QB Cade Shepherd holds on to a keeper while Greyson Smith tries to hold off defenders.
QB Cade Shepherd holds on to a keeper while Greyson Smith tries to hold off defenders.
Tri-County Academy (9-4,1-2) survived another week with a decisive 36-26 victory over Prairie View Academy (9-4,1-1), which has earned them a trip to the championship game against St Joseph (11-2,2-1) Greenville today (Thursday.)

The Spartans started the game with a touchdown and two point conversion with nine minutes to go. The Rebels found an answer with one minute left in the first quarter.

The Rebels went into halftime down 20-15, but would outperform PVA in the second half 21-6, emerging the victors.

Cade Shepherd connected with Garrett Harmon on two long touchdown passes. Tri-County put together over 400 yards of offense.

Tri-County will be in for a fight today against St. Joe. They have claimed decisive victories in the playoffs with two consecutive shutouts of Winona Christian, 44-0, and Manchester Academy, 35-0. They are coming off a 33-14 victory over Centerville Academy.

They also posted a decisive 42-7 victory over the Rebels in October in the regular season.

Germantown (7-5,6-1) dropped their last game of the season 33-9 in a playoff matchup with Grenada last Friday.

Though beaten, the Mavs were not willing to let their season go until the final buzzer rang by running in a 19-yard touchdown with four minutes left in the game followed by a failed two point conversion. Noah Greenwood scored the Mavs' lone touchdown and kicker Johnny Moss completed one of two field goal attempts. Greenwood had 16 carries for 113 yards. Tondra Green was 12 yards short of that figure on 19 carries.

Green had a longest carry for 29 yards.

The Mavs had 119 yards passing and 249 rushing for a total of 368 yards on the evening.

Greenwood led the defense with nine tackles followed closely by Zachary Boemar with seven.

Grenada goes on to a playoff rematch with West Point who shut them out 48 to nothing in West Point earlier this season.

Jackson Academy’s (9-3,3-2) season came to an end Friday when Parklane Academy (10-2,3-2) edged a 36-34 in Friday night’s MHSAA MAIS AAA playoff rematch.

Parklane started the evening putting 21 points on the board to the Raiders' seven. The Raiders would slowly put together an answer but ended up three points shy of a victory by the end of the evening.

Parklane will move forward to face Jackson Prep in another playoff rematch. The Patriots are coming off 42-7 rematch victory over MRA.

Undefeated Prep decisively kept Parklane at arms length beating them 41-14 in the last game of the regular season.

Parklane faced MRA in the regular season. The Pioneers beat MRA decisively 47-28 in McComb in September. Their two regular season losses came in district play including the loss to Prep and a 21-14 loss to Oak Forest (6-5,1-4) in Louisiana. Oak Forest dropped their regular season matchup with Prep a dismal 57-7, also across state lines.