The MHSAA football championships are this weekend in Oxford, and two area teams will be looking to bring home the hardware.
Reigning Class 5A champ West Point advanced by beating Olive Branch again (1:37), with the defense turning in another dominant performance. Starkville survived a close one with Madison Central (3:35), reaching the 6A title game for the second time in three years.
Starkville will face unbeaten Pearl on Friday (8:54), while West Point takes on Hattiesburg (10:54). Two other area teams were eliminated last week: Calhoun City lost a close one to Winona (5:17), while Okolona played Simmons tougher than anyone else has all season (7:00).
On the injury front, Tupelo football and basketball star Jett Johnson will be out several weeks with a stress fracture (15:49).
Brad and Dalton also talk hoops. Ingomar’s girls, the two-time reigning 2A champs, got a test from 1A champion Pine Grove on Monday (17:33). On the boys side, Nettleton shot the lights out Tuesday in a win over Mooreville (18:42).
The guys also present Athletes of the Week (20:11).