Tale of the Tape – 4A Boys Raymond vs Clarksdale Championship Preview

MHSAA 4A State Championship 

Clarksdale Wildcats vs. Raymond Rangers 

Thursday, March 3 – 7:00 p.m. 

CLARKSDALE WILDCATS

Record: 25-6

Region: 3-4A (#2) 

Championships: 

County: Coahoma

REGULAR SEASON KEY WINS 

Coahoma County 55-34, 52-38, 49-44 

McEvans 48-23 

Horn Lake 60-50 

Greenwood 64-59 

LOSSES

Coahoma County 55-48

Lanier 61-49

Senatobia 49-39

Gentry 52-42

Greenwood 49-48

Gentry 62-55 

STREAK

Won 6 of last 7 

PLAYOFFS 

Round 1: Louisville 61-40

Round 2: South Pontotoc 48-41 

Round 3: New Albany 50-45

Round 4: Moss Point 59-34 

HEAD COACH 

Farrington Hill

PROBABLE STARTERS 

#3 Markevious Jackson

#5 Korea McKay 

#14 Kelley Jones 

#15 Kyle Coleman 

#23 Henry Espy 

KEY TEAM ATTRIBUTES 

-3 point shooting

-Free Throw Shooting

ONE MORE THING

Clarksdale has shown a lot of fight by winning some tough games to get here. 

RAYMOND RANGERS

Record: 28-5 

Region: 6-4A (#1)  

Championships: 4 (1999, 2017, 2018, 2019)  

County: Hinds 

REGULAR SEASON KEY WINS 

Terry 59-55, 59-50

Clinton 52-51

Forest Hill 65-50

Pine Bluff (AR) 58-53

Starkville 62-57

Lanier 79-69, 83-66, 52-47

LOSSES

Northwest Rankin 49-33

Canton 64-63

Meridian 56-50

Madison Prep (LA) 50-43

Christian Brothers (MO) 63-54

STREAK

19 wins in a row

PLAYOFFS 

Round 1: Newton County 97-42

Round 2: Columbia 94-32

Round 3: Quitman 71-44

Round 4: Leake Central 57-44

HEAD COACH 

Tony Tadlock 

PROBABLE STARTERS 

#1 Jabarie Robinson (SR, Guard) 

#4 Christopher Fuqua (SR, Guard) 

#10 Kedric Dixon JR (SR, Guard)

#15 Christian Noel (SR, Forward) 

#23 Larry Lee JR (JR, Forward) 

KEY TEAM ATTRIBUTES 

-Experience 

-Tradition

ONE MORE THING

Robinson + Dixon + Tadlock 

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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