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.