By Gene Phelps/NEMS Daily Journal
HOW’D WE DO?
LAST WEEK: 11-4
Ridgeland (9-3) at West Point (10-2)
THE BUZZ: West Point QB Tez Lane has rushed for 981 yards, 9 TD. … Green Wave RB Aeris Williams has rushed for 780 yards, 5 TD. … West Point has won six state championships, the last two were back-to-back in 2009, 2010. … Ridgeland RB Gary Adams has rushed for 1,324 yards, 13 TD.
LAST WEEK: Ridgeland 13, Center Hill 6; West Point 38, Canton 0
NEXT WEEK: Winner plays Oxford/Starkville winner.
PREDICTION: West Point
Oxford (11-1) at Starkville (9-3)
THE BUZZ: Oxford offense is all about balance – 188 yards rushing, 155 passing. … Chargers QB Parker Adamson has passed for 2,188 yards, 17 TD. … Starkville QB Gabe Myles has completed 71 of 149 passes for 971 yards, 12 TD. … The Yellowjackets lost in the 5A state championship game last season.
LAST WEEK: Oxford 27, Provine 14; Starkville 45, Saltillo 7
NEXT WEEK: Winner plays West Point/Ridgeland winner.
WHO WOULD HOST: West Point at Starkville, West Point at Oxford, Starkville at Ridgeland, Oxford at Ridgeland
Noxubee County (13-0) at Itawamba AHS (12-0)
THE BUZZ: Noxubee County RB Darrell Robinson has rushed for 2,273 yards, 41 TD. … IAHS has one of the state’s most-prolific running games – Ashton Shumpert (1,732 yards, 25 TD) and Charles Moore (1,333 yards, 22 TD). … Indians QB Tyler Dossett has passed for 1,142 yards and rushed for 566.
LAST WEEK: Noxubee County 14, Lafayette 0; IAHS 30, Lewisburg 3
NEXT WEEK: Winner plays Houston/Louisville winner.
PREDICTION: Noxubee County
Houston (11-2) at Louisville (9-4)
THE BUZZ: Louisville QB Wyatt Roberts has completed 184 of 325 passes for 2,876 yards, 29 TD. … The Wildcats defeated Houston 35-14 Sept. 28 in Louisville. … Houston QB Sharone Wright has passed for 1,047 yards, rushed for 1,209 yards and accounted for 20 TD. … DE Chris Jones has recorded 148 tackles.
LAST WEEK: Houston 34, Yazoo County 0; Louisville 38, New Albany 13
NEXT WEEK: Winner plays Noxubee County/Itawamba AHS winner.
WHO WOULD HOST: Louisville at Itawamba AHS, Noxubee County at Houston, Itawamba AHS at Houston
Aberdeen (11-2) at Charleston (12-1)
THE BUZZ: Aberdeen forced five turnovers – all interceptions – last week against McClain. … Bulldogs QB Josh Williams completed 13 of 25 passes for 271 yards, 2 TD last week. … Charleston athlete Kameron Myers scored seven TD, two on defense, against Ripley. … Charleston eliminated Aberdeen last season with a 20-0 playoffs win.
LAST WEEK: Aberdeen 39, McClain 16; Charleston 60, Ripley 32
NEXT WEEK: Winner plays East Side/Byhalia winner.
WHO WOULD HOST: Aberdeen at East Side, Byhalia at Aberdeen
West Bolivar (11-2) at Bruce (10-3)
THE BUZZ: Dandy Dozen RB Kailo Moore has rushed for 1,099 yards, 16 TD. He rushed for a season-high 278 last week against Ackerman. … Bruce QB Davis Brown has completed 146 of 232 passes for 2,623 yards, 35 TD. … Trojans WR Shaq Bush has 51 catches, 881 yards, 10 TD.
LAST WEEK: West Bolivar 37, Ackerman 15; Bruce 35, East Webster 7
NEXT WEEK: Winner plays Eupora/Calhoun City winner.
Eupora (12-1) at Calhoun City (9-4)
THE BUZZ: Eupora QB Trey Pittman has completed 96 of 188 passes for 1,422 yards, 16 TD. … Calhoun City QB Chakel Gates has completed 81 of 146 passes for 1,017 yards, 9 TD. He has rushed for 1,190 yards, 19 TD. … Wildcats LB Cyle Evans has recorded 50 solo tackles.
LAST WEEK: Eupora 36, South Delta 8; Calhoun City 48, Mound Bayou JFK 18
NEXT WEEK: Winner plays West Bolivar/Bruce winner.
PREDICTION: Calhoun City
WHO WOULD HOST: Bruce at Eupora, Calhoun City at Bruce, Calhoun City at West Bolivar