Weston Presley runs the ball as Reed Clyburn provides blocking.
Weston Presley runs the ball as Reed Clyburn provides blocking.
Madison Central (6-1) is running high after claiming their third district win in a 31-27 overtime victory over Warren Central in the Jungle.

Warren led the whole game going into halftime 7-2 and ending the third quarter 17-9, but a Jags' touchdown and a two-point conversion in the fourth gave them life and they outscored the Vikings 14-10 in overtime.

Defensive end Edgerrin Harper forced a safety that put the Jags on the board in the second quarter. The senior also posted three tackles on the evening, including one for a loss.

Truett Bourne led the defense with 12 tackles. He was followed by fellow seniors Kirkland Trahan and Kobe Cole with eight on the evening. Cole also caused a fumble and recorded one of two interceptions, the other of which was picked up by junior corner back Shacobia Luckett.  

Jimmy Holiday sat at the helm of a productive Jags offense Friday night, offsetting one interception by throwing a touchdown and running in two of his own. Holliday completed four of seven passes for 29 yards and carried the ball 12 times for 59 yards, His touchdown pass found the arms of senior Hunter Blalock. That was Blalock’s single catch for the night and netted eight yards.

Cameron White carried the ball 20 times for 107 yards and a touchdown. He also punched in the two-point conversion that earned the Jags a second chance.

The Jags prepare to host Starkville this Friday.



Germantown (4-3,3-0) continues to roll undefeated in district play posting a thorough 41-20 victory over Holmes County Central (2-5,1-2) at home.

The Mavs scored 17 unanswered points going into the half. HCC found a few ways to score in the second half but could not keep the Germantown offense and defense from scoring points of their own. The Maverick defense outscored the offense picking up three touchdowns, two off recovered fumbles and an interception, to the offense’s two.

Seniors Zach Wright and Larry Fields both picked up fumbles and ran them back and sophomore Alanzo Edwards picked a pass out of the sky and took it 22 yards to the end zone for six points. Fellow sophomore Quavius Thompson also picked a pass and took it 33 yards, but did not yield a touchdown.

Zach Boerner led the defense with nine tackles and a sack followed by Orinthia May who had eight and more than three sacks. Travis Hancock also recorded eight and one sack. Fields came in third with six tackles.

On offense, Noah Greenwood had 15 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown and Cade Pinnix completed four of 12 passes for 62 yards and touchdown to Thomas Boone. It was Boone’s lone reception but led the offense with 37 yards.

Senior kicker Johnny Moss completed five extra points and two of two field goals, with a furthest attempt of 40 yards.

They prepare to travel to Neshoba Central (3-5,1-2) who is left with more questions than answers after dropping a 42-41 shootout in Canton.



Canton sits 5-3 after picking up their first district win after edging a victory while going nearly shot-for-shot with the Rockets.

Canton had a comfortable halftime lead 28-14, but Neshoba Central came up with 21 unanswered points in the third quarter.

Canton edged the victory winning the fourth quarter 14-6 for a final score of 42-41.

Canton prepares to travel to Jackson to face district opponent Callaway.



Ridgeland fell to 3-4 on the season and 1-2 in district play after dropping a 35-14 loss to Callaway (3-5,1-2) in Ridgeland.

Quarterback Zy McDonald completed 16 of 31 attempts for 297 yards and two touchdowns, both to senior Michael Price, who also clocked 169 yards on four catches. The freshman signal caller’s longest pass went 95 yards to Price.

The Titans had 407 total yards.

Sophomore Devin Chambers had 11 tackles followed closely by junior Latrell Williams who had nine. Fellow senior Deion Allen and junior Michale Smith both had eight tackles.

The Titans hope to get back on track against Vicksburg High School (1-6,1-3) in Vicksburg who comes off a 21-14 loss to undefeated Cleveland Central.



Velma Jackson’s season improved after they gave a thorough drubbing to St. Andrew’s in Camden.

The Falcons (3-4,2-0) took the Saints (4-3) 46-10 though junior Nathan Barham recorded eight touches for 70 yards and a touchdown for the Saints.

The Falcons turn their attention to Crystal Springs (5-3) who sits undefeated in district play.

The Saints look to move forward in away district action against Magee (4-5,1-2), who comes off a decisive 42-28 demolition of Raleigh 92-8,1-3) in Raleigh.

Local teams will face off Friday night at St. Joseph when the Bruins (5-3,2-0 meet the Canton Academy Panthers (3-4,1-2) in non-district action.

Both teams had different results last week. St. Joe posted a decisive 38-24 home victory over Mize while Canton Academy dropped a 38-0 shut out by 7-1 Starkville Academy who remains undefeated in district play.

Sophomore Joe Pearson led the Bruin’s defense with nine tackles followed by juniors Jason Green and Max Harmon who had six while seniors Will Owens and Trey Frierson posted five.

Killing Harrison posted three tackles and an interception.



Tri-County Academy (5-3,1-1) posted a 21-6 victory over River Oaks (3-5,0-0) from Louisiana in Flora.

Both teams had unproductive first halves, but Tri-County got rolling in the second half, winning the third quarter 7-6 and posting 14 unanswered points in the fourth. The Rebel defense also posted two interceptions and only allowed one passing touchdown.

TCA prepares to travel to Greenville to face district opponent St. Joseph who sits 7-1 on the season after 56-6 dismantling of 2-5 Greenville Christian.



Jackson Prep came back from Louisiana with a “W” and remains undefeated after a thorough 57-7 bashing of Oak Forest Academy (5-2,0-2).

Prep had it packed away at half time at 50-7, but hung another on the board for good measure in the third quarter.

They prepare to host MRA this Friday.