Garin Ward and Greyson Smith help take down a player.
Garin Ward and Greyson Smith help take down a player.
Two local teams will renew their district rivalry when Germantown (6-4,5-1) travels to Ridgeland on Friday.

The Mavs claimed a thorough 48-0 shutout of district foe Canton (6-6,1-5) at Germantown this past week.

They had it put away 34-0 at halftime, but Noah Greenwood would go on to secure two more touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters.

Greenwood also put the Mavs on the board with a 10-yard run. Greenwood had 21 carries for 174 yards and completed five of five passes for 44 yards.

Tondra Green led the offense rushing with 177 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns. Nick Barnes, a freshman, showed up to play netting 46 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.

Quarterback Cade Pinnix completed four of six passes for 52 yards and a touchdown pass to Jack Hunter Johnson who had four catches for 47 yards. He also led the receiving corp with a longest catch of 28 yards.

Senior Orinthia May, a season-long anchor on the defensive line, recorded three sacks and caused two fumbles.

Zach Boerner led the defense with eight tackles and caused a fumble. Levi Harris and Tavian Johnson both recorded sacks and four tackles a piece.

Canton hopes to bounce back and end the season on a good note with undefeated district opponent Cleveland Central who comes off a decisive 22-7 victory over Neshoba Central.

Ridgeland’s last game of the season will tip their record into the winning or losing category. Friday, they scratched out a 24-20 victory at (2-8,1-5) Holmes County Central.

The Titans' defense manufactured turnovers all night with three interceptions and six caused fumbles, most notably sophomore Genada Byrd who punched a recovered fumble back one yard for a touchdown. The sophomore middle line backer recorded one solo tackle and got in on five assists.

Junior Napoleon Collier and sophomores Patrick Wilkerson and Devin Chambers recorded interception. Byrd was joined by fellow sophomores Wilkerson, Chambers and Keshun Banks all recovered fumbles caused by Deion Allen and Jaylen Tucker as well as Chambers and Jakolbe Travis who both caused two.

Tucker led the defense with 12 tackles.

Their two touchdowns on offense came in the air from the hand of freshman signal caller Zy Mcdonald to the arms of senior Michael Price. Price recorded four receptions for 138 yards, the longest of which was 70 yards. McDonald completed half of his 18 passes for 150 yards.

Though Chambers did not net a touchdown, he earned 90 of Ridgeland’s roughly 240 yards on 16 carries.

Madison Central (8-2,5-1) recorded a decisive 27-10 victory over district opponent Northwest Rankin (7-3,4-2) in Brandon.

It took three quarters for the Jags to find their footing, but a 40-yard rushing touchdown from Jimmy Holliday with three minutes to go started to build off Cameron White’s three yarder from the first quarter.

Cedric Beal would go on to score two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

In addition to the two touchdowns, Beal had 15 carries for 76 yards, the longest of which wwent for 33 yards. White led the offense with 82 yards on 16 carries. White also had a single catch for 41 yards.

Holliday completed six of eight passes for 63 yards.

Junior Shacobia Luckett intercepted two of Jamari Jones passes for 57 yards and nine tackles. Peyton Rea led the defense with 10 tackles and was followed by Luckett and Kobe Cole who had nine. Treat Bourne recorded eight.

Junior Bailen Haynie recorded a sack and four tackles.

They prepare to host Greenville (1-9) for their last district game of the season. The Hornets capped off five straight losses by dropping last Friday’s home game 52-12 to district opponent Clinton. MC beat the Arrows (5-5,3-3) 27-3 in Clinton earlier this season.

Velma Jackson (6-4,5-0) finished district play undefeated, coming out on the winning end of a gut-wrenching 14-13 battle with Raleigh (4-7,3-2) in Raleigh last week.

Two extra points from kicker Emanuel Corona-Simon and a tenacious effort form the Falcon’s defense that allowed only one touchdown were the keys to Velma Jackson’s razor thing margin of victory.

Junior quarterback Antavious Willis had a productive evening with 18 carries for 185 yards and the team’s two touchdowns. He also had five completions of 13 attempts for 75 yards. Santavis Vaughn had nine carries for 70 yards and Lamar Harris was Willis’ top target with two catches for 34 yards.

The Falcons had 342 yards.

Raleigh also earned a playoff berth and will face 5-6 West Marion who dropped their last game of the season at home 23-22 to 7-4 Tylertown.

Velma Jackson opens the playoffs hosting Seminary (5-6,2-3) who won their last game of the season against Columbia (3-7,1-4) 35-14 in Columbia.

St. Andrew’s (5-5,2-3) goes into the playoffs against 10-1 Jefferson Davis who continues a seven-game win streak, most recently a 47-7 destruction of Wesson (4-7,0-5) in Bassfield.

The Saints had a big evening last Friday of their own with a 43-14 drubbing of Crystal Springs (4-7,2-3) in Ridgeland.

Quarterback Holland Townes had a marquee night completing 19 passes of 31 attempts for 341 yards and three touchdowns, two to Nathan Barham and one to Wade Montjoy. Townes also had two touchdowns on the ground.

Banks Tolley returned a punt 47 yards for a touchdown.

Dickson Ray, Spencer Wallace and Barham all had five receptions for 127, 81 and 98 receiving yards respectively.

They had 482 total yards.

St. Joe (8-4,3-1) dropped their last game of the regular season district matchup 69-17 to Pisgah (8-3,3-1) in Madison last Friday.

The Bruins will have to have a short memory as they shake off the loss that included two interceptions, two fumbles and a 52-point deficit as they prepare for Perry Central (9-1,3-1) in their first playoff matchup.

Hayden Brice put the Bruins on the board just minutes into the first quarter with a 65 yard run across the field. The senior would have 130 yards on nine carries for the evening.

Reed Collins completed a 15 yard touchdown pass to Trey Frierson in the second quarter, the Bruins last visit to the end zone on the evening.

Senior Reed Collins completed both extra point attempts and a field goal.

The Bruins had 363 yards for the evening.

Perry comes off a gut-wrenching 16-12 home win over 7-4 North Forest.

Jackson Prep capped off a perfect regular season recording a 42-14 win over Parklane Academy (9-2,3-2) in Flowood. The Patriots' five district wins earned them a playoff bye week. They will play the winner of the MRA-Presbyterian Christian quarterfinals game on November 10.

Tri-County (7-4,1-2) breezed past Oak Hill Academy (6-4,2-2) in the first round of the playoffs in Flora.

Tri-County made moves on the end zone all evening ending the third quarter up 27 to nothing. Oak Hill found the end zone twice in the fourth quarter but the damage was done and the Rebels had the game long put away.

This weekend they move on to face Marshall Academy (9-1,4-0) who blew out 3-8 Sylva Bay 50-12 in Holly Springs. TCA opened the season with similar beating of the Saints 45-8 in Bay Springs.

This game marks a jump in difficulty and the Rebels will have to eliminate some mistakes they made early last Friday.

Jackson Academy (8-2,3-2) prepares for a rematch with Oak Forest (6-4,1-4), their last opponent of the regular season, in the Brickyard for the quarterfinals game of the MAIS AAAA-D1 playoffs. The winner will play Parklane on November 10.

The Raiders dropped their second loss of the season 28-21 to Parklane in McComb.

Last Friday the Raiders whooped the Yellowjackets 56-13 in Jackson.

At the end of the third quarter, they were up 49-0. The Raiders wouldn’t allow their opponents 13 points until the fourth quarter. The Raiders would have the last word with a final 20 yard touchdown pass.

The Raiders defensive assault included two interceptions.

The Raiders hope to give the Jackets another long drive home to Louisiana.