The MHSAA football playoffs kick off this Friday, with several area teams in action.
Brad and Dalton break down some of the big games, including Shannon at New Albany (11:59) in what could be a high-scoring affair. In another 4A tilt, rivals clash when Pontotoc hosts North Pontotoc (13:40).
As for the regular season, that wraps ups this week for Classes 1A, 5A and 6A. Tupelo has a chance to win the Division 1-6A title when it hosts Oxford (8:40), but the Golden Wave will need to win by at least 11 points.
Tupelo is coming off an impressive road win against Horn Lake (1:58), as the defense threw a shutout in the second half. Also last week, Booneville rolled past Nettleton to claim the 1-3A crown (4:42), and Pontotoc upended Shannon (6:39).
Basketball season has begun, and both of the guys got out to the Hound Dog Classic on Saturday. Tupelo’s boys looked strong in defeating reigning 5A state champ Center Hill (16:48), while the Lady Wave locked down defensively in a win over Starkville (19:07).
Elsewhere on the hardwood, Oxford’s Tykel Owens scored a career-high 41 points in a win over Calhoun City on Tuesday (20:27).
The guys close out the show with Athletes of the Week (20:59).