Tale of the Tape – 1A Boys Biggersvill vs HW Byers Championship Preview

MHSAA 1A State Championship 

Thursday, March 3 – 3:00 p.m. 

Biggersville Lions vs. Byers Lions 

BIGGERSVILLE LIONS

Record: 28-2 

Region: 1-1A (#1) 

Championships: 3 (1996, 2013, 2021)

County: Alcorn 

REGULAR SEASON KEY WINS 

Pine Grove 68-57

Booneville 52-46

Baldwyn 64-50

The Webb School (TN) 52-50

Corinth 60-47, 63-38

LOSSES

Tupelo 45-40

Southaven 68-61

STREAK

25 wins in a row 

PLAYOFFS 

Round 1: Tremont 75-36 

Round 2: Houlka 71-45 

Round 3: Ingomar 66-49 

Round 4: Bay Springs 66-53

HEAD COACH 

Cliff Little  

PROBABLE STARTERS

#5 Brooks Brand (SR, Guard) 

#12 Zae Davis (JR, Guard)

#10 Dylan Rowsey (JR, Guard) 

#2 Jarell Jones (SR, Guard) 

#1 Zyonn Mayes (SR, Forward) 

KEY TEAM ATTRIBUTES

-Toughness 

-Speed 

-Brand 3 point shooting 

ONE MORE THING

Biggersville is trying to win back-to-back championships for the first time in school history. 

BYERS LIONS

Record: 22-4 

Region: 3-1A (#1) 

Championships: 0

County: Marshall County

REGULAR SEASON KEY WINS 

Holly Springs 72-49

North Panola 83-57

LOSSES

Middleton (TN) 71-59

Booneville 73-60 

Southaven 78-60

Center Hill 60-59 

STREAK

10 wins in a row 

PLAYOFFS 

Round 1: Okolona 62-52

Round 2: Wheeler 49-33 

Round 3: Coffeeville 73-51 

Round 4: McAdams 62-45 

HEAD COACH 

James Sales 

PROBABLE STARTERS

#1 Devin Moore (SR, Forward) 

#2 Michael James (JR, Guard) 

#5 Jabari Wright (SO, Guard) 

#11 Jaylen Glover (JR, Guard) 

#23 Vincent Talley (JR, Forward) 

KEY TEAM ATTRIBUTES 

-Defense 

-Patience 

-Rebounding 

ONE MORE THING

Byers is looking for its first state championship in boys basketball. 

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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