Playoff scenarios abound in the four smaller classifications across the state of Mississippi in prep football as those teams in Class 4A-1A wrap up the regular season Thursday night.
And that includes several in the “Southern Six” as well.
Resurrection, St. Stanislaus, Bay High and Moss Point all have their postseason possibilities on the line this week.
In Class 1A, Resurrection hosts Lunberton in Gautier in a big Region 8-1A contest with all types of postseason possibilities up for grabs. The easiest way to explain the scenario is this; if the Eagles win they are the league champs and will host an opening round Class 1A South State playoff games next week on Friday.
Resurrection is also still the region champs with a loss as long as the Eagles lose by nine points or less. If Lumberton wins by double digits, then the seedings will be Lumberton, Sacred Heart, and RCS finishes in third and will be forced on the road to open the postseason.
In Class 3A, St. Stanislaus heads to Foxworth to tangle with home-standing West Marion in a battle for supremacy in Region 8-3A. Both the Rocks and the Trojans stand 3-0 in the loop, and both have already clinched a home playoff game in the opening round of the Class 3A South State playoffs so this game is a confrontation for the region crown.
In Class 4A, the playoff lives of over half of the five teams in the league in Moss Point, Bay High and Greene County are all up for grabs in Region 8-4A since Poplarville has won the region title and Pass Christian has already secured a playoff berth and will clinch the second seed with a win this week.
Greene County hosts Poplarville Friday, and the Wildcats need a win of any sort to extend their season. A PHS win puts Bay High and Moss Point in the playoffs. The third and fourth seed would be determined by the outcome of the Pass-Bay game also, as a win by PCHS makes MPHS the third seed and Bay the fourth seed but a Bay win puts the final three spots into a possible three-way tie depending on the outcome of the game in Leakesvill as well..
Lastly, a huge upset by Greene County over PHS would give the Wildcats the third seed and Bay High would be the fourth seed.
Moss Point is off this week.
SUPER 7 IN THE SOUTHERN SIX
SUPER 7 IN THE SOUTHERN SIX Poll Week 10!
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The votes are in for Week Ten.
Each week, throughout the school year, a staff of our sports writers will vote on the “Super 7” teams for that week based on results from action the week before and we will publish our rankings each Tuesday afternoon.
The rankings will encompass ALL seven classifications:
1. Ocean Springs 7-1
2. Picayune 6-2
3. Gulfport 5-3
4. St. Stanislaus 7-1
5. Poplarville 7-2
6. George County 7-2
7. Resurrection 8-1
(Others receiving votes this week:
228Sports Player of the Week
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This week’s 228Sports TurfMasters Player of the Week is Moss Point tailback Taborious Charles.
The Tigers thumped visiting Greene County 46-13 Friday night to remain alive in the playoff chase as Charles ran roughshod over the Wildcat defense for five rushing touchdowns and 230 yards on the ground. Moss Point is off this week and must await the outcome of two games on Thursday night to determine whether or not this was Charles’ and the Tigers’ last game of the season or if they will earn a spot in the Class 4A South State playoffs.