Da’bryan Magee, who was
measuring stick to shouldn’t offer much Indians’ defense. division. It will get a determine the Region efficient last year with 19
from his inside tackle see just how serious of a challenge, so this Whether or not they great challenge right 6-3A championship
position. He’s received touchdowns and seven
the Bulldogs are game will have to meet that challenge off the bat with the and should have interceptions and led the
interest from all three about making a run serve as our only eye will tell you a lot Jaguars, who will be playoff seeding
in-state FBS schools, Florida team in rushing with 823
in 3A South. test for North Panola about Hazlehurst’s playing their first implications. yards and 11 more scores.
State, Georgia and Jackson before late title hopes. game in their new
State, among others. September. region.
The Clarion-Ledger Sunday, August 13, 2017 9G

MHSAA 2A TOP 5 TEAMS


1. CALHOUN CITY (15-1
IN 2016)
No reason for the defending
champs to be anywhere else,
especially with the return of
quarterback Jojo Gray. Gray
passed for 403 yards and six
touchdowns but also ran for
866 yards and 10 scores. The
Wildcats also return bruising
running back Keshun Parker.
Parker ran through teams to
the tune of 1,054 rushing
yards and 19 touchdowns.
Parker will become even
more important as he returns
to lead the defense after
tallying 126 tackles from his
linebacker position. The
Wildcats will have a tougher
road to travel in order to get
to Oxford for the state
championships but still
remain the team to beat.

2. PHILADELPHIA (7-5)
The number one contender
for Calhoun City comes in the
form of the Tornadoes.
Philadelphia will be one of
the deepest and most
talented teams in not just 2A
North, but all of 2A. The
CHRIS TODD, FOR THE CLARION-LEDGER
Tornadoes return 19 out of 22
The Calhoun City Wildcats celebrate with the Class 2A trophy after beating Bay Springs 22-8 on Dec. 2, 2016, at the MHSAA State Football Championships in starters from a 7-5 year in
Davis Wade Stadium on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville, Miss. Class 3A. The Tornadoes lost
to Raleigh in the first round
of the playoffs 26-21. Top
PLAYERS STORYLINES TO WATCH running back Cortney Smith
TO WATCH returns to lead the offense
JACOB KEMP HATTIESBURG AMERICAN year ago when it finished 7-5 in a loaded 3A South after rushing for 1,248 yards
that included teams like Seminary, eventual cham- and 17 touchdowns.
DON RAGSDALE pion Kemper County, Hazlehurst and Raleigh. But
RB, Pisgah No more Bassfield However, the strength of the
the Tornadoes aren’t looking at the past. Philadel- Tornadoes will lie with their
Ragsdale took the 2A world Teams in Class 2A can breathe a sigh of relief phia, which returns its quarterback, running back
by storm with a 3,000 yard defense. Linebacker Javon
knowing that the Yellowjackets are no longer in and all five offensive linemen will feature a ball- Pickens return as a force in
rushing campaign. Ragsdale 2A. Since 2009, Bassfield won five state champi- control offense with a talented defense on the oth-
had five games of more than the middle after notching 99
onships and was a remarkable 5-0 in championship er side of the ball. Coach Teddy Dyess won champi- total tackles. Both Tornado
300 yards, capped off by a games. Even more remarkable was the fact that onships in Lumberton but has yet to do so in Phila-
career high 453-yard, five outside linebackers,
Bassfield played in eight South State championship delphia. This could be his year. Demontae Moore and Malik
touchdown performance games since 2008. But now, who will step in and
against St. Joe-Madiosn in his 2A South wide open Collier, return as well. Moore
take over the reins that Bassfield held for so long? and Collier combined for 107
ninth game of the season. Perry Central and Heidelberg are the obvious No more Bassfield and a rebuilding Bay Springs
However, can Ragsdale top tackles and 21 tackles for loss.
choices in 2A South. But can Philadelphia become could mean a new 2A South champion not named Along the defensive line,
that performance now that the new power in the North after its drop down Bassfield or Bay Springs for the first time since
teams know who he is? Chris Griffin will anchor
from 3A to 2A? East Marion in 2011. So, who will step up? Perry things after leading the team
Ragsdale is no longer flying Central is the odds on favorite with so many re-
under the radar after his Bay Springs rebuilding with 106 tackles.
turning starters, and like Philadelphia, a drop down
junior season . The Bulldogs have a long way to go in order to from 3A to 2A. But Heidelberg won’t go quietly and
return to the success they had in 2016. Bay Springs neither will Taylorsville, a longtime 2A power. But 3. PERRY CENTRAL
CORTNEY SMITH nearly captured the 2A title but fell short. Now, perhaps another team could come into the fold and (6-6)
RB, Philadelphia Dan Brady’s crew will have to find an answer of- shock everyone.
Smith made the Tornado Another team that dropped
fensively after senior do-it-all player Jaylin Jones down from 3A to 2A is Perry
offense go in 2016. Smith led is gone. Jones accounted for 2,346 total yards and Can Ragsdale top last season?
the Tornadoes in rushing Central. Chip Bilderback, in
31 touchdowns in 2016. Also gone is star quarter- Don Ragsdale burst onto the 2A scene with a 3,081 his second season at the helm
yards (1,248) as well as total back Caderius Lee. Lee was nearly as effective as yard and 38 touchdown campaign. The senior run-
yards and touchdowns (17). of the Bulldogs, is optimistic
Jones, throwing for 1,473 yards and 23 touchdowns. ning back churned out more yards than any other about his team’s chances as
Despite those impressive Lee also rushed for 361 yards and five touchdowns. running back in Class 2A. But can he do it again?
numbers, Smith was even he returns 15 starters from a
The Bulldogs aren’t out of the 2A race, however, Ragsdale is now bigger and stronger, but now 3A playoff team. The
more impressive as a but will need to find answers offensively in order teams are gunning for him. He will have a target
sophomore, rushing for 1,496 Bulldogs bring back
to repeat their success of 2016. on his back, but will it matter? It will come down to quarterback Tijuane Bolton
yards and 25 rushing Ragsdale’s offensive line. If they can get it done in
touchdowns. Smith, however, Philadelphia, not Calhoun City, the favorite in as well as running back
the trenches, then Ragsdale could have even better Mckail Sumrall. The Bulldogs
could be ready for an even the North numbers and finish one of the state’s most impres-
bigger season in 2017. One will have to replace
Calhoun City is still top dog in 2A. But that could be sive two-year stints at running back. 1,000-yard rusher George
thing on Smith’s side is his short lived. Philadelphia returns 20 starters from a
experience. The senior Bolton, but Sumrall should fill
tailback is now a three-year that role nicely after he
JARED THOMAS
starter and is now playing rushed for 972 yards and 14
The Pisgah Dragons touchdowns last season. Perry
behind a more seasoned enter the field during
offensive line. Central’s main strength, much
the Puckett vs Pisgah like Philadelphia’s, will lie
game on Oct, 27. with its depth.
ARTEISE MYLES
RB, South Delta
If it wasn’t for Ragsdale, 4. EAST WEBSTER
Myles would have been (11-3)
considered the top running
back in class 2A. Myles ran for You can’t mention top teams
2,234 yards and 22 in class 2A without
touchdowns last season, mentioning East Webster.
leading the Bulldogs to a 9-4 The Wolverines, two years
mark. Myles returns removed from a runner-up
alongside an experienced finish in the Class 2A final,
offensive line and could have made the playoffs 15
challenge both Smith and times since 2000. Look for
Ragsdale as the top running them to continue their
back in 2A North. Myles is tradition of excellence in
also a three-year starter at 2017. East Webster returns
running back for the standout quarterback Charlie
Bulldogs. Brand. Brand was
instrumental in leading the
KESHAUN PARKER Wolverines to the 2A
RB/LB, Calhoun City TOP 5 GAMES quarterfinals and finished
Parker was key in leading with 1,378 yards and 14
1. Calhoun City at 2. Taylorsville at 3. Newton at 4. Puckett at 5. Heidelberg at touchdowns passing.
Calhoun City to a state East Webster, Oct. 6 Perry Central, Sept. Philadelphia, Oct. 6 Pisgah, Sept. 29 Bay Springs, Oct. 26
championship in 2016. Parker However, East Webster has
22 holes to fill on defense.
was the second leading It’s a rematch of last Two teams that will These two teams met The Oilers came up
rusher on the team with season’s 2A North The first true 2A test battle for the Region last season in the one game short of Linebackers Luke Wilson and
1,054 yards and 19 State championship for Perry Central. 4-2A title that return regular season finale the Class 2A South Spencer Carden, who
touchdowns. Parker was a game. But what’s Taylorsville is a a lot on both sides of to determine who State championship combined for 258 tackles, are
bruiser both on the ground more, the two could storied school in 2A the ball. Newton will would win Region game, losing to gone.
and while playing linebacker meet later down the and despite having a feature quarterback 6-2A and the Dragons Bassfield 41-22. But
for the Wildcats. He was road in the playoffs down season, should Trevion Hillie and prevailed 28-20. now Bassfield is gone 5. BALDWYN (10-5)
second on the team in total once again. be back in the thick talented wide Puckett and Pisgah and the Oilers are
tackles (126). He also notched of things in 2A. receivers Zackariah shared similar fates in ready to make their The Bearcats could make a
a sack and forced four However, Perry Johnson and Zachary 2A as they both fell in stamp on 2A South case for being No. 4 on this
fumbles. Central has the depth Johnson. Newton the first round of the along with Perry list. Baldwyn should be
and the experience finished 7-4 last playoffs. Both teams Central. In order for strong once again after
TREVION HILLIE from 3A on its side. season and could return the core of Heidelberg to be making a trip to the 2A South
QB, Newton take the next step both of those rosters, considered among State championship game
One of an unknown into truly contending but now the two the teams to watch in against Calhoun City. The
quantities in Class 2A, Hillie for Class 2A. teams meet in the 2A South, however, it Bearcats return starting
surprised teams with his However, the first region game of will need to knock off quarterback John Swinney as
dual-threat ability. Hillie Tornadoes stand in the season, which will the team that well as Swinney’s favorite
torched teams through the the way. Philadelphia go a long way in defeated Bassfield target in the passing game,
air for 1,818 yards and 22 returns 19 of 22 determining playoff last season: Bay Calvin Harris. Swinney passed
touchdowns. And that was in starters and is seeding. Springs. The Bulldogs for 2,200 yards and 21
just eight games. Hillie also considered one of the lost 19 of 22 starters touchdowns last season while
took advantage of his favorites of Class 2A. while the Oilers Harris hauled in 48 receptions
running ability and tacked on return most of its for 1,105 yards and 13
351 yards and four more starters. But in order touchdowns. Baldwyn will
rushing touchdowns. Now in for Heidelberg to have to replace the
his second year under make a deep run, it production from senior
offensive guru Ryan Smith, will need a running backs Jalon Clark
Hillie’s stock is on the rise and confidence-boosting and Ovurton Gates who
could see his passing and win over Bay Springs combined for 1,720 yards and
rushing numbers skyrocket. in the regular season 30 touchdowns.
finale.
10G Sunday, August 13, 2017 The Clarion-Ledger

MHSAA 1A TOP 5 TEAMS


1. SIMMONS (13-0 IN
2016)
The Blue Devils currently hold
the longest win streak in
Mississippi high school
football with 25 straight
victories, a span that includes
two 1A championships. 2017
has the potential to be the
third straight year of
dominance for Simmons.
Other than losing two
offensive linemen and
quarterback Chandler
Robinson, who transferred
out of the program, Simmons
returns all its key players.

2. LUMBERTON (12-3)
Lumberton powered through
1A’s south half. It’s only two
losses came in the first three
weeks of the season to 3A’s
Perry Central and 4A’s
Poplarville. After falling to
Poplarville the Panthers went
on an 11-game win streak
before losing to Simmons in
the 1A championship, 30-26.
They return 17 starters and
with them an expectation to
be a championship
contending team yet again.

3. NANIH WAIYA (13-2)


Warriors lost their first game
of the season to 2A opponent
Union and went on to win 13
straight before falling to
CHRIS TODD
Lumberton in overtime 50-48.
Simmons running back Marquez Pam (5) runs past Lumberton's Chrishawn Bowens (10) on Dec. 2, 2016, at the MHSAA State Football Championships in Davis Nanih Waiya returns 17
Wade Stadium on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville, Miss. starters including a two
headed monster in running
backs Taemaus Glass and
PLAYERS STORYLINES TO WATCH Chris Smith.
TO WATCH ANNIE COSTABILE THE CLARION-LEDGER is playing with a target on their back, and he says
they aren’t focusing on that but other teams will 4. RESURRECTION
MARQUEZ PAM be. Last season Simmons did not have a hard time (10-3)
RB, Simmons Simmons win streak skating through the north half but there were test-
Marquez Pam was Resurrection finished just
Simmons currently holds the longest win streak in ed in the championship against Lumberton who behind Lumberton in Region
unstoppable last season — no Mississippi high school football and has strong lost 30-26. Simmons could make it through another
one could bring him down. 4-1A. Coming back are three
potential to keep it going. The Blue Devils return undefeated season with all of the talent it brings talented junior running
The 6-foot, 210-pound all their key players minus quarterback Chandler back but whoever they face out of the South will be
running back rushed for over backs, including Cearly Parker
Robinson who transferred this offseason. Current- ready. Lumberton and Nanih Waiya are the two who rushed for 443 yards and
2,200 yards last season and 31 ly, Tydarius Gibson and Antavius Rounds are com- favorites heading into the season and both bring
touchdowns. His best game eight touchdowns. Parker
peting for the starting spot. Simmons also saw a back 17 starters from teams that were talented also is part of a strong
was against Falkner when he coaching change bringing on former Grenada as- even as the young guys. If someone does bring
had 286 yards rushing and defensive unit returning that
sistant Wade Tackett as head coach. Tackett has an Goliath down it may be in the championship game. includes Becht Rowell and
nine touchdowns. entirely new offense he plans to implement saying
Strength in the south half Jackson Byrd. Rowell had 131
he wants to make this team multidimensional. Of tackles in 2016 while Byrd
JARVEON HOWARD course, Simmons one-two punch combo in Marquez Whoever comes out of the south half will be battle
RB, East Marion had 82 and 24 TFLs.
Pam and Demarrius Turner at running back will tested as Lumberton coach Zach Jones put it, and
One of the best running still be an identity for this team. They just plan to he’s right. Between Nanih Waiya,
backs in the state of have more than one this season. Tackett also says Noxapater, Lumberton, Resur- 5. SMITHVILLE (11-3)
Mississippi, Howard holds 11 their strength will be on the defensive side of the rection, Stringer and now
Division I offers. The Smithville lost a lot of its
ball. East Marion the south half offense including starting
5-foot-10, 202-pound running is stacked. Every week-
back had 1,260 rushing yards Region realignment quarterback Heath Noe and
end will be a grind and its leading rusher in Dee
for 18 touchdowns and There were a lot of changes to the regions in Class with both region three
averaged nine yards a carry in Moore. What it does have
1A after MHSAA’s reclassification. Region one and four returning coming back is an
his junior season. He will added H.W. Byers, Okolona and Potts Camp from strong senior classes,
again be East Marion’s main experienced defense. Chet
Class 2A. Region two took Durant, McAdams and along with talent they Moffett led the team in
offensive weapon and no Montgomery County from 1A’s region three and also have experience.
doubt a feature running back tackles with 112 last season
Coffeeville from 1A’s region one. Region three 2017 will be a great while junior middle
in 1A. added Hamilton, Vardaman and West Lowndes year of competition in linebacker Layne Williams
from class 1A region one. The biggest addition 1A’s south half. had 72 and four sacks. They’ll
TAEMAUS GLASS though was 2A’s East Marion to 1A’s region four. In
RB/LB, Nanih Waiya be the same physically
past two seasons, Smithville and Simmons have dominant team that they
Glass does it all for Nanih coasted through the regular season pretty easily.
Waiya and he does it well. As were in 2016.
Coaches feel like the realignment will make the
a running back he rushed for North half more competitive and more balanced.
1,517 yards and 26 SUSAN
touchdowns. As a linebacker, East Marion moving down to 1A BROADBRIDGE/
he had 47 tackles and one East Marion went 1-10 last season and many are HATTIESBURG
sack. Expect another anxious to see what they are able to accomplish in AMERICAN
explosive year from Glass in 1A-region four. Arguably the toughest region with Jarveon Howard
2017. teams like Lumberton, Resurrection and Stringer is the running
East Marion will have to prove itself. The biggest back for East
CHRIS SMITH weapon for the Eagles is undoubtedly running back Marion High
RB, Nanih Waiya Jarveon Howard who in his junior season proved to School.
Smith had back to back be one of the top running backs in the state. How-
1,000-yard plus rushing ard will be the spark for his team we’ll have to wait
seasons finishing 2016 with to see if East Marion lights up or burns out in 1A.
1,200 and 25 touchdowns. On
top of that, he had 436 Who can bring down Simmons?
receiving yards for eight Simmons head coach Wade Tackett knows his team
more touchdowns. Smith is
Nanih Waiya’s offensive
weapon and it seems no one
in 1A can contain him.
TOP 5 GAMES
DONNELL BUCKNER 1. Simmons at West 2. Winona at Nanih Waiya, 3. Lumberton at East 4. Shaw at Simmons, 5. East Marion at Stringer,
WR, Lumberton Lowndes, Aug. 25 Sept. 1 Marion, Sept. 29 Sept. 29 Oct. 20
In his junior season, Buckner
had 896 receiving yards for 16 New head coach Wade Nanih Waiya has three East Marion is down a class This game will have Last season Stringer finished
touchdowns. He was a huge Tackett wanted his team to tough tests in the first three and everyone is anxious to emotions running high. just behind Resurrection for
key in leading Lumberton to experience playing tough weeks of the season but see how they’ll compete in After Shaw lost to Simmons second place in Region 4.
the 1A state championship opponents in the first few Winona may be the 1A. This game will be a great in the second round last With East Marion added to
game. In 2017 with another weeks of play and that’s toughest. Coach Ryan opportunity to see how the season 6-0 there is a bit of a the mix it will be an even
year of experience under his exactly what West Lowndes Keeton says it’s going to be a Eagles look up against one score to settle. On top of closer race for the top spot.
belt there’s no limit on what will be. On top of it being tough night for either teams of the best in their new that a lot of players from This matchup could have
Buckner will accomplish. over two hours to drive to, defensive coordinators. Both classification. both of these teams have playoff implications.
the Panthers will be a Nanih Waiya and Winona been playing with or against
physical test for Simmons. have two high powered each other since they were
offenses this game has the young kids so there is a
potential to be a shoot out. rivalry aspect and it goes
way back.
The Clarion-Ledger Sunday, August 13, 2017 11G

MAIS 4A TOP 5 TEAMS


1. JACKSON PREP
(13-1 IN 2016)
In MRA coach Herbert Davis
words, “Until someone
knocks them off, they have to
stay at No. 1”. Prep has held a
dominant hold over MAIS
AAAA over the last five years
and things don’t appear to be
letting up at the Patriots
camp. Prep returns all its star
power, including stars junior
running back Jerrion Ealy
(971 rushing yards) and senior
quarterback Chance Lovertich
(1,926 passing yards). Expect
the Jackson Prep
championship train to keep
rolling in 2017

2. MRA (9-4)
The past three seasons MRA
has made it to the
championship game and
fallen short to Jackson Prep.
A lot of key pieces return for
this team but with the
question mark at
quarterback, it’s hard to say if
they’ll be back competing for
a championship.

3. PCS (11-1)
Presbyterian Christian
dominated last season and in
2017 is returning a lot. They
are losing a lot too though in
quarterback Luke Hudson
and running back Isaiah
BOB SMITH/FOR THE CLARION-LEDGER
Woullard. The talk amongst
Jackson Prep head coach Ricky Black coaches against Washington School during the Patriots’ win in Flowood. Black won his 347th game and moved into coaches is that PCS will be
second place in all-time victories in Mississippi high school football. back and just as tough to
deal with as they were in
2016.
PLAYERS STORYLINES TO WATCH
TO WATCH ANNIE COSTABILE THE CLARION LEDGER the season to continue to improve, but by district 4. LAMAR HIGH
play has confidence they’ll be ready to go. On the SCHOOL (9-4)
JERRION EALY offensive line, MRA returns four out of the five Lamar is the favorite to
Jackson Prep going for sixth straight starters. Despite what Charles meant up front,
RB, Jackson Prep championship repeat in MAIS
Ealy rushed for 971 yards last Davis believes up front his team will be even bet- AAAA-Division II. The Raiders
season and 16 touchdowns as Jackson Prep could make Mississippi high school ter all around. return all the right pieces in
a sophomore. He is already football history by winning its sixth-straight MAIS all the right places including
AAAA title. The only other team to win five Lamar School looking to repeat
being discussed as a Dandy quarterback Joseph
Dozen selection for 2018 and straight championships was South Panola, which Lamar is coming off its second Class AAAA-Divi- Hutchinson and running back
he holds nine Division I offers claimed the title from 2003-2007. Coach Ricky sion II championship in four years and is the favor- JT McClelland.
including Florida State and Black says they prepare for it by talking about it. ites to win it again. Returning at quarterback is
Auburn. Ealy is just getting Prep graduated a very small senior class and re- junior Joseph Hutchinson who threw for over 1,300
started and in his junior turns key skill players, most importantly quarter- yards last season with a completion percentage of 5. JACKSON ACADEMY
season, you can expect him to back Chance Lovertich and running back Jerrion 57 percent. Along with Hutchinson, the Raiders (6-6)
explode. Ealy. This team only lost one game last year. It’s have senior running back JT McCelland back who Larry Weems turned a 3-9
hard to argue against a sixth championship coming rushed for 1,258 yards and nine touchdowns. Line- team into a 6-6 team and you
LANGSTON ANDERSON home to Prep. backer JD Lee will be a leader for Lamar’s defen- can expect another year of
WR, Jackson Academy sive unit; he finished his junior season second in improvement from this
Weems + Pogue at Jackson Academy tackles with 74 and first in TFLs with nine. Oak
Anderson had 765 receiving Raiders team in 2017. Added
yards and six touchdowns last Larry Weems is in his second season as head coach Forest Academy who was the AAAA-Division II to the veteran coaching staff
season as a sophomore. With of the Raiders program and in his first year, he runner up last year and in 2015 is moving up to this offseason is defensive
quarterback Noah Thigpen flipped Jackson Academy from a 3-9 team to a 6-6 Division I giving Lamar an even better shot at coordinator Lance Pogue. The
back these two will be team. In year 2 expect even more improvement repeating. coaching talent plus the
difficult to contain in 2017. especially with the addition of another well-known player’s talent will be a
coaching name in new defensive coordinator Lance Year of the MAIS quarterback
successful combination for
JT MCCELLAND Pogue. In 10 seasons with South Panola Pogue had a MAIS is stacked with talented quarterbacks in Jackson Academy in 2017.
RB, Lamar 126-17 record and brought five state champion- 2017. Jackson Prep’s Chance Lovertich, Lamar’s
In his junior season, ships to the program. On top of great coaching, JA Joseph Hutchinson and Jackson Academy’s Noah
McCelland rushed for a lost very few players and returns all the right ones. Thigpen are three of MAIS’ best. Lovertich threw CHRIS TODD/FOR THE
team-high 1,258 yards and Quarterback Noah Thigpen is coming off a junior for nearly 2,000 yards last season and has a CLARION-LEDGER
nine touchdowns. On top of season where he threw for 1,459 yards and nine completion percentage of 65 percent. Larry Weems
that, he had 204 receiving touchdowns. Senior running back Webb Strickland Hutchinson is heading into his junior sea- (pictured), Ricky
yards and one touchdown. had 502 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns as a ju- son and as a sophomore had 1,332 passing Woods, Gina Skelton,
McCelland is a playmaker and nior. On defense Trent Tyre undoubtedly will lead yards, seven touchdowns and a QB rating of Ken Beesley and
in 2017 you’ll see the same the way after finishing 2016 with 80 total tackles, 76.3. Thigpen led MAIS AAAA- Herman Sanders
production out of him on the 24 TFLs and 10 sacks. With the coaching and the District 1 in passing yards as a comprise this year's
field. talent on the field, there’s no guessing what Jack- junior with 1,459 and threw for MAC Hall of Fame
son Academy could accomplish. nine touchdowns. Expect class.
CHANCE LOVERTICH even bigger numbers from
MRA without two key pieces from '16 these three in 2017. MRA
QB, Jackson Prep
Lovertich is undoubtedly the MRA lost two very important pieces to its team lost its starting quarter-
best quarterback in MAIS success last season: starting quarterback Hunter back in Hunter Hulsey
entering 2017. As a junior, he Hulsey and 2016 Dandy Dozen Saahdiq Charles. but coach Herbert Davis
passed for nearly 2,000 yards, Hulsey transferred to Clinton following the 2016 has high expectations
25 touchdowns, had a season; filling his spot will be junior Pierce Smith for the two young
completion percentage of 65 and sophomore Brock Morris (who coach Herbert players stepping in,
percent and a QB rate of Davis says have already made huge strides). Davis Pierce Smith and
143.4. Oh, he also didn’t expects them both to need the first few games of Brock Morris.
throw a single interception.
He and Ealy will prove
difficult to contain in 2017.
TOP 5 GAMES
LEE TANNER
WR, MRA 1. Magnolia Heights at 2. Jackson Prep at 3. Jackson Prep at Jackson 4. Oak Forest Academy at 5. Presbyterian Christian
Tanner was a huge key to MRA, Aug. 18: Presbyterian Christian, Academy, Sept. 29: Presbyterian Christian, at MRA, Oct. 27:
MRA’s success in 2016. In 2017 Sept 22: Sept. 29:
The first game of the season Arguably the biggest rivalry This game last season went
he will be the leader on the brings Magnolia Heights out Presbyterian Christian went game in MAIS every year and Oak Forest Academy is to three overtimes before
offensive side of the ball with to MRA. This will be a good undefeated during the this year will be no different. moving up to MAIS PCS eventually won 45-44.
two young quarterbacks opportunity to see how regular season in 2016. One Jackson Academy fell to Prep AAAA-Division I this season This season both teams will
coming in. It will be junior Pierce Smith and of its biggest wins was last season 28-0 but in and PCS is its first big look slightly different with
interesting to see what sophomore Brock Morris will against Jackson Prep on the Weems' second year as the opponent. The Yellowjackets quarterback changes being
Tanner is able to accomplish lead the Patriots offense as Patriots homecoming night, head coach, you can expect lost to PCS last season 41-21 made but you can expect the
with a new arm behind quarterback. Magnolia handing them their only loss even more improvement. but PCS lost a lot of star same competition on the
center. Heights went 0-4 in district of the season 28-16. Prep got This game will have power, most notably its field. PCS will look different
play last season, getting the its revenge knocking out PCS emotions high and a closer starting quarterback Luke without Hudson and
season started with it in the playoffs but there is score than in recent years. Hudson and running back Woullard making plays but it
coming to MRA will be a still something to prove Isaiah Woullard. This will be has young talent that is
good chance for both of between these two schools. a good matchup to see how expected to produce to the
these guys to get their feet both teams have improved, same standard PCS has been
wet. or not from 2016. putting out.
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MAIS 3A TOP 5 TEAMS


NO. 1 INDIANOLA
ACADEMY (14-0 IN
2016)
The defending champs are
No. 1 for a reason. Sure, the
Colonels will miss standouts
Sherman Timbs and Ben Van
Cleve. But they still return
6-foot-3 wide receiver T.K.
Bolden and quarterbacks Will
Davis and Josh Hill. Running
back Sebastian Harris will
step up and play a key role
for the offense as well. Fresh
off its first state
championship since 1976,
Indianola Academy will also
return standout linebacker
Stefon Smith. Smith was
Indianola’s leading tackler in
2016 and was the heart and
leader of the defense. With
talent on offense and the
leader of its defense back,
Indianola remains the team
to beat in MAIS AAA.

NO. 2 ADAMS COUNTY


CHRISTIAN (11-3)
It doesn’t seem fair to have
the state runner-up above
the champion, but the Rebels
make a strong case to push
BOB SMITH/BOB SMITH
their way to the top of the
Adams Christian’s Dykevis Ford carries against Indianola Academy during last year’s MAIS AAA Championship game at Jackson Academy on Nov. 17. MAIS AAA standings.
Two-way star Cade Wells is
gone. Wells was one of the
Rebels’ key cogs in the middle
PLAYERS STORYLINES TO WATCH of their defense at linebacker.
TO WATCH While the defense sustained
JACOB KEMP HATTIESBURG AMERICAN Columbia Academy rebuilding heavy losses, the offense
OWEN HARPER The Cougars were one of the surprise teams in should be in good shape.
TE, Columbia Academy Indianola could make third trip to MAIS AAA AAA. Columbia Academy featured a dangerous Quarterback Jacob McDaniel
Much of Columbia Academy’s finals quarterback-wide receiver combo in Wiley Cleland returns as does senior athlete
offense in 2016 focused on and Luke McKenzie. That combination led the Dykevis Ford. Also returning
Indianola Academy hadn’t won a state title since Cougars to a 9-3 mark, the best season at Columbia is running back Julian Wilson.
Wiley Cleland and wide 1976 and its best chance came a season before the
receiver Luke McKenzie. But Academy in more than a decade. But McKenzie With two dangerous athletes
Colonels actually nabbed the championship in 2016. and Cleland are now gone and second-year coach in Ford and Wilson, and an
tight end Owen Harper had a The Colonels fell to Silliman in 2015 and made it
quietly good year as well. The Randy Butler will have to find replacements quick- older McDaniel to get them
their mission to make it back. They did so, drub- ly in order to build off the success the team had a the ball, ACCS could make
6-foot-5, 240-pound senior bing Adams County Christian 42-7. But now the
finished with 520 receiving season ago. another run towards a berth
question remains, can they do it again? Core mem- in the MAIS AAA
yards and five receiving bers like quarterback Will Davis, running back Will ACCS clear the championship hurdle?
touchdowns. But with championship game.
Sebastian Harris and wide receiver T.K. Bolden Adams County Christian, much like Indianola
McKenzie now gone, Harper return. However, leaders like Sherman Timbs and
could, and will likely, see Academy, struggled to get over the championship NO. 3 HERITAGE
Ben Van Cleve are gone. Can others step up in hurdle. The Rebels have made it to the champi-
those numbers double. Coach order to life Indianola to its third straight trip to ACADEMY (10-3)
Randy Butler has said before onship game two out of the last three years but
Jackson? have come out empty-handed in both trips. Could The Patriots steamrolled their
that Harper will see a bigger
role in the offense in 2017, Can Simpson bounce back? this be their year? The athletes are back, such as way to a 10-2 record before
which should move Harper Julian WIlson and Dykevis Ford as well as quarter- they met eventual champion
Simpson Academy is a known MAIS powerhouse. back Jacob McDaniel. It will be up to the talented Indianola in the playoffs. It
into the MAIS AAA’s elite. The Cougars have won five state championships group of seniors to lead the Rebels through their was the second time that
since 2003, but in 2016 Simpson Academy only gauntlet of a regular season and into the playoffs Heritage Academy had lost to
DONTAE GRAY went 6-5. It was the first time since 2007 that the
ATH, Heritage Academy for a chance at redemption. the Colonels. That loss has
Cougars had failed to win at least eight games in a fueled Heritage Academy
Several coaches in the MAIS season. The Cougars have also gone three years Cathedral ready to return to championship
AAA have Dontae Gray as and there’s no reason to
without a state championship, their last coming in form? expect the Patriots to not go
one of their top players and 2013. So can Simpson Academy return to promi-
for good reason. Gray spent The Green Wave took some lumps last season after deep in the MAIS AAA
nence? Time will tell, but the Cougars do have a winning 25 games the previous two seasons. Cathe- playoffs once again. One of
time both as a running back deep roster coming back. In 2016, Simpson Acad-
and receiver with head coach dral managed to win only three games in 2016, but the most electrifying players
emy had 18 juniors, 16 sophomores and only nine still made a playoff appearance. Now with a re- in the entire MAIS returns in
Sean Harrison moving the seniors. By all accounts, the Cougars were young,
dynamic playmaker all over turning roster of 16 upperclassmen, Cathedral will Dontae Gray. Gray torched
but 2017 is the time for them to once again be look to return to form and be more competitive in defenses for 32 total
the field. The result? A 1,1910 feared by teams in the MAIS.
rushing yard performance. 2017. touchdowns and could go for
Gray also tacked on 24 more. With Gray leading the
rushing touchdowns, 546 way, Heritage will be a tough
receiving yards and eight out for any team in AAA.
BOB SMITH, BOB SMITH
receiving touchdowns. Indianola Academy
back Sebastian Harris NO. 4 ST. ALOYSIUS
STEFON SMITH (10) runs the ball (3-8)
LB, Indianola Academy against Adams
There are good linebackers The Flashes faced a
Christian during last disappointing season in 2016,
and sometimes there are even year’s MAIS AAA
great linebackers in the MAIS. going 3-8 in a tough district.
Championship game Despite not finishing above
But sometimes there are held at Jackson
special linebackers and Smith .500, the Flashes did make
Academy in Jackson the playoffs, falling to
fits that mold. At 6-foot-1 and on Nov. 17.
220 pounds, Smith has the Heritage 77-47. Before the
prototypical size and speed playoff loss, St. Aloysius was
for a linebacker. Smith, just a coming off a three-game
junior, will enter his second winning streak, which is why
season at linebacker. many coaches tabbed the
According to several coaches, Flashes as a team to be on
Smith is quite simply the best the look out for. Another
linebacker in AAA. reason to be wary of the
Flashes is the return of
ANTONIO THOMPSON athlete Antonio Thompson.
ATH, St. Aloysius Thompson, just a sophomore
Thompson was a true do-it-all last season, torched defenses
player for the Flashes last for nearly 2,000 total yards of
season. Thompson torched offense and 18 touchdowns.
defenses through the air for
1,003 yards and 11 NO. 5 STARKVILLE
touchdowns. He nearly ACADEMY (6-4)
topped that total on the
ground, rushing for 923 yards The Volunteers, fresh off a
and seven scores. Now the successful campaign, will look
junior signal caller is a year TOP 5 GAMES to take the next step headed
older and is more into 2017. Starkville Academy
1. Starkville 2. Columbia 3. Adams County 4. Bayou Academy 5. Centreville returns quarterback Noah
comfortable with the offense. Academy at Academy at Christian at at Indianola Academy at
Thompson also has Jaylen Methvin. Methvin passed for
Heritage Academy, Simpson Academy, Presbyterian Academy, Oct. 13 Silliman Institute, 948 yards and eight
Whitaker beside him in order Oct. 13 Sept. 29 Christian, Sept. 1 Oct. 6
to take some of the pressure One of the few teams touchdowns in 2016. The
off. An early season A rivalry game for While this one might that kept pace with Centreville will signal caller also rushed for
meeting between both schools that not have playoff the Colonels last year, remain one of the 458 yards and six touchdowns
JULIAN WILSON two teams that always has playoff implications like the Bayou Academy top teams despite its in his junior season. The
RB, Adams County should make the implications. others in this list, should be able to move down to MAIS Volunteers also have their
Christian playoffs. Starkville Columbia Academy ACCS and PCS should keep things AA while Silliman will quarterback on defense back
Wilson was instrumental in returns a wealth of bested Simpson be a dandy. PCS lost interesting against look for a bounce as well. Middle linebacker
leading the Rebels to the experience Academy last season, several key starters, the defending MAIS back year after Willie Latham led the team
MAIS AAA championship offensively and but gone are including the all-time AAA champs. Bayou winning it all in 2015. with 128 tackles a year ago,
game. The player his defensively. Heritage standouts Wiley leading rusher in the had a disappointing Silliman will also be which included a tackle for
teammates call “Bug”, Wilson Academy also returns Cleland and Luke state, Isaiah season a year ago, looking for some loss. With both of their
returns once again to the one of MAIS’ most McKenzie. The Woullard. This will be but returns revenge after falling leaders on offense and
Rebel offense along with explosive athletes in Cougars return a a good test for ACCS quarterback Cross to the Tigers twice in defense back, expect
fellow running back Dykevis Dontae Gray. There deep roster of juniors to find out if it can Crowe as well as 2016, once in the Starkville Academy to
Ford. Despite his size, just could be a lot of and seniors and could contend once again running backs Riley regular season finale challenge once again in the
5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, points scored in this be back on top of this in MAIS AAA with a Smith and Spence and then again in the MAIS AAA race.
Wilson runs like a bigger back one. district. win over a team that Martin. Stanley first round of the
normally would. But don’t let was a win away from Buford also returns. playoffs.
his running style fool you, he a berth in the MAIS With all of its
still remains one of the more AAAA-DI weapons back
electric players on the Rebels’ championship game. offensively, Bayou
dynamic offense and could could pose a very
have a spectacular senior serious threat to
season. Indianola.
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PLAYERS
MAIS 2A-1A TOP 5 TEAMS
TO WATCH
1. ST. JOE-GREENVILLE
BLAYKE DENDY (10-3)
ATH, Manchester Academy
Dendy did a little bit of The Fighting Irish are
everything for Manchester suddenly a big fish in a small
last year. On offense, he led pond. After playing for a AAA
the team in rushing with 494 state title last year, they have
yards and eight touchdowns dropped into the AA Division
and caught 11 passes for 256 and are primed for a big
yards and three more scores. season. Quarterback Brice
He led his team in tackles Johnson returns for his senior
with 112 stops, and returned year after throwing for 2,304
the only interception he yards and 24 touchdowns
pulled in for a touchdown. with just nine interceptions as
He was called on to throw a junior. He also led the Irish
three passes, and completed in rushing with 869 yards,
all three, one of them a averaging 7.9 yards a carry.
65-yard touchdown. He accounted for 40
touchdowns. Tailback
GARRETT HARMON Johnathan Jordan also
DB/RB, Tri-County returns after a 712-yard
Academy season and leading receiver
After a stellar junior season in Tre Adams is back. Joquez
which he set a school record Sanders is a linebacker you
with eight interceptions, can build a defense around.
Harmon is back to man his
position at cornerback. He 2. TRI-COUNTY
played his best in the big ACADEMY (12-2)
games too – he pulled down
a pair of interceptions in the Tri-County probably could
Rebels’ 21-7 loss to Canton have hung in there against
Academy in the state Canton Academy if they
championship. This year, he’ll hadn’t suffered a couple of
double as Tri-County’s injuries on the offensive line
starting running back. If he and then the tragic death of
can make the adjustment, starting guard Taylor Martin
David Blount’s run-happy in a car crash. But the two
offense should make him a injured linemen’s wounds
force to reckon with in AA. have healed, and the team
has emotionally recovered
JOQUEZ SANDERS from the loss of Martin. Now
OLB, St. Joe-Greenville they’ve set their sights on a
Perhaps no player had as big return to the state
of an impact on their team’s championship. They’ll lean on
defense as Joquez Sanders sophomore quarterback Cade
did last year for St. Joe. Shepherd, in whom coach
Sanders lined up at outside David Blount said he has a lot
linebacker last year and of faith. They return
recorded a team-high 130 fullback/linebackers Grayson
tackles. He also finished the Smith and Reed Cliburn. The
season with two sacks, two Rebels have a tough road to
interceptions, blocked a punt get back to the title game,
and forced one fumble. At six but it’s one they’re familiar
feet tall and 235 pounds, he with after finishing runner-up
packs a punch. the past two seasons.

CODY TINDALL 3. MANCHESTER


RB/LB, River Oaks (La.) ACADEMY (7-5)
River Oaks struggled to a
disappointing 3-7 record, but One rival coach said 2017 is
it wasn’t because they supposed to be Manchester’s
couldn’t find a tailback. Cody year. The Mavericks return a
Tindall began to assert slew of playmakers on
himself in the second game offense and should be a
of the season, put up three contender after dropping
100-plus yard performances in down a class from AA.
a row and rolled to 889 Quarterback Kinkead Dent
rushing yards on 95 carries (a returns having thrown for
CHRIS TODD / FOR THE CLARION LEDGER
9.4-yard average) with 11 1,367 yards and run for 345
Tri-County fans cheer for the Rebels in last year’s MAIS Class A-AA Championship on Nov. 17 at Jackson Academy. more as a sophomore last
touchdowns in his
sophomore season. He year, and his top receiver Will
doubles as a starting Fouche will be a senior. But
the big catalyst on offense is
linebacker, and contributed STORYLINES TO WATCH senior tailback Blayke Dendy.
40 stops and a pair of
interceptions as well. TYLER CLEVELAND THE CLARION-LEDGER when teams from Arkansas and Louisiana dom- The 6-foot-1, 220-pound
inated the division. From 2004 to 2009, only two fullback averaged 7.5 yards a
THOMAS WARREN Mississippi teams participated in the champion- carry last year and scored 12
RB, West Memphis
Changing of the guard ship game. But since then, it’s been a Magnolia total touchdowns. He also
Christian (Ark.) There are a couple of teams that have moved down State shutout. A Mississippi team has claimed the doubles as the team’s top
The Black Knights finished into the AA Division that are going to play major last eight championships, and the winner has beat- returning tackler at
last season 1-9, with their roles in the state championship race. Both St. Joe- en a Mississippi team in five of those years. Will linebacker. Manchester
lone win coming over DeSoto Greenville and Manchester Academy are joining 2017 be the year a team from out-of-state closes the returns eight of 11 starters on
all the way back in the ranks of MAIS AA. How big of a difference has gap? The closest out-of-state team to breaking defense, including linebacker
September. But if there was a there been between these two divisions? St. Joe through last year was Prairie View Academy in Warner Griffin and defensive
bright spot for WMC, it was played Canton Academy in the regular season Bastrop, Louisiana. The Spartans went 8-2 but fell end Taylor Porter.
the emergence of tailback finale last year, and beat the eventual AA state to Natchez’s Trinity Episcopal 32-26 in the second
Thomas Warren. As the champs 46-0. Centreville Academy finished 9-3 in round of the playoffs. 4. CENTREVILLE
season went on, it became AAA last year, and it makes the move, too. Man- ACADEMY (9-3 IN
apparent that teams were chester should be more at home against AA compe- Pitching shutouts
2016)
going to have a hard time tition, however. It played AA runner-up Tri-County On paper, St. Joe is set to be even better on defense
stopping the junior. He pretty close last year (and eventually lost, 14-3), than it was last year, and that’s saying something. The Tigers are one of a
gained 252 yards on 39 but had struggled against the better teams in AAA. The Irish were successful last season because they handful of teams that have
carries in the first five games scored 531 points in 11 games, but the fact that they dropped from AAA to AA,
and then exploded for 792 on
Good night and good luck held opponents to just 120 points over that same and they were still very
58 in the final five games. While there are a couple of teams moving into the stretch shouldn’t be overlooked. They shut out competitive in the higher
division, there’s several more moving out. The two seven of the 11 teams they faced and held two oth- division. They have
most notable departures from MAIS A-AA are ers to single digits. experience, with 10 of the 30
Canton Academy, which moved up to AAA, and players on the current roster
Prentiss Christian, which moved down. These Getting over the hump in the senior class, including
teams were big-time players in the division in most Tri-County just can’t seem to get over the hump in four offensive linemen. They
years and 2017 probably would have been no ex- the championship game recently. The Rebels are have two capable
ception. Canton Academy is probably going to routinely in the championship picture, or at least quarterbacks in Tyler
make some noise with all the players they have they have been since 2001 under coach David Thomassie and Brayson
returning from their state championship team, and Blount. They won it all in 2012, but have fallen Boeta. Hunter Badeaux
Prentiss Christian went 10-2 last year and hung 28 short the last two seasons in the season finale. In returns at defensive end to
points on them in a playoff loss. 2015, it was Wilkinson County that played the spoil- anchor the defense. He lines
er with a fourth-quarter, 99-yard touchdown drive up next to B.J. Parent, who
Magnum magnolia and a 2-point conversion that gave them an 8-7 win. the Tigers will rely on to stuff
If you look at the history of A-AA, there was a time Last year, it was Canton Academy. the run again. Senior Stone
Reynolds returns at running
back/corner.

TOP 5 GAMES 5. NEWTON COUNTY


ACADEMY (7-4)
1. Manchester Academy at 2. Canton Academy at 3. Newton County 4. Tri-County Academy at 5. St. Joe-Greenville at The Generals are always
Heritage Academy, Aug. Tri-County Academy, Sept. Academy at Tri-County St. Joe-Greenville, Oct. 13 Manchester Academy, competitive, and they could
25 15 Academy, Sept. 22 Oct. 20 be a dark horse in Class AA.
The big boys of District 2 will
Manchester coach Bryan A rematch of the 2016 AA The third week in September lock horns in the second The very next week, we’ll get The Generals’ only three
Dendy has loaded down the title game pits these bitter is just as exciting as the weekend in October, and the to see another slugfest of regular season losses last
front end of the Mavericks rivals against each other for second, as Newton County winner will have an inside MAIS AA heavyweights. season came to the state
schedule with AAA the first time since Canton Academy gets its toughest track to win the league. St. Watching Manchester champs, the state runner-up
heavyweights, starting with Academy stepped up to the test of the season with a trip Joe’s high-flying offense quarterback Blayke Dendy and AAA foe East Rankin
Canton Academy in week AAA division. The Panthers to Flora to face Tri-County. against Tri-County’s staunch match wits with St. Joe Academy. Newton County
one and this matchup with outlasted the Rebels 21-7 last The two teams played even defense – it could be the linebacker Joquez Sanders is Academy lost quarterback
Canton Academy in week year at Jackson Academy in for the most part last year, start of another excellent going to be worth the price Braden Smith to graduation,
two. It’s a solid measuring the championship last year, with three extra points rivalry in District 4-AA. of admission, and the winner but returns the aptly named
stick game, plus a shot for and you can bet Tri-County proving to be the difference very well might take home Sage Gun, who played
the Mavericks to pay will try to get their revenge. in Tri-County’s 28-25 win. the region crown. sparingly last year. The
Heritage back for a 44-14 offense should revolve
defeat in the playoffs last around senior tailback
year. Braxton Rose, who had 743
rushing yards on 160 carries
with nine touchdowns last
year. He and junior Lincoln
Jordan (240 yards, 5
touchdowns) should provide
a nice one-two punch.
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CLASS 6A
REGION 1-6A
SCHEDULES
WARREN CENTRAL
A. 18 Clarksdale
PASCAGOULA
A. 18 @Moss Point
S. 1 Philadelphia
S. 8 @West Lauderdale
S. 29 West Harrison
O. 6 @Stone
S. 22 Shannon
S. 29 Yazoo City
O. 20 South Pike
O. 27 @Lanier
S. 8 @Long Beach
S. 15 Perry Central
S. 22 East Webster
S. 29 @Ruleville
O. 20 @Velma Jackson
O. 27 @Magee
A. 25 @Pearl A. 25 @Gulf Breeze (Fla.) S. 15 @NE Lauderdale O. 13 @Long Beach O. 6 Coahoma Co. LANIER S. 22 open O. 6 Charleston RALEIGH
COLUMBUS S. 1 Vicksburg S. 1 @Picayune S. 22 @Holmes Central O. 20 Hattiesburg O. 13 @Gentry S. 29 @St. Stanislaus O. 13 @Humphreys Co.
A. 17 @West Point A. 18 @Morton A. 18 @Mize
S. 8 Neville(LA) S. 8 Gautier S. 29 Vicksburg O. 27 @Gautier O. 20 @Rosa Fort A. 25 Pass Christian O. 6 Moss Point O. 20 Yazoo Co. A. 25 Taylorsville
A. 25 @Noxubee Co. S. 15 open S. 15 open O. 6 @Canton N. 3 Pearl River Central O. 27 Greenwood O. 13 @Bay St. Louis O. 27 @Amanda Elzy
S. 1 open S. 1 Wingfield S. 1 Lawrence Co.
S. 22 @Northwest Rankin S. 22 @Harrison Central O. 13 Germantown STONE GREENWOOD S. 8 Provine O. 20 Pass Christian RULEVILLE S. 8 West Marion
S. 8 @Starkville S. 29 Greenville S. 29 Gulfport O. 20 @Ridgeland O. 27 East Central
S. 15 Vicksburg A. 18 open A. 18 @Leflore Co. S. 15 @Forest Hill A. 18 Philadelphia S. 15 @Seminary
O. 6 @Madison Central O. 6 @D’Iberville O. 27 @Cleveland Central A. 25 Harrison Central A. 25 Holmes Central S. 21 Magee A. 25 @Broad Street S. 22 Mendenhall
S. 22 DeSoto Central O. 13 Murrah O. 13 Ocean Springs N. 3 Callaway CLASS 3A
S. 29 @Tupelo S. 1 @Biloxi S. 1 Cleveland Central S. 29 @Raymond S. 1 Gentry S. 29 @Crystal Springs
O. 20 @Clinton O. 20 @Biloxi RIDGELAND S. 8 Poplarville S. 8 @Greenville O. 6 McComb REGION 1-3A S. 8 O'Bannon O. 6 Magee
O. 6 Horn Lake O. 27 Starkville O. 27 St. Martin
O. 13 @Southaven A. 17 @Velma Jackson S. 15 open S. 15 @Amanda Elzy O. 13 @South Pike ALCORN CENTRAL S. 15 @Leflore Co. O. 13 @McLaurin
N. 2 @Provine N. 3 Hancock A. 25 Northwest Rankin S. 22 West Harrison S. 22 Louisville O. 20 @Richland S. 22 open O. 20 @St. Andrew’s
O. 20 Oxford A. 18 Tishomingo Co.
O. 27 @South Panola ST. MARTIN S. 1 @Kosciusko S. 29 @Hattiesburg S. 29 Gentry O. 27 Florence A. 25 @Middleton(TN) S. 29 J.Z. George O. 27 Velma Jackson
REGION 3-6A A. 18 Forest Hill S. 8 Forest O. 6 Picayune O. 6 Yazoo City O. 6 @Yazoo Co.
N. 3 @Hernando MCCOMB S. 1 Thrasher ST. ANDREW’S
BRANDON A. 25 Tylertown S. 15 open O. 13 @Gautier O. 13 @Rosa Fort A. 18 Port Gibson S. 8 Hatley O. 13 @Charleston A. 18 open
DESOTO CENTRAL A. 18 @Madison Central S. 1 @Crestview (Fla.) S. 22 @Canton O. 20 Wayne Co. O. 20 open S. 15 @East Union O. 20 Amanda Elzy
A. 18 Amory A. 25 @Hazlehurst A. 25 @Riverside
A. 25 South Panola S. 8 St. Stanislaus S. 29 @Cleveland Central O. 27 Pearl River Central O. 27 @Clarksdale S. 1 Tylertown S. 22 @New Site O. 27 Humphreys Co. S. 1 @Pisgah
A. 25 @Memphis White Sta- S. 1 @Clinton S. 15 open O. 6 Callaway N. 3 @Long Beach S. 29 @Mantachie
tion GENTRY S. 8 @Brookhaven YAZOO Co. S. 8 St. Joe-Madison
S. 8 Tupelo S. 22 @Gulfport O. 13 @Vicksburg WAYNE Co. A. 19 Greenville S. 15 @Amite(LA) O. 6 Booneville A. 18 @Murrah S. 15 @Mize
S. 1 @Olive Branch S. 15 @Northwest Rankin S. 29 @Hancock O. 20 Neshoba Central O. 13 Belmont
S. 8 Lake Cormorant A. 18 West Jones A. 25 @Port Gibson S. 22 open A. 25 Germantown S. 22 Hartfield Academy
S. 22 @Terry O. 6 Harrison Central O. 27 @Holmes Central A. 25 @Oak Grove S. 1 @Ruleville S. 29 South Pike O. 20 @North Pontotoc S. 1 @Yazoo City S. 29 McLaurin
S. 15 Memphis Central S. 29 George Co. O. 13 Biloxi N. 3 Germantown O. 27 Kossuth
S. 22 @Columbus S. 1 Jefferson Davis Co. S. 8 North Panola O. 6 @Lanier S. 8 Velma Jackson O. 6 @Velma Jackson
O. 6 @Petal O. 20 @Ocean Springs VICKSBURG S. 8 open S. 15 @Humphreys Co. O. 13 @Florence S. 15 Raymond O. 13 @Magee
S. 29 Horn Lake O. 13 Meridian O. 27 @Pascagoula BELMONT
O. 6 @Oxford A. 18 vs. Oxford S. 15 @Moss Point S. 22 @Leflore Co. O. 20 Raymond A. 18 Smithville S. 22 open O. 20 Raleigh
O. 20 Oak Grove N. 3 D’Iberville A. 25 Clinton S. 22 Picayune S. 29 @Greenwood O. 27 Richland S. 29 @Humphreys Co. O. 27 Crystal Springs
O. 13 Hernando O. 27 @Jim Hill A. 25 South Pontotoc
O. 20 @Tupelo S. 1 @Warren Central S. 29 @Pearl River Central O. 6 Rosa Fort RAYMOND S. 1 Tishomingo Co. O. 6 Ruleville VELMA JACKSON
N. 3 Pearl CLASS 5A S. 8 open O. 6 @Long Beach O. 13 Clarksdale O. 13 Amanda Elzy
O. 27 Southaven A. 18 Terry S. 8 open A. 17 Ridgeland
N. 3 @South Panola GEORGE Co. REGION 1-5A S. 15 @Columbus O. 13 Hattiesburg O. 20 @Yazoo City S. 15 @Mooreville O. 20 @J.Z. George
A. 25 Mendenhall A. 25 @Canton
A. 18 @Gulfport CENTER HILL S. 22 Germantown O. 20 @Stone O. 27 O'Bannon S. 1 open S. 22 @Red Bay(AL) O. 26 @Charleston S. 1 Provine
HERNANDO A. 25 @Greene Co. A. 18 St. George’s(TN) S. 29 @Neshoba Central O. 27 West Harrison S. 29 @North Pontotoc
A. 18 open ROSA FORT S. 8 @Morton S. 8 @Yazoo Co.
S. 1 East Central A. 25 @Collierville(TN) O. 6 Cleveland Central N. 3 @Gautier A. 18 @Lausanne(TN) S. 15 @Yazoo Co. O. 6 Mantachie REGION 4-3A S. 15 @Leake Central
A. 25 Middle College Prep S. 8 Ocean Springs S. 1 open O. 13 Ridgeland O. 13 @Alcorn Central
(TN) WEST HARRISON A. 25 @North Panola S. 22 Crystal Springs ABERDEEN S. 22 open
S. 15 @Harrison Central S. 8 Corinth O. 20 @Canton A. 18 Bay St. Louis S. 1 open S. 29 Lanier O. 20 @Kossuth S. 29 @Magee
S. 1 @Lake Cormorant A. 18 Bruce
S. 22 Oak Grove S. 15 @Crockett Co.(TN) O. 26 @Callaway A. 25 Vancleave S. 8 @Cleveland Central O. 6 Florence O. 27 Booneville O. 6 St. Andrew’s
S. 8 Memphis White Station A. 25 Caledonia
S. 29 @Brandon S. 22 Grenada N. 3 Holmes Central S. 1 South Jones S. 15 @Coahoma AHS O. 13 Richland O. 13 @Crystal Springs
S. 15 @Briarcrest Christian BOONEVILLE S. 1 @Amory
O. 6 Jim Hill S. 29 @West Point S. 8 @Pass Christian S. 22 Marks Palmer O. 20 @McComb S. 8 @Pontotoc O. 20 McLaurin
(TN) O. 13 Pearl REGION 3-5A A. 18 Mooreville
O. 6 Saltillo S. 15 open S. 29 open O. 27 @South Pike A. 25 Baldwyn S. 15 New Hope O. 27 @Raleigh
S. 22 Tupelo O. 20 @Terry O. 13 @Lewisburg
S. 29 @Southaven BROOKHAVEN S. 22 @Stone O. 6 @Gentry RICHLAND S. 1 @Nettleton S. 22 @Itawamba AHS
O. 27 Petal O. 20 @Lafayette A. 18 Pearl S. 29 @Picayune O. 13 Greenwood S. 29 Nettleton REGION 7-3A
O. 6 South Panola N. 2 @Meridian A. 18 @Puckett S. 8 @Saltillo
O. 27 Lake Cormorant A. 25 @Lawrence Co. O. 6 Gautier O. 20 Clarksdale S. 15 Tishomingo Co. O. 6 @Choctaw Co.
O. 13 @DeSoto Central N. 3 Olive Branch A. 25 Pisgah FRANKLIN Co.
O. 20 Horn Lake JIM HILL S. 1 @South Pike O. 13 Pearl River Central O. 27 @Yazoo City S. 1 @Pelahatchie S. 22 open O. 13 @Hatley A. 18 South Pike
O. 27 @Oxford A. 18 @Provine GRENADA S. 8 McComb O. 20 @Long Beach YAZOO CITY S. 8 McLaurin S. 29 Kossuth O. 20 Houston A. 25 @Seminary
N. 3 Columbus A. 25 @Forest Hill A. 18 Christian Brothers(TN) S. 15 open O. 27 @Wayne Co. A. 18 @JFK S. 15 Wesson O. 6 @Alcorn Central O. 27 South Pontotoc S. 1 @North Pike
S. 1 @Canton A. 25 @Cleveland Central S. 22 @North Pike N. 3 Hattiesburg A. 25 @Humphreys Co. S. 22 Lake O. 13 @North Pontotoc
HORN LAKE CHOCTAW Co. S. 8 @Lumberton
S. 8 open S. 1 @Oxford S. 29 Laurel S. 1 Yazoo Co. S. 29 @Florence O. 20 Manatchie A. 18 @East Webster S. 15 Lawrence Co.
A. 18 open S. 15 @Murrah S. 8 Kosciusko O. 6 @Forest Hill CLASS 4A O. 27 @Belmont
A. 25 Shannon S. 8 @Crystal Springs O. 6 South Pike A. 25 Winona S. 22 Jefferson Davis Co.
S. 22 @Meridian S. 15 @Louisville O. 13 Natchez REGION 1-4A S. 15 Port Gibson O. 13 @Raymond A. 31 @Choctaw Central S. 29 @Wilkinson Co.
S. 1 @Charleston S. 28 Terry O. 20 @Wingfield KOSSUTH
S. 22 @Center Hill BYHALIA S. 22 @Amanda Elzy O. 20 Lanier A. 18 Independence S. 8 @Caledonia O. 6 Hazlehurst
S. 8 open O. 6 @George Co. S. 29 Lake Cormorant O. 27 South Jones
S. 15 Lake Cormorant A. 18 @Holly Springs S. 29 @Clarksdale O. 27 @McComb A. 25 @Ripley S. 15 Eupora O. 13 Port Gibson
O. 13 Petal O. 6 @Olive Branch N. 3 @West Jones O. 6 @Greenwood S. 22 open O. 20 open
S. 22 South Panola O. 20 @Pearl A. 25 Coahoma Co. SOUTH PIKE S. 1 Baldwyn
O. 13 Lafayette FOREST HILL S. 1 @New Site O. 13 open S. 8 @Tishomingo Co. S. 29 Houston O. 27 @Jefferson Co.
S. 29 @DeSoto Central O. 27 Brandon O. 20 @West Point A. 18 @Franklin Co.
O. 6 @Columbus A. 18 @St. Martin S. 8 Independence O. 20 Gentry A. 25 North Pike S. 15 New Albany O. 6 Aberdeen
N. 2 @Oak Grove O. 27 Lewisburg HAZLEHURST
O. 13 Oxford A. 25 Jim Hill S. 15 @Caledonia O. 27 Rosa Fort S. 1 Brookhaven S. 22 Corinth O. 13 @Nettleton
N. 3 Saltillo A. 18 Canton
O. 20 @Hernando MERIDIAN S. 1 Harrison Central S. 22 open S. 8 Amite Co. S. 29 @Booneville O. 20 @South Pontotoc A. 25 McComb
O. 27 Tupelo A. 18 @Tupelo LAFAYETTE S. 8 open S. 29 Corinth REGION 4-4A S. 15 @Tylertown O. 6 North Pontotoc O. 27 Hatley S. 1 @Crystal Springs
N. 3 @Southaven A. 25 open A. 18 @Cleveland Central S. 15 Lanier O. 6 @New Albany KOSCIUSKO S. 22 @Jewel Sumner(LA) O. 13 @Mantachie HATLEY S. 8 Callaway
S. 1 @Hoover(AL) A. 25 @Charleston S. 22 West Jones O. 13 Senatobia A. 18 Neshoba Central S. 29 @McComb O. 20 Belmont A. 17 Nanih Waiya S. 15 @East Central
OXFORD S. 9 Noxubee Co. S. 1 North Panola S. 29 @South Jones O. 20 @Ripley O. 27 @Alcorn Central
A. 18 vs. Vicksburg A. 25 Forest O. 6 @Richland A. 25 @Smithville S. 22 @Forrest Co. AHS
S. 15 @Starkville S. 8 Oxford O. 6 Brookhaven O. 27 @Tishomingo Co. S. 1 Ridgeland O. 13 Lanier S. 1 Hamilton S. 29 open
A. 25 @Starkville S. 22 Jim Hill O. 13 Wingfield MANTACHIE
S. 15 open CORINTH S. 8 @Grenada O. 20 @Florence A. 18 @Nettleton S. 8 @Alcorn Central O. 6 @Franklin Co.
S. 1 Grenada S. 29 @Pearl S. 22 West Point O. 20 @Laurel
S. 8 @Lafayette A. 18 @Shannon S. 15 @Winona O. 27 Raymond A. 25 Holly Springs S. 15 @Mantachie O. 13 @Wilkinson Co.
O. 6 Oak Grove S. 29 @Saltillo O. 27 Natchez S. 22 Florence S. 22 open O. 20 Jefferson Co.
S. 15 Pontotoc O. 13 @Brandon N. 3 @North Pike A. 25 Tupelo S. 1 Mooreville
O. 6 Lewisburg S. 1 open S. 29 Leake Central REGION 7-4A S. 8 @New Site S. 29 @South Pontotoc O. 27 Port Gibson
S. 22 Southaven O. 20 @Petal O. 13 @Grenada
S. 29 @South Panola LAUREL S. 8 @Center Hill O. 6 @New Hope FORREST CO. AHS S. 15 Hatley O. 6 @Houston JEFFERSON Co.
O. 27 Terry O. 20 Center Hill A. 18 @Callaway O. 13 Noxubee Co. O. 13 Aberdeen
O. 6 DeSoto Central N. 2 George Co. S. 15 Itawamba AHS A. 18 Vancleave S. 22 Macon Road Baptist A. 18 @Magee
O. 27 @Olive Branch A. 26 Hattiesburg S. 22 @Kossuth O. 20 @Louisville (TN) O. 20 Nettleton
O. 13 @Horn Lake N. 3 Lake Cormorant A. 25 @Perry Central A. 25 @Natchez
O. 20 @Columbus OAK GROVE S. 1 @Oak Grove S. 29 @Byhalia O. 27 Morton S. 1 @Pearl River Central S. 29 Alcorn Central O. 27 @Choctaw Co. S. 1 Amite Co.
O. 27 Hernando A. 18 @Purvis LAKE CORMORANT S. 8 Petal O. 6 Tishomingo Co. LEAKE CENTRAL S. 8 Resurrection O. 6 @Belmont HOUSTON S. 8 South Delta
N. 3 @Tupelo A. 25 Wayne Co. A. 18 Senatobia S. 15 open O. 13 Ripley A. 18 Newton Co. S. 15 @West Marion O. 13 Kossuth A. 18 Pontotoc S. 15 Terry
S. 1 Laurel A. 25 open S. 22 South Jones O. 20 @New Albany A. 25 @Leake Co. S. 22 Hazlehurst O. 20 @Booneville A. 25 @Calhoun City S. 22 open
SOUTHAVEN S. 8 @Hattiesburg S. 1 Hernando S. 29 @Brookhaven O. 27 Senatobia O. 27 North Pontotoc
A. 18 open S. 1 @West Lauderdale S. 29 @Lawrence Co. S. 1 @New Hope S. 29 @Port Gibson
S. 15 open S. 8 @DeSoto Central O. 6 Wingfield S. 8 Canton O. 6 Poplarville S. 8 @Itawamba AHS O. 6 Wilkinson Co.
A. 25 @Olive Branch S. 22 @George Co. O. 13 @West Jones NEW ALBANY NORTH PONTOTOC
S. 15 @Horn Lake A. 18 @Baldwyn S. 15 Velma Jackson O. 13 @Greene Co. A. 18 @Saltillo S. 15 open O. 13 open
S. 1 @Germantown S. 29 Petal S. 22 Lewisburg O. 20 Forest Hill
S. 8 Holmes Central A. 25 @Itawamba AHS S. 21 @Forest O. 20 Sumrall A. 25 @Mooreville S. 22 Amory O. 20 @Hazlehurst
O. 6 @Meridian S. 29 @Grenada O. 27 @North Pike S. 29 @Kosciusko O. 27 @Purvis S. 29 @Choctaw Co. O. 27 Franklin Co.
S. 15 @Germantown(TN) O. 13 Terry N. 3 Natchez S. 1 Pontotoc S. 1 Okolona
O. 6 West Point S. 8 Amory O. 6 open S. 8 South Pontotoc O. 6 Hatley
S. 22 @Oxford O. 20 @Brandon O. 13 @Saltillo GREENE Co. PORT GIBSON
S. 29 Hernando NATCHEZ S. 15 @Kossuth O. 13 New Hope A. 18 West Lauderdale S. 15 @Independence O. 13 South Pontotoc A. 18 @McComb
O. 27 @Pearl O. 20 Olive Branch A. 18 @Wilkinson Co. O. 20 @Noxubee Co. O. 20 @Aberdeen
O. 6 @Tupelo N. 2 Jim Hill S. 22 East Union A. 25 George Co. S. 22 @Baldwyn A. 25 Gentry
O. 27 @Center Hill A. 25 Jefferson Co. S. 29 @Senatobia O. 27 Louisville S. 29 Belmont O. 26 Nettleton
O. 13 Columbus N. 3 @Lafayette S. 1 @Vancleave S. 1 @Natchez
O. 20 South Panola PEARL S. 1 Port Gibson O. 6 Byhalia LOUISVILLE S. 8 @Quitman O. 6 @Kossuth NETTLETON S. 8 Terry
O. 27 @DeSoto Central A. 18 @Brookhaven LEWISBURG S. 8 open O. 13 @Tishomingo Co. A. 18 @Holmes Central S. 15 @Long Beach O. 13 Booneville A. 18 Mantachie S. 15 @Yazoo City
N. 3 Horn Lake A. 25 Warren Central A. 18 Memphis Manassas S. 15 @Jefferson Davis Co. O. 20 Corinth A. 25 West Point S. 22 @Moss Point O. 20 Alcorn Central A. 25 @Hamilton S. 22 Amite Co.
S. 1 Northwest Rankin A. 25 Hardin Co.(TN) S. 22 Wingfield O. 27 @Ripley S. 1 @Kemper Co. S. 29 @Poplarville O. 27 @Mantachie S. 1 Booneville S. 29 Jefferson Co.
SOUTH PANOLA S. 8 @Parkway(LA) S. 1 @Clarksville(TN) S. 29 @West Jones
A. 17 @Clinton RIPLEY S. 8 Ripley O. 6 Purvis S. 8 Baldwyn O. 6 open
S. 15 @Madison Central S. 8 open O. 6 South Jones S. 15 Grenada O. 13 Forrest Co. AHS REGION 2-3A S. 15 @Amory O. 13 @Franklin Co.
A. 25 @Brandon S. 22 @Petal O. 13 @Brookhaven A. 18 Itawamba AHS
S. 15 Fayette Ware(TN) A. 25 Kossuth S. 22 @Greenwood O. 20 @Lawrence Co. S. 22 open O. 20 Wilkinson Co.
S. 1 @Greenville S. 29 Meridian O. 20 North Pike COAHOMA AHS
S. 22 @Lake Cormorant S. 1 Calhoun City S. 29 New Hope O. 27 Sumrall S. 29 @Aberdeen O. 27 @Hazlehurst
S. 8 Clarksdale O. 6 @Terry O. 27 @Forest Hill A. 18 @Simmons
S. 29 Olive Branch S. 8 @Louisville O. 6 @Noxubee Co. O. 6 South Pontotoc
S. 15 MUS(TN) O. 13 @George Co. N. 3 @Laurel LAWRENCE Co. A. 25 Strayhorn WILKINSON Co.
O. 6 @Lafayette S. 15 open O. 13 @Forest O. 13 Choctaw Co.
S. 22 @Horn Lake O. 20 Jim Hill A. 17 North Pike S. 1 @West Tallahatchie A. 18 Natchez
O. 13 Center Hill NORTH PIKE S. 22 @Pontotoc O. 20 Kosciusko O. 20 @Hatley
S. 29 Oxford O. 27 Oak Grove A. 25 Brookhaven S. 8 @Coahoma Co. A. 25 @Amite Co.
O. 20 Saltillo A. 17 @Lawrence Co. S. 29 @Tishomingo Co. O. 27 @Leake Central O. 26 @Houston
O. 6 @Hernando N. 3 @Brandon S. 1 @Raleigh S. 15 Rosa Fort S. 1 open
O. 27 @Grenada A. 25 @South Pike O. 6 Senatobia
O. 13 Tupelo NEW HOPE S. 8 @Bay St. Louis S. 22 West Bolivar SOUTH PONTOTOC S. 8 @Heidelberg
PETAL N. 3 @West Point S. 1 Franklin Co. O. 13 @Corinth
O. 20 @Southaven A. 18 @Forest S. 15 @Franklin Co. S. 29 Marks Palmer A. 17 Vardaman S. 15 St. Charles(LA)
O. 27 Columbus A. 19 Hattiesburg OLIVE BRANCH S. 8 Tylertown O. 20 Byhalia A. 25 West Lauderdale S. 22 Collins O. 6 @North Panola A. 25 @Belmont S. 22 @Kemper Co.
N. 3 DeSoto Central A. 25 Gulfport A. 18 Collierville(TN) S. 15 open O. 27 New Albany S. 1 Houston S. 29 Forrest Co. AHS O. 13 @Water Valley S. 1 East Union S. 29 Franklin Co.
S. 2 @Brother Martin(LA) A. 25 Southaven S. 22 Brookhaven S. 8 @Shannon O. 6 @Sumrall O. 20 Holly Springs S. 8 @North Pontotoc O. 6 @Jefferson Co.
TUPELO S. 8 @Laurel S. 29 @Wingfield SENATOBIA
S. 1 DeSoto Central A. 18 @Lake Cormorant S. 15 @Aberdeen O. 13 @Purvis O. 27 Independence S. 15 @Bruce O. 13 Hazlehurst
A. 18 Meridian S. 15 open S. 8 @Memphis Kirby O. 6 West Jones
A. 25 @Corinth A. 25 Pontotoc S. 22 @Caledonia O. 20 Greene Co. HOLLY SPRINGS S. 22 Mooreville O. 20 @Port Gibson
S. 22 Pearl S. 15 open O. 13 @South Jones S. 29 @Louisville O. 27 Poplarville S. 29 Hatley O. 27 open
S. 1 Clarksdale S. 29 @Oak Grove O. 20 @Natchez S. 1 @Independence A. 18 Byhalia
S. 22 Saltillo S. 8 Charleston O. 6 Kosciusko O. 6 @Nettleton
S. 8 @Brandon O. 6 Brandon O. 27 Laurel POPLARVILLE A. 25 @Mantachie
S. 29 @Lewisburg S. 15 Shannon O. 13 @Leake Central O. 13 @Houston REGION 8-3A
S. 15 open O. 13 @Jim Hill N. 3 Forest Hill A. 18 Picayune S. 1 Ashland
O. 6 Grenada S. 22 open O. 20 Jackson Prep O. 20 Choctaw Co.
S. 22 @Hernando O. 20 Meridian A. 25 Pearl River Central S. 8 @Strayhorn COLUMBIA
O. 13 @West Point SOUTH JONES S. 29 New Albany O. 27 Noxubee Co. O. 27 @Aberdeen
S. 29 Columbus O. 27 @George Co. S. 1 Seminary S. 15 J.Z. George A. 18 Richton
O. 20 @Lake Cormorant A. 18 @Sumrall O. 6 @Ripley
O. 6 Southaven N. 2 @Terry NOXUBEE Co. S. 8 @Stone S. 22 @Tishomingo Co. A. 25 @East Marion
O. 27 Lafayette A. 25 Hancock O. 13 @Byhalia REGION 5-3A
O. 13 @South Panola A. 18 Starkville S. 15 @Heidelberg S. 29 @Water Valley S. 1 @North Forrest
TERRY N. 3 @Center Hill S. 1 @West Harrison O. 20 Tishomingo Co.
O. 20 DeSoto Central A. 25 Columbus S. 22 open O. 6 Independence CHOCTAW CENTRAL S. 8 @Perry Central
O. 27 @Horn Lake A. 18 @Raymond SALTILLO S. 8 @Northeast Jones O. 27 @Corinth S. 1 @Shannon S. 29 Greene Co. O. 13 @North Panola A. 18 @Union S. 15 Taylorsville
N. 3 Oxford A. 25 Wingfield A. 18 North Pontotoc S. 15 Bay St. Louis S. 9 @Meridian O. 6 @Forrest Co. AHS O. 20 @Coahoma AHS
TISHOMINGO Co. A. 25 Cherokee (N.C.) S. 22 open
S. 1 Florence A. 24 @Amory S. 22 @Laurel S. 15 West Point O. 13 @Sumrall O. 27 Marks Palmer
A. 18 @Alcorn Central A. 31 Choctaw Co. S. 29 Wesson
REGION 2-6A S. 8 @Port Gibson S. 1 Itawamba AHS S. 29 Forest Hill S. 22 @West Monroe(LA) O. 20 Purvis
A. 25 McNairy Central(TN) INDEPENDENCE S. 8 @Newton O. 6 @Tylertown
S. 15 @Jefferson Co. S. 8 Booneville O. 6 @Natchez S. 29 open O. 27 @Lawrence Co.
CLINTON S. 1 @Belmont A. 18 @Kossuth S. 15 @Lake O. 13 @Jefferson Davis Co.
S. 22 Brandon S. 15 @Baldwyn O. 13 North Pike O. 6 Louisville
A. 17 South Panola S. 8 Kossuth PURVIS A. 25 Northpoint Christian S. 21 Philadelphia O. 19 West Marion
S. 29 @Jim Hill S. 22 @Olive Branch O. 20 West Jones O. 13 @Kosciusko
A. 25 @Vicksburg S. 15 @Booneville A. 18 Oak Grove S. 1 Senatobia S. 29 @Forest O. 27 Seminary
O. 6 Pearl S. 29 Lafayette O. 27 @Brookhaven O. 20 Leake Central
S. 1 Brandon S. 22 Holly Springs A. 25 West Marion S. 8 @Byhalia O. 6 Morton JEFFERSON DAVIS Co.
O. 13 @Oak Grove O. 6 @Center Hill N. 3 Wingfield O. 27 @New Hope
S. 8 @Germantown S. 29 Ripley S. 1 @Columbia Academy S. 15 North Pontotoc O. 13 @Kemper Co. A. 18 vs. Harrison Central (at
O. 20 George Co. O. 13 Lake Cormorant WEST JONES
S. 15 open O. 6 @Corinth S. 8 open S. 22 @Strayhorn O. 20 open Gulfport)
O. 27 @Meridian O. 20 @Lewisburg
S. 22 Madison Central N. 2 Petal
A. 18 @Wayne Co. O. 13 New Albany REGION 5-4A S. 15 @Mendenhall S. 29 North Panola O. 27 SE Lauderdale A. 25 Collins
O. 27 West Point A. 25 @Northeast Jones O. 20 @Senatobia
S. 29 @Provine MENDENHALL S. 22 Seminary O. 6 @Holly Springs FOREST S. 1 @Wayne Co.
N. 3 @Grenada S. 1 Quitman O. 27 Byhalia
O. 6 Murrah REGION 4-6A A. 18 @Florence S. 29 Sumrall O. 13 Marks Palmer A. 18 New Hope S. 8 @East Central
O. 13 @Northwest Rankin WEST POINT S. 8 Bay Springs O. 6 @Greene Co. O. 20 Water Valley
A. 25 @Raymond A. 25 @Kosciusko S. 15 Natchez
O. 20 Warren Central BILOXI A. 17 Columbus S. 15 open REGION 2-4A O. 13 Lawrence Co. O. 27 @Coahoma AHS
S. 1 Magee S. 1 Jackson Prep S. 22 @Franklin Co.
O. 27 @Greenville A. 18 St. Stanislaus A. 25 @Louisville S. 22 @Forest Hill O. 20 @Poplarville
AMORY S. 8 open MARKS PALMER S. 8 @Ridgeland S. 29 Tylertown
N. 3 @Starkville A. 25 @East Central S. 1 Starkville S. 29 Natchez O. 27 Forrest Co. AHS
A. 18 @DeSoto Central S. 15 Purvis A. 18 Middle College(TN) S. 15 @Florence O. 6 @West Marion
S. 1 Stone S. 8 open O. 6 @North Pike
GREENVILLE A. 25 Saltillo S. 22 @Raleigh SUMRALL A. 25 West Bolivar S. 21 Leake Central O. 13 Columbia
S. 8 open S. 15 @Noxubee Co. O. 13 Laurel
A. 19 @Gentry S. 1 Aberdeen S. 29 Newton Co. A. 18 South Jones S. 1 @Holmes Central S. 29 Choctaw Central O. 20 @Seminary
S. 15 @Northshore(LA) S. 22 @Lafayette O. 20 @South Jones
A. 25 @Clarksdale S. 8 @New Albany O. 6 NE Lauderdale A. 25 Wesson S. 8 Amanda Elzy O. 6 @SE Lauderdale O. 27 Wesson
S. 22 D’Iberville S. 29 Center Hill O. 27 Wingfield
S. 1 South Panola S. 15 Nettleton O. 13 @West Lauderdale S. 1 @Sacred Heart S. 15 open O. 13 Louisville SEMINARY
S. 29 Harrison Central O. 6 @Lake Cormorant N. 3 Brookhaven
S. 8 Greenwood S. 22 @Houston O. 20 Northeast Jones S. 8 @Enterprise-Clarke S. 22 @Rosa Fort O. 20 Morton A. 18 Collins
O. 6 @Ocean Springs O. 13 Olive Branch WINGFIELD O. 27 @Quitman O. 27 @Kemper Co.
S. 15 open O. 13 @St. Martin S. 29 Itawamba AHS S. 15 @Richton S. 29 @Coahoma AHS A. 25 Franklin Co.
O. 20 Grenada A. 18 Heidelberg
S. 22 Murrah O. 20 Pascagoula O. 6 @Pontotoc NEWTON Co. S. 22 Pass Christian O. 6 Water Valley KEMPER Co. S. 1 @Poplarville
O. 27 @Saltillo A. 25 @Terry
S. 29 @Warren Central O. 27 @Hancock O. 13 @Shannon A. 18 @Leake Central S. 29 @Purvis O. 13 @Independence A. 18 @NE Lauderdale S. 8 @Taylorsville
N. 3 Lewisburg S. 1 @Lanier
O. 6 Starkville N. 3 Gulfport O. 20 Caledonia A. 25 Neshoba Central O. 6 Lawrence Co. O. 20 North Panola A. 25 @Quitman S. 15 Raleigh
O. 13 @Provine S. 8 open O. 27 @Mooreville O. 13 Poplarville O. 27 @Holly Springs
REGION 2-5A S. 1 @Scott Central S. 1 Louisville S. 22 @Purvis
O. 20 Northwest Rankin D’IBERVILLE S. 15 Canton O. 20 @Forrest Co. AHS
CALEDONIA S. 8 SE Lauderdale NORTH PANOLA S. 8 @Philadelphia S. 29 West Marion
O. 27 Clinton A. 18 @Tylertown CALLAWAY S. 22 @Natchez O. 27 @Greene Co.
A. 18 @West Lowndes S. 15 @Union A. 18 Coahoma Co. S. 15 West Lauderdale O. 6 @Wesson
N. 3 @Madison Central A. 25 @Picayune A. 18 Laurel S. 29 North Pike
A. 25 @Aberdeen S. 22 Enterprise-Clarke A. 25 Rosa Fort S. 22 Wilkinson Co. O. 13 @Tylertown
S. 1 @Madison Central A. 25 @Murrah O. 6 @Laurel
MADISON CENTRAL S. 8 West Florida (Fla.) O. 13 @Forest Hill S. 1 open S. 29 @Mendenhall REGION 8-4A S. 1 @Lafayette S. 29 @Morton O. 20 Jefferson Davis Co.
S. 1 open S. 8 Choctaw Co. O. 6 Quitman S. 8 @Gentry O. 6 open O. 27 @Columbia
A. 18 Brandon S. 15 open S. 8 @Hazlehurst O. 20 Brookhaven BAY ST. LOUIS
A. 25 @Ocean Springs S. 15 Byhalia O. 13 @NE Lauderdale A. 18 @West Harrison S. 15 open O. 13 Choctaw Central TYLERTOWN
S. 22 @Biloxi S. 15 @Provine O. 27 @West Jones
S. 1 D’Iberville S. 22 New Hope O. 20 West Lauderdale A. 25 @Lumberton S. 22 Memphis Mitchell O. 20 @SE Lauderdale A. 18 D’Iberville
S. 29 Ocean Springs S. 22 Cleveland Central N. 3 @South Jones
S. 8 open S. 29 @Shannon O. 27 @Northeast Jones S. 1 Long Beach S. 29 @Independence O. 27 Forest A. 25 @St. Martin
O. 6 Pascagoula S. 28 Germantown
S. 15 Pearl O. 13 @Hancock REGION 4-5A O. 6 Mooreville NORTHEAST JONES S. 8 Lawrence Co. O. 6 Coahoma AHS MORTON S. 1 @McComb
O. 6 @Ridgeland O. 13 @Pontotoc O. 13 Holly Springs
S. 22 @Clinton O. 20 Gulfport O. 13 Canton A. 18 @Taylorsville S. 15 @South Jones A. 18 Lanier S. 8 @North Pike
S. 29 @Murrah GAUTIER O. 20 @Amory A. 25 West Jones S. 22 open O. 20 @Marks Palmer A. 25 Scott Central S. 15 South Pike
O. 27 Harrison Central O. 20 @Holmes Central A. 18 Ocean Springs
O. 6 Warren Central N. 3 @St. Martin O. 27 Itawamba AHS S. 1 @Collins S. 29 Pass Christian O. 27 @Water Valley S. 1 @Bay Springs S. 22 Franklinton(LA)
O. 26 Vicksburg A. 25 Moss Point
O. 13 @Starkville N. 3 @Neshoba Central ITAWAMBA AHS S. 8 South Jones O. 6 @St. Stanislaus WATER VALLEY S. 8 Raymond S. 29 @Jefferson Davis Co.
O. 20 Provine GULFPORT S. 1 @Hancock S. 15 Bay Springs O. 13 Vancleave S. 15 @Collins O. 6 Columbia
A. 18 George Co. S. 8 @Pascagoula A. 18 @Ripley A. 18 @Eupora
O. 27 @Northwest Rankin CANTON A. 25 New Albany S. 22 open O. 20 East Central A. 25 Coffeeville S. 22 Pelahatchie O. 13 Seminary
N. 3 Greenville A. 25 @Petal A. 18 @Hazlehurst S. 15 open S. 29 @NE Lauderdale O. 27 @Moss Point S. 29 Kemper Co. O. 20 @Wesson
S. 1 @Archbishop Rummel S. 22 @Hattiesburg S. 1 @Saltillo S. 1 J.Z. George
A. 25 Velma Jackson S. 8 Houston O. 6 West Lauderdale S. 8 Bruce O. 6 @Choctaw Central O. 27 @West Marion
MURRAH (LA) S. 1 Jim Hill S. 29 Long Beach EAST CENTRAL
A. 18 Yazoo Co. S. 15 @Corinth O. 13 @Quitman A. 18 open S. 15 @Calhoun City O. 13 SE Lauderdale WESSON
S. 8 Picayune S. 8 @Leake Central O. 6 @West Harrison O. 20 @Mendenhall O. 20 @Forest
A. 25 Callaway S. 15 open O. 13 Stone S. 22 Aberdeen A. 25 Biloxi S. 22 @Winona A. 18 Crystal Springs
S. 15 @Wingfield S. 29 @Amory O. 27 Newton Co. S. 29 Holly Springs O. 27 @Kosciusko
S. 1 @Ocean Springs S. 22 St. Martin S. 22 Ridgeland O. 20 @Pearl River Central S. 1 @George Co. A. 25 @Sumrall
S. 8 open S. 29 @Pascagoula O. 27 Picayune O. 6 Shannon NE LAUDERDALE S. 8 Jefferson Davis Co. O. 6 @Marks Palmer SE LAUDERDALE S. 1 Bogue Chitto
S. 29 @Holmes Central O. 13 @Mooreville O. 13 Coahoma AHS
S. 15 Jim Hill O. 6 Hancock O. 6 Neshoba Central N. 3 Wayne Co. A. 18 Kemper Co. S. 15 Hazlehurst A. 18 Quitman S. 8 @Loyd Star
S. 22 @Greenville O. 13 @Harrison Central O. 20 Pontotoc A. 25 Enterprise-Clarke S. 22 open O. 20 @Independence A. 25 Heidelberg S. 15 @Richland
O. 13 @Callaway HATTIESBURG O. 27 @Caledonia O. 27 North Panola
S. 29 Madison Central O. 20 @D’Iberville O. 20 Vicksburg S. 1 @SE Lauderdale S. 29 Moss Point S. 1 NE Lauderdale S. 22 Mize
O. 6 @Clinton A. 19 @Petal S. 8 @Jackson Academy O. 6 @Pass Christian S. 8 @Newton Co. S. 29 @Columbia
O. 27 Ocean Springs O. 27 @Germantown A. 26 @Laurel MOOREVILLE
O. 13 @Warren Central N. 3 @Biloxi N. 3 Cleveland Central A. 18 @Booneville S. 15 Neshoba Central O. 13 St. Stanislaus REGION 3-3A S. 15 @Scott Central O. 6 Seminary
O. 20 Starkville S. 1 Moss Point S. 22 @Lamar School O. 20 @Bay St. Louis S. 22 @West Lauderdale O. 13 @West Marion
HANCOCK S. 8 Oak Grove A. 25 North Pontotoc AMANDA ELZY
O. 27 Provine CLEVELAND CENTRAL S. 1 @Mantachie S. 29 Northeast Jones O. 27 @Vancleave S. 29 @Philadelphia O. 20 Tylertown
A. 18 Pearl River Central S. 15 open A. 18 Leland
N. 3 Northwest Rankin A. 18 Lafayette S. 8 @East Union O. 6 @Mendenhall O. 6 Forest O. 27 @Jefferson Davis Co.
A. 25 @South Jones S. 22 Gautier MOSS POINT A. 25 Leflore Co.
A. 25 Grenada S. 15 Belmont O. 13 Newton Co. O. 13 @Morton
NORTHWEST RANKIN S. 1 Gautier S. 29 Stone A. 18 Pascagoula S. 1 @O'Bannon WEST MARION
S. 1 @Greenwood S. 22 @South Pontotoc O. 20 Quitman O. 20 Kemper Co.
A. 18 Germantown S. 8 open O. 6 @Pearl River Central A. 25 @Gautier S. 8 @Marks Palmer A. 17 @Presbyterian Chris-
S. 8 Rosa Fort S. 29 Pontotoc O. 26 @West Lauderdale O. 27 @Choctaw Central
A. 25 @Ridgeland S. 15 @Lakeshore(LA) O. 13 @Wayne Co. S. 1 @Hattiesburg S. 15 Greenwood tian
S. 15 @Clarksdale O. 6 @Caledonia
S. 1 @Pearl S. 22 @Ocean Springs O. 20 @Picayune QUITMAN S. 9 @Bryd(LA) S. 22 Yazoo City A. 25 @Purvis
S. 22 @Callaway O. 13 Itawamba AHS REGION 6-3A
S. 8 open S. 29 St. Martin O. 27 Long Beach A. 18 @SE Lauderdale S. 15 Wayne Co. S. 29 @Charleston S. 1 East Marion
S. 29 Ridgeland O. 20 @Shannon
S. 15 Brandon O. 6 @Gulfport N. 3 @West Harrison A. 25 Kemper Co. S. 22 Greene Co. O. 6 Humphreys Co. CRYSTAL SPRINGS S. 8 @Raleigh
O. 6 @Vicksburg O. 27 Amory
S. 22 Warren Central O. 13 D’Iberville S. 1 @West Jones S. 29 @East Central O. 13 @Yazoo Co. A. 18 @Wesson S. 15 Forrest Co. AHS
O. 13 Holmes Central LONG BEACH
S. 29 @Starkville O. 20 @Harrison Central PONTOTOC S. 8 Greene Co. O. 6 @Vancleave O. 20 @Ruleville A. 25 Florence S. 22 Columbia Academy
O. 20 @Germantown A. 17 @Pass Christian
O. 6 Provine O. 27 Biloxi A. 18 @Houston S. 15 @Philadelphia O. 13 Pass Christian O. 27 J.Z. George S. 1 Hazlehurst S. 29 @Seminary
O. 27 Neshoba Central A. 25 open
O. 13 Clinton N. 3 @Pascagoula N. 3 @Canton A. 25 @Senatobia S. 22 @Bay Springs O. 20 @St. Stanislaus CHARLESTON S. 8 Yazoo City O. 6 Jefferson Davis Co.
O. 20 @Greenville S. 1 @Bay St. Louis S. 29 West Lauderdale O. 27 Bay St. Louis O. 13 Wesson
S. 1 @New Albany A. 18 @West Bolivar S. 15 @Amite Co.
O. 27 Madison Central HARRISON CENTRAL GERMANTOWN S. 8 Vancleave O. 6 @Newton Co. O. 19 @Columbia
S. 8 Aberdeen PASS CHRISTIAN A. 25 Lafayette S. 22 @Raymond
N. 3 @Murrah A. 18 Jefferson Davis Co. (at A. 18 @Northwest Rankin S. 15 Greene Co. O. 13 Northeast Jones O. 27 Tylertown
S. 15 @Oxford A. 17 Long Beach S. 1 Horn Lake S. 29 Raleigh
Gulfport) A. 25 @Yazoo Co. S. 22 @Pearl River Central O. 20 @NE Lauderdale
PROVINE S. 22 Ripley A. 25 @Lanier S. 8 @Senatobia O. 6 @McLaurin
A. 25 @Stone S. 1 Southaven S. 29 @Gautier
A. 18 Jim Hill S. 1 @Forest Hill O. 6 Wayne Co. S. 29 @Mooreville O. 27 Mendenhall S. 1 Perry Central S. 15 @West Tallahatchie O. 13 Velma Jackson CLASS 2A
S. 8 Clinton O. 20 Magee
A. 25 open S. 8 open S. 15 open O. 13 Picayune O. 6 Amory WEST LAUDERDALE S. 8 West Harrison S. 22 @Eupora REGION 1-2A
S. 1 @Velma Jackson O. 13 Caledonia A. 18 @Greene Co. S. 15 open S. 29 Amanda Elzy O. 27 @St. Andrew’s
S. 15 George Co. S. 22 @Vicksburg O. 20 West Harrison BALDWYN
S. 8 @Lanier S. 22 Pascagoula O. 27 @Hattiesburg O. 20 @Itawamba AHS A. 25 @New Hope S. 22 @Sumrall O. 6 @J.Z. George MAGEE
S. 28 @Callaway A. 18 New Albany
S. 15 Callaway S. 29 @Biloxi N. 3 Stone O. 27 Shannon S. 1 Leake Central S. 29 @Bay St. Louis O. 13 Ruleville A. 18 Jefferson Co.
O. 6 Holmes Central A. 25 @Booneville
S. 22 Starkville O. 6 @St. Martin SHANNON S. 8 Neshoba Central O. 6 East Central O. 20 @Humphreys Co. A. 25 North Forrest S. 1 @Kossuth
O. 13 @Neshoba Central PEARL RIVER CENTRAL
S. 29 Clinton O. 13 Gulfport A. 18 Corinth S. 15 @Kemper Co. O. 13 @Moss Point O. 26 Yazoo Co. S. 1 @Mendenhall S. 8 @Nettleton
O. 20 Cleveland Central A. 18 @Hancock
O. 6 @Northwest Rankin O. 20 Hancock O. 27 Canton A. 25 @Horn Lake S. 22 SE Lauderdale O. 20 @Vancleave HUMPHREYS Co. S. 8 @Collins S. 15 Saltillo
O. 13 Greenville A. 25 @Poplarville S. 29 @Quitman O. 27 St. Stanislaus
O. 27 @D’Iberville N. 3 @Ridgeland S. 1 Noxubee Co. A. 18 @South Delta S. 15 Newton S. 22 North Pontotoc
O. 20 @Madison Central S. 1 Forrest Co. AHS O. 6 @Northeast Jones
N. 3 Ocean Springs S. 8 New Hope ST. STANISLAUS A. 25 Yazoo City S. 21 @Lanier S. 29 Strayhorn
O. 27 @Murrah HOLMES CENTRAL S. 8 open O. 13 Mendenhall
S. 15 @Senatobia A. 18 @Biloxi S. 1 @Leland S. 29 Velma Jackson O. 6 @Bruce
N. 2 Warren Central OCEAN SPRINGS A. 18 Louisville S. 15 @St. Stanislaus O. 20 @Newton Co.
S. 22 @Clarksdale A. 25 open S. 8 Leflore Co. O. 6 @Raleigh O. 13 Walnut
A. 18 @Gautier A. 25 @Greenwood S. 22 Long Beach O. 26 NE Lauderdale
STARKVILLE S. 29 Caledonia S. 1 @St. Paul’s(AL) S. 15 Gentry O. 13 St. Andrew’s O. 19 @East Union
A. 25 Madison Central S. 1 Marks Palmer S. 29 Wayne Co.
A. 18 @Noxubee Co. O. 6 @Itawamba AHS S. 8 @St. Martin S. 22 open O. 20 @Crystal Springs O. 27 open
S. 1 Murrah S. 8 @Southaven O. 6 Hattiesburg
A. 25 Oxford S. 8 @George Co. O. 13 @West Harrison O. 13 Amory REGION 6-4A S. 15 Pearl River Central S. 29 Yazoo Co. O. 27 McLaurin
S. 15 open BRUCE
S. 1 @West Point S. 15 open O. 20 Gautier O. 20 Mooreville FLORENCE S. 22 MRA O. 6 @Amanda Elzy MCLAURIN
S. 22 Neshoba Central A. 18 @Aberdeen
S. 8 Columbus S. 22 Hancock O. 27 @Stone O. 27 @Pontotoc A. 18 Mendenhall S. 29 Vancleave O. 13 J.Z. George A. 18 @Bogue Chitto
S. 29 Canton A. 25 @Vardaman
S. 15 Meridian S. 29 @D’Iberville N. 3 @Picayune A. 25 @Crystal Springs O. 6 Bay St. Louis O. 20 Charleston A. 25 Loyd Star S. 1 Coffeeville
O. 6 @Germantown
S. 22 @Provine O. 6 Biloxi O. 13 @Cleveland Central
REGION 3-4A S. 1 @Terry O. 13 @East Central O. 27 @Ruleville S. 1 @Sebastopol S. 8 @Water Valley
S. 29 Northwest Rankin PICAYUNE O. 20 Moss Point
O. 13 @Pascagoula O. 20 Callaway CLARKSDALE S. 8 Scott Central J.Z. GEORGE S. 8 @Richland S. 15 South Pontotoc
O. 6 @Greenville A. 18 @Poplarville O. 27 @Pass Christian
O. 20 St. Martin O. 27 Ridgeland A. 18 @Warren Central S. 15 Forest A. 18 @Okolona S. 15 Enterprise-Lincoln S. 22 Calhoun City
O. 13 Madison Central A. 25 D’Iberville
O. 27 @Gulfport N. 3 @Vicksburg A. 25 Greenville S. 22 @Kosciusko VANCLEAVE A. 25 Noxapater S. 22 Puckett S. 29 @East Union
O. 20 @Murrah S. 1 Pascagoula
N. 3 @Harrison Central S. 1 @Tupelo S. 29 Richland A. 18 @Forrest Co. AHS S. 1 @Water Valley S. 29 @St. Andrew’s O. 6 Baldwyn
O. 27 @Warren Central NESHOBA CENTRAL S. 8 @Gulfport
S. 8 @South Panola O. 6 @Raymond A. 25 @West Harrison S. 8 Winona O. 6 Crystal Springs O. 13 @Strayhorn
N. 3 Clinton A. 18 @Kosciusko S. 15 open
S. 15 Cleveland Central O. 13 McComb S. 1 Greene Co. S. 15 @Holly Springs O. 13 Raleigh O. 20 Falkner
A. 25 @Newton Co. S. 22 @Wayne Co.
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O. 27 Walnut
EAST UNION
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NEWTON
A. 18 @St. Joe-Madison
S. 8 Clarkdale
S. 15 @McLaurin
TUPELO CHRISTIAN
A. 18 open
S. 8 open
S. 15 Ethel
S. 1 @Centreville Academy
S. 8 Columbia Academy
S. 22 @Magnolia Heights
S. 29 Leake Academy
emy
S. 29 Strider Academy
DISTRICT 5
GLENBROOK(LA)
8-MAN
DISTRICT 1
A. 18 Falkner A. 25 @Eupora S. 22 open A. 25 Sacred Heart(TN) S. 22 Hamilton S. 15 @Silliman(LA) O. 6 @Winston Academy O. 6 Marshall Academy
S. 1 Lamar School S. 29 @Mize S. 1 Hickory Flat S. 29 @Sebastopol S. 22 open O. 13 Starkville Academy O. 13 @Winona Christian A. 18 @Clinton Christian CALHOUN ACADEMY
A. 25 @Ashland A. 25 @Wilkinson Christian A. 18 Prentiss Christian
S. 1 @South Pontotoc S. 8 Choctaw Central O. 6 West Lincoln S. 8 @Biggersville O. 6 French Camp S. 29 MRA O. 20 @Canton Academy O. 20 @Central Holmes
S. 15 @Magee O. 13 @Loyd Star S. 15 Thrasher O. 13 @Leake Co. O. 6 Presbyterian Christian S. 1 Central Private(LA) A. 25 @Rebul Academy
S. 8 Mooreville LEAKE ACADEMY CENTRAL HOLMES S. 8 @Central Hinds S. 1 Kemper Academy
S. 15 Alcorn Central S. 22 open O. 20 Amite Co. S. 22 Potts Camp O. 20 West Lowndes O. 13 @Oak Forest(LA) A. 18 @St. Aloysius A. 18 Strider Academy
S. 29 Scott Central O. 27 @Bogue Chitto S. 29 @Byers O. 27 @Vardaman O. 20 Jackson Academy S. 15 Claiborne(LA) S. 8 @Sharkey-Issaquena
S. 22 @New Albany A. 25 Simpson Academy A. 25 @Deer Creek S. 22 Prairie View(LA) S. 15 Hebron Christian
S. 29 Bruce O. 6 @Philadelphia LOYD STAR O. 6 Okolona N. 2 @Nanih Waiya O. 27 @Jackson Prep S. 1 @Hartfield Academy S. 1 Winona Christian
O. 12 @Bay Springs O. 13 Falkner S. 29 Union Christian(LA) S. 22 North Sunflower
O. 6 @Walnut A. 18 Sacred Heart SEBASTOPOL PRESBYTERIAN S. 8 East Rankin S. 8 Benton Academy O. 6 @Riverfield(LA) S. 29 Humphreys Academy
O. 13 New Site O. 20 Union A. 25 @McLaurin O. 20 @Smithville A. 18 @Clarkdale CHRISTIAN S. 15 @Newton Co. Acad- S. 15 @Marshall Academy
O. 27 @Lake O. 27 @Ashland O. 13 Porter’s Chapel O. 6 @Marvell(AR)
O. 19 Baldwyn S. 1 @Salem A. 25 @Lake A. 18 West Marion emy S. 22 open O. 20 @River Oaks(LA) O. 13 open
O. 27 @Strayhorn PHILADELPHIA S. 8 Wesson N. 3 open S. 1 McLaurin A. 25 @Columbia Academy S. 22 Canton Academy S. 29 DeSoto(AR)
PRAIRIE VIEW(LA) O. 20 @Delta Academy
STRAYHORN A. 18 @Ruleville S. 15 @Stringer S. 8 @Ethel S. 1 Adams Christian S. 29 @Heritage Academy O. 6 @Oak Hill Academy O. 27 open
A. 25 @Bay Springs S. 22 Pisgah REGION 2-1A S. 15 Nanih Waiya S. 8 @Simpson Academy O. 6 Manchester Academy O. 13 @Manchester Acad- A. 18 @Union Christian(LA)
A. 18 @Winona A. 25 C.H.E.F(LA) DELTA ACADEMY
A. 25 @Coahoma AHS S. 1 @Neshoba Central S. 29 Bogue Chitto COFFEEVILLE S. 22 Scott Central S. 15 @Lamar School O. 13 Winston Academy emy
S. 8 Kemper Co. O. 6 @Amite Co. A. 18 Calhoun City S. 29 Noxapater S. 22 Jackson Prep O. 20 @Starkville Academy O. 20 Carroll Academy S. 1 @Wilkinson Christian A. 18 @Briarfield(LA)
S. 1 Magnolia Heights S. 8 Acadiana(LA) A. 25 @Tallulah(LA)
S. 8 Holly Springs S. 15 Quitman O. 13 Enterprise-Lincoln A. 25 @Water Valley O. 6 Leake Co. S. 29 Oak Forest(LA) STARKVILLE ACADEMY MARSHALL ACADEMY
S. 21 @Choctaw Central O. 20 open S. 1 @Bruce O. 13 @Hamilton O. 6 @Parklane Academy S. 15 Riverfield(LA) S. 1 Rebul Academy
S. 15 @East Webster A. 18 Lamar School A. 12 vs. Brookwood School S. 22 @Glenbrook(LA) S. 8 @Hebron Christian
S. 22 Independence S. 29 SE Lauderdale O. 27 @West Lincoln S. 8 open O. 20 Vardaman O. 13 Jackson Academy A. 25 @French Camp (GA)
O. 6 Newton S. 15 Montgomery Co. O. 27 @French Camp O. 20 East Rankin S. 29 Trinity Episcopal S. 15 Marvell(AR)
S. 29 @Baldwyn WEST LINCOLN S. 1 @Indianola Academy A. 18 @Lee Academy O. 6 @Central Private(LA) S. 22 @Kemper Academy
O. 6 open O. 12 @Union A. 18 Mount Olive S. 22 Ray Brooks N. 3 @West Lowndes O. 27 @MRA S. 8 East Webster A. 25 West Memphis(AR)
O. 20 Lake S. 29 @JFK O. 13 River Oaks(LA) S. 29 Sharkey-Issaquena
O. 13 Bruce A. 25 @Salem VARDAMAN S. 15 @Magnolia Heights S. 1 Falkner O. 20 @Claiborne(LA) O. 6 @North Sunflower
O. 20 @Walnut O. 27 @Scott Central S. 1 @Puckett O. 6 @Durant A. 17 @South Pontotoc DISTRICT 2 S. 22 Winston Academy S. 8 @Kirk Academy
O. 13 Simmons RIVER OAKS(LA) O. 13 Humphreys Academy
O. 27 East Union SCOTT CENTRAL S. 8 Pelahatchie A. 25 Bruce MAGNOLIA HEIGHTS S. 29 Pillow Academy S. 15 Central Holmes O. 20 Calhoun Academy
A. 18 @Enterprise-Clarke S. 15 @Pisgah O. 20 McAdams S. 1 Coldwater A. 18 @MRA O. 6 @Canton Academy S. 22 @Winona Christian A. 18 @Claiborne(LA)
WALNUT O. 27 @Broad Street A. 25 East Rankin O. 27 open
A. 18 Ashland A. 25 @Morton S. 22 Stringer S. 8 French Camp A. 25 Lee Academy O. 13 @Heritage Academy S. 29 Magnolia Heights
S. 1 Newton Co. S. 29 Amite Co. N. 3 @Shaw S. 15 @Leake Co. S. 1 @Strayhorn O. 20 Leake Academy O. 6 @Carroll Academy S. 1 Riverfield(LA) HEBRON CHRISTIAN
A. 25 @Falkner S. 8 Copiah Academy A. 18 open
S. 1 Byers S. 8 @Florence O. 6 @Enterprise-Lincoln DURANT S. 22 @West Lowndes S. 8 @Northpointe Christian WINSTON ACADEMY O. 13 @North Delta
S. 15 SE Lauderdale O. 13 open A. 18 Leake Co. S. 29 open S. 15 Starkville Academy O. 20 Oak Hill Academy S. 15 @Union Christian(LA) A. 25 @Kemper Academy
S. 8 Middleton(TN) A. 18 @Newton Co. Acad- S. 22 @Deer Creek S. 1 Prentiss Christian
S. 15 @New Site S. 22 @Sebastopol O. 20 @Bogue Chitto A. 25 West Tallahatchie O. 6 @Ethel S. 22 Heritage Academy emy OAK HILL ACADEMY
S. 29 @Newton O. 27 Loyd Star S. 1 @Riverside O. 13 Nanih Waiya S. 29 @Marshall Academy S. 29 St. Joe-Greenville S. 8 Delta Academy
S. 22 @Fayette Academy A. 25 Sylva-Bay Academy A. 18 @Deer Creek O. 6 @Tri-County Academy S. 15 @Calhoun Academy
(TN) O. 6 Union S. 8 @Broad Street O. 20 @Sebastopol O. 6 North Delta S. 1 @Copiah Academy A. 25 Newton Co. Academy
O. 13 @Lake REGION 8-2A S. 15 open O. 27 Noxapater O. 13 open O. 13 @Prairie View(LA) S. 22 Sharkey-Issaquena
S. 29 open S. 8 Indianola Academy S. 1 @Strider Academy O. 20 Glenbrook(LA) S. 29 @North Sunflower
O. 6 East Union O. 20 @Pelahatchie <EL,3><EL,3>COLLINS S. 22 Shaw N. 3 Hamilton O. 20 @Pillow Academy S. 15 @East Rankin S. 8 Winona Christian
O. 27 Philadelphia A. 18 @Seminary S. 29 @McAdams O. 27 Washington School O. 6 open
O. 13 @Baldwyn WEST LOWNDES S. 22 @Starkville Academy S. 15 @Carroll Academy CLASS A O. 13 open
O. 20 Strayhorn UNION A. 25 @Jefferson Davis Co. O. 6 Coffeeville A. 18 Caledonia PILLOW ACADEMY S. 29 Canton Academy S. 22 @Wayne Academy
O. 27 @Bruce A. 18 Choctaw Central S. 1 Northeast Jones O. 13 Montgomery Co. A. 25 Simmons O. 6 Heritage Academy S. 29 Columbus Christian
DISTRICT 1 O. 20 @Marvell(AR)
A. 18 @Indianola Academy O. 27 Humphreys Academy
A. 25 @Nanih Waiya S. 8 Magee O. 20 Ray Brooks S. 1 open A. 25 MRA O. 13 @Leake Academy O. 6 Central Holmes DESOTO(AR)
REGION 2-2A S. 1 Noxapater S. 15 Morton O. 27 @JFK S. 8 Leake Co. S. 1 Bayou Academy O. 20 Winona Christian O. 13 West Memphis(AR) A. 18 @Carroll Academy HUMPHREYS ACADEMY
S. 8 open S. 22 @Lawrence Co. N. 3 Simmons S. 15 @Hamilton S. 8 @Jackson Prep O. 20 @Marshall Academy A. 25 Kirk Academy A. 18 @Riverdale(LA)
CALHOUN CITY S. 29 Heidelberg S. 1 Delta Streets Academy A. 25 Tensas(LA)
A. 18 @Coffeeville
S. 15 Newton Co.
O. 6 North Forrest
SIMMONS S. 22 Vardaman S. 15 Heritage Academy DISTRICT 3 WINONA CHRISTIAN
S. 22 @St. Joe-Madison A. 18 Coahoma AHS S. 29 @French Camp S. 22 open S. 8 @Deer Creek S. 1 Marvell(AR)
A. 25 Houston O. 13 @Richton CENTRAL HINDS A. 18 @French Camp S. 8 @Tallulah(LA)
S. 29 Lake A. 25 @West Lowndes O. 6 @Nanih Waiya S. 29 @Starkville Academy S. 15 Columbus Christian
S. 1 @Ripley O. 20 Perry Central A. 18 Adams Christian A. 25 Ethel S. 15 Sharkey-Issaquena
O. 6 @Scott Central S. 1 open O. 13 open O. 6 Kirk Academy S. 22 @Strider Academy
S. 8 West Bolivar O. 27 @St. Patrick A. 25 @Bayou Academy S. 1 @Central Holmes S. 22 open
O. 12 Philadelphia S. 8 McAdams O. 20 @Noxapater O. 13 @Washington School S. 29 @Central Holmes
S. 15 Water Valley S. 1 @St. Aloysius S. 8 @Oak Hill Academy S. 29 @Calhoun Academy
O. 20 @Newton NORTH FORREST S. 15 Broad Street O. 27 Ethel O. 20 Magnolia Heights O. 6 open
S. 22 @Bruce S. 8 Glenbrook(LA) S. 15 Park Place O. 6 Kemper Academy
O. 26 @Enterprise-Clarke A. 18 Lumberton S. 22 @Montgomery Co. N. 3 Sebastopol O. 27 @East Rankin O. 13 Tunica Academy
S. 29 open S. 15 Hillcrest Christian S. 22 Marshall Academy O. 13 @Delta Academy
A. 25 @Magee S. 29 Shaw O. 20 @Lee(AR)
O. 6 @East Webster WASHINGTON SCHOOL S. 22 @Riverfield(LA) S. 29 @Bayou Academy O. 20 North Sunflower
REGION 5-2A S. 1 Columbia O. 6 @JFK REGION 4-1A O. 27 West Memphis(AR)
O. 13 Winona A. 18 @Jackson Academy S. 29 @Cathedral O. 6 Indianola Academy O. 27 @Hebron Christian
O. 20 @Leflore Co. BAY SPRINGS S. 8 @Sacred Heart O. 13 @Coffeeville EAST MARION A. 25 Jackson Prep O. 6 Porter’s Chapel O. 13 Carroll Academy LEE(AR)
O. 27 Eupora A. 17 Stringer S. 15 @Enterprise-Clarke O. 20 South Delta A. 18 @Amite Co. S. 1 @East Rankin O. 13 @Park Place O. 20 @Winston Academy A. 18 @Potts Camp KEMPER ACADEMY
A. 25 Philadelphia S. 22 Heidelberg O. 27 @Ray Brooks A. 25 Columbia S. 8 St. Aloysius O. 20 Washington School A. 25 Carroll Academy A. 18 @Tallulah(LA)
EAST WEBSTER S. 29 St. Patrick N. 3 @Durant S. 1 Deer Creek A. 25 Hebron Christian
A. 18 Choctaw Co. S. 1 Morton
O. 6 @Collins
S. 1 @West Marion S. 15 open HILLCREST CHRISTIAN DISTRICT 2
S. 8 @West Jones MCADAMS S. 8 Richton S. 22 Lee Academy S. 8 @Lee Academy S. 1 @Calhoun Academy
A. 25 @Okolona O. 13 East Marion A. 18 Greenville Christian GREENVILLE CHRISTIAN S. 15 @Delta Streets Acad- S. 8 @Prentiss Christian
S. 1 Smithville S. 15 @Northeast Jones A. 18 @Ethel S. 15 open S. 29 @Indianola Academy A. 25 @Wayne Academy A. 18 @Hillcrest Christian
S. 22 Quitman O. 20 Richton A. 25 open S. 22 @Salem O. 6 Bayou Academy emy S. 15 open
S. 8 @Starkville Academy O. 27 @Perry Central S. 1 @Porter’s Chapel A. 25 Clinton Christian S. 22 West Memphis(AR) S. 22 Delta Academy
S. 15 Strayhorn S. 28 Taylorsville S. 1 Leake Co. S. 29 Lumberton O. 13 Pillow Academy S. 8 Riverfield(LA) S. 1 @Manchester Academy
O. 6 @Clarkdale PERRY CENTRAL S. 8 @Simmons O. 6 Sacred Heart O. 20 @Central Hinds S. 29 @Memphis Night- S. 29 open
S. 22 @J.Z. George S. 15 @Central Hinds S. 8 Riverside hawks O. 6 @Humphreys Academy
S. 29 @Eupora O. 12 Newton A. 18 Resurrection S. 15 @Ray Brooks O. 13 @North Forrest O. 27 @Magnolia Heights S. 22 St. Joe-Greenville S. 15 Benton Academy
O. 20 @Enterprise-Clarke A. 25 Forrest Co. AHS S. 22 Broad Street O. 20 @Stringer O. 6 Strider Academy O. 13 North Sunflower
O. 6 Calhoun City S. 29 @Clinton Christian S. 22 open O. 13 @Columbus Christian O. 20 @Sharkey-Issaquena
O. 13 open O. 26 Heidelberg S. 1 @Pass Christian S. 29 Durant O. 27 Mount Olive DISTRICT 3 O. 6 @Park Place S. 29 Tri-County Academy
S. 8 Columbia O. 6 @Shaw N. 3 @Resurrection O. 20 DeSoto(AR) O. 27 Marvell(AR)
O. 20 @Winona CLARKDALE COPIAH ACADEMY O. 13 St. Aloysius O. 6 @St. Joe-Greenville O. 27 @Tunica Academy
O. 27 Leflore Co. A. 18 Sebastopol S. 15 @Vancleave O. 13 open LUMBERTON O. 20 Copiah Academy O. 13 Trinity Episcopal MARVELL(AR)
A. 18 Oak Forest(LA)
A. 25 @Stringer S. 22 Taylorsville O. 20 @Coffeeville A. 18 @North Forrest O. 20 @West Memphis(AR) TUNICA ACADEMY A. 18 Franklin(LA)
EUPORA A. 25 @Parklane Academy PARK PLACE
S. 1 Lake S. 29 @Richton O. 27 Montgomery Co. A. 25 Bay St. Louis A. 18 @Memphis Night- A. 25 open
A. 18 Water Valley S. 1 Winston Academy A. 18 @Bowling Green(LA) ST. JOE-GREENVILLE
S. 8 @Enterprise-Lincoln O. 6 open N. 3 @JFK S. 1 @Heidelberg hawks S. 1 @Humphreys Academy
A. 25 Newton S. 8 @River Oaks(LA) A. 25 @Delta Streets Acad- A. 18 Riverside
S. 15 @Puckett O. 13 St. Patrick MONTGOMERY Co. S. 8 Franklin Co. A. 25 Macon Road Baptist S. 8 North Sunflower
S. 1 French Camp S. 15 MRA emy A. 25 Indianola Academy
S. 22 Richton O. 20 @Collins A. 18 @Noxapater S. 15 open (TN) S. 15 @Delta Academy
S. 8 West Tallahatchie S. 22 Cathedral S. 1 Union Christian(LA) S. 1 @Canton Academy
S. 29 @Enterprise-Clarke O. 27 North Forrest A. 25 North Delta S. 22 Mount Olive S. 1 @Potts Camp S. 22 @Delta Streets Acad-
S. 15 @Choctaw Co. S. 29 @Hartfield Academy S. 8 Clinton Christian S. 8 @Bayou Academy
O. 6 Bay Springs RICHTON S. 1 @JFK S. 29 @East Marion O. 6 @East Rankin S. 8 Strider Academy emy
S. 22 Charleston S. 15 @Winona Christian S. 15 Trinity Episcopal S. 15 Deer Creek S. 29 open
S. 29 East Webster O. 13 @Heidelberg A. 18 @Columbia S. 8 open O. 6 @Taylorsville O. 13 Lamar School S. 22 @St. Aloysius S. 22 @Hillcrest Christian
O. 20 St. Patrick A. 25 Sacred Heart S. 15 @Coffeeville O. 13 @Sacred Heart O. 20 @Hillcrest Christian S. 22 @Columbus Christian O. 6 Calhoun Academy
O. 6 @Winona S. 29 Riverfield(LA) S. 29 @River Oaks(LA) S. 29 Delta Streets Academy O. 13 @Sharkey-Issaquena
O. 13 Leflore Co. O. 27 Taylorsville S. 1 Enterprise-Lincoln S. 22 Simmons O. 20 Resurrection O. 27 Simpson Academy O. 6 Hillcrest Christian O. 6 Greenville Christian
S. 8 @East Marion S. 29 Ray Brooks O. 27 @Stringer O. 6 @West Memphis(AR) O. 20 Hebron Christian
O. 20 open ENTERPRISE-CLARKE EAST RANKIN O. 13 Central Hinds O. 13 Tri-County Academy O. 13 @DeSoto(AR) O. 27 @Kemper Academy
O. 27 @Calhoun City A. 18 Scott Central S. 15 Sumrall O. 6 Broad Street N. 3 Salem O. 20 @Porter’s Chapel O. 20 @Manchester Acad-
A. 18 @Jackson Prep O. 20 open
A. 25 @NE Lauderdale S. 22 @Clarkdale O. 13 @Durant MOUNT OLIVE emy NORTH SUNFLOWER
LEFLORE Co. A. 25 @River Oaks(LA) PORTER’S CHAPEL O. 27 Lee(AR)
S. 1 @Stringer S. 29 Perry Central O. 20 @Shaw A. 18 @West Lincoln A. 18 @Tensas(LA)
A. 18 Greenwood S. 1 Washington School A. 18 @Columbus Christian MANCHESTER
S. 8 Sumrall O. 6 @St. Patrick O. 27 @McAdams A. 25 @Mize WEST MEMPHIS(AR) A. 25 open
A. 25 @Amanda Elzy S. 8 @Leake Academy A. 25 @Riverfield(LA) ACADEMY
S. 15 North Forrest O. 13 Collins N. 3 open S. 1 @St. Patrick A. 18 @Macon Road Baptist S. 1 Briarfield(LA)
S. 1 @South Delta S. 15 Winston Academy S. 1 Hillcrest Christian A. 18 @Canton Academy
S. 22 @Newton Co. O. 20 @North Forrest JFK S. 8 Bogue Chitto (TN) S. 8 @Marvell(AR)
S. 8 @Humphreys Co. S. 22 @Simpson Academy S. 8 Central Private(LA) A. 25 @Heritage Academy
S. 29 Clarkdale O. 27 open A. 18 Yazoo City S. 15 Pelahatchie A. 25 @Marshall Academy S. 15 open
S. 15 Ruleville S. 29 @Lamar School S. 15 St. Aloysius S. 1 Greenville Christian
O. 6 @Heidelberg ST. PATRICK A. 25 South Delta S. 22 @Lumberton O. 6 Copiah Academy S. 1 Columbus Christian S. 22 @Calhoun Academy
S. 22 Gentry S. 22 @Union Christian(LA) S. 8 @Tri-County Academy S. 8 Delta Streets Academy S. 29 Hebron Christian
S. 29 Winona O. 13 @Taylorsville A. 18 @Snook Christian(AL) S. 1 Montgomery Co. S. 29 @Salem O. 13 Hartfield Academy S. 29 Claiborne(LA) S. 15 Clinton Christian
O. 20 Bay Springs A. 25 open S. 8 @Leland O. 6 Stringer O. 20 @Presbyterian Chris- S. 15 Strider Academy O. 6 Delta Academy
O. 6 open O. 6 @Central Hinds S. 22 Carroll Academy S. 22 @Lee(AR) O. 13 @Kemper Academy
O. 13 @Eupora O. 26 Union S. 1 Mount Olive S. 15 @Shaw O. 13 Resurrection tian O. 13 @Glenbrook(LA) S. 29 @St. Aloyius
S. 8 Pope John Paul(LA) S. 22 open O. 20 Sacred Heart O. 27 Pillow Academy S. 29 @Potts Camp O. 20 @Humphreys Acad-
O. 20 Calhoun City HEIDELBERG O. 20 Park Place O. 6 @Leake Academy O. 6 Tunica Academy emy
O. 27 @East Webster A. 18 @Wingfield S. 15 @Sacred Heart S. 29 Coffeeville O. 27 @East Marion O. 13 Central Holmes
HARTFIELD ACADEMY RIVERFIELD(LA) O. 13 @Oak Hill Academy O. 27 Sharkey-Issaquena
A. 25 @SE Lauderdale S. 22 Bogue Chitto O. 6 Simmons N. 3 open O. 20 St. Joe-Greenville
WINONA A. 18 @Pisgah A. 18 Bayou Academy O. 20 Greenville Christian
S. 1 Lumberton S. 29 @North Forrest O. 13 Ray Brooks RESURRECTION SHARKEY-ISSAQUENA
A. 18 Strayhorn A. 25 Pelahatchie A. 25 Porter’s Chapel TRI-COUNTY ACADEMY O. 27 @DeSoto(AR)
S. 8 Wilkinson Co. O. 6 Richton O. 20 @Broad Street A. 18 @Perry Central A. 18 @Christian Collegiate
A. 25 @Choctaw Co. S. 1 Leake Academy S. 1 @River Oaks(LA) A. 18 @Sylva-Bay Academy
S. 15 Poplarville O. 13 @Perry Central O. 27 Durant A. 25 open A. 25 @Briarfield(LA)
S. 1 @Nanih Waiya S. 8 @MRA S. 8 @Hillcrest Christian A. 25 St. Joe-Madison DISTRICT 2
S. 22 @North Forrest O. 20 @Clarkdale N. 3 McAdams S. 1 Maplesville(AL) S. 1 open
S. 8 @J.Z. George S. 15 @Jackson Academy S. 15 @Prairie View(LA) S. 1 @Benton Academy
S. 29 @Collins O. 27 Collins RAY BROOKS S. 8 @Forrest Co. AHS COLUMBUS CHRISTIAN S. 8 Calhoun Academy
S. 15 Kosciusko S. 22 @St. Andrew’s S. 22 Central Hinds S. 8 Manchester Academy
O. 6 Enterprise-Clarke A. 18 open S. 15 Northlake Christian S. 29 Copiah Academy A. 18 Porter’s Chapel S. 15 @Humphreys Acad-
S. 22 Water Valley CLASS 1A S. 29 @Park Place S. 15 Canton Academy emy
O. 13 Clarkdale A. 25 @O'Bannon (AL) O. 6 Simpson Academy A. 25 open
S. 29 @Leflore Co. REGION 1-1A O. 6 Glenbrook(LA) S. 22 Newton Co. Academy S. 22 @Hebron Christian
O. 20 @Taylorsville S. 1 open S. 22 Sacred Heart O. 13 @East Rankin S. 1 @West Memphis(AR)
O. 6 Eupora O. 13 @Claiborne(LA) S. 29 @Greenville Christian S. 29 @Delta Academy
O. 26 @Bay Springs ASHLAND S. 8 Shaw S. 29 @Stringer O. 20 Tri-County Academy S. 8 open
O. 13 @Calhoun City O. 20 St. Aloysius O. 6 River Oaks(LA) O. 6 Tensas(LA)
A. 18 @Walnut S. 15 McAdams O. 6 Salem O. 27 @Lamar School S. 15 @DeSoto(AR)
O. 20 East Webster TAYLORSVILLE ST. ALOYSIUS O. 13 @St. Joe-Greenville O. 13 Marvell(AR)
A. 25 East Union S. 22 @Coffeeville O. 13 @Mount Olive S. 22 Tunica Academy
O. 27 open A. 18 Northeast Jones LAMAR SCHOOL A. 18 Leake Academy O. 20 @Hartfield Academy O. 20 Kemper Academy
S. 1 @Holly Springs S. 29 @Montgomery Co. O. 20 @Lumberton S. 29 @Oak Hill Academy
A. 25 @Raleigh A. 11 vs. Bessemer (Ala.) A. 25 @Adams Christian O. 27 @North Sunflower
S. 8 Hickory Flat O. 6 open O. 27 open O. 6 Delta Streets Academy
REGION 3-2A S. 1 Mize
O. 13 @JFK N. 3 East Marion
A. 18 @Starkville Academy S. 1 Central Hinds DISTRICT 3 O. 13 Lee(AR)
S. 8 Seminary S. 15 Okolona A. 25 Jackson Academy
COAHOMA Co. S. 22 @Biggersville O. 20 @Durant S. 8 @Washington School BEN’S FORD(LA) O. 20 @Deer Creek DISTRICT 2
S. 15 @Columbia SACRED HEART S. 1 @Newton S. 15 @Porter’s Chapel
A. 18 @North Panola S. 29 Falkner O. 27 Simmons A. 18 N.O. Home School(LA) O. 27 @Strider Academy BRIARFIELD(LA)
S. 22 @Perry Central A. 18 @Loyd Star S. 8 @Heritage Academy S. 22 Park Place
A. 25 @Byhalia O. 6 @Thrasher N. 3 Broad Street A. 25 Bowling Green(LA) DEER CREEK A. 18 Delta Academy
S. 29 @Bay Springs A. 25 @Richton S. 15 Presbyterian Christian S. 29 Manchester Academy
S. 1 Broad Street O. 13 Smithville S. 1 @Amite School A. 18 Oak Hill Academy A. 25 Sharkey-Issaquena
O. 6 Lumberton SHAW S. 1 Sumrall S. 22 NE Lauderdale O. 6 Cathedral
S. 8 Coahoma AHS O. 20 @Potts Camp S. 8 Centreville Academy A. 25 Central Holmes S. 1 @North Sunflower
O. 13 Enterprise-Clarke A. 18 West Tallahatchie S. 8 North Forrest S. 29 East Rankin O. 13 @Hillcrest Christian
S. 15 @Riverside O. 27 Tupelo Christian S. 15 @Brookhaven Acad- S. 1 @Lee(AR) S. 8 open
O. 20 Heidelberg A. 25 Leland S. 15 St. Patrick O. 6 @Wayne Academy O. 20 @Riverfield(LA)
S. 22 @South Delta N. 3 @Byers emy S. 8 DeSoto(AR) S. 15 @Rebul Academy
O. 27 @Clarkdale S. 1 @West Bolivar S. 22 @Resurrection O. 13 @Copiah Academy
S. 30 O'Bannon S. 22 Benton Academy S. 15 @Tunica Academy S. 22 Tallulah(LA)
BIGGERSVILLE S. 8 @Ray Brooks S. 29 open O. 20 @Simpson Academy
O. 6 Clarksdale
REGION 6-2A S. 15 JFK O. 6 @East Marion O. 27 Hartfield Academy
DISTRICT 4 S. 29 @Wayne Academy S. 22 River Oaks(LA) S. 29 @Tensas(LA)
O. 13 Leland A. 18 Middleton(TN) O. 6 Newton Co. Academy
A. 25 @New Site S. 22 @Durant O. 13 Lumberton BOWLING GREEN(LA) S. 29 @Benton Academy O. 6 Prentiss Christian
O. 20 @West Bolivar ST. JOE-MADISON SIMPSON ACADEMY A. 18 Park Place O. 13 @Sylva-Bay Academy O. 6 open O. 13 @Riverdale(LA)
S. 1 open S. 29 @Simmons O. 20 @Mount Olive
O. 26 West Tallahatchie A. 18 Newton A. 18 Parklane Academy A. 25 @Ben’s Ford(LA) O. 20 open O. 13 @Strider Academy O. 20 Christian Collegiate
S. 8 Tupelo Christian O. 6 McAdams O. 27 Salem
O’BANNON A. 25 @Tri-Co. Academy A. 25 @Leake Academy S. 1 Silliman(LA) BENTON ACADEMY O. 20 Columbus Christian O. 27 @Franklin(LA)
S. 15 Rossville Academy(TN) O. 13 @Broad Street N. 3 Stringer
A. 18 @Broad Street S. 1 Jackson Academy S. 1 @Oak Forest(LA) S. 8 @Wayne Academy Coach: Kenny Burton O. 27 @Delta Streets Acad-
S. 22 Ashland O. 20 Montgomery Co. SALEM CHRISTIAN COLLEGIATE
A. 25 Ray Brooks S. 8 @St. Andrew’s S. 8 Presbyterian Christian S. 15 Oak Forest(LA) A. 18 emy
S. 29 Thrasher O. 27 open A. 18 @Enterprise-Lincoln A. 18 Sharkey-Issaquena
S. 1 Amanda Elzy S. 15 @Jackson Prep S. 15 @Cathedral S. 22 @Centreville Academy Delta Streets Acadeny
O. 6 @Potts Camp N. 3 Coffeeville A. 25 West Lincoln DELTA STREETS A. 25 @Prentiss Christian
S. 8 @Ruleville S. 22 Union S. 22 East Rankin S. 29 Central Private(LA) A. 25 @Union Christian(LA)
S. 29 @Pelahatchie O. 13 Byers BROAD STREET S. 1 Loyd Star S. 29 Columbia Academy ACADEMY S. 1 Tensas(LA)
S. 15 @South Delta O. 20 @Okolona O. 6 @Adams Christian S. 1 Tri-County Academy A. 18 @Benton Academy S. 8 @Riverdale(LA)
O. 6 Mize A. 18 O'Bannon S. 8 @Puckett O. 6 @Hartfield Academy
S. 22 Riverside O. 27 @Falkner O. 13 @Simpson Academy S. 8 @Central Holmes A. 25 Park Place S. 15 @Russell Christian
O. 13 Canton Academy A. 25 Ruleville S. 15 @Bogue Chitto O. 13 Bowling Green(LA)
S. 29 @Coahoma Co. N. 3 @Smithville O. 20 Columbia Academy S. 15 @Greenville Christian S. 1 @DeSoto(AR) S. 22 Rebul Academy
O. 20 @Puckett S. 1 @Coahoma Co. S. 22 East Marion O. 20 Lamar School
O. 6 Leland COLUMBIA ACADEMY S. 22 @Ben’s Ford(LA) S. 8 @West Memphis(AR) S. 29 @Franklin(LA)
O. 27 Pisgah BYERS S. 8 Durant S. 29 Mount Olive O. 27 @Copiah Academy
O. 13 @West Bolivar A. 18 @Silliman(LA) S. 29 Deer Creek S. 15 Lee(AR) O. 6 open
A. 17 Hickory Flat S. 15 @Simmons O. 6 @Resurrection
O. 20 West Tallahatchie MIZE A. 25 Presbyterian Christian O. 6 Brookhaven Academy S. 22 Marvell(AR) O. 13 Tallulah(LA)
A. 25 @Coldwater S. 22 @McAdams O. 13 Stringer CLASS AAA
O. 27 @Gentry A. 18 Raleigh S. 1 Purvis O. 13 @Newton Co. Acad- S. 29 @Tunica Academy O. 20 @Briarfield(LA)
S. 1 @Walnut S. 29 open O. 20 open DISTRICT 1
LELAND A. 25 Mount Olive S. 8 @Parklane Academy emy O. 6 @Columbus Christian O. 27 Prentiss Christian
S. 8 @Okolona O. 6 @Montgomery Co. O. 27 @Sacred Heart
A. 18 @Amanda Elzy S. 1 @Taylorsville BAYOU ACADEMY S. 15 Adams Christian O. 20 Sylva-Bay Academy O. 13 open
S. 15 Falkner O. 13 Shaw N. 3 @Lumberton FRANKLIN(LA)
A. 25 @Shaw S. 8 @Stringer A. 18 @Riverfield(LA) S. 22 @West Marion NEWTON CO. ACADEMY O. 20 Strider Academy
S. 22 @Smithville O. 20 JFK STRINGER A. 18 @Marvell(AR)
S. 1 Humphreys Co. S. 15 St. Andrew’s A. 25 Central Hinds S. 29 @Simpson Academy A. 18 Winston Academy O. 27 Deer Creek
S. 29 Tupelo Christian O. 27 Coffeeville A. 17 @Bay Springs A. 25 Riverdale(LA)
S. 8 JFK S. 22 @Wesson S. 1 @Pillow Academy O. 6 Sylva-Bay Academy A. 25 @Oak Hill Academy
O. 6 Coldwater N. 3 @Ray Brooks A. 25 Clarkdale STRIDER ACADEMY S. 1 Tallulah(LA)
S. 15 @West Bolivar S. 29 Enterprise-Lincoln S. 8 St. Joe-Greenville O. 13 Wayne Academy S. 1 Sylva-Bay Academy
O. 6 @St. Joe-Madison O. 13 @Biggersville S. 1 Enterprise-Clarke A. 18 @Central Holmes S. 8 Tensas(LA)
S. 22 @West Tallahatchie REGION 3-1A S. 15 @Lee Academy O. 20 @Bowling Green(LA) S. 8 @Carroll Academy
O. 13 Puckett O. 20 Thrasher S. 8 Mize A. 25 Claiborne(LA) S. 15 open
S. 29 open S. 22 Kirk Academy S. 15 Leake Academy
O. 20 @Pisgah O. 27 @Potts Camp ETHEL S. 15 Loyd Star WAYNE ACADEMY S. 1 Oak Hill Academy S. 22 @Riverdale
O. 6 @O'Bannon S. 29 Winona Christian S. 22 @Tri-County Academy
O. 27 Pelahatchie N. 3 Ashland A. 18 McAdams S. 22 @West Lincoln A. 18 South Choctaw (Ala.) S. 8 @Tunica Academy S. 29 Christian Collegiate
O. 13 @Coahoma Co. O. 6 @Washington School S. 29 @Pickens (Ala.)
FALKNER A. 25 @Winona Christian S. 29 Resurrection A. 25 Hillcrest Christian S. 15 @West Memphis(AR) O. 6 @Tallulah(LA)
O. 20 Riverside PELAHATCHIE O. 13 Indianola Academy O. 6 @Ben’s Ford(LA)
A. 18 @East Union S. 1 open O. 6 @Mount Olive S. 1 @Heritage Academy S. 22 DeSoto(AR) O. 13 @Prentiss Christian
O. 27 South Delta A. 18 Lake O. 20 @North Delta O. 13 Benton Academy
A. 25 Walnut S. 8 Sebastopol O. 13 @Salem S. 8 Bowling Green(LA) S. 29 @Carroll Academy O. 20 @Rebul Academy
RIVERSIDE A. 25 @Hartfield Academy INDIANOLA ACADEMY S. 15 @Sylva-Bay Academy O. 20 Wayne Academy O. 6 @Lee(AR) O. 27 Briarfield(LA)
S. 1 @Marshall Academy S. 15 @Noxapater O. 20 East Marion
A. 18 @Greenville St. Joseph S. 1 Richland A. 18 Pillow Academy S. 22 Oak Hill Academy SYLVA-BAY ACADEMY O. 13 Deer Creek
S. 8 Potts Camp S. 22 @Leake Co. O. 27 Lumberton PRENTISS CHRISTIAN
A. 25 St. Andrew’s S. 8 @West Lincoln A. 25 @St. Joe-Greenville S. 29 Ben’s Ford(LA) A. 18 Tri-County Academy O. 20 @Delta Streets Acad-
S. 15 @Byers S. 29 @Hamilton N. 3 @Sacred Heart A. 18 @Calhoun Academy
S. 1 Durant S. 15 @Mount Olive S. 1 Starkville Academy O. 6 Lamar School A. 25 @Winston Academy emy
S. 22 @Morton S. 22 Okolona O. 6 Vardaman A. 25 Christian Collegiate
S. 8 @Greenville Christian O. 13 @French Camp MAIS S. 8 @Winston Academy O. 13 @Columbia Academy S. 1 @Newton Co. Academy O. 27 Columbus Christian
S. 29 St. Joe-Madison S. 29 @Ashland S. 1 @Hebron Christian
S. 15 Coahoma Co. O. 20 Nanih Waiya S. 15 Kirk Academy O. 20 @Newton Co. Acad- S. 8 Brookhaven Academy
O. 6 @Puckett O. 6 @Smithville AAAA S. 22 North Delta
S. 8 Kemper Academy
S. 22 @O'Bannon
O. 13 Pisgah O. 13 @Tupelo Christian O. 27 @West Lowndes DISTRICT 1 emy S. 15 Wayne Academy DISTRICT 3 S. 15 Tallulah(LA)
S. 29 South Delta N. 3 open S. 29 Washington School S. 22 Clinton Christian
O. 20 Scott Central O. 20 @Bruce CLAIBORNE(LA) S. 22 Tensas(LA)
O. 6 @West Tallahatchie JACKSON ACADEMY O. 6 @Winona Christian DISTRICT 5 S. 29 @Amite School
O. 27 @Mize O. 27 Biggersville FRENCH CAMP A. 18 River Oaks(LA) S. 29 @Rebul Academy
O. 13 open A. 18 Washington School O. 13 @Bayou Academy O. 6 @Columbia Academy
N. 3 Thrasher A. 18 Winona Christian ADAMS CHRISTIAN A. 25 @Strider Academy O. 6 @Briarfield(LA)
O. 20 @Leland PISGAH A. 25 @Lamar School O. 20 @Lee Academy O. 13 Ben’s Ford(LA)
OKOLONA A. 25 Starkville Academy A. 18 @Central Hinds S. 1 open O. 13 Franklin(LA)
O. 27 West Bolivar A. 18 Hartfield Academy S. 1 @St. Joe-Madison KIRK ACADEMY O. 20 @Benton Academy O. 20 Riverdale(LA)
A. 18 J.Z. George S. 1 @Eupora A. 25 St. Aloysius S. 8 Union Christian(LA)
A. 25 @Richland S. 8 NE Lauderdale A. 18 Heritage Academy O. 27 @Christian Collegiate
SOUTH DELTA A. 25 East Webster S. 8 @Vardaman S. 1 @Presbyterian Christian S. 15 @Glenbrook(LA)
S. 1 St. Andrew’s S. 15 Hartfield Academy A. 25 @DeSoto(AR) DISTRICT 4
A. 18 Humphreys Co. S. 1 @North Pontotoc S. 15 open S. 8 Wilkinson Christian S. 22 @Brookhaven Acad- REBUL ACADEMY
S. 8 @Lake S. 22 open S. 1 Carroll Academy
A. 25 @JFK S. 8 Byers S. 22 @Nanih Waiya S. 15 @Columbia Academy AMITE SCHOOL emy A. 18 Kings Court
S. 15 West Lincoln S. 29 Jackson Prep S. 8 Marshall Academy
S. 1 Leflore Co. S. 15 @Ashland S. 29 West Lowndes S. 22 @Trinity Episcopal A. 18 Trinity Episcopal S. 29 @Porter’s Chapel A. 25 Calhoun Academy
S. 22 @Loyd Star O. 6 @MRA S. 15 @Indianola Academy
S. 8 @Jefferson Co. S. 22 @Falkner O. 6 @Noxapater S. 29 Silliman(LA) A. 25 @Silliman(LA) O. 6 @Trinity Episcopal S. 1 @Delta Academy
S. 29 Puckett O. 13 @Presbyterian Chris- S. 22 @Bayou Academy
S. 15 O'Bannon S. 29 Smithville O. 13 Ethel O. 6 Bowling Green(LA) S. 1 Ben’s Ford(LA) O. 13 Riverfield(LA) S. 8 Unity Christian
O. 6 @Bogue Chitto tian S. 29 North Delta
S. 22 Coahoma Co. O. 6 @Tupelo Christian O. 20 @Hamilton O. 13 Cathedral S. 8 @Cathedral O. 20 Prairie View(LA) S. 15 Briarfield(LA)
O. 13 @Pelahatchie O. 20 @Parklane Academy O. 6 @Pillow Academy
S. 29 @Riverside O. 13 open O. 27 Sebastopol O. 20 @Central Private(LA) S. 15 Wilkinson Christian O. 27 @Wilkinson Christian S. 22 @Christian Collegiate
O. 20 Mize O. 27 Oak Forest(LA) O. 13 Lee Academy
O. 6 West Bolivar O. 20 Biggersville N. 3 @Leake Co. S. 22 @Central Private(LA) S. 29 Prentiss Christian
O. 27 @St. Joe-Madison O. 20 @Macon Baptist(TN) CATHEDRAL TRINITY EPISCOPAL
O. 13 @West Tallahatchie O. 27 @Thrasher JACKSON PREP S. 29 Sylva-Bay Academy O. 6 @Riverdale(LA)
HAMILTON A. 18 @Brookhaven Acad- A. 18 @Amite School
O. 20 @Simmons PUCKETT N. 3 Potts Camp A. 18 East Rankin LEE ACADEMY O. 6 Clinton Christian O. 13 @Tensas(LA)
A. 18 Coldwater emy A. 25 Brookhaven Academy
O. 27 @Leland A. 18 Richland A. 25 @Washington School A. 18 Marshall Academy O. 13 @Centreville Academy O. 20 Franklin(LA)
POTTS CAMP A. 25 Nettleton A. 25 Central Private(LA) S. 1 Cathedral
A. 25 @Enterprise-Lincoln S. 1 @Forest A. 25 @Magnolia Heights O. 20 @Brookhaven Acad- O. 27 @Tallulah(LA)
WEST BOLIVAR A. 18 Lee (Ark.) S. 1 @Hatley S. 1 @Trinity Episcopal S. 8 @Canton Academy
S. 1 West Lincoln S. 8 Pillow Academy S. 1 @North Delta emy
A. 18 Charleston A. 25 @Hickory Flat S. 8 @Nanih Waiya S. 8 Amite School S. 15 @St. Joe-Greenville RIVERDALE(LA)
S. 8 Salem S. 15 St. Joe-Madison S. 8 Lee(AR)
A. 25 @Marks Palmer S. 1 Tunica Academy S. 15 West Lowndes S. 15 Simpson Academy BROOKHAVEN S. 22 Adams Christian A. 18 Humphreys Academy
S. 15 Clarkdale S. 22 @Presbyterian Chris- S. 15 Bayou Academy
S. 1 Shaw S. 8 @Falkner S. 22 @Noxapater S. 22 @Copiah Academy ACADEMY S. 29 @Prairie View(LA) A. 25 @Franklin(LA)
S. 22 @McLaurin tian S. 22 @Washington School
S. 8 @Calhoun City S. 15 Smithville S. 29 Ethel S. 29 Central Hinds A. 18 Cathedral O. 6 Claiborne(LA) S. 1 open
S. 29 @Pisgah S. 29 @Jackson Academy S. 29 Macon Baptist(TN)
S. 15 Leland S. 22 @Tupelo Christian O. 6 open O. 6 @St. Aloysius A. 25 @Trinity Episcopal O. 13 @Greenville Christian S. 8 Christian Collegiate
O. 6 Pelahatchie O. 6 @Oak Forest(LA) O. 6 open
S. 22 @Coahoma AHS S. 29 West Memphis (Ark.) O. 13 Sebastopol O. 13 @Adams Christian S. 1 @Clinton Christian O. 20 @Wilkinson Christian S. 15 @Tensas(LA)
O. 13 @Mize O. 13 MRA O. 13 @Kirk Academy
S. 29 @West Tallahatchie O. 6 Biggersville O. 20 French Camp O. 20 Silliman(LA) S. 8 @Sylva-Bay Academy O. 27 Union Christian(LA) S. 22 Franklin(LA)
O. 20 St. Joe-Madison O. 20 @New Hope O. 20 Indianola Academy
O. 6 @South Delta O. 13 @Thrasher O. 27 Leake Co. S. 15 Ben’s Ford(LA) S. 29 @Tallulah(LA)
O. 27 open O. 27 Parklane Academy CENTRAL PRIVATE(LA) UNION CHRISTIAN(LA)
O. 13 O'Bannon O. 20 Ashland N. 3 @Vardaman NORTH DELTA S. 22 Claiborne(LA) O. 6 Rebul Academy
A. 18 C.H.E.F(LA) A. 18 Prairie View(LA)
O. 20 Coahoma Co. O. 27 Byers MRA A. 18 Rossville(TN) S. 29 @Centreville Academy O. 13 Briarfield(LA)
REGION 7-2A LEAKE Co. A. 25 @Cathedral A. 25 Benton Academy
O. 27 @Riverside N. 3 @Okolona A. 18 Magnolia Heights A. 25 @Montgomery Coun- O. 6 @Benton Academy O. 20 @Prentiss Christian
A. 18 @Durant S. 1 @Glenbrook(LA) S. 1 @Park Place
AMITE Co. A. 25 @Pillow Academy ty O. 13 Union Christian(LA) O. 27 open
WEST TALLAHATCHIE SMITHVILLE A. 25 Leake Central S. 8 @Porter’s Chapel S. 8 @Claiborne(LA)
A. 18 East Marion S. 1 @Briarcrest Christian S. 1 Lee Academy O. 20 Amite School
A. 18 @Shaw A. 18 @Belmont S. 1 @McAdams S. 15 Centreville Academy S. 15 River Oaks(LA) TALLULAH(LA)
A. 25 Wilkinson Co. (TN) S. 8 open
A. 25 @Durant A. 25 Hatley S. 8 @West Lowndes S. 22 Amite School CENTREVILLE S. 22 Porter’s Chapel A. 18 Kemper Academy
S. 1 @Jefferson Co. S. 8 Hartfield Academy S. 15 @Macon Baptist(TN)
S. 1 Coahoma AHS S. 1 @East Webster S. 15 Vardaman S. 29 @Bowling Green(LA) ACADEMY S. 29 @Glenbrook(LA) A. 25 Delta Academy
S. 8 @South Pike S. 15 @Copiah Academy S. 22 @Indianola Academy
S. 8 @Eupora S. 8 @Thrasher S. 22 Ethel O. 6 Prairie View(LA) A. 18 Wilkinson Christian O. 6 Wilkinson Christian S. 1 @Franklin(LA)
S. 15 Crystal Springs S. 22 @St. Stanislaus S. 29 @Kirk Academy
S. 15 Charleston S. 15 @Potts Camp S. 29 Nanih Waiya O. 13 @Silliman(LA) A. 25 @Oak Forest(LA) O. 13 @Brookhaven Acad- S. 8 Humphreys Academy
S. 22 @Port Gibson S. 29 @Parklane Academy O. 6 @Magnolia Heights
S. 22 Leland S. 22 Byers O. 6 @Sebastopol O. 20 Adams Christian S. 1 Parklane Academy emy S. 15 @Prentiss Christian
S. 29 @West Lincoln O. 6 Jackson Academy O. 13 Marshall Academy
S. 29 West Bolivar S. 29 @Okolona O. 13 Noxapater S. 8 @Ben’s Ford(LA) O. 20 open S. 22 @Briarfield(LA)
O. 6 Loyd Star O. 13 @Jackson Prep O. 20 Bayou Academy SILLIMAN(LA)
O. 6 Riverside O. 6 Falkner O. 20 open S. 15 @Central Private(LA) O. 27 @Trinity Episcopal S. 29 Riverdale(LA)
O. 13 Bogue Chitto O. 20 Oak Forest(LA) A. 18 Columbia Academy
O. 13 South Delta O. 13 @Ashland O. 27 @Hamilton S. 22 Bowling Green(LA) O. 6 Franklin(LA)
O. 20 @Enterprise-Lincoln O. 27 Presbyterian Christian DISTRICT 2 A. 25 Amite School WILKINSON CHRISTIAN
O. 20 @O'Bannon O. 20 Tupelo Christian N. 3 French Camp S. 29 Brookhaven Academy O. 13 @Christian Collegiate
O. 27 open S. 1 @Bowling Green(LA) A. 18 @Centreville Academy
O. 26 @Coahoma Co. O. 27 Nanih Waiya OAK FOREST(LA) CANTON ACADEMY O. 6 @Silliman(LA) O. 20 @Tensas(LA)
NANIH WAIYA S. 8 @Oak Forest(LA) A. 25 Glenbrook(LA)
BOGUE CHITTO N. 3 Biggersville A. 18 @Copiah Academy A. 18 Manchester Academy O. 13 Amite School O. 27 Rebul Academy
A. 17 @Hatley S. 15 Parklane Academy S. 1 Prairie View(LA)
REGION 4-2A A. 18 McLaurin A. 25 Centreville Academy A. 25 open O. 20 @Clinton Christian
THRASHER A. 25 Union S. 22 @Wilkinson Christian S. 8 @Adams Christian TENSAS(LA)
A. 25 open S. 1 Simpson Academy S. 1 St. Joe-Greenville
LAKE A. 18 New Site S. 1 Winona S. 29 @Adams Christian CLINTON CHRISTIAN S. 15 @Amite School A. 18 North Sunflower
S. 1 @Wesson S. 8 Silliman(LA) S. 8 Trinity Episcopal
A. 18 @Pelahatchie A. 25 open S. 8 Hamilton O. 6 Centreville Academy A. 18 Glenbrook(LA) S. 22 Silliman(LA) A. 25 @Humphreys Acad-
S. 8 @Mount Olive S. 15 @Bowling Green(LA) S. 15 @Tri-County Academy
A. 25 Sebastopol S. 1 @Alcorn Central S. 15 @Sebastopol O. 13 Central Private(LA) A. 25 @Greenville Christian S. 29 open emy
S. 15 Salem S. 22 open S. 22 @Leake Academy
S. 1 @Clarkdale S. 8 Smithville S. 22 French Camp O. 20 @Cathedral S. 1 Brookhaven Academy O. 6 @Union Christian(LA) S. 1 @Christian Collegiate
S. 22 @St. Patrick S. 29 @Presbyterian Chris- S. 29 @Winston Academy
S. 8 Pisgah S. 15 @Tupelo Christian S. 29 @Leake Co. S. 8 @Park Place O. 13 @Clinton Christian S. 8 @Franklin(LA)
S. 29 @Loyd Star tian O. 6 Starkville Academy
S. 15 Choctaw Central S. 22 open O. 6 West Lowndes CLASS AA S. 15 @Manchester Acad- O. 20 Trinity Episcopal S. 15 Riverdale(LA)
O. 6 Pisgah O. 6 Jackson Prep O. 13 @St. Joe-Madison
S. 22 @Richland S. 29 @Biggersville O. 13 @Vardaman DISTRICT 1 emy O. 27 Claiborne(LA) S. 22 @Prentiss Christian
O. 13 @Amite Co. O. 13 Parklane Academy O. 20 Heritage Academy
S. 29 @Union O. 6 Ashland O. 20 @Ethel O. 20 @MRA S. 22 @Sylva-Bay Academy S. 29 Briarfield(LA)
O. 6 open O. 20 West Lincoln CARROLL ACADEMY S. 29 Hillcrest Christian
O. 13 Potts Camp O. 27 @Smithville O. 27 @Jackson Academy HERITAGE ACADEMY O. 6 @Sharkey-Issaquena
O. 13 Scott Central O. 27 Enterprise-Lincoln A. 18 DeSoto(AR) O. 6 @Amite School
O. 20 @Byers N. 2 Noxapater A. 18 @Kirk Academy O. 13 Rebul Academy
O. 20 @Philadelphia ENTERPRISE-LINCOLN PARKLANE ACADEMY A. 25 @Lee(AR) O. 13 Wilkinson Christian
O. 27 Okolona NOXAPATER A. 25 Manchester Academy O. 20 Tallulah(LA)
O. 27 Newton A. 18 Salem A. 11 vs. Fredericka Academy S. 1 @Kirk Academy O. 20 Centreville Academy
N. 3 @Falkner A. 18 Montgomery Co. S. 1 Wayne Academy O. 27 Unity Christian
A. 25 Puckett (GA) S. 8 Newton Co. Academy
A. 25 @J.Z. George S. 8 Lamar School S. 15 Oak Hill Academy
S. 1 @Richton A. 18 @Simpson Academy S. 15 @Pillow Academy
S. 1 @Union A. 25 Copiah Academy S. 22 @Manchester Acad-
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