How the Top 10 Mississippi high school football teams fared in Week 2: Jarquez Hunter scores 4 TDs as Neshoba Central rolls

Here’s a look at how SBLive’s Top 10 Mississippi high school football teams fared in games played on Friday, Sept. 11. (Feature photo by Keith Warren)

HOW THE TOP 10 FARED

1. Starkville (2-0) beat Louisville 24-14

The Yellow Jackets struggled to get going, falling behind 14-10 at halftime, before rallying to beat Louisville.

2. Oak Grove (2-0) beat Hattiesburg 66-27

QB Kabe Barnett and Oak Grove poured it on, jumping out to a 45-7 halftime lead and cruising to victory. — GAME RECAP

3. South Panola (2-0) beat Meridian 42-14

After scratching out a 14-13 win last week, QB Anterrio Draper and the Tigers left no doubt vs. Meridian.

4. West Jones (2-0) beat Wayne County 18-2

The Mustangs used a goal-line stand late in the third period to propel them to the win in the 28th meeting of these powerhouse Class 5A rivals. — GAME STORY

5. West Point (1-1) beat Tupelo 24-14

West Point jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and held off the Golden Wave.

6. Madison Central (2-0) beat Pearl 35-7

QB Tate Collins did just enough with his arm, completing 11 of 18 passes for 80 yards with the two touchdowns, but he put on a show with his legs, rushing 12 times for 141 yards and two scores. — GAME STORY

7. Picayune (2-0) beat Gulfport 41-34

Picayune built an early 27-6 lead and held off a furious second-half rally from Gulfport.

8. Neshoba Central (2-0) beat West Lauderdale 49-14

RB Jarquez Hunter had three rushing TDs and a scoop and score on defense to lead the Rockets to a big win.GAME STORY + PHOTOS

Neshoba Central’s Jarquez Hunter (27) is tackled by West Lauderdale High School’s Bradon Epting (17) in the first half. (Photo by Keith Warren)

9. Clinton (1-1) lost to Northwest Rankin 28-21

Cam Marion sealed the Cougars’ upset with a 6-yard TD run with 8:14 to play.

10. D’Iberville (2-0) beat Poplarville 21-14

The Warriors pulled out the victory late, now they turn their attention to George County.

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