East Side (5-0)
The East Side Trojans will look to keep their undefeated streak alive when they host the Greenwood High School Bulldogs at Leroy Byars Field Friday night.
The Trojans upped their record to 5-0 last week by defeating the Cleveland High Wildcats 36-26. East Side had a strong running game last week as Quadre Butler and Taquille Eatmon combined to rush for 366 yards against the Wildcats.
East Side will look to continue its strong running against Greenwood. The Bulldogs blew out the Amanda Elzy Panthers 47-8 last week. Greenwood’s only losses came to Lafayette and Southaven.
Game time for Friday is set for 7:30 p.m.
New Albany (2-3) at
Cleveland High (3-2)
The Cleveland High School Wildcats will try to get back on the winning track as they host the New Albany Bulldogs Friday night at Parks Field at Mickey Sellers Stadium.
The Wildcats are coming off a 36-26 loss to East Side. The Wildcats have had multiple players miss games due to injuries, but they’ve been very competitive in every game this season. Jason Young and Vaughnte Dorsey both had huge games for Cleveland last week. Cleveland received some good news as Donivan Henderson and Marshall Boggs, who were out last week due to injury, will be available to play Friday.
New Albany is coming off a 21-19 defeat at the hands of Corinth. New Albany has been in every game it’s played as all three of the team’s losses were by nine or fewer points.
Kickoff in Cleveland is set for 7:30 p.m.
Shaw (4-1, 2-0 reg.) at
French Camp (2-2, 1-0 reg.)
The Shaw High Hawks, the No. 2 team in the AP 1A Poll, will look for their fifth consecutive win when they hit the road to play the French Camp Academy Panthers Friday night.
The Hawks won their fourth in a row last week by blasting the McAdams High School Bulldogs 61. The defense for the Hawks this year as been excellent by holding opponents to just 10.2 points a contest. Over the last three games, the Hawks have given up just seven total points.
French Camp was off last week with its most recent win being 48-0 victory against McAdams two weeks ago. French Camp’s defense has been good as well by giving up just 8.5 points per night.
Kickoff at French Camp is set for 7:30 p.m.
Bayou (3-2, 2-1 dist.) at
Desoto (4-1, 2-0 dist.)
The Bayou Academy Colts will try to win their third in a row when they travel to Helena, Ark. to take on the Desoto School Thunderbirds in a District 1-A contest Friday night.
The Colts’ offense turned up the heat last week by racking 432 total yards in a 50-19 win over West Memphis. Hunter Kovac, Ty Holder, Davis Dalton, Caleb Pilgrim and Tyler Kitchings all had big games last week. Jordan Coopwood anchored the Colts’ defense.
Desoto School has had a good year so far. The Thunderbirds are coming off a 48-8 win over Strider last week.
Kickoff in Helena, Ark. is set for 7 p.m.
Leland (2-3) at
West Bolivar (3-2)
The West Bolivar High School Eagles will try to get back in the win column when they host the Leland High School Cubs Friday night in Rosedale.
With defeats at the hands of East Side and Aberdeen, the Eagles have lost back-to-back games for the first time since 2010. The Eagles, who gave up just 13 points in their first three games, have given up 75 points in their last two contests.
West Bolivar will try to get back on track against a Leland team that will be looking to rebound from a 20-14 loss at the hands of the John F. Kennedy Hornets last week.
Kickoff at Wilson Field at Leland Young Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m.
Broad Street (2-2) at
Ruleville Central (0-5)
The Broad Street Jaguars will try to stretch their winning streak to three games as they travel to Ruleville to play the Ruleville Central Tigers Friday night.
The Jaguars won their second game in a row last week by shutting out the Ray Brooks Tigers 30-0 in Benoit.
During the last two weeks, the Jaguars’ offense has gotten a boost from Devante James, who has been the team’s starting quarterback during that stretch. He has proven he can throw and run the football.
Ruleville looked like an improved team last week by scoring a season high 14 points in a 33-14 defeat at the hands of the Simmons High School Blue Devils.
Kickoff in Ruleville is set for 7:30 p.m.
O’Bannon (2-3) at
The John F. Kennedy Hornets will try to reach the .500 mark when they host the O’Bannon Greenwave Friday night in Mound Bayou.
The Hornets played well last week as they defeated the Leland High School Cubs 20-14 at Leland. Carnez Gant and Eugene Pruitt did a great job running the ball last week with Demorris Bedford, Damian Hodges and Gant leading the Hornets’ defense.
O’Bannon, after starting 2-0, has lost its last three contests.
Kickoff in Mound Bayou is set for 7:30 p.m.
Calhoun (5-0, 4-0 dist.) at
NSA (0-5, 0-3 dist.)
The schedule for the North Sunflower Academy Rebels won’t get any easier as they host the Calhoun Academy Cougars in a District 5A 8-man football game. The Cougars are the second straight undefeated the Rebels will face. The Rebels suffered their fifth loss last week by falling to Russell Christian 55-8. Russell Christian is currently 5-0.
Calhoun Academy is coming off a 40-8 win over Calvary Christian last week.
Kickoff in Drew is set for 7 p.m.