It took three South Panola defenders to bring down Madison Central's Hunter Blalock (21) after a 33-yard reception. Blalock caught a short pass for the Jaguars first touchdown.
It took three South Panola defenders to bring down Madison Central's Hunter Blalock (21) after a 33-yard reception. Blalock caught a short pass for the Jaguars first touchdown.
Madison Central (10-2,6-1) is off and running in the post season following a 31-14 victory over South Panola in the Jungle last Friday.
    This week, the Jags play Warren Central (9-3,5-2), a team coming off an equally-decisive 30-13 upset of Tupelo (11-1) in the MHSAA 6A playoffs.

The Jaguars and the Tigers sat deadlocked 7-7 at halftime last week, but the Jags would outscore the Tigers 24-7 in the second half to end the tough South Panola team’s season.

Sophomore signal caller Jimmy Holliday put the Jags on the board with a 15-yard pass to Hunter Blalock. Holliday capped off the evening with an 11-yard rushing touchdown with five minutes to go in the game.

Holliday had 12 carries for 149 yards and three touchdowns. He completed seven of 13 passes for 101 yards.

Blalock led the receiving corps with three receptions for 74 yards.

Kale Nation made all four extra point attempts and completed one of two attempted field goals.

The Jags had 314 yards of total offense.

Seniors Cameron White and Kirkland Trahan led the defense with nine tackles. Seventeen Jags recorded tackles on the evening. Treat Bourne followed with seven tackles on the evening.

Trahan and fellow senior Lawson Stockett recorded sacks for seven and five yards respectively. Stockett had six tackles on the evening.

This week, the Jags will have to contend with a Vikings team that did not allow a touchdown until the fourth quarter, leading 23-0 over Tupelo last week at the end of third quarter. They put 16 bodies on the ball that recorded 67 total tackles including Malik Sims, a sophomore, that recorded 13 tackles and a sack.

Other plays of note included three interceptions. They allowed 344 yards and churned up 404 yards themselves and scored all their touchdowns rushing.

The winner of Friday night’s matchup will face the winner of Starkville-Horn Lake in the semifinal game. Horn Lake (9-2,5-2) is coming off a 20-7 victory over Northwest Rankin who dropped a 27-10 matchup with Madison Central towards the end of the regular season. Starkville is coming off a 6-0 win against Southaven.