Madison Central quarterback Jimmy Holiday (1) runs against Northwest Rankin behind the blocking of Javarius Jordan (46).
Madison Central quarterback Jimmy Holiday (1) runs against Northwest Rankin behind the blocking of Javarius Jordan (46).
Germantown-20 Canton-16

A late surge propelled Germantown over Canton in a Friday night thriller last week.

Entering the fourth quarter down 16-0, Germantown scored 20 unanswered to take home the victory. 

Leading Germantown through the air was sophomore quarterback Colton Gardner. Gardner went eight for 12 through the air for 131 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also ran for a touchdown. Junior Brock Morris threw the ball six times completing two of those passes for 44 yards. He also threw two interceptions.

Canton was led through the air by senior Jontarius Brown, who threw 24 passes completing 13 for 192 yards. He threw two touchdown and one interception. 

Both teams used two backs primarily, Germantown was led by running backs Nick Barnes and Branson Robinson. Canton was led by running back Camerone Harris and quarterback Brown. Barnes, a sophomore, ran the ball 11 times for 39 yards. Robinson, a freshman, ran the ball 11 times for 56 yards and a touchdown. Harris, a senior ran the ball 13 times for 10 yards and Brown ran the ball 15 times for 52 yards. 

Senior Jerrell Wilder caught seven of the 11 completed passes Germantown threw for 160 yards and a touchdown. Canton was led by junior Jordan Davis, junior Jocabian Morgan and junior Tyquan Henderson. Davis had one catch for 55 yards and a touchdown. Morgan had three catches for 46 yards and a touchdown. Henderson had three catches for 51 yards. 

Defense was the key to this game for both teams. For Germantown, the got after the quarterback and sacked him eight times. Senior Levi Harris led the team with 3.5 sack, he also caused two fumbles. Wilder caused another fumble and also picked off a pass. Germantown recovered two of the fumbles.

Canton made their way by getting turnovers. Senior Rashawn Meeks and Dwight Clanton both picked off passes. Senior Pizaro Harris caused a fumble that was recovered by Canton’s Tomicrin Taylor.

Germantown is 6-4 on the year but 5-1 in district play, putting them at second in district as they enter their season finale against Ridgeland this week. Canton is 6-5 overall but 2-4 in district, putting them at sixth in the district. They travel to Cleveland to take on Cleveland Central this week.

Velma Jackson-63 Raleigh-56

Velma Jackson closed out the regular season with a big win over Raleigh this week. 

Velma Jackson was led by the arm of junior Diallo Thompson, who completed 14 of this 21 passes for 272 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. He also ran the ball four times for 27 yards and a touchdown. 

Antavious Willis led the team in rushing and receiving. He ran the ball 17 times for 135 yards and two touchdowns. He caught six passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns. Senior Santavis Vaughan ran the ball 12 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns.

Sophomore Jordan Harvey also caught four passes for 49 yards and a touchdown.Harvey also picked off a pass when he played defense. Senior Lamar Harris caught four passes for 52 yards and a touchdown.

Velma Jackson enters the playoffs 9-1 and a perfect 5-0 in district play. They take on Franklin County at home in the first round of the 3A playoffs this week.

St. Joseph-21 Pisgah-38

In the battle for second in the district, St. Joseph fell short to Pisgah but they were able to still make the playoffs. 

With almost no rushing attack as St. Joseph only gained 17 yards, senior Daniel Clarke led the team through the air. He completed 15 of 21 passes for 226 yards and three touchdowns. His primary receiver was senior Kiland Harrison who caught seven passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns. 

St. Joseph will travel to Bogue Chitto to take on Bogue Chitto for the first round of the MHSAA 2A playoffs.

St. Andrew’s-28 Crystal Springs-54

St. Andrew’s closed out their season with a loss to Crystal Springs last Friday night. 

Senior quarterback Holland Townes played well in his last game. He threw the ball 39 times, completing 21 of those passes for 266 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. 

The only player able to get things going on the ground was senior A.J. Lelfore, who ran the ball 12 times for 54 yards and a touchdown. Lelfore also caught a pass for 21 yards and a touchdown.

Junior Aaron Cooper led the team in receiving with five catches for 68 yards and a two touchdowns. Senior Nathan Bartham also caught seven passes for 80 yards. 

St. Andrew’s will miss the playoffs as they went 5-6 on the year and 1-4 in district play.

Jackson Prep-37 Parklane Academy-17

Jackson Prep takes a big win over Parklane and the number two seed into the playoffs this year. 

Stats were unavailable for this game.

Jackson Prep is 10-1 overall and 4-1 in the district and has a bye week in the first round of the MAIS AAAA-D1 playoffs. They will face the winner of Jackson Academy/Presbyterian Christian on November 9. 

Jackson Academy-35 Oak Forest Academy-14

Jackson Academy won their third in a row to close out the 2018 regular season with a big win over Oak Forest Academy.

Stats were unavailable for the game.

Jackson Academy is 8-2 overall and 3-2 in district play with losses to Jackson Prep and MRA. They will take on Presbyterian Christian in the first round of the AAAA playoffs.

Tri-County Academy-47 Oak Hill Academy-10

Tri-County started off playoff football for the Madison area schools with a big win over Oak Hill last week.

Stats were unavailable for the game.

Tri County will move on to round two of the MAIS AA playoffs and travel to Bay Springs to take on Sylva Bay Academy this Friday.

Madison Central-28 Northwest Rankin-32

With a close loss to Northwest Rankin, Madison Central can finish as high as third in district play. 

Their two losses to first place Northwest Rankin and second place Starkville are by a combined eight points. 

Madison Central was led by the dual threat ability of Jimmy Holiday. The junior threw 17 passes, completing eight of them for 148 yards. He ran the ball 22 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns. 

Also on the ground game was sophomore Duke Arnold, who ran the ball 17 times for 75 yards and a touchdown. Javarius Jordan ran the ball three times for 33 yards and a touchdown.

Madison Central, 7-3 overall and 4-2 in district, will close their season with a game at Greenville High School this Friday. 

Ridgeland-28  Holmes County Central-52

The Titans drop another big game for the second week in a row, this time against Holmes County. 

Sophomore Zy McDonald led the team completing 22 of his 33 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns and one interceptions. 

His primary receiver was Yamarius Banks, who caught six passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns.

Sitting at 5-5 overall and 2-4 in district play, Ridgeland will take on Germantown at Germantown this week.