Friday Night Football Showdown kicks off Week 10

Friday Night Football Showdown kicks off Week 10

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - On November 6 the Class 4A, 3A and 1A football playoffs begin post-season play while Class 6A and 5A are set to kickoff the playoffs on November 13.

The Friday Night Football Showdown enters week 10 tonight with a number of key games that will determine the top spots in a number of the region races.

St. Stanislaus can wrap up the Region 8-4A title by beating Moss Point in the Bay.  The Rockachaws picked up a crucial win over East Central last week to remain unbeaten at 3-0 in the region race.  The Hornets fell to 2 and 1. Moss Point needs a win tonight to improve the Tigers chances of gaining a playoff berth, entering the game with a 1 and 2 region record.

East Central can solidify the number two seed by beating Bay High.  The Tigers from the Bay are 1 and 2 in the region race, tied with Vancleave and Pass Christian. The Pirates will entertain the Vancleave Bulldogs in another game that will help determine the top four seeds.

The Region 4-6A race is wide-open. Ocean Springs and Gulfport sit atop the standings perfect at 4-0.  The Greyhounds entertain the 3 and 1 St. Martin Yellow Jackets a team that has some of the most electric offensive players in the state.  It sets up an exciting match up sending the defensive-minded Greyhounds against the high-octane Yellow Jackets.

Gulfport travels to D'Iberville In another crucial Region 4-6A game.  While the Admirals are unbeaten at 4 and 0, the home standing Warriors are tied with St. Martin for second-place at 3 and 1.  Gulfport had to rally late to beat Harrison Central last Friday and rely on a solid running game, but quarterback Cleveland Ford is capable of hitting the big play in the Admirals passing game.  Wide receiver Alton Conerly has made a number of game breaking touchdown receptions and the D'Iberville defense must key an eye on Conerly.  The Admirals defense will try containing quarterback Jacquelle Green, a Louisville commitment.

Exciting races will also take place tonight in the Region 4-5A ranks.  Entering Week 10, Picayune, Pearl River Central and Pascagoula all share the top spot at 4-0.  Two of the top teams Pascagoula and Pearl River Central clash tonight at Carrier.  Picayune entertains Long Beach.  Gautier is 2 and 2, vying for one of the four playoff slots.  The Gators face a tough challenge on the road at 2 and 2 Hattiesburg.

The top-ranked and undefeated Resurrection Eagles have a home game in the Region 4-1A ranks.  The Eagles already wrapped-up the region title and will entertain Bogue Chitto at War Memorial Stadium in Pascagoula.

Tune-in to WLOX-ABC/CBS at 10:15 for the Friday Night Football Showdown.  Tyler Bouldin and I will have game highlights and all the scores from tonight's high school football action.  Starting at 10:35 you can log-on to for the Friday Night Football Showdown Post Game Show.  Al Jones and Dave Ryan will be live in-studio to recap the games they covered tonight.  Al will be following the Gulfport-D'Iberville Showdown and Ryan will have an update on the Bogue Chitto-Resurrection game. High school coaches will also join us for a recap of their respective games.

Get out and support your local high school football team!

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