High school football round up of Friday night action
BAY SPRINGS — Adams County Christian School won’t be the only team from southwest Mississippi that will be playing for an MAIS State Championship next Saturday at Jackson Academy.
So will Centreville Academy.
It took three overtimes and a defensive stop on an attempted two-point conversion, but the Tigers held on for a 40-38 win over Sylva-Bay Academy Friday night in the semifinals of the Class AA State Playoffs.
The No. 7 seed Tigers sent the game into overtime with a touchdown with 6:48 to go in regulation. After the first overtime, the score was tied at 26. When the second overtime was done, it was 32-32. Then came the third overtime.
Centreville (8-5) scored on a touchdown and two-point conversion to go up 40-32. Then the No. 3 seed Saints (10-3) scored a touchdown to make it 40-38. However, the try for two and another tie and another overtime was no good.
The game was tied at 6-6 at halftime, 12-12 at the end of the third quarter, and 18-18 when regulation was over.
Next up for Centreville Academy is the MAIS Class AA State Championship game against No. 1 seed Greenville St. Joseph, which disposed of No. 4 seed Brookhaven Academy 40-0. Kickoff is slated for 2:30 p.m.
Sicily Island 28, Varnado 12
SICILY ISLAND — The Sicily Island High School Tigers, hosting their first playoff game since 1992, defeated the Varnado High School Wildcats 28-12 Friday night in the first round of the LHSAA Class 1A Playoffs.
Number 15 seed Sicily Island jumped out to a 28-0 lead after one quarter of play and held on from there against a game No. 18 seed Varnado team.
“We jumped out to a pretty good lead in the first half. The second half was a little tougher,” Tigers head coach Donald Money said. “We had a couple of injuries in the second half, including one of our linebackers. They made some adjustments at halftime, but we managed to pull out the win.”
Varnado (2-9) scored a touchdown in both the second and third quarters, but it was not nearly enough.
Sicily Island (6-5) will next play at No. 2 seed Haynesville in the second round at a day and time to be determined. Haynesville had a first-round bye.
Picayune 55, Natchez High 8
PICAYUNE — The Natchez High School Bulldogs were eliminated from the postseason after they lost to the Picayune High School Maroon Tide 55-8 Friday night in the first round of the MHSAA Class 5A South State Playoffs.
Senior running back Jortin Raine had three touchdown runs in the first for Region 4-5A No. 2 seed Picayune (9-3), which scored 21 points in the second quarter for a commanding 34-0 halftime lead.
Region 3-5A No. 3 seed Natchez High finally avoided being shut out with a rushing touchdown and two-point conversion run early in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs lost three of its final four games to finish at 7-5 overall.
Jonesboro-Hodge 52, Delta Charter 6
JONESBORO, La. — Delta Charter School saw its season come to an end Friday night as the No. 24 seed Storm lost to the No. 9 seed Jonesboro-Hodge Tigers 52-6 in the first round of the LHSAA Class 1A Playoffs.
Jonesboro-Hodge (7-4) used a 22-point second quarter to take a 38-6 halftime lead. When Delta Charter scored its only touchdown of the game in that quarter, it was already down 30-0. The Storm finished with an overall record of 2-9.