How the Top 10 Mississippi high school football teams fared (Oct. 23 scoreboard)

Here’s a look at how SBLive’s Top 10 Mississippi high school football teams fared in games played on Friday, Oct. 23. (Feature photo by Keith Warren)

HOW THE TOP 10 FARED (OCT. 23)

1. Oak Grove (7-0) beat Brandon 24-22

It was ugly, but the top-ranked Warriors survived. “I hope so,” said Warrior coach Drew Causey when asked if the outcome was a wake-up call for his team, which had not been seriously challenged in its six previous games. “We definitely didn’t play with the energy the way we needed to play. To be honest, I felt like we played awful.” — GAME STORY

Last week: Defeated Terry 58-14

2. Warren Central (5-1) lost to Clinton 31-16

The Vikings gave up a season-high 31 points as another Power 10 team tumbles. Warren Central now has to regroup for a matchup with Starkville on Oct. 30. — GAME STORY

Last week: Bye

3. Neshoba Central (6-1) lost to Ridgeland 33-29

Zy McDonald accounted for all five Ridgeland touchdowns — four passing and one rushing — as the Titans made a statement. — GAME STORY

Last week: Bye

4. Oxford (7-0) beat Olive Branch 39-0

After charging up the Power 10 rankings to No. 4, Oxford looked impressive in a shutout of Olive Branch. Xavier Walton led the defensive effort with three interceptions. The Chargers have now won 20 consecutive games.

Last week: Defeated Horn Lake 50-27

5. D’Iberville (7-0) beat Gulfport 22-13

The Warriors took care of business against the Admirals, and now they turn their attention to next week’s showdown at Harrison Central. — GAME STORY

Last week: Defeated Hancock 34-14

6. Starkville (6-1) bye

After Madison Central’s loss to South Panola, the Jackets are in great shape in Region 2-6A.

Last week: Lost to Madison Central 15-9

7. Picayune (8-0) beat Pearl River Central 48-7

The Maroon Tide have now won 12 consecutive road games.

Last week: Defeated Long Beach 42-13

8. Madison Central (6-3) lost to South Panola 12-10

One week after knocking off No. 1 Starkville, the Jaguars fall to South Panola. D’mariun Perteet scored what proved to be the game-winning touchdown on a two-yard run midway through the third quarter. — GAME STORY

Last week: Defeated Starkville 15-9

9. Northwest Rankin (7-1) beat Pearl 23-21

After a lengthy lightning delay, Northwest Rankin pulled out a last-second victory for the second consecutive week. And it was kicker Christian Baglione coming through with the game-winning field goal again, this time a 34-yarder as time expired.

Last week: Defeated Petal 31-30

10. Lake Cormorant (5-2) lost to Grenada 12-10

One week after making their season debut in the SBLive Power 10, the Gators drop a heart-breaker to Grenada.

Last week: Defeated Columbus 28-0

MORE MISSISSIPPI FOOTBALL SCORES

West Lauderdale 40, Choctaw 0

Germantown 72, Cleveland Central 38

Noxubee County 29, Choctaw County 0

Hattiesburg 33, Long Beach 2

West Point 47, Columbus 14

Philadelphia 24, Newton 18

Corinth 35, Ripley 20

Hancock 21, Harrison Central 14

**FULL STATEWIDE SCOREBOARD**

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