Four Northeast Mississippi football teams are still alive in the MHSAA playoffs, with the North finals set for Friday. Brad and Dalton break down each of the matchups.
But first, they look back to last week. In Class 2A, Calhoun City got clutch performances from Keshun Parker and Davione Hull in a 34-32 win over Philadelphia (1:23). In 6A, Starkville’s offense finally got back on track in a 35-7 shelling of Horn Lake (3:39), and Okolona pulled out a 34-22 win over Brooks in 1A (5:oo), with QB Jacob Buchanan turning in a big game.
As for this week’s games, three of them feature rematches, including Madison Central at Starkville (7:09). The Yellowjackets won the regular-season matchup, 14-6. West Point, the reigning 5A champ, hosts Olive Branch (8:08), which has only one loss on the year – 51-7 to the Green Wave.
Calhoun City gets a shot at redemption when it visits Winona (9:27), which handed the Wildcats their only division loss, 31-20. And then there is Okolona, which must face two-time defending state champ Simmons (11:41). The Blue Devils have been a juggernaut since moving down to 1A in 2015.
The guys also talk a little basketball (16:09). The annual Lighthouse Classic tips off Friday in Corinth, and one of the area’s best players is headed to a prep school.
And we have Athletes of the Week (18:37).