Local teams are ranked in the Mississippi AP High School Football Polls

Local teams are ranked in the Mississippi AP High School Football Polls

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Starkville is the number one ranked team in the Class Overall Poll.  Oak Grove is number 4.  The defending 5A State Champion Picayune Maroon Tide number 5 and Wayne County number 8.

In the Class 5A poll, Picayune (5-0) is number one. Wayne County (5-1) number 3 and Laurel (5-1) number 5.  Picayune will have the home field advantage Friday night hosting Pascagoula (4-2) in a Region 4-5A clash.  The Maroon Tide and Panthers are both 2-0 in Region play tied with Stone (4-2).  The Tomcats travel to Long Beach (0-5) Friday night.

St. Stanislaus remains number one in the Class 4A poll. The Rockachaws (6-0) travel down the road Friday night facing the Bay High Tigers (3-3).  St. Stanislaus and Bay High opened Region 8-4A play last week.  The Rockachaws out slugged Vancleave 60 to 34.  The Tigers defeated Pass Christian 24-13.

The Resurrection Eagles (6-1) are ranked number three in the Class 1A poll.  The Eagles travel to Stringer Friday night looking to improve to 5-1 in the Region 4-1A standings.  Natchez Cathedral (6-0) is ranked number one and beat Resurrection on September 19 in Natchez 27-26.

The Friday Night Football Showdown will air on WLOX-TV Friday night at 10:15 featuring highlights from six games.  At 10:35 you can log on to wlox.com for the Friday Night Football Showdown Post Game Show.  A.J. Giardina and Tyler Bouldin will have live in-studio guest and coaches interviews as Week 8 of the high school football season kicks off Friday night.

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