2022 MHSAA Final Four and Championship Projections (GIRLS)

-1A FINAL FOUR-

Ingomar vs. Bay Springs

Blue Mountain vs. McEvans 

Champion: Ingomar

Comment: Ingomar has championship experience from last season and the best player in 1A (Macie Phifer). Coach Trent Adair is looking for his 5th state title as a Head Coach. 

-2A FINAL FOUR- 

Belmont vs. West Lincoln

New Site vs. Puckett

Champion: Belmont

Comment: Coach Chris Higginbottom and the Lady Cardinals are trying to go back-to-back. They have all the pieces to win it again this year, led by the best player in 2A, Carlie Brock.

-3A FINAL FOUR-

Booneville vs. Franklin County

Kossuth vs. Union 

Champion: Booneville 

Comment: Booneville is well coached by Michael Smith. They compete hard, play together, and can shoot the 3 ball. 

-4A FINAL FOUR-

Pontotoc vs. Pass Christian

Choctaw Central vs. Raymond 

Champion: Pontotoc

Comment: I’m predicting a rematch of last year’s championship game with the same outcome. Coach Kyle Heard and the Lady Warriors might be the hottest team in the state with 22 wins in a row. 

-5A FINAL FOUR-

Columbus vs. Brookhaven

Neshoba Central vs. West Jones

Champion: Neshoba Central

Comment: Coach Jason Broom and the Lady Rockets are 29-0. I expect them to finish 33-0 and with a gold ball. If you get a chance, watch them play. 

-6A FINAL FOUR-

Tupelo vs. Harrison Central

Clinton vs. Meridian 

Champion: Harrison Central

Comment: 6A is a loaded classification. Other teams like Germantown or Olive Branch could easily prove me wrong and be in the Final Four. I will take Harrison Central to run the playoff gamut. 

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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