Championship schedule for Saturday 3A & 6A

The last 4 games of the 2020-2021 Basketball Season will be played. Can Starkville repeat?

3A Championship Schedule

1:00 – Belmont vs Kossuth – Girls

3:00 – Booneville vs St. Andrews – Boys

6A Championship Schedule

5:00 – Olive Branch vs Germantown – Girls

7:00 – Starkville vs Clinton – Boys

Jackson state to increase fan attendance number

Per Jackson State University

JACKSON, Miss. – Based on updates in Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves’ Executive Order, the Jackson State Division of Athletics will adjust capacity at events in the near future while maintaining appropriate health and safety standards.

JSU will be operating at 50 percent capacity for indoor and outdoor events. The Lee E. Williams Athletics & Assembly Center with allow 4000 to attend (8000 capacity) and Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium will welcome 22,000 (44,000 capacity) fans to attend.

The health and safety of student-athletes, staff, and the Jackson State community remains of the utmost importance. JSU intends to strike a necessary balance between protecting our student-athletes, staff, and fans and expanded capacity and fewer restrictions.

Face coverings (over the nose and mouth) shall be required as a condition of admittance for all guest during ingress, egress, and movement throughout the stadium, as well as any time guests are unable to maintain the recommended physical distance from others who are not in their same household or when actively eating or drinking.

JSU is in constant communication with state and local government officials, as well as other state institutions, to determine what modifications will be made to existing game-day operations plans.

Hand sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the stadium, along with increased directional signage.

Signage will be placed along pedestrian paths to the stadium, at gates, entry points that outline mandates for all guests to wear face coverings and mandates guests not to enter the stadium if they display any COVID-19 symptoms as outlined by the CDC.

  • All guests, employees, and stadium workers will conduct self-screening prior to leaving home. Per JSU guidelines, this should include an “at-home” temperature check, and review of potential COVID-19 symptoms, including cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pains, sore throat, and a new loss of taste or smell. If anyone has any of these symptoms or a fever of greater than 100.4 degrees, the person should stay home.
  • Anyone with these symptoms after entering the stadium shall report to stadium First Aid Stations for screening and triage by Emergency Service response staff.
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures throughout the stadium prior to and during all games.
  • All stadium workers and athletic department staff will wear face coverings over the nose and mouth at all times.

Championship schedule for Friday 2A & 5A

Friday, the dream of the gold ball will become a reality for 4 teams. Holmes County Central looking for the sweep.

2A Championship Schedule

1:00 – New Site vs Calhoun City – Girls

3:00 – Coahoma County vs Newton – Boys

5A Championship Schedule

5:00 – Laurel vs Holmes County Central – Girls

7:00 – Lake Cormorant vs Holmes County Central – Boys

Championship Schedule for Thursday 1A & 4A

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 4 teams will capture the gold ball! Who will it be?

Ingomar is looking for the sweep as both the girls and boys have made it to the championship game.

1A Championship Schedule

1:00 – West Lowndes vs Ingomar – Girls

3:00 – Biggersville vs Ingomar – Boys

4A Championship Schedule

5:00 – Choctaw Central vs Pontotoc – Girls

7:00 – Raymond vs Lanier – Boys

Jackson State Game vs Valley State rescheduled for march 14th

Jackson State picked up an unexpected bye week due to the game against MS VALLEY STATE being rescheduled due to COVID test results. Student athletes will have to quarantine, thus delaying the game this Saturday.

JSU Impressive in Coach Sanders’ first collegiate game

53 to 0! Jackson State kicked off the season February 21st with a blowout win over Edward Waters in their season opener. It was also the home opener for the Tigers. Amassing 435 yards of total offense while allowing only 104 yards, JSU handled the NAIA team with no problem. The defense engineered the first shutout since 2014. Looking fast, dominate, and methodical, the “Darkside Defense” did not hold back. Tymetrius Patte led the defense with 8 tackles. Edward Waters, Roshard Branch was 9 for 21 with 83 yards. He ran the ball 11 times for -9 yards. While Branch struggled, JSU quarterbacks, Jalon Jones and Quincy Casey thrived, combing for 252 yards, completing 25 of 33 passes. Jones was 17 of 19 for 163 yards with 2 touchdowns, Casey was 8 for 14 for 89 yards with 1 touchdown. Kymani Clarke was the workhorse on the ground for Jackson State, rushing 18 times for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns. Greg Williams gained 57 yards on 11 carries.

Coach Sanders was all smiles as he was doused in gatorade at the conclusion of the game. Sanders also received the trophy for winning the WC Gorden classic. Tiger fans in attendance left the game feeling positive about the upcoming season. A season that excludes Alcorn State University, who opted out of the season due to COVID concerns and lack of practice. All of Alcorn’s scheduled opponents will receive an automatic win. Next up for Jackson State is Mississippi Valley State. Game time is set for 2:00 pm.

2021 Misshsaa Final Four schedule

Monday, March 1
9:00 AM    Class 1A Girls: Biggersville vs. West Lowndes
10:30 AM  Class 1A Girls: Ingomar vs. Simmons
12:00 PM  Class 1A Boys: Biggersville vs. McAdams
1:30 PM     Class 1A Boys: Ingomar vs. McEvans
4:00 PM     Class 4A Girls: Choctaw Central vs. Pass Christian
5:30 PM     Class 4A Girls: Pontotoc vs. Moss Point
7:00 PM     Class 4A Boys: Itawamba AHS vs. Raymond
8:30 PM     Class 4A Boys: Pontotoc vs. Lanier

TUESDAY, March 2
9:00 AM     Class 2A Girls: New Site vs. Newton
10:30 AM  Class 2A Girls: Calhoun City vs. Union
12:00 PM  Class 2A Boys: Coahoma County vs. Bay Springs
1:30 PM     Class 2A Boys: Calhoun City vs. Newton
4:00 PM     Class 5A Girls: Neshoba Central vs. Laurel
5:30 PM     Class 5A Girls: Holmes County Central vs. Brookhaven
7:00 PM     Class 5A Boys: Lake Cormorant vs. Hattiesburg
8:30 PM     Class 5A Boys: Holmes County Central vs. Forest Hill

Wednesday, March 3
9:00 AM     Class 3A Girls: Belmont vs. Kemper County
10:30 AM  Class 3A Girls: Kossuth vs. Crystal Springs
12:00 PM  Class 3A Boys: Booneville vs. Kemper County
1:30 PM     Class 3A Boys: Senatobia vs. St. Andrew’s
4:00 PM     Class 6A Girls: Olive Branch vs. Meridian
5:30 PM     Class 6A Girls: Germantown vs. Harrison Central
7:00 PM     Class 6A Boys: Clinton vs. Harrison Central
8:30 PM     Class 6A Boys: Starkville vs. Oak Grove

Misshsaa Elite 8 BOYS schedule

All Games This Saturday, winners will go the Final Four

Class 6A

Clinton at Tupelo

Brandon at Harrison Central

Olive Branch at Starkville

Gulfport at Oak Grove

Class 5A

Callaway at Lake Cormorant

Hattiesburg at Pascagoula

Center Hill at Holmes County Central

Picayune at Forest Hill

Class 4A

Itawamba AHS at Shannon

Raymond at Pass Christian

Yazoo City at Pontotoc

Florence at Lanier

Class 3A

Houston at Booneville

Tylertown at Kemper County

Noxubee County at Senatobia

Jefferson Davis County at St. Andrew’s

Class 2A

Coahoma County at New Site

East Marion at Bay Springs

Northside at Calhoun City

St. Patrick at Newton

Class 1A

Coffeeville at Biggersville

Leake County at McAdams

Byers at Ingomar

Stringer at McEvans

Misshsaa Elite 8 girls schedule

All Games This Friday, winners will go the Final Four


Madison Central at Olive Branch

Gulfport at Meridian

Tupelo at Germantown

Harrison Central at Brandon


Cleveland Central at Neshoba Central

Pascagoula at Laurel

Holmes County Central at Columbus

Wayne County at Brookhaven


Choctaw Central at Tishomingo County

Pass Christian at Quitman

Louisville at Pontotoc

Moss Point at Raymond


Noxubee County at Belmont

Jefferson Davis County at Kemper County

Tylertown at Crystal Springs


Northside at New Site

Newton at Bay Springs

Mantachie at Calhoun City

West Lincoln at Union


Myrtle at Biggersville

Sacred Heart at West Lowndes

West Union at Ingomar

Sebastopol at Simmons

Defense holds Jaguars until offense catches up

High school football, COVID edition kicked off Friday night in the jungle.  Before a modest home crowd, mainly due to game attendance restrictions, Madison Central pulled out their first win of the season against Northwest Rankin.  Before the game, there was a moment of silence for Coach Kelby Bowman, the linebackers coach for Northwest Rankin who died last month.


The game started out with blowout potential.  Madison Central took the opening kickoff was running down the field literally.  Big runs by senior running back Duke Arnold and Ross Highfill took the Jaguars into the redzone.  Due to penalities, the drive ended in a 23 yard field goal.  Northwest Rankin, behind the running attack of Cam Marion, who would end up with 101 yards on 18 carries, drove into Jaguars’s redzone on their first possession.  On 3rd and goal, senior quarterback Caleb Parten was intercepted by Madison Central’s Creek Robertson.  Just before halftime, the Cougars put together a scoring drive with Caleb Parten hitting wide receiver Tuck Rowland for a 30 yard touchdown pass.  The point after was good and Northwest Rankin lead 7 to 3 at the half.


The second half started off with both defenses  stifling drives.  Madison Central’s Joseph Perryman was a one man wrecking crew.  Perryman was a frequent fixture in the Cougars backfield, recovering a fumble to give the Jags a short field.  Junior quarterback Tate Collins,  utilized his legs in the second half.  Scoring on runs of 15 and 5 yards, Collins reestablished the lead for Madison Central.  Forcing a third turnover, this time another interception of Caleb Parten, the jags continued their running attack.  Duke Arnold added two touchdowns on runs of 3 and 1 yard.   Despite throwing two interceptions, Caleb Parten threw 3 touchdown passes.  He connected with Caleb McCoy on a 65 yard pass and as the final horn sounded, he connected with senior receiver Jordan Cavitt. Cavitt paced the cougars with 10 receptions for 102 yards and 1 touchdown.


Catching up with Coach Hart of Madison Central, he would say, “We started out a little slow but we were able to get things going.  We were not sure exactly what they would do, but we adjusted well.  I’m proud of my guys.”  Quarterback Tate Collins stressed the Jags need to improve on their passing game but was confident they will.  Despite not playing a scrimmage and dealing with all the uncertainty of if there would be a season or not, Coach Toby Collums stated, “I think it was important to get football started because it means so much to the state of Mississippi and the people of the metro area.  And I think they saw some good football tonight at times.  It was kind of a prize fight and in the second half we kinda wilted a little bit.” Northwest Rankin will host Clinton next Friday while Madison Central travels to Pearl