Friday Night Ticket
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East Side (2-0) at

Oxford (2-0)

The East Side Trojans will have a big challenge ahead of them on Friday when they travel to Oxford to play the Oxford High School Chargers.

In their games with 1A Shaw and 1A John F. Kennedy, the 3A Trojans have had the edge in the numbers game. East Side has 63 players on its roster, while Shaw and JFK have 36 and 30 players respectively on their rosters. East Side won’t have the numbers edge in this one as 5A Oxford has 75 players on their roster.

The Chargers have beaten Jackson Prep 32-20 and Starkville 35-24. Jackson Prep is a AAA team in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, while Starkville is 6A.

East Side defeated Shaw 32-12 two weeks ago and JFK 40-22 last week. East Side will have to rely on its strong ground game led by Quadre Butler, Taquille Eatmon and Barron Burns. Butler rushed for 176 yards with a touchdown on 26 carries last week, while Eatmon rushed for 87 yards to bring his total up to 193 rushing yards for the season. Eatmon has three rushing TDs this year, while Burns has rushed for 65 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns. The Trojans have rushed for a total of 541 yards this season for an average of 270.5 yards per game.

Kickoff for Friday’s game is set for 7 p.m.

Cleveland (0-2) at

Leland (2-0)

The 4A Cleveland High School Wildcats have gotten off to a slow start.

They lost to 3A Humphreys County 28-6 two weeks ago and 2A West Bolivar 21-7 last week in Cleveland.

The Wildcats will be looking to get that first win against 2A Leland in Leland Friday night. Leland defeated 1A Ray Brooks 41-12 two weeks ago and 1A Shaw 12-7 last week.

Cleveland has had a tough time with its passing game this year as the team is 1-for-11 throwing the football. Against West Bolivar last week, the Wildcats were able to run the football as they racked up 205 yards on the ground. Earnest Butler rushed for 92 yards on 22 carries against the Eagles. Butler is the team’s leading rusher with 151 yards on 36 carries this season. Kyran Parker recorded two sacks last week to lead the Wildcats’ defense. Linebacker Larry Douglas is the team’s leading tackler this season with 16 tackles thus far.

Kickoff for Friday’s game is set for 7 p.m.

Ray Brooks (0-2) at

West Bolivar (1-1)

The 2A West Bolivar Eagles and the 1A Ray Brooks Tigers will battle in the annual “Levee Bowl” in Rosedale Friday night.

Since the annual game started in 2007, West Bolivar has had the upper hand with a 5-1 series lead. The only time Ray Brooks won the Levee Bowl was in 2008 when the team won 36-30. Since then, the Eagles have won the last four meetings and have outscored the Tigers by a combined score of 155-14.

Deguaderek Rice led the Eagles’ defense in their 21-7 win over Cleveland last week with 10 tackles and a 101-yard interception return for a TD. Leonardo Brown and Greg Robb have led the Eagles’ ground game this season.

The Tigers have scored just 12 points this season.

Tevin Carter has had a good season on defense for the Tigers by recording 14 total tackles in two games.

Kickoff for Friday’s game is set for 7 p.m.

Gentry (1-1) at

Ruleville (0-2)

The 3A Ruleville Central Tigers will be looking to win their first game of the season when they play the 4A Gentry High School Rams in Ruleville Friday evening.

Last week, the Tigers couldn’t hold to an 18-0 lead at halftime as they lost to the Broad Street Jaguars 32-30. Markevion Quinn threw five touchdown passes to help keep the Tigers in the game.

Gentry lost to Greenville Weston 25-22 but defeated Simmons 34-22.

Kickoff for Friday’s game is set for 7 p.m.

Broad Street (1-0) at

Leflore County (0-2)

The 2A Broad Street Jaguars will look to improve to 2-0 when they travel to Itta Bena to play the 3A Leflore County Tigers Friday night.

The Jaguars overcame an 18-0 halftime deficit to defeat the 3A Ruleville Central Tigers 32-30 last week. Danterris Greyer was on top of his game at quarterback as he completed 7-of-12 passes for 131 yards with two touchdowns and one interception and rushed for 92 yards with two touchdowns and a 2-point conversion on 17 carries.

Broad Street’s defense led by Devonte Brown, Zekedrick Bingham, Demarcus Alexander, Jalone McGee, Traterrious Britton and Greyer did a great job of forcing turnovers.

Leflore County has suffered a 49-20 loss to Greenwood and a 24-8 defeat at the hands of Amanda Elzy.

Kickoff for Friday’s game is set for 7 p.m.

West Talley (1-1) at

JFK (0-1)

The 1A John F. Kennedy Hornets will be looking for their first win of the season when they host the 2A West Tallahatchie Choctaws Friday in Mound Bayou at C.V. Thurmond Field.

Last week, the Hornets held a 22-16 going into the fourth quarter against East Side before losing 40-22. The Hornets got a great game on defense from Damian Hodges, who recorded two sacks. Trevell Parris was the team’s leading tackler last week with six tackles, followed by Carnez Gant and Xavier Roberts with five tackles each and Jeremiah Hunter with four solo tackles.

Gant also caught two touchdowns passes, while Ladaris Johnson threw for 91 yards and rushed for 71 yards with two passing TDs and one rushing TD.

West Tallahatchie has defeated 3A Ruleville Central 42-20 and lost to 3A Charleston 49-16.

Kickoff for Friday’s game is set for 7 p.m.

Humphreys County (1-1) at

Shaw (0-2)

The 1A Shaw High School Hawks will attempt to secure that first win as they host the 3A Humphreys County Cowboys Friday night in Shaw.

Shaw has had some players compete with some injuries and other sitting out due to injuries. The Hawks have struggled on offense in the early going as the team has scored just 19 points this season with six of those points coming on defense. Shaw has also averaged just 130 yards of offense a game in two contests.

On defense, Lerandel Allen has had a good year for Shaw by recording a team-high 24 tackles including a sack and an interception this season.

Humphreys County is coming off a 43-16 loss to Yazoo County last week. The Cowboys defeated Cleveland High 28-6 two weeks ago to start the year.

Kickoff for Friday’s game is set for 7 p.m.

Indianola (2-0) at

Bayou (1-1)

The Bayou Academy Colts and the Indianola Academy Colonels will begin play in District 1-AA Friday night in Cleveland.

The Colts will be looking to recover from last week’s 35-7 loss to DeSoto School in Cleveland. Davis Dalton led the Colts’ ground game last week with 77 rushing yards on 19 carries with a touchdown. Josh Duraj and Turner Davis led Bayou’s defense last week.

Indianola has defeated Manchester 38-6 and Pillow Academy 26-16.

Kickoff for Friday’s game is set for 7 p.m.

NSA (0-2) at

Calhoun (0-2)

The North Sunflower Academy Rebels will hit the road to Calhoun City to play the Calhoun Academy Cougars in 8-man football action.

Both teams are looking for that first win of the season. The Rebels came within an eyelash of victory in Drew last week as they lost to Mount Salus 22-14. Ronny Henley completed 11-of-30 passes for 243 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions with Jerry Mitchell being his primary target at receiver. Mitchell caught nine passes for 215 yards with two touchdowns last week.

Calhoun has lost to Humphreys Academy 38-18 and Delta Academy 26-24.

Kickoff for Friday’s game is set for 7 p.m.