Teams are in the thick of division play, and on this week’s podcast, Brad and Dalton look at some of the big matchups on tap for Week 9.
In 1-3A, Nettleton hosts Amory (12:32). The visiting Panthers boast an array of offensive weapons, but the Tigers have come up with some big plays on defense this season.
Corinth travels to New Albany for a 1-4A tilt (15:58). Corinth runs that tough-to-defend Wing-T offense, and New Albany’s defense has been vulnerable against the run at times.
The biggest matchup from a statewide perspective is Madison Central at Starkville (18:08) – the No. 1 team in the state versus No. 3. It also happens to be a 2-6A game, and Starkville is looking to keep its long home winning streak intact.
Also this week, the guys look back at some of last weekend’s results. Tupelo edged Southaven in a thriller (1:39), Itawamba AHS held on against Shannon (5:06), and Smithville fell to West Lowndes in the rain (7:51).
In non-football news: basketball teams opened preseason practices Monday, and Brad has an update on Tupelo’s girls (20:49); Lafayette softball coach Katie Jenkins is fighting for her job (22:30); and the volleyball playoffs begin Thursday (23:11).
This week’s Shoutout goes to Josh Berry of TCPS (23:53), and the guys present Athletes of the Week (25:02).