Look at boys third round playoff matchups

Look Ahead: Quarterfinals (Boys) 

By Kelby Johnson

1A 

Biggersville at Ingomar (Rematch of 2021 title game; expect electric atmosphere)  

McEvans at Bay Springs (This game is being hyped on social media. McEvans is always good, Bay Springs is my pick.) 

Byers at Coffeeville (an underrated great game) 

West Tallahatchie at McAdams (McAdams favored at home.) 

2A

Leflore County at Pine Grove (Pine Grove had massive win over Coahoma. Can they do it again?) 

Amite County at Heidelberg (Heidelberg finished strong. Amite County is tough.) 

Choctaw County at Northside (Choctaw County got in by forfeit; Northside is really strong.) 

Newton at Velma Jackson (Newton will have to win a hard road game to advance.) 

3A

Booneville at North Panola (B 23-5, NP 25-5; a marquee matchup in North MS) 

Franklin County at St. Patrick (St. Patrick is the 3A favorite.) 

Holly Springs at Winona (Holly Springs is always dangerous. Winona at home) 

SE Lauderdale at St. Andrew’s (St. Andrews is 21-5 and should keep moving on.) 

4A

Clarksdale at New Albany (New Albany has been really good late in the year.)

Forrest Co. AHS at Moss Point (FCAHS 12 wins in a row; MP won 10 of 11) 

Gentry at Leake Central (Gentry 25-6, Leake Central 25-1) 

Quitman at Raymond (Raymond is 4A favorite.) 

5A

New Hope at Cleveland Central (Caleb Parr and L.J. Hackman lead New Hope to Jackson.)

Wayne County at Picayune (Picayune won 52-50 in a late December matchup.) 

Holmes County Central at Provine (Holmes beat Provine 65-56 in late November.) 

Florence at Hattiesburg (Florence hasn’t lost in 2022.) 

6A

Tupelo at Olive Branch (Tupelo 25-3, Olive Branch 24-3, Should be a great game) 

Petal at Biloxi (Petal has won their two playoff games by a combined 3 points.) 

Southaven at Clinton (Southaven big win against Starkville last week. Clinton on a roll.) 

Brandon at Northwest Rankin (Brandon beat them twice earlier this year.) 

Kelby Johnson

Kelby Johnson has been in Mississippi sports in many areas such as coaching, officiating, public address announcing, scouting, and writing. He is a pastor, a husband, and a father of four. Kelby and his family live in Ecru, MS.

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