So much has been accomplished, but the job is not yet complete. With the 2017 AAA State Playoffs having arrived, the path to playing for a state championship is now set for the 10-0 Indianola Academy Colonels.
Although every game they play now has huge playoff ramifications, for the North Sunflower Academy Rebels this week’s road trip to Belzoni is perhaps the most challenging contest of the season. At 7 p.m. this Friday, the 4-2, 2-2 NSA Rebels will take on the undefeated 9-0, 5-0 Humphreys Academy Rebels in a District 1E matchup.
There finally appears to be some relief coming for the Ruleville Central High Tigers football team. After playing back-to-back ranked teams the past two weeks, the Tigers will not only help their school celebrate Homecoming this Friday night, but will take the field against a winless opponent.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Indianola Academy Colonels are the District 1AAA football champions. As an added bonus, following last Friday’s 49-28 road decision over Bayou Academy of Cleveland, the 9-0, 3-0 Colonels also secured home field advantage when they begin their play in the State AAA playoffs set to begin Oct. 27.
With the playoffs looming and needing only a victory this Friday to claim their fifth consecutive District 1AAA title, the now 8-0, 2-0 Indianola Academy Colonels will travel to Bayou Academy in Cleveland for a 7 p.m. matchup with the Colts.
The Division III State Soccer Playoffs have begun and the District 1 champion Indianola Academy Lady Colonels are on the hunt for another state championship. Following Tuesday’s 5-2 opening game victory over visiting Kirk Academy of Grenada, action continues today when the 10-3 Lady Colonels host Starkville Academy at 3 p.m.
Can the Ruleville Central Tigers defeat a team of Panthers two weeks in a row? After opening their Region 3-3A competition with a solid 29-12 victory over the Panthers of visiting J.Z. George High School, the now 2-4, 1-0 Tigers have a major test in front of them this week.
Forced to put last Friday’s 38-0 Region 4-3A road loss to Greenwood High School behind them, the Gentry High Rams will now attempt to contribute a football victory to this week’s Homecoming celebration at their home field.