Final Regular Season MPB Top 25 Poll

November 8, 2012 Leave a comment
 

 
2012 Regular Season Final High School Football Top 25 – 11.10.12
RK SCHOOL (1st) CL W-L POINTS LW
1 Picayune (20) 5A 10-0 596 1
2 Noxubee County (4) 4A 12-0 570 2
3 Petal 6A 10-1 542 3
4 South Panola 6A 9-2 525 4
5 Olive Branch 6A 10-1 485 5
6 West Point 5A 9-2 453 7
7 Bassfield 2A 12-0 403 8
8 Brandon 6A 9-2 395 9
9 Oxford 5A 10-1 377 6
10 Pearl River Central 5A 9-1 356 12
11 Jackson Prep AAA-1 12-0 333 10
12 Itawamba AHS 4A 11-0 308 14
13 Hazlehurst 3A 12-0 291 13
14 Wayne County 5A 9-2 240 15
15 Charleston 3A 11-1 230 16
16 Meridian 6A 8-3 210 17
17 Madison Central 6A 8-3 191 19
18 Pascagoula 5A 8-2 166 11
19 Tylertown 4A 10-1 165 18
20 Philadelphia 3A 12-0 133 21
21 Quitman 4A 11-1 129 20
22 Jackson Academy AAA-1 11-1 93 T23
23 Gulfport 6A 8-3 81 NR
24 Forrest County AHS 4A 10-1 78 NR
25 (Cleveland) East Side 3A 12-0 76 NR
Dropped Out: Hattiesburg (22), Oak Grove (T23), D’Iberville (25)
Others Receiving Votes: Hattiesburg 64, Lafayette County 58, D’Iberville 47, West Marion 37, Southaven 31, Bogue Chitto 23, (Madison) Saint Joseph 18, Starkville 17, Aberdeen 14, Biloxi 14, Ocean Springs 14, Bay 5, Germantown 5, Natchez 5, Oak Grove 4, Bruce 3, New Albany 3, West Bolivar 3, Taylorsville 2, Tri-County Academy 2
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5A Football State Championships–Will Update During the Night

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6A MHSAA Football Bracket–Updated as teams qualify tonight

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MPB High School Top 25 Football Poll– Week 11

October 23, 2012 Leave a comment

 

 
   

 

   
   

2012 Week Eleven MPB High School Football Top 25 – 10.23.12

 

RK

SCHOOL (1st)

CL

W-L

POINTS

LW

 

1

Picayune (22)

5A

8-0

715

1

 

2

Noxubee County (5)

4A

10-0

688

2

 

3

Petal (1)

6A

8-1

648

3

 

4

South Panola

6A

7-2

619

4

 

5

Olive Branch

6A

8-1

572

5

 

6

Oxford

5A

9-0

566

6

 

7

West Point

5A

7-2

489

8

 

8

Bassfield (1)

2A

6-2

456

11

 

9

Brandon

6A

7-2

419

14

 

10

Jackson Prep

AAA-1

6-2

388

12

 

11

Pascagoula

5A

7-1

374

13

 

12

Hazlehurst

3A

10-0

329

15

 

13

Itawamba AHS

4A

9-0

292

16

 

14

Oak Grove

6A

7-2

285

7

 

15

Pearl River Central

5A

7-1

271

T18

 

16

D’Iberville

6A

7-1

258

9

 

17

Meridian

6A

6-3

235

10

 

18

Charleston

3A

9-1

234

17

 

19

Wayne County

5A

7-2

231

T18

 

20

Tylertown

4A

8-1

181

20

 

21

Madison Central

6A

6-3

152

23

 

22

Quitman

4A

9-1

127

NR

 

23

Philadelphia

3A

10-0

114

25

 

24

Jackson Academy

AAA-1

7-1

108

24

 

25

Bay

4A

8-0

104

NR

 

Dropped Out: Lafayette County (21), Natchez (22)

 

Others Receiving Votes: Lafayette County 92, (Cleveland) East Side 67, Hattiesburg 61, Bogue Chitto 38, Ocean Springs 35, Biloxi 32, Forrest County AHS 32, Gulfport 31, Aberdeen 23, (Madison) Saint Joseph 23, Natchez 22, West Marion 20, Columbia 15, McComb 15, Starkville 11, West Jones 10, Madison-Ridgeland Academy 8, Bruce 6, Eupora 5, Southaven 5, Taylorsville 4, Columbus 3, Pelahatchie 3, Germantown 2, West Oktibbeha 2, New Albany 1, Tri-County Academy 1

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Lady Jags Claim State Volleyball Championship

October 20, 2012 Leave a comment

CLINTON, Miss.—After splitting the opening sets, the DeSoto Central Lady Jags swept the third and fourth sets to claim their first state championship with a 25-21, 23-25, 25-17, 25-16 victory over the Ocean Springs Greyhounds in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class III volleyball state championship at the A. E. Wood Coliseum at Mississippi College.

“We did it against Southaven in the north half finals,” said DeSoto coach Margaret Falatko of the split set opening. “We start off slow and comeback strong.”

In a tight first set, Desoto Central picked up the final four points to score a 25-21 victory in the first frame.

The second set saw Ocean Springs go on a 7-0 run, bookended by kills from Emily Smith, to jump to an early lead before the Jaguars returned the favor to tie the set. The Greyhounds later went on an 8-0 run, powered by three aces from Lynsie Byrd, to pull away from Desoto Central on their way to winning the set.

With the two teams tied at 8-8 in the third set, the Lady Jags reeled off ten straight points on Alissa Rice’s serve to take a commanding 18-8 lead. The Greyhounds later went on a 7-1 run to close the gap to 23-17, but Desoto Central took the next two points to gain a 2-1 advantage.

“We struggled passing,” said Ocean Springs coach Amanda Bailey of her team’s difficulties late. “We had a bad passing day.  That is just how it goes.”

In the final set, DeSoto Central raced out to an 8-0 lead on Chelsea Lamping’s serve. The Lady Jags pushed their lead to 23-12 before going on to win the set 25-16.

“This is what they wanted,” said Falatko of her team’s play in the fourth set. “It was so close, and they wanted to finish the ball game.”

While the Greyhounds finished as the runners-up for the second time in as many tries, Bailey said her squad has had much success on which they can reflect.

“Four years ago when they came in as freshmen, they would never have thought they would have been in the state championship their junior and senior year,” said Bailey of her seniors. “We were one of the last two teams playing in the State of Mississippi, and they should be happy to have been here.”

In the Class I final, Our Lady Academy knocked off Lewisburg 3-2 to claim a record seventh state title, and in the Class II final, Lake Cormorant defeated Long Beach 3-1; Lewisburg and Long Beach came in as two-time defending state champions.

MPB Top 25-Week 5 Poll

September 11, 2012 Leave a comment

2012 Week Five MPB High School Football Top 25 – 9.11.12

RK

SCHOOL (1st)

CL

W-L

POINTS

LW

1

Meridian (12)

6A

4-0

680

1

2

Olive Branch (10)

6A

3-0

669

2

3

Picayune (6)

5A

2-0

655

3

4

Brandon

6A

4-0

598

4

5

Noxubee County

4A

4-0

591

5

6

South Panola

6A

2-1

521

6

7

West Point

5A

2-1

491

8

8

Pascagoula

5A

3-0

456

7

9

Petal

6A

3-1

454

9

10

Biloxi

6A

2-1

424

10

11

Tylertown

4A

4-0

420

11

12

Hattiesburg

6A

3-0

303

13

13

Oxford

5A

4-0

296

17

14

Jackson Prep

AAA-1

3-0

295

14

15

Madison Central

6A

1-2

283

12

16

Oak Grove

6A

3-0

267

15

17

Lafayette County

4A

3-1

226

16

18

Hazlehurst

3A

4-0

224

18

19

Jackson Academy

AAA-1

1-1

171

21

20

Ocean Springs

6A

1-1

162

19

21

Charleston

3A

3-1

160

20

22

Bassfield

2A

4-0

129

NR

23

Wayne County

5A

2-2

104

25

24

Pearl River Central

5A

2-0

79

NR

25

(Cleveland) East Side

3A

4-0

59

NR

Dropped Out: West Bolivar (22), Starkville (23), Quitman (24)

Others Receiving Votes: Itawamba AHS 48, Water Valley 48, Philadelphia 37, Quitman 32, Pearl 26, West Jones 26, West Bolivar 22, Starkville 19, Bruce16, D’Iberville 14, DeSoto Central 11, Caledonia 10, Columbus 9, Forrest County AHS 9, Louisville 9, Gulfport 8, Taylorsville 7, Houston 6, Washington School 6, Murrah 5, Bay 3, Eupora 3, Madison-Ridgeland Academy 3, Provine 3, Saint Martin 2

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Victory Formation–Quick Thoughts From Friday Night

September 8, 2012 Leave a comment

If this isn’t the best time of year, I don’t know what is.  Stadiums across Mississippi lit up with lights last night, and today, we can watch college football today with the NFL waiting in the wings for tomorrow.

Before hitting all of the other games this weekend, here take a look back at the prep ranks:

1) The race to be the 6A South State champion could be an amazing three weeks:  In Region 4, Biloxi, Ocean Springs, and D’Iberville look like sure fire playoff teams in the top heavy region.  Could Gulfport really miss out on the playoffs? Could St. Martin really make the playoffs (more on this team later)?  If you look at Region 3, there will be one or two good teams staying home.  The region has taken care of business so far against Region 2: Brandon knocked off Clinton and Northwest Rankin, Natchez and Hattiesburg have beaten Warren Central, and Meridian took care of Clinton, just to name a few. Playoff matchups could be: Natchez/Hattiesburg/Oak Grove at Biloxi, Petal at Ocean Springs, Brandon vs. D’Iberville, and Meridian vs. Gulfport/St. Martin.  No need to rush the regular season, but how exciting of a week would that be?

2) St. Martin might become the best story of the year: Eddie Wayne Whitehead and his Yellow Jacket team have gone from a doormat to a team with a winning record in two years.  The team did not pick up a win in 2010, and their victory over Hancock ended a 20-game losing streak.  The squad has now picked up two wins and may be a sleeper playoff team. It’s early, but Whitehead may deserve Coach of the Year honors when all is said and done for his two years at St. Martin.

3) Little schools can play ball: Bassfield picked up a big win over Forrest County AHS (I called it on forwhomthecowbelltolls.com) proving that smaller schools can play ball.

4) Could Biloxi hit 100 this year?: It seems like it would be out of the character of John Shannon, the coach of the Indians, to try it, but this team might could put 100 points on someone. Starting quarterback  Jaylen Woullard has only played about a half in the last two contests because his team has been up by an incredible margin.  Last night, the Indians scored 50 before Woullard came to the bench, and the backups tacked on another 20 points.  If you are wondering, Biloxi has 133 points in its last two games, for a not-too-shabby 62.5 average.  Their season low of 35 came in an overtime loss to Picayune.

5) No one is talking about them: Bay High has a 3-0 record and have defeated 6A schools Hancock (35-0) and St. Martin (17-7), but no one is talking about them too much.  That will probably change.  With a big offensive line and a hard runner in Justus Williams, the Tigers will be a handful in region play and beyond.

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