Classes 6A, 5A and 1A open the football playoffs this Friday, a week after the other three classifications did so. No. 1 Tupelo has a full head of steam heading into its postseason opener, handling Olive Branch in the regular-season finale (4:17). On this episode, Gene Phelps gauges the Golden Wave’s matchup this week against Northwest Rankin (9:14), which has an explosive offense.
Also, Gene, Blake Morgan and Brad Locke look back at key wins last week by Amory (1:43) and Pontotoc (2:51), and a loss that left reigning 6A champ Starkville at home (6:10). As for the upcoming playoff matchups, some games of note include Cleveland at Amory (12:54), Pontotoc at Greenwood (14:55), and East Side at Kossuth (16:02).
And let’s not forget about basketball, with a new season tipping off last week. Gene has updates on Ripley’s boys and Ingomar’s girls (18:39). Plus, Athletes of the Week are honored (21:02).