Germantown 31, North Pike 27

The Mavericks won their first playoff game ever last Friday, beating North Pike 31-27 to advance to the second round of the state playoffs.

Germantown had to rely on backup quarterbacks Reid Kelly and Peyton Johnson, both sophomores, after Tyler Shell injured himself two weeks ago. Kelly got the starting job but was knocked out in the third quarter with a sprained ankle.

Johnson came in firing, going 4-4 for 80 yards and setting the Mavericks up to score. Kelly finished 5-10 for 78 yards.

Travis Singleton led the offense with 163 yards on 28 carries for three touchdowns.

Trailing by 10 points in the third quarter, the Mavericks kicked it in full gear. They scored two touchdowns on long drives.

Defensively, Brandon Nutt led the team with nine tackles. Jeremy Jordan recorded a sack. Jourden Adams had a 78-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Germantown (8-3) moves on to play Bay High School (9-1) tomorrow in the second round of the 4A tournament. Bay High School defeated Northeast Jones 49-21 in the first round.

Ripley 71, Velma Jackson 33

The Falcons were no match for the Ripley Tigers as they were destroyed in the first round of the 3A state tournament 71-33.

Velma Jackson was able to put 27 points on the board in the first half but their defense gave up 55 points.

Velma Jackson finished its season 3-9.

Tri-County 41, Tunica Academy 14

The Rebels remain undefeated and move to the second round of the MAIS A playoffs after a decisive 41-14 win over Tunica Academy last Friday.

Quarterback Trey Bozeman connected on a 40-yard pass to Lawson Varner for a touchdown and Bozeman also recorded a rushing touchdown. Ryan Cothern led the offense with 154 yards on only five carries. He scored three touchdowns, including a 77-yard run.

Tri-County (11-0) plays Winona Christian (7-5) tomorrow in the second round of the playoffs.

Marshall Academy 20, Canton Academy 7

The Panthers' season ended too soon last Friday after falling to Marshall Academy 20-7.

The game was tied 7-7 at halftime, but the Patriots came out firing in the second half to propel themselves towards a victory.

The Panthers' only score was on a 1-yard run from senior Chauncey Goodman. he finished the contest with 30 yards on nine carries. He also went 1-1 passing for 39 yards.

Canton High 45, Lanier 8

Canton High (5-6) earned a spot in the playoffs and will face off against West Point (9-2) on Friday after beating Lanier 45-8 last week.

Ridgeland 38, Provine 33

It was a close bout last Friday as the Titans held on to victory on the road over Provine 38-33.

Quarterback Parker Lohman went 6-9 for 60 yards, one TD, and one INT. He also had 156 rushing yards on 22 carries for one touchdown. Gary Adams had 135 yards on 26 carries for one touchdown.

Xavier Marion scored on the ground and in the air, garnering 42 rushing yards on five carries and 17 receiving yards on three receptions.

Ridgeland (8-3) plays Center Hill (5-6) in the opening round of the 5A playoffs tomorrow night.

Madison Central 49, Greenville 12

The Jaguars ended the regular season in full fashion, destroying Greenville-Weston 49-12.

Quarterback Jake Schwartz went 12-18 for 179 yards and three touchdowns in the contest. The Jags also amassed 358 rushing yards, with Schwartz leading the pack with 100. Daniel Goodspeed had 86 yards on 11 carries for two touchdowns.

Senior Brandon Moore and sophomore Patrick Ross both had rushing touchdowns on the night. Keith Williams was the favorite receiver of the night, catching six passes for 117 yards and three touchdowns.

Defensively, senior Brion Ballard led the squad with six tackles, 1 solo. He also recovered a fumble in the contest. Jeffery Pate, Jayron Harness and Jacarre Ealey all had interceptions in the game.

MCHS (8-3) kick off the 6A state tournament at home against Columbus (7-4) tomorrow night.