High school football playoff capsules, Nov. 29

NORTH HALF CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLASS 1A

Smithville (10-3) at St. Aloysius (9-4)

THE BUZZ: Smithville defeated Shelby Broad Street 14-0 and St. Aloysius beat Hamilton 13-12 in last week’s North semifinals. … Smithville last won North state in 1998, the year the Seminoles won their second state championship. … Smithville QB Drew Lann has rushed for 1,100 yards, 18 TDs. … Seminoles RB Tyler Hood has rushed for 1,700 yards, 23 TDs. He rushed for 183 yards on 23 carries and scored 2 TDs in the win against Broad Street. … His teammate, RB Dee Moore has added close to 900 rushing yards. … St. Aloysius, a Vicksburg Catholic school, is led by QB Connor Smith, who has passed for 946 yards and rushed for a team-high 708 yards. … Flashes LB Casey Landers leads the team in tackles with 92.

NEXT WEEK: Winner will play Stringer/French Camp at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 for state title.

Smithville (10-3)

A23 Belmont W, 7-0

A30 Hatley W, 49-18

S6 at Caledonia L, 21-35

S13 at Thrasher W, 22-7

S20 Biggersville W, 47-6

S27 at Coldwater W, 55-52

O11 Coffeeville L, 22-35

O18 at Vardaman W, 54-6

O25 Falkner W, 48-36

N1 at Hamilton L, 12-13

N8 Houlka W, 33-8

N15 Shaw W, 22-20

N22 at Broad Street W, 14-0

St. Aloysius (9-4)

A23 at Cathedral L, 14-17

A30 Pisgah W, 9-7

S6 St. Joseph Catholic L, 17-21

S13 McAdams W, 48-20

S20 at Durant W, 34-8

S27 Broad Street W, 39-20

O4 at Kennedy L, 13-50

O11 Brooks W, 44-20

O18 at Shaw L, 26-28

N1 Montgomery County W, 55-20

N8 at St. Joseph W, 37-26

N15 at Coffeeville W, 24-21

N22 at Hamilton W, 13-12

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CLASS 2A

Calhoun City (10-3) at Baldwyn (11-3)

THE BUZZ: Calhoun City defeated West Bolivar 27-8 and Baldwyn beat Eupora 31-14 in last week’s North semifinals. … Calhoun City QB Chakel Gates has completed 89-of-169 passes for 1,612 yards, 15 TDs and 6 INT. He’s also rushed for 924 yards and 3 TD. … Wildcats RBs Lavarious Varnado and Cartin McBride have rushed for a combined 1,420 yards and 28 TDs. … Baldwyn RB Duke Upshaw rushed for 159 yards on 23 carries and scored 2 TDs last week. For the season, he has rushed for 1,017 yards and scored 14 TDs. … Upshaw has also compiled 1,394 all-purpose yards. … Bearcats QB Corbin Scott has completed 122-of-210 passes for 1,776 yards, 25 TDs and only 7 INT. … Devonta Gates and Clayton Gray have combined for 48 receptions for 639 yards and 11 TDs.

NEXT WEEK: Winner will play Bassfield/East Marion at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 for state title.

Baldwyn (11-3)

A23 Nettleton L, 14-22

A29 at Booneville L, 6-19

S6 at Mooreville W, 54-16

S13 Belmont W, 39-18

S20 Saltillo L, 49-19

S27 at Tishomingo County W, 53-18

O4 Mantachie W, 34-21

O11 at Hatley W, 58-7

O18 East Union W, 48-7

O25 at Walnut W, 41-12

N1 at New Site W, 41-12

N8 West Tallahatchie W, 44-22

N15 at Bruce W, 33-22

N22 Eupora W, 31-14

Calhoun City (10-3)

A23 at Coffeeville W, 45-6

A30 Houston W, 30-13

S6 at Water Valley L, 6-42

S13 Pontotoc W, 28-10

S20 at Ripley L, 19-22

S27 North Panola L, 16-32

O4 at Bruce W, 23-16

O11 at East Webster W, 42-31

O25 Eupora W, 27-20

N1 at Okolona W, 26-25

N8 J.Z. George W, 42-6

N15 at Walnut W, 43-6

N22 West Bolivar W, 27-8

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CLASS 4A

Lafayette (9-5) at Cleveland (9-5)

THE BUZZ: Lafayette defeated Noxubee County 9-0 and Cleveland beat Rosa Fort 22-17 in last week’s North semifinals. … Lafayette QB Devin Thomas has completed 67-of-123 passes for 1,160 yards, 12 TDs. … The Commodores have a solid 1-2 punch in the backfield with D.K. Buford and Tyrell Price. Buford has rushed for 994 yards, 15 TDs while Price has rushed for 1,150 yards, 5 TDs. … Price carried 27 times for 63 yards against Noxubee. … Buford also has 14 catches for 293 yards, 3 TDs. … Cleveland QB Vaughnte Dorsey has rushed and passes for 1,288 yards and accounted for 17 TDs. … RB Anadonte Maxie has rushed for 1,139 yards, 10 TDs. … ILB Dillon Norwood averages 8.2 tackles per game.

NEXT WEEK: Winner plays Quitman/Forrest Co. at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 for state title.

Lafayette (9-5)

A23 at Tupelo L, 21-36

A30 at Corinth W, 28-12

S6 at DeSoto Central W, 21-6

S13 Oxford L, 0-30

S20 at Shannon W, 10-0

S27 Memphis University L, 7-35

O4 Ripley L, 21-38

O11 at Rosa Fort L, 20-26

O18 New Albany W, 44-7

O25 at Senatobia W, 30-7

N1 Byhalia W, 50-13

N8 at Itawamba AHS W, 24-12

N15 Greenwood W, 7-0

N22 Noxubee County W, 9-0

Cleveland (9-5)

A23 at Humphreys County L, 6-28

A30 West Bolivar L, 7-20

S6 at Leland W, 33-14

S13 Hernando L, 20-26

S20 at Winona W, 13-6

S27 East Side W, 22-16

O4 at Gentry W, 34-18

O11 Yazoo City L, 31-36

O18 at Amanada Elzy W, 34-30

O25 at Yazoo County W, 13-12

N1 Greenwood L, 20-46

N8 West Lauderdale W, 42-32

N15 at Byhalia W, 55-21

N22 Rosa Fort W, 22-17

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CLASS 5A

Callaway (13-0) at Oxford (13-0)

THE BUZZ: Callaway defeated Clarksdale 51-7 and Oxford beat Pearl 39-21 in last week’s North semifinals. … Oxford’s averaging 427 yards per game total offense. … Chargers QB Jack Abraham has completed 236-of-387 passes for 3,036 yards, 35 TDs and 11 INT. He was 25-of42 for 315 yards, 4 TDs last week. The 35 TD passes is a school record. … Sophomore RB Kenzie Phillips rushed for 107 yards against Pearl to give him 1,484 yards for the season. … Oxford WR Joey Walden has 42 receptions for 592 yards, 5 TD. … Jackson Callaway’s leading rusher is RB Carlos Ransburgh, who has 109 carries for 988 yards and 12 TDs. … RB Kendrick Catchings trails him with 972 rushing yards and a team-high 14 TDs.

NEXT WEEK: Winner plays Laurel/Picayune at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 for state title.

Oxford (13-0)

A23 Jackson Prep W, 32-20

A30 at Starkville W, 35-24

S6 East Side W, 37-6

S13 at Lafayette W, 30-0

S27 West Point W, 30-20

O4 at Saltillo W, 31-7

O11 Lewisburg W, 40-9

O18 at New Hope W, 39-14

O25 Clarksdale W, 47-12

N1 at Center Hill W, 56-27

N8 Lake Cormorant W, 45-17

N15 Vicksburg W, 50-7

N22 Pearl W, 39-21

Callaway (13-0)

A23 Forest Hill W, 48-6

A30 at Warren Central W, 27-14

S6 at Provine W, 42-0

S13 at Murrah W, 53-38

S20 Jim Hill W, 20-0

S27 Germantown W, 12-7

O4 at Neshoba Central W, 47-16

O11 Lanier W, 59-0

O18 Ridgeland W, 49-10

N1 at Vicksburg W, 31-12

N7 Pearl W, 52-7

N15 Saltillo W, 56-33

N22 Clarksdale W, 51-7

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CLASS 6A

South Panola (13-1) at Tupelo (12-1)

THE BUZZ: South Panola defeated Starkville 20-6 and Tupelo beat Madison Central 27-15 in North semifinals. … Tupelo lost 14-8 to South Panola Oct. 18 in Batesville. … Tupelo RB Quinn Tiggs has 188 carries for 1,240 yards and 12 TDs. He had a career-high 203 yards in a Nov. 1 game against Horn Lake. … Wave sophomore QB Daniel Bristow has completed 125-of-197 passes for 1,540 yards, 9 TDs and 5 INT. … Tiggs leads the Wave in receiving with 47 catches for 558 yards, 2 TD. … South Panola RB Darrell Henderson has rushed for 1,966 yards and scored 24 TDs. … The Tigers are defending 6A state champions and have won eight of 10 since the 2003 season. … Tupelo won state on its last trip to the title game in 1992.

NEXT WEEK: Winner plays Oak Grove/Meridian at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 for state title.

Tupelo (12-1)

A23 Lafayette W, 36-21

A30 at Center Hill W, 27-3

S6 at Shannon W, 47-0

S13 at Saltillo W, 29-10

S27 at Hernando W, 41-7

O4 Grenada W, 34-7

O11 Southaven W, 26-13

O18 at South Panola L, 8-14

O25 DeSoto Central W, 38-21

N1 at Horn Lake W, 17-7

N8 Olive Branch W, 7-0

N15 Warren Central W, 20-17

N22 at Madison Central W, 27-15

South Panola (13-1)

A23 White Station W, 42-27

A29 West Point W, 55-33

S6 at Meridian W, 34-14

S13 at North Little Rock (Ark.) W, 24-23

S20 at Memphis University L, 9-26

S27 at Horn Lake W, 42-13

O4 Olive Branch W, 40-21

O11 at Hernando W, 49-0

O18 Tupelo W, 14-8

O25 at Southaven W, 29-6

N1 Grenada W, 22-0

N7 DeSoto Central W, 37-3

N15 Northwest Rankin W, 45-3

N22 Starkville W, 20-6