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)
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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