Gene Phelps is in Jackson covering the MHSAA basketball state tournament. A handful of Northeast Mississippi teams remain in contention for a gold ball, and so today’s show is all about hoops. Gene and Brad Locke talk about Booneville’s girls winning Wednesday (1:36), tonight’s 6A semifinal tilt between the Tupelo and Starkville boys (3:36), and the championship rounds that begin Thursday (6:58). Gene also discusses the biggest surprises so far of the tournament (11:22) and the biggest performances (13:09). And of course, we have Athletes of the Week (15:10).
This week, Gene and Brad are joined by Oxford Citizen sports editor John Davis, who looks back at Mississippi’s win in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game. The Magnolia state squad snapped a seven-game losing streak and got big performances from receivers DK Metcalf (Oxford) and AJ Brown (Starkville). Other topics include Oxford QB Jack Abraham reopening his recruitment, Booneville basketball, and our Athlete of the Week.
On this week’s episode of Prep Rally, Brad and Gene take a look back at the MHSAA football state championships from last weekend, including the wild ending to the Oxford-Wayne County 5A final. Also, Ricky Woods won yet another ring, this time with Starkville. And the guys talk basketball as well, with some big early season games and tournaments on tap.