William Shumpert and IAHS used a dominating defensive performance to get by Yazoo City and Fletcher Cox 26-0. The Black and Gold tribe of Indians improve to 10-1 and will go on the road next week to take on undefeated Noxubee County in 2nd round playoff action.
Fletcher Cox sees his high school career come to an end as Yazoo City falls to 7-4 on the year.
Jonathan Banks had to lead his Wolverines from behind and keep the perfect season in tact. The talented quarterback was 7 of 17 for 119 yards including a six yard pass for the game winner as East Webster (10-0) slipped passed West Lowndes 18-14. East Webster will host Shaw next week in the first round of the 1A playoffs.
Deontae Skinner and Noxubee County may not be shutting out opponents every week any longer, but the end result is pretty much the same...another win. Noxubee County (10-0) knocked off Hernando 36-10. The Tigers will host IAHS next Friday night.
Tyler Russell and Chris Smith were able to get some pine time and some welcome rest again tonight as the Wildcats (10-1) raced out to a 34-0 1st quarter lead over Terry. MHS called off the dogs and cruised to a 48-14 win.
Russell had three more touchdowns passes which brings his season total to 28 despite missing thirteen quarters of action due to his team being comfortably ahead.
Tyler and Meridian will look to exorcise some demons next week when they host George County who knocked them out of the playoffs last season in the south state title game.
Montez Phillips was responsible for two first quarter touchdowns as the Commodores built a 13-0 lead and their defense did the rest in a win over West Point
Lafayette County will travel to take on Pearl next week in the second round.
Josh Boyd and Philadelphia crushed Mize 63-26 in the first round of 2A playoff action. A tougher test awaits next week at Bassfield.
Cameron Lawrence ran 19 yards for a touchdown as Magnolia Heights blasted Presbyterian Christian 41-16 in the state semi-finals.
The Chiefs (10-1) have won ten games in a row and will look to keep the streak going next week in the state championship game against Washington. The two teams met earlier in the year with Magnolia Heights winning 28-7.
Josh Hollingsworth and Hamilton throttled Sheffield 35-7. HHS advances to 11-0 and will take on 11-1 West Morgan in the second round of the Alabama 3A state playoffs.
Anthony Rogers and North Little Rock punched their ticket to the post season Friday night with a win over Van Buren 30-8. The Charging Wildcats are the 5th seed in their conference and will travel next week as the playoffs begin.
Sam Watts and his fellow seniors walked off the field together for the final time on Friday night as Apalachee knocked the Seminoles out of the playoff picture 23-7. Salem ends the year at 5-5.
Chris White will also be looking for his second state championship on Saturday as the Bulldogs host arch-rival PRC in the MACJC state title game at 2 PM.
Montrell Conner and Ouachita won 14-10 over Byrd on Thursday night. The win secured the second spot in the region and clinched home field advantage for the Lions in the 1st round.
MSU commitments Gabriel Jackson, Heath Hutchins, Nickoe Whitley and Pernell McPhee have already concluded their seasons.