How the Top 10 Mississippi high school football teams fared (Sept. 25 scores)

Here’s a look at how SBLive’s Top 10 Mississippi high school football teams fared in games played on Friday, Sept. 25. (Feature photo by Keith Warren)

HOW THE TOP 10 FARED (SEPT. 25)

1. Starkville (4-0) beat No. 3 South Panola 38-20

Trailing 6-0 after the first quarter, Amariyon Howard and Starkville turned on the afterburners, outscoring South Panola 38-14 the rest of the way. Howard scored on an electric 73-yard run and quarterback Luke Altmyer threw for three touchdowns and ran for another. — GAME STORY

2. Oak Grove (3-0) beat George County 59-24

Kabe Barnett threw 5 touchdown passes in the first three quarters as Oak Grove cruised.

3. South Panola (3-1) lost to No. 1 Starkville 38-20

Anterrio Draper threw three touchdown passes, but the Tigers couldn’t keep pace with No. 1 Starkville. The Tigers also lost one of their best players – junior defensive end Jalen Kerby. Kerby suffered a broken leg in the first quarter. — GAME STORY

4. West Jones (3-0) bye week

West Jones, who was scheduled to play Brookhaven, had one player test positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week, which resulted in 27 players – including the entire starting offense – requiring a two-week quarantine period. Brookhaven agreed to move their region contest to the final week of the season on Nov. 6.

5. West Point (3-1) beat Lafayette County 21-15

West Point forced four turnovers and built a 21-0 lead before holding off a late Lafayette rally.

6. Oxford (3-0) beat Southaven 31-28

Jack Tannehill nailed a 37-yard field goal with 3:47 left to lift Oxford to a huge comeback victory. The Chargers trailed 28-8 midway through the third quarter before rallying. Oxford has won 16 straight games dating back to last year.

7. Neshoba Central (4-0) beat Holmes County Central 35-8

Jarquez Hunter scored five touchdowns, giving him 88 for his career and breaking the all-time Mississippi high school football touchdown record held by Marcus Dupree.

8. Picayune (4-0) beat East Central 14-7

East Central fumbled inside Picayune’s 5-yard line with under two minutes to play and the Tide held on for the win.

9. D’Iberville (3-0) beat Biloxi 34-0

Minnesota commit Justin Walley came through in the clutch for D’Iberville, scoring three times and leading the Warriors to a 34-0 win over Biloxi in a Class 6A, District 4 matchup. — GAME STORY

10. Warren Central (4-0) beat Germantown 23-10

Taylen Smith’s pick-six proved to be the difference as Warren Central’s defense held Germantown just three points in the second half. — GAME STORY

MORE FOOTBALL SCORES

Hattiesburg 20, Wayne County 10

West Lauderdale 40, Southeast Lauderdale 21

Horn Lake 41, Lewisburg 13

Olive Branch 21, DeSoto Central 20

Pearl 42, Petal 39

Harrison Central 42, West Harrison 0

Madison Central 35, Clinton 14

Brandon 12, Terry 0

Northwest Rankin 35, Meridian 14

–FULL SCOREBOARD

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