West Bolivar (6-2, 3-0 reg.)
The West Bolivar Eagles have looked strong once again.
The Eagles have won their last four games, and they will face the Simmons Blue Devils in another game that will have a major impact in the region standings. If West Bolivar wins, the Eagles will win an 11th straight region title as the Eagles’ next opponent, J.Z. George, already has two region losses. If the Blue Devils win, they will take sole possession of first place. The Blue Devils still have to face South Delta, who has just one region loss.
The Eagles’ defense has been tough as of late by shutting its opponents out in each of the last two games. Simmons’ offense has been strong during its three game winning streak as the Blue Devils are averaging 44 points a game in that time.
Kickoff for Friday’s game is set for 7 p.m.
East Side (6-3, 3-0 reg.) at
Ruleville Central (1-7, 0-3 reg.)
The East Side Trojans will try to keep their winning streak alive as they travel to Ruleville to play the Ruleville Central Tigers in Region 3-3A action Friday night.
The Trojans have won their last three games and are coming off a 28-8 victory over Humphreys County. East Side has scored 261 points this year with 147 of them coming in the last three games.
The Tigers suffered another tough loss last week by falling to Leflore County 44-6. Ruleville will have to step it up on defense as the Tigers are giving up 32.5 points a game this year.
Kickoff for Friday’s region game is set for 7 p.m.
Cleveland High (5-4, 2-1 reg.) at
Yazoo County (5-4, 1-2 reg.)
The Cleveland High School Wildcats will be looking to stay on the winning side of things as they travel to Yazoo City to play the Yazoo County Panthers in Region 3-4A action Friday night.
The Wildcats are hoping to win their second game in a row as they are coming off a hard fought 34-30 win over the Amanda Elzy Panthers in Greenwood. Cleveland will face a Yazoo County team that is coming off a 18-0 loss to Yazoo City. Yazoo County’s other loss in the region was a 29-3 setback at the hands of Greenwood. Cleveland’s only loss in the region was a 36-31 defeat at the hands of Yazoo City.
A win for either of these teams would help them as they try to position themselves for a spot in the playoffs.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Winona (6-3, 1-3 dist.) at
Bayou (3-6, 1-3 dist.)
The Bayou Academy Colts will be looking to make a statement as they host the Winona Christian Stars in a District 1-AA game Friday night in Cleveland.
The Colts, who have lost two games in a row, has a slim shot at the playoffs. In Class AA, there are 16 teams that make the playoffs. AA has six districts. The first place and second place teams from each district will go to the playoffs. To determine the remaining four spots, a power point system will decided who the other four teams will be. For the Colts to make the playoffs, they have to beat Winona and get help from a few other teams. A loss for the Colts would definitely end their season. The playoffs are scheduled to start next week.
Kickoff in Cleveland is set for 7 p.m.
Shaw (4-4, 3-2 reg.) at
Montgomery County (3-6, 2-4 reg.)
The Shaw High Hawks will try to continue their climb up the Region 2-1A standings when they take on the Montgomery County Hornets in Kilmichael Friday night.
The Hawks got a big win last week as they defeated the St. Aloysius Flashes 28-26 in a region game in Shaw. The win moved Shaw to fourth place in the region, which is a good considering the top four teams in the region head to the playoffs.
The Hawks will attempt to go further up the region standings as they face a Montgomery County team that is looking to recover from a 12-8 loss at the hands of the Ray Brooks Tigers.
Shaw will be out to make life difficult for Montgomery County.
Kickoff for Friday is set for 7 p.m.
Broad Street (6-2, 5-1 reg.)
at Durant (4-4, 1-4 reg.)
The Broad Street Jaguars have been one of the hottest team’s in Bolivar County this year.
The Jaguars’ overall record is tied with John F. Kennedy and West Bolivar for the best in the area. Broad Street’s offense has scored 124 points during the team’s three-game winning streak. The defense has also played well at times this year by recording three shutouts.
Broad Street will try to continue its success when it travels to Durant to take on the Durant High School Tigers in a Region 2-1A contest. After starting the year 3-0, the Tigers have lost four of their last five games.
This game will be a big one for Broad Street is the team tries to stay in contention for the top spot in the region.
Kickoff at Durant is set for 7 p.m.
JFK (6-2, 5-0 reg.) at
McAdams (1-8, 0-5 reg.)
The John F. Kennedy Hornets have played with an intense hunger on the football field.
The Hornets are currently riding a five-game winning streak and have outscored their opponents 200-78 during that time.
JFK will face a McAdams team that has struggled all season. The Bulldogs’ lone win was a forfeit victory against Tupelo Christian Prep, a school that couldn’t field a football team this year. This game will be another key Region 2-1A contest for the Hornets, who are currently in first place.
Kickoff at McAdams is set for 7 p.m.
Ray Brooks (1-7, 1-4 reg.) at
St. Joe (5-3, 3-2 reg.)
The Ray Brooks Tigers will try to make it two wins in a row when they travel to Greenville to play the St. Joe Fighting Irish Friday night in a Region 2-1A game.
The Tigers won their first game of the season last week by defeating the Montgomery County Hornets 12-8. The Fighting Irish are looking to right their ship as they have lost their last two games. St. Joe and Shaw are tied for fourth in the region.
Kickoff in Greenville is set for 7 p.m.
NSA (3-6, 0-3 dist.) at
Marvell (2-5, 0-3 dist.)
The North Sunflower Academy Rebels will try to close out their season on a high note as they travel to Marvell, Ark. to play the Marvell Academy Eagles in a District 6 8-man football game Friday night.
NSA is coming off a 32-26 win over Mississippi School for Deaf last week. Since the game against Mississippi School for Deaf was on a Thursday, the Rebels will come into this day with an extra day of rest. Marvell will have a little momentum as the team is coming off a 56-14 win over Strider.
NSA and Marvell played each other in a game earlier this year as NSA defeated Marvell on Sept. 13.
Kickoff for Friday is set for 7 p.m.