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Only 3 Mississippi Coast teams remain in the hunt for football championships



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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