Four teams from the Region 4-6A ranks opened the first round of the state playoffs and not one was able to crack a game under the win column.
Petal eliminated top-seeded D'Iberville 28-21. The Warriors close out the season with 9 wins and 3 losses.
It looked as if the Admirals would pull out a win over Meridian when Gulfport quarterback connected with Jevon Floyd on an 80 yard touchdown connection to take a 46-42 lead with 1:54 remaining in the game. Not to be. The Wildcats would score a game winning touchdown to pull out a 49-46 victory closing out the Admirals season with 9 wins and 3 losses.
Harrison Central faced a tough challenge on the road at second ranked Brandon. The Red Rebels would fall 44 to 17. Harrison Central ends the season at 7-5.
Oak Grove defeated Hattiesburg 28 to 6. Warriors offensive coordinator Brett Favre has Oak Grove in the hunt for the 6A State Championship.
In the first-round of the 5A State Playoffs defending 5A South State Champion Pascagoula fell to Brookhaven at War Memorial Stadium 28-20.
Coach Dodd Lee and his 9-2 Picayune Maroon Tide rolled over West Jones 48-17 and will travel to Wayne County next Friday. The 10-2 War Eagles eliminated Gautier Friday night 58 to 7. The Picayune-Wayne County clash will be a good one and WLOX will be following the Friday Night Football Showdown next week.
The Stone Tomcats (6-6) had Laurel on the ropes Friday night before the home team needed two overtime to oust the Tomcats of coach Adam Stone 34-28 in two overtimes.
4A State Playoffs, St. Stanislaus pulled out a 14-13 second round playoff victory over Greene County. The Rockachaws remain undefeated at 12-0 and remain in the hunt for a 4A State Championship title. St. Stanislaus faces Forrest County AHS next week in the Bay.
Vancleave advanced with a 19-13 win over Magee on the road. The Bulldogs are 7 and 5 and entertain Quitman next Friday. That was a big win for the Bulldogs of coach Jim Bloomfield.
In the MAIS playoffs Christian Collegiate Academy traveled to Winnsboro, Louisiana after picking up a first-ever playoff victory last week in the 8-man league playoffs. Franklin Academy defeated the Bulldogs 44-22. CCA closes out the year with a 7-5 record.
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