Oxford, the No. 1 seed in the Mississippi high school football 6A playoffs, is heading to the state quarterfinals after a hard fought 25-23 win over former No. 6 Madison Central. The Chargers needed to stop the Jaguars’ 2-point conversion attempt with under a minute to play.
Next up for the Chargers is Hernando, which upset No. 5 South Panola 36-33.
There will be two Top 10 head-to-head matchups in the 6A quarterfinals — No. 4 Clinton vs. No. 6 Warren Central and No. 5 Northwest Rankin vs. No. 7 D’Iberville.
No. 2 Madison-Ridgeland will go after its second straight 6A championship in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools championship next week when it faces Jackson Prep. M-R snapped JP’s run of seven straight state championships.
West Jones and Neshoba Central both re-enter the statewide rankings at No. 9 and No. 10 respectively.
High School Football America Mississippi Top 10
No. 1 Oxford (10-0), LW: #1
No. 2 Madison-Ridgeland (11-0), LW: #2
No. 3 Oak Grove (10-0), LW: #3
No. 4 Clinton (7-2), LW: #4
No. 5 Northwest Rankin (8-3)
No. 6 Warren Central (7-2), LW: #8
No. 7 D’Iberville (10-0), LW: #10
No. 8 Madison Central (7-4), LW: #6
No. 9 West Jones (9-1), LW: NR
No. 10 Neshoba Central (10-1), LW: NR
Dropped-out: No. 5 South Panola, No. 9 Starkville
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.