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MEET THE SES ELITE 10

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JUCO

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Mississippi Bloodlines

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THE CHILL OF AN EARLY FALL The summer of 2016 will go down as one of the hottest of my life. It has been outright brutal. Throughout the sweltering days of June and July, we searched for relief while football players across the state headed off to workouts. Yes, this summer has been hot, but in Mississippi, this is not anything new. The kids enjoy being home from school and families enjoy their vacations but in the dead heat of summer break there is a longing for that chill that comes with an early fall. The first football games of the year will be played very soon and I know that there is a better than average chance that temperatures will be in the low 90’s at kickoff. There will be mandatory water timeouts and ice fans set up on the sideline. The sun will stay up long into halftime. Players and fans will lose pounds of sweat before the game’s final horn blows. Now I know nothing about that sounds like a chill of an early fall, but bear with me for a moment. By Webb Lewis Follow Webb on Twitter @WebbLewisSES

Let’s start in the parking lot. Vehicles filled with families and friends make their way to a parking spot. The sounds of tires rolling through gravel, doors slamming and conversations of seat cushions and bug spray take center stage. Can you hear it? Through the gates and into the stadium there are fans making their way up the bleachers to lay claim to their seats. Along the sideline fence, a group of dad’s are huddled up talking loudly about how this year really is their year to win it all. On the field, the team is there lined up five by five for pregame stretches chanting in unison through five side straddle hops. 1-2-3-1! 1-2-3-2! A faint cloud of smoke puffs above the concession stand and hovers over the end zone. Can you smell the grill? The players head back into the locker room. Somewhere a young player sits alone by his locker. He didn’t play much the season before, but this year will be different. This year he is a starter and he can’t stop his knees from shaking. Somewhere in the bleachers sits his mom. She is proud. She is excited and she is terrified all at the same time. Like her son, her heart is racing. She is ready to live through every snap with her boy. Can you feel her nerves? The players explode onto the field and the crowd erupts and then settles back down for the National Anthem. The captains then gather at midfield. The ref flips the coin and we are now just moments away. The ball is placed on the tee. The players are set. Not a single person in the entire stadium is sitting. This is it. This is what you’ve longed for. This is what the players had been working towards all summer. The moment to stand on the field and represent their team, their school and their loved ones has finally come. The ref blows his whistle letting everyone know that the game can now begin. The kicker raises his hand and then lowers it as he approaches the football, his teammates approaching the line with him. He kicks. The stadium exhales for a moment and with that, summer officially ends and football has returned to Mississippi. Now…can you feel the chill of an early fall?

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MEET THE 2016

SES ELITE 10 By Webb Lewis

Cam Akers

Willie Gay

CJ Avery

Saahdiq Charles

Kylin Hill

CLINTON

STARKVILLE

GRENADA

MRA

COLUMBUS

QUARTERBACK

LINEBACKER

DEFENSIVE BACK

OFFENSIVE LINE

RUNNING BACK

Akers has locked down the quarterback position for the Clinton Arrows for the past few years and has piled up over 8,000 yards of total offense with 84 touchdowns. He is widely considered one of the best athletes in the entire country.

For ball carriers across the state of Mississippi there is no escaping Starkville’s Willie Gay. The 6-2, 215-pounder covers sideline to sideline better than anyone in the state. He also is a force when blitzing up the middle or off of the edge. His ferocious defense makes him a clear choice for the 2016 SES Elite 10.

Grenada’s CJ Avery is a ballhawk. His nose for the ball and athletic ability to make big play after big play makes him an easy choice for the 2016 SES Elite 10. Avery racked up 69 tackles with five interceptions last season for the Chargers on the way to a 10-3 season. The 2016 season is set to be the biggest one yet for Avery as he and the Chargers will enter as serious contenders for the 5A title.

Talk about rare! MRA’s Saahdiq Charles is rare. It does not happen very often that a player with the size and strength of an offensive tackle can move like an athletic tight end. It makes Charles an easy choice for the 2016 SES Elite 10.

Kylin Hill is the closest thing to a superhero Mississippi High School Football has seen in a long time. Defenses will have him cornered, wrapped up and referees ready to blow the whistle. All of the sudden, the defenders are holding air and Hill is headed to the end zone for six. Hill is a no brainer for the 2016 SES Elite 10.

One of the many characteristics that make Akers a special player is his ability to take over a game. More times than not, when the game is on the line late in the contest, Akers becomes almost unstoppable. It is as if he puts on a cape in the fourth quarter of games and puts his team on his back and wills them to victory. Akers is poised for his biggest season yet and this time he is eyeing the 6A State Championship as the setting for his grand finale from Mississippi High School Football.

Gay totaled 84 tackles in 2016 along with six sacks and four interceptions. His solid play helped his Jackets climb all the way to becoming the 6A State Champions. With one season remaining in his high school career, Gay is considered one of the top defenders not only in the state but also the country. With a trophy to defend, expect Gay to play harder than ever before in an attempt to get his team backto-back titles.

At 6-1, 195-pounds, Avery uses his size and speed to cover a lot of space in the defensive secondary and even is able to bait quarterbacks into making throws they should not. His head knowledge of the game mixed with his physical ability make him one of the best defenders in the country.

Charles stands 6-5, 310-pounds. He is could be considered one of the state’s top defensive lineman and is highly considered one of the state’s top offensive lineman. He uses his size and athleticism to absolutely dominate his competitors. The LSU commit and his MRA Pats are set for a monster 2016 season.

Five times this past season, Hill averaged over ten yards per carry. His most impressive performance came in a playoff loss to Clinton. Hill rushed only 24 times for 382 yards with five touchdowns. If he rolls into the 2016 season the same way he existed the 2015 season, look out!

Myles Brennan

DD Bowie

Stephon Huderson

Isaiah Woullard

Kam White

ST. STANISLAUS

MORTON

PETAL

PCS

CLINTON

QUARTERBACK

WIDE RECEIVER

RUNNING BACK

RUNNING BACK

ATHLETE

Myles Brennan is set to break every single Mississippi High School Football passing record. He already holds a few. His stats and his back-to-back 4A South State Championships makes this gunslinger a clear choice for the 2016 SES Elite 10.

The only player in high school football that can cover DD Bowie is DD Bowie. The Morton High School super star has been making defensive secondaries look silly for several seasons now. His athletic ability is rivaled by no one, making him a clear choice for the 2016 SES Elite 10.

In 2015 the hard working running back carried his Panthers all of the way to a 6A South State Championship. On the way, Stephon Huderson totaled up over 2,000 rushing yards and over 30 receptions. The Panther playmaker is an easy choice for the SES Elite 10.

Isaiah Woullard rolled passed the 3,000-yard mark in 2015. If he even gets close to that in 2016, he will walk away from high school football as the state’s all-time leading rusher. His ability to stack up yards and touchdowns make him an easy pick for the 2016 SES Elite 10.

Clinton’s Kam White can do a lot of everything. His size and speed make him one of the state’s top players, whether he is lining up in the backfield, at wide receiver or in the defensive secondary.

Huderson has put together a remarkable career at Petal with one year to play. He has done so with hard work and dedication. He has also done so with his head down and eyes focused on making his team better. Huderson is not a big camper and he doesn’t self promote on social media. Instead, he lets his game, which could make him the state’s top running back, do the talking.

Woullard will enter his final season as a PCS Bobcat with more than just records on his mind. He says that winning is the number one priority. However, you can’t have one without the other. If PCS is going to win, they will do so on the back of Woullard.

Brennan will enter his final season as a Rock-a-Chaw with over 11,000 passing yards and nearly 120 passing touchdowns. He is one of the best passing quarterbacks in the county and could leave the coast as one of the best to ever sling it around a Mississippi High School gridiron.

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Not only can Bowie haul in the seemingly uncatchable passes but he also has proven to be very difficult to tackle after the catch. His speed and strength make him a rare talent. Bowie is poised for a grand finale in 2016 before heading off to the next level.

White and his quarterback, fellow Elite 10 member Cam Akers, have had a huge summer and it looks like they are going to command the 6A this season with their electric play.


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TALES FROM THE GRIDIRON WITH COACH PETE LEWIS

MORE THAN A GAME guess I always wanted to be a coach. More specifically, I wanted to be a football coach. I thought coaching was all about shorts, whistles, ripple sole shoes and Friday night lights. I found out later that it was much more than that. During my junior year of college, I applied for the work study program and was assigned to the Physical Education Department. My work consisted of helping Coach Gene Chadwick with his P.E. Fundamentals class. I also helped with his Driving Education classes. Coach Chad was retired from coaching. He had started coaching at Delta State in the mid to late 40’s and was very successful. Coach Chad and I hit it off right away. I would go to his house every morning and we would take the Drivers Ed car to work. It wasn’t long before Mrs. Chadwick started fixing me breakfast every morning. We would have long discussions at breakfast. Most of the conversations were about coaching. I had told him about my desire to become a coach. He said he would spend the rest of my college time trying to talk me out of it. He used himself as an example. He said he was still working at his age because coaching didn’t pay enough for him to be able to retire. He said there was a good chance that somewhere in my career, I would be fired. He said to be ready to move around a lot and spend many sleepless nights wondering if the teenagers you coached would care as much as you do. For the next year and a half he did everything he could to make me go into another field. I remember going to his house for breakfast just before classes ended my senior year. It was time for me to move on and begin my coaching career. I had recently signed my first contract as an assistant football coach in the Delta. Coach Chad and I had one more conversation about coaching. He told me that all the negative things he had said about coaching were to see if it really was what I wanted to do. Then he told me to follow him to a bedroom in the back of the house. It was locked. He unlocked the door and there was a single bed and about four or five chest of drawers. He began opening the drawers and pulling out 40 years’ worth of pictures and albums of players he had coached. His voice cracked a little as he began telling about certain ones, the doctors, lawyers, bankers, teachers and yes, coaches. When he spoke of the ones that had passed on, I could see how this man really cared. Coach Chad passed away in June of 1986. I was able see him one more time before he died. The fall of 1986 was my best season as a football coach. We were Conference Champions and runnerup for the South State. Coach Chad was smiling. I’m retired from coaching football now and not rich by any means but I have a room in my house worth a million dollars in memories. Thank you Coach Chad.

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MISSISSIPPI’S CLASS OF 2017

FLOODED WITH TALENT

By John Luke McCord @JLGrindin Follow John Luke on Twitter

s the Class of 2017 prepares to begin their final fall as high school studentathletes, I would like to take you guys back for a minute if you would allow me. Not very far, just back to this offseason, and specifically this summer. Camps were rampant in the long, hot months that connect one season to the next. It was beneficial to oh-so-many under-evaluated prospects within the Magnolia state. For instance, Stephon Huderson, who didn’t need a big offseason to prove his talent after carrying his team to a state championship in 2015, was named to the 2016 Elite 10. At one point, he was sort of forgotten after Kylin Hill and even Cam Akers who is already thought of as a running back by those interested in his college future. Then there was Pearl River Central signal caller Wyatt Davis, who is overlooked because of his height, who has consistently shown he is one of the state’s best at his position this summer. He displayed big time arm strength and leadership skills at the Fortius Project back on March 5th at Petal. With a big fall, which is expected, college offers could start to flow for the rising senior. Two defensive backs in Lafayette county, Tyler Williams and Devin Rockette, entered the summer relatively remote as it was in recruiting circles. Now, Williams(Lafayette) is a Mississippi State commitment while Rockette(Oxford) committed to hometown Ole Miss. They are just two of the many, many other prospects who are clearly SEC talents, but are just waiting for the right opportunity. Walnut do-it-all man Monterio Hunt got his shot, and he took it, committed to MSU earlier this year. Dan Mullen feels that his athleticism and versatility would be an asset for the program. Meanwhile, Tyrese Fryfogle, has starred on the highest level in Mississippi with 6A George County, but only recently broke through with an SEC offer, which came by way of Ole Miss, where his dad played. Fryfogle not only has the size, athleticism and production that usually serves as prerequisite to get on SEC radars, but went mostly unmonitored. Hunt and Fryfogle are just pair in a deep and talented crop of pass catchers in-state in the

2017 cycle. In fact, many of them are committed to power five schools not named Ole Miss or Mississippi State. Hattiesburg’s Jordan Murphy is committed to Tennessee, so has St. Stanislaus tight end Chase Rogers and Lake Cormorant’s Brandon Smith has pledged to Iowa. The list of receivers committed in-state, however, is just as good. In addition to Hunt, Austin Williams of Ocean Springs is committed to MSU, while Morton’s DD Bowie has jumped in the boat with Ole Miss. Quarterback is another position chocked full of players who have high expectations heading into the season. Of course, Myles Brennan record-breaking specialist at St. Stanislaus or Clinton’s Cam Akers, who is basically the second coming of Superman, are expected to back former Oxford quarterback Jack Abraham up as the Mr. Elite winner this fall. Then there is Madison Central’s Jack Walker, Hernando’s Robert Wilcke, St. Martin’s Wayne Overman III, Northwest Rankin’s Braden Smith, Lamar’s Davis Harrison and even new West Point signal caller Clayton Knight. The Brandon defensive unit itself has a handful of prospects who are being overlooked. It starts in the front seven with defensive end Lakendrick Jones and linebacker Ricky Myers. Both guys are not only productive but physical freaks. Myers was named the Stronger award recipient at the April 2nd Fortius Project at Madison Ridgeland-Academy. Then there are defensive backs Rodney Hawkins Jr. and SchDarren Archie. Archie is likely to be coveted by a host of power five schools by season’s end and Hawkins could very well garner the same type of interest in time. Both are long, athletic and physical. Unquestionably there is a top shelf of talent in the 2017 class that includes Cam Akers, DD Bowie, Willie Gay, CJ Avery, Kylin Hill, Myles Brennan and Saadhdiq Charles, but there are other athletes that need attention, as well, because there are many guys who have and will find fits at SEC programs. So be on the look for those guys this fall. You never know which under-the-radar Magnolia prep is going to break out next.

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The Bulldogs are loaded. There is not a much better way to describe them. They entered the 2015 season with question marks at key positions. The questions were answered early and they stormed to an 11-3 record in what many considered a rebuilding year. Those players that stepped up a season ago return ready to set the 6A on fire. They have the talent. They have the experience. Now is the time to make it happen on the field.


CLINTON 2

SOUTH PANOLA 3

HATTIESBURG 5

COLUMBUS 6

WEST POINT 8

ST. STANISLAUS 9

A team lead by a player like Cam Akers will always be in the hunt. Even if Akers was all they had, he would be enough. The thing about this Clinton team is Akers is the leader of a stacked offense with studs like Darius Maberry and Kam White. Look out for the Arrows.

The Tiger offense alone is good enough for them to slip into the SES Preseason Top 5. They have two big time game breakers in Jordan Murphy and Fabian Franklin, however it is cold as ice QB Julian Conner that directs the show.

West Point used their best athlete at quarterback last season and had some success but his abilities were limited. This season with the addition of former Saltillo gunslinger Clayton Knight, the Green Wave can use Marcus Murphy anywhere. This spells trouble for the 5A North.

A first round lost to Madison Central ended the Tigers’ big for a perfect season and another state championship. The loss was shocking but not to the point that the University of South Panola can be counted out for the 2016 season. We will find out early if USP is still USP.

The Falcons boast one of the nation’s top running backs in Kylin Hill. He showed last season in a heartbreaking loss to Clinton that he is capable of astronomical numbers. With the offense rolling, it will be the defense that will need to rise to the challenge early.

An offense that has seemed unstoppable for nearly every game over the past two seasons has ended up hitting a brick wall in the title match. Quarterback Myles Brennan heads into his senior year set to rewrite the record books and claim the crown that keeps slipping through his fingers.

PETAL

4

Petal came out of nowhere around four weeks into the season to shock the South and put together a run that would take them all of the way to the state title game. They return most of their heavy hitters from a season ago and look ready to roll.

STARKVILLE

7

It is rare that the defending 6A Champions find themselves all the way at number 7 in the preseason poll, but they lost a load of talent to graduation. However, if defense really does win championships, then look out for Willie Gay and his Yellowjackets.

OXFORD

10

You simply do not replace players like Jack Abraham and DeKaylin Metcalf. The Chargers will attempt to do so in 2016. Fortunately, while their young offense finds its footing, they will line up one of the state’s top defenses with hopes to hold down the fort.

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NEXT MAN UP: BRAHAMRINEHART By John Luke McCord

raham Rinehart, just a rising eighth grader at Guntown middle school, showed up to the Fortius Project at ICC on April 30th and stood out. Not because he was the youngest competitor on the field, but because he belonged. “It was a great experience,” Rinehart told SES Mississippi. I thought I did real good against older guys. I was the youngest player there. I did better than I thought I would. Fortius is my favorite camp so far.” “Rise or fall I give it 110 percent every time I’m on the field and I show my work ethic. I give all the glory to God.” However, even when he’s not practicing with teammates or attending camps, he is working. That is something he is going to hang his hat on. He has a mindset to outwork his peers, but not to show that off. He feels that there’s no need to tell people about his grind, because it will eventually show. “I run my 40-yard dash five times a day, two days a week. I do the same with the 5-10-5 drill. One day I may do all upper body and then all lower body the next day. Some days I just run the whole time. I’m going to work harder than any player in Mississippi at my age,” He explained. Football is something he has a lot of love for. However, he also embraces the things that come with the game. The hard work, the competition and the pursuit to be the best. From the time he first scored a touchdown, he’s been hooked. The feeling that moment gave him was exciting and let him know that if he would drive himself he could be really good. Since then, his parents have provided him with support, as well. “I love football because the competition makes me better at what I do. It’s a very physical and demanding sport and I strive to be the best on the field,” Rinehart said. 26 | SES The Magazine

“My family has encouraged me. My parents have always told me to try to be the best on and off the field, and to finish the stuff I start. My dad has played with me as along as I can remember.” His coach, Caleb Duffie, has also impacted his approach to the game and himself, as well. Also, there are two players that he has kept an eye on since he’s been watching the game. Two guys who each young player should draw influence from. “Coach Duffie taught me that I am going to have to earn what I get on that field because things don’t come easy there,” He said. “Christian McCaffrey and Tim Tebow are my favorite players. I model my game after McCaffrey because I play the same position. I think I am just like McCaffrey because of how tough he is and because he may not be the biggest player, but he is going to strive to be the best player.” Looking to the future, Rinehart has high hopes for the future of the Saltillo football program, which he will enter the fall of 2017. He looks forward to being coached by Tiger head coach Pat Byrd and to helping the program return to its winning ways. “It’s going to be an honor to be coached by him,” Rinehart said of Byrd. “What impresses me about him is how it is “your or him.” If you don’t want to be here, then go on because someone else does. All he wants to do is win and build character in his players. He brings out the men in his players.” “The program is going to be better than we have been recently. We could get a state championship in the next four years.” He is confident the program is going to turn around because having been a spectator so far, he has a good idea of what is needed, which is leadership. He feels the void in leadership is something he can help cure.

“A leader is what they need, but haven’t had. I’m going to be the leader of the team when I get up there,” he stated. “I don’t prefer losing.” “My winning spirit helps me with my leadership ability. That can help bleed into others and create team spirit.” Football isn’t the only sport Rinehart plays at Guntown. He also stars on the baseball diamond and basketball hardwood, as well. “Basketball helps me with footwork in football and baseball helps me with just about everything,” he said. “If I could be great at another sport, I would want it to be baseball.


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BLOODLINES T h e H u d d e l st o n M e n By John Luke McCord

It happens at some point every Friday night in the fall. A player will make a big play and the crowd will cheer. When this happens, somewhere standing along that sideline fence of a Mississippi high school football field someone will say, “Reminds me of his dad,” or, “He gets it honest,” or even, “You think he’s good, you should have seen his dad play.” egan Huddleston is returning home this season. The former Tupelo high running back is now at Shannon high, just down the road. For the talented rising senior it is a homecoming, but not just to where he lives, but also where his father, Fred, starred in the late 70s. While the two share many similarities on the gridiron, mainly success, excitement and playmaking ability, it is off the field where they are mirror images of each other. “Kegan is a good kid. His mannerisms and the way he obeys his mother and me. The way he commits himself to something when he wants it. His commitment to God. That is important to his mother and me,” Fred Huddleston told SES Mississippi. “He is kind and giving. His love for people is special. Kegan is an only child and he’s not a selfish kid. He likes to share his things and ideas and anything that can make someone else better.” After starring as a Red Raider, Fred would go on to play at Southern Miss from 1980-1984. This summer Kegan has also made strides towards playing on the next level. After splitting carries with other backs last season, Huddleston has shined at camps and 7-on-7s this offseason. That includes two trips to Fortius Project camps, first on March 5th at Petal and then at ICC on April 30th. He earned all-combine team honors at both events. “He’s so much better than I was,” Fred admitted. “One of the qualities that I see is similar to my game is his running, as far as his breakaway. He’s better on the inside. I might have been a little bit better on the outside, but he is better on the inside. He’s more shifty, but also he gets downhill

better. He can catch better than I could. That agility is something he’s added to his game.” “I wish I could have watched his game when I played so I could have added to my game.” Playing where his father played is something that excites Kegan, but also something that is honored by. He respects his father’s accomplishments. He has his own goals, but he’s also proud of what he’s accomplished this off season. “I will rush for over 2,000 yards. That’s what I want to accomplish, because my dad broke a lot of records at Shannon. My dad always told me to be better than him,” Kegan stated. “It’s a big honor to me. It’s really following in the same foot steps as him. It’s the same hallways and the same stands the he walked and played in.” “I have improved on my speed and agility and strength, mainly my speed, this offseason. The Fortius camp helped. I didn’t like my 40-time at the first one and I came back to get under a 4.4. I worked hard late at night and running more hills. I kept grinding because I knew I could improve.” Looking ahead to this fall, Kegan is excited to return to a team where he already has multiple close bonds and where he can go for a common goal with his teammates. “My bond with this team is very, very, very strong. Everybody down here is family. A lot of us are related. We’re family. We’re always together. We’re more than just a football team. We always love each other and we always care about each other. We want to do something together,” He said. “There is speed everywhere. From the receivers to the

quarterbacks to the running backs, we have versatility.” Even more special, though, is that Kegan already has familiarity, trust and respect for Red Raider head coach Darryl Carter. “He’s like my second dad. He always makes sure we are where we’re supposed to be. He makes sure we’re good. He’s God fearing,” Kegan explained. The elder Huddleston is also a fan of coach Carter. In fact, he thinks the coach has the program exactly where it should be. Additionally, he, too, has noticed the natural connection between his son and the Red Raider head coach. “Coach Carter has the program exactly where they need to be and things are starting to come together. They have a lot of the components they need,” Fred offered. “He’s a players coach, but that doesn’t mean he gives in to his players. It means he can get the most out of them and they respect him even when he’s getting on them because they know he cares and wants the best for them.” “Kegan’s heart and leadership will help the team. He can draw other guys to do things the way he does them. His personality draws to Kegan.” 27 | SES The Magazine


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A GENTLE GIANT:

SAAHDIQ CHARLES By Tucker Italiano

ost people in Mississippi and around the country know of Saahdiq. He is 6’5 320 pounds and is currently committed to powerhouse program LSU. He was one of the select few top guys in the country to be invited to The Opening in Oregon. He dominates on the offensive and defensive lines for Madison-Ridgeland Academy. But what do you know about him off the field? Saahdiq has played soccer his entire life and his dream has been to play for Real Madrid in Spain. Yes, at 6’5 320 pounds, Saadhiq plays soccer and he’s very good. He’s played club soccer his whole life and recently starred as the Goalie for the state runner-up Patriots, as a junior. He is what is known in the recruiting world as a “Dancing Bear”. He describes himself as a “local comedian” which also stands true because at any given time, you’ll see multiple people gathered around him laughing at this mountain of a man’s jokes. When asked who his the person he looks up to the most, he said, “My Mom because we have a really close relationship.” That proves true as almost everyday, you can look on Twitter and see him and his mom joking to each other and giving each other support. In addition to soccer and football, Charles also

plays basketball and track. On the field, Saadhiq is a different person as he punishes the opponent, sometimes seen throwing them to the ground. His hands are the size of oven mitts and once he gets his paws on the defender, there is no getting by him. He didn’t truly become more of an offensive lineman until later into his junior year. In the beginning of his career, he was known as an extremely raw athlete who could play just about any position pretty well just because he was such a good athlete, but in the offseason, he has trained relentlessly to become the best offensive lineman he can be. Charles was seen at football camps just about every single weekend this past summer and it shows, because his technique has improved drastically. To go along with his improved technique, he is able to play free which has allowed his nastiness (which is a wanted trait for college coaches) to come out in his game. Charles will still play defensive line this fall, but he will predominately stick at offensive line. In addition to wanting to better himself, he is also playing for his teammates, school, alumni, and community. Whether you’re in need of a massive offensive lineman or just a friend to joke around with, Saahdiq is the guy you want on your side.


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CALLAWAY CLINTON GREENVILLE MADISON CENTRAL MURRAH NORTHWEST RANKIN STARKVILLE WARREN CENTRAL

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BRANDON FOREST HILL JIM HILL MERIDIAN OAK GROVE PEARL PETAL TERRY

BILOXI D’IBERVILLE GEORGE COUNTY GULFPORT HANCOCK HARRISON CENTRAL OCEAN SPRINGS ST. MARTIN

PLAYERS TO WATCH

2015 CHAMPION: STARKVILLE

SES PREDICTIONS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: CAM AKERS - CLINTON COACH OF THE YEAR:TYLER PETERSON - BRANDON 2016 CHAMPIONS: BRANDON POSSIBLE SPOILERS:CLINTON, SOUTH PANOLA, PETAL, MADISON CENTRAL, COLUMBUS, NORTHWEST RANKIN, STARKVILLE 22 | SES The Magazine

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TEAM PREVIEW CLINTON

ARROWS IMPACT PLAYER

COACH: JUDD BOSWELL

2015 RECORD: 9-5

CAM AKERS

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Not only is Akers the clear cut top-ranked player in the state, but he is also ranked 5-stars by the 247sports composite rankings, as a running back. However, he is back in 2016 to quarterback the Arrows, with a mere 5,012 passing yards and 47 touchdowns already in his career. The supporting cast around him is a year better, as well, and that makes Clinton a threat in 6A.

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2016 SCHEDULE

QB, 2017

@ SOUTH PANOLA VS RIDGELAND @ BRANDON VS GERMANTOWN @ MADISON CENTRAL VS CALLAWAY @ MURRAH VS NORTHWEST RANKIN @ WARREN CENTRAL VS GREENVILLE VS STARKVILLE

Cam Akers

Clinton lost to eventual 6A champion Starkville in the second round of the playoffs in 2015. They return an improved Akers, Maberry and Kam White. The improvement of White and the subsequent spike in his recruitment is reason for the Arrows to be excited. He should serve as a valuable playmaking option for Akers and leadership on defense. For a second straight season the Arrows will start the season with South Panola and conclude with Starkville. Only this time around the defending state champion is the Yellowjackets, not USP.

total yards per game for Akers in 2015.

quotes We are trying to win a championship, nothing less, we aren’t settling to lose in the second round anymore. That’s the goal of everybody on our team, coaches and all. Kam White, ATH

340.8 4 receivers with 285+ receiving yards in 2015 return

Kam White Darius Mabery

33 rushing touchdowns combined between Akers and Darius Maberry in 2015. 45 | SES The Magazine


TEAM PREVIEW STARKVILLE

YELLOWJACKETS Willie Gay

COACH: RICKY WOODS

IMPACT PLAYER

2015 RECORD: 14-1

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4

Willie Gay

@ OCEAN SPRINGS VS MADISON CENTRAL VS CLINTON @ TUPELO VS NORTHWEST RANKIN VS TERRY @ FOREST HILL VS PETAL @ MERIDIAN @ OAK GROVE VS JIM HILL @ PEARL

LB, 2017

Ben Owens Joey Claybrook

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6.7 Though the Starkville defense lost many talented players from a season ago, they are restocked and reloaded for another title run in 2016. Look for not only Gay and Jordan, but also Joey Claybrook, Jaquez Akins, Natrone Brooks and Jacob Williams. The area of most concern on the offensive side of the ball, where the talent lost from 2015 could be devastating, is receiver. After a loss in the season opener to eventual 4A champion Noxubee County, the Yellowjackets would go on to win 14 straight en route to a 6A title. The schedule flips in 2016 and the opening game against the defending 4A champs is intriguing. Also notable is that 2015 opponent KIPP Collegiate will be replaced by a trip to Meridian in game four of the season. 46 | SES The Magazine

Gay, a consensus 4-star prospect, has already decided to follow in the footsteps of his former teammate AJ Brown and leave Starkville for Oxford. Though he’s staying home, Gay has been chased from teams all across the country. His combination of speed, power and athleticism makes him a rare talent as a linebacker. He could play safety, or just about anywhere, if you ask those who know his game best. Expect a huge season from him this year as he is looking to lead his team to a second straight 6A title.

Cameron Gardner

yards per carry on 76 carries was the average for sophomore running back Dre Swanigan in 2015. He figures to spearhead the Yellowjacket rushing attack this fall.

25.3 points per game was the average margin of victory in their 14 wins from a season ago.

33 tackles for loss combined between rising seniors Gay and Nelson Jordan in 2015. They are now the faces of the defensive unit.

quotes Our strong coaching staff is what makes our program special. Our coaches push us so hard. Dre Swanigan, RB


TEAM PREVIEW PETAL

PANTHERS

IMPACT PLAYER

COACH: MARCUS BOYLES

2015 RECORD: 10-5

2016 SCHEDULE

NOTES

08/20 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/03

Marcus Boyles

RB, 2017

@ HATTIESBURG @ GULFPORT VS. GEORGE COUNTY VS. LAUREL @ PEARL VS. OAK GROVE @ BRANDON VS. JIM HILL @ MERIDIAN VS. FOREST HILL VS. TERRY

Stephon Huderson

Last year’s starting quarterback Sam Hopper graduated, so the the Panther rushing attack will have even more responsibility in 2016. Which should be totally fine with Huderson and as well as the other two backs who rushed for 200+ yards last season, Arzavier Lang and Tanner Estill. Petal was just 7-4 entering the playoffs in 2015, but would tally wins against Harrison Central, Brandon and Meridian before losing to Starkville in the 6A state championship. Two of those playoff opponents, Brandon and Meridian, will be road games on the schedule in the 2016 regular season. The results in those games could go a long way towards determining the Panthers’ fate this season. There might not be a more beautiful facility in Mississippi than there is on the Petal campus. Coach Boyles and the Panther football program hosted the initial Fortius Project back on March 5th.

Stephon Huderson

quotes Last season we accomplished a lot and proved a lot of people wrong. We always believed in ourselves no matter what was going on, but we aren’t satisfied with coming up short. The way our season ended left a bitter taste in our mouthd. Charlie Marlowe, LB

Tanner Estill

Huderson doesn’t get the attention some rising seniors across the state receive, especially not as much as fellow running back Kylin Hill. However, his production has been even more impressive. He rushed for 100+ yards in 11 of his team’s 15 games in 2015, ending the season with just over 2,000 yards on the ground. That wasn’t it, though, he also have 389 receiving yards and 29 total touchdowns, all while leading his team to the 6A state championship game.

13 games, out of his team’s 15, Huderson scored at least once. Nine games he scored more than once and six games he scored at least three times.

11 of 15

games this season the Panther offense put up 26+ points.

35 which accounted for more than half of their 65 total touchdowns in 2015, of the Panther’s touchdowns came on the ground. 47 | SES The Magazine


TEAM PREVIEW OAK GROVE

WARRIORS

39.3

COACH: DREW CAUSEY

2015 RECORD: 10-3

points per game is what the Warriors averaged in wins.

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4

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points per game is what Oak Grove averaged in losses, while averaging 26.5 points per game on the season.

5,687 total yards is what the Warriors tallied on the year. That included 3,600+ passing yards and just over 2,000 rushing yards.

NOTES

Justin Mary

Alex Ward, who led all of 6A in passing yards in 2015, will not be back to guide the Warrior passing attack in 2016. Look for rising senior Aaron Abram, who led the team with 701 yards rushing in 2015, to make a major jump in his final season. He could be the x-factor on that side of the ball this season. After big regular season wins over Wayne County, Laurel, Hattiesburg and Petal, it was letdown to see Oak Grove fall to Meridian, who they had also beat in the regular season, in the second round of the playoffs. Coach Causey and his bunch are sure to have a different edge to their play after that tough loss to end last season.

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Drew Causey

quotes We lost some really good players but I think we could easily fill those spots. The younger guys need to step up and fill those roles. I’m confident in the guys I play with and I think if we work hard then we can make it to state. Justin Mary, Receiver

Charles Harfield

IMPACT PLAYER Charles Hartfield WR, 2017

Hartfield proved lethal opposite Jordan Duncan in 2015, with nearly 1,100 yards receiving and 10 scores. He delivered just over 90 receiving yards per game and 20.5 yards per catch. On top of it all, he threw for a score last season, as well. His playmaker ability was on display at the Fortius Project back on March 5th. He made a believer of SES Mississippi and he will do the same to everyone else this fall.


TEAM PREVIEW BRANDON

BULLDOGS COACH: TYLER PETERSON

2015 RECORD: 11-3

SchDarren Archie

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4

NOTES

SchDarren Archie DB, 2017

@ OCEAN SPRINGS VS MADISON CENTRAL VS CLINTON @ TUPELO VS NORTHWEST RANKIN VS TERRY @ FOREST HILL VS PETAL @ MERIDIAN @ OAK GROVE VS JIM HILL @ PEARL

Ricky Myers

The defensive unit is stacked with Archie, Rodney Hawkins, Ricky Myers, Lakendrick Jones and Monterrio Davis. The offense is in good hands, as well, with a returning starter in Anderson at quarterback and a playmaker in Vincent Butler. Brandon is the SES pick to win 6A, so obviously we expect a lot from them, but domination is not one of those things. 6A is wide open in 2016, but that is the true compliment to the Bulldogs, that we expect them to rise to the top. To make things even tougher, the Bulldogs will play through all 12 weeks without a bye this season.

IMPACT PLAYER Archie is a force in the backend of the Bulldog defense. He picked off six passes in 2015 and returned three of those for scores. Also impressive were his 14 pass deflections and two touchdown receptions. This summer has been a coming out party for Archie, and he appears poised for big time production in 2016.

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Rodney Hakins

ball carriers who averaged 5+ yards per carry(at least 20 carries) in 2015 return for this season.

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I think we are going to be the most explosive and fundamentally played defense in the state. Ricky Myers, LB

interceptions from five different players in 2015 return this fall.

61.9% Vincent Butler

was rising senior quarterback Brady Anderson’s completion percentage in 2015. 49 | SES The Magazine


TEAM PREVIEW ST. MARTIN

YELLOWJACKETS COACH: EDDIE WHITEHEAD

2015 RECORD: 9-3

2016 SCHEDULE @ POPLARVILLE 08/19 @ MADISON-RIDGELAND ACAD. 08/26 @ PICAYUNE 09/02 VS. CRESTVIEW(FL) 09/09 @ EAST CENTRAL 09/16 VS. GULFPORT 09/23 VS. HANCOCK 09/30 @ HARRISON CENTRAL 10/07 @ BILOXI 10/14 VS. OCEAN SPRINGS 10/21 10/28 VS. GEORGE COUNTY @ D’IBERVILLE 11/4

quotes We’ve had to coach up some of the young guys and now they’re doing big things. If we get everyone on the state championship mind set, we could be there no doubt. But we’re taking everything one step at a time. Kalem Reddix, ATH Wayne Overman III

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Kalem Reddix

The offensive unit featured balance in 2015 to the tune of 205.3 passing yards and 242.4 rushing yards per game. Overman has thrown for 1,750+ yards while rushing for 1,100+ yards in each of the last two seasons. Pair that with Kalem Reddix returning to make plays at multiple spots on offense, and as a defensive back, and the Yellowjackets aren’t short of star power. Rising sophomore Donte Starks could be on the verge of a monster, breakout season. He’s already on the radar of SEC schools after putting up 73 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, six sacks, 10 forced fumbles and an interception in 2015. This season is about the Yellowjackets reversing their fate from last season against familiar, division foes.

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regular season wins in 2015 did not earn St. Martin a playoff spot. However, they won more regular season games than Ocean Springs, Meridian, Petal, Harrison Central, D’Iberville, Clinton, Columbus, Olive Branch, Tupelo and Madison Central, who all made the playoffs.

40

points was the winning threshold for the Yellowjackets in 2015. They hit that mark or higher in all nine wins.

3 losses, the only three all year, came to division opponents, which killed their playoff hopes.

IMPACT PLAYER Wayne Overman III QB, 2017

Overman has been an allpurpose playmaker for his team for a few seasons now. He just does it takes to carry his team to wins. Though, he’s often overlooked when it comes to discussing the state’s elite players, his number make a strong case. For his career he has amassed over 4,000 yards passing, 39 passing touchdowns, just under 2,400 rushing yards, 32 total rushing scores and even two touchdown receptions.


TEAM PREVIEW SOUTH PANOLA

TIGERS

27 straight wins is what South Panola had accomplished prior their first round game against Madison Central this year.

COACH: LANCE POGUE

2015 RECORD: 11-1

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4

@ OCEAN SPRINGS VS MADISON CENTRAL VS CLINTON @ TUPELO VS NORTHWEST RANKIN VS TERRY @ FOREST HILL VS PETAL @ MERIDIAN @ OAK GROVE VS JIM HILL @ PEARL

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receptions total by returning receivers

3 losses in last three seasons

NOTES

Patrick Shegog

South Panola was 11-0 in the regular season in 2015 before a shocking first round exit in the playoffs. Four Tigers were named to the Fortius Project all-combine team on April 30th at ICC. They were Goodson, Eriq Kitchens, Jamual Lofton and D’Jordan Strong, who took home the STRONGER award(camp MVP). The Tigers again will open the season against Cam Akers and the Clinton Arrows, this time around they will play host. Patrick Shegog showed signs of greatness this spring. His play will go a long way in helping USP return to glory.

IMPACT PLAYER O’Bryan Goodson DT, 2017

OBryan Goodson

Goodson committed to the University of Memphis this summer after numerous impressive camp performances, including his stop at ICC for the Fortius Project the last Saturday in April. He is the cousin of current Ole Miss defensive tackle Issac Gross. Like Gross, Goodson is slightly undersized, but quick as a hiccup and strong an ox. The in-state schools are missing on the talented trench man for USP.

quotes I’m looking forward to Clinton, Meridian and Madison Central. When we win those first few games, people will realize that nothing has changed. Patrick Shegog, QB

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2015 RECORD: 8-4

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IMPACT PLAYER Jett Johnson LB, 2018

Johnson seemed to have a better idea of what offenses were trying to do than they did last season. Not only did he register 155 tackles from his linebacker spot in 2015, but he also added six sacks, five forced fumbles and three interceptions. He was force against the run, as well as the pass, and he will lead a young, talented defensive unit again this fall.

NOTES

Josh Smith

Two highs Tupelo experienced in 2015 was their win over crosscounty foe Shannon in which they scored 55 points. The other was their three straight wins to conclude the regular season, barely earning them a playoff bid. A loss to Warren Central on the road brought their season to an end in 2015. Breaking in a new quarterback this fall will be just one thing on a list of challenges the Golden Wave and coach Trent Hammond face in 2016.

quotes I want to lead my team to a state title. I also want to lead my division or even the state in interceptions. CJ Avery, DB

Derrick Beckom

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

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IMPACT PLAYER

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Kylin Hill RB, 2017

Hill is considered the top running back in Mississippi for the 2017 class. His four-star rating and verbal pledge to MSU do nothing but back that up that notion. In 2015, in a crowded backfield of playmakers, he rushed for 145.8 yards per game, while averaging 8.7 yards per carry, and scored 18 touchdowns on the ground. Eight times he rushed for over 100 yards in a game last year, totaling 1,750 yards at season’s end.

Kylin Hill

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FALCONS

COACH: RANDAL MONTGOMERY

2015 RECORD: 6-6

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

TEAM PREVIEW COLUMBUS

quotes

Led by Hill, Kendre Conner and CJ Gholar, the Falcons averaged 283 yards per game on the ground in 2015. Hill is the leading returning receiver after catching 21 passes for 336 yards and three scores last season. With Hill poised to make an impact in the backfield and in the slot this fall, look for he Gholar and Conner to take the Columbus offense to a different level. That could help them again navigate their division.

South Panola is who I’m most excited to play this season, because of the simple fact that they beat us last year and basically because they are the team to beat every year in 6A. Kylin Hill, RB

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6

sacks is all the Golden Wave defense could muster in 2015, but only seven of those came from players who return this season. If you’re keeping track, thats only one that didn’t come from Johnson. Diesel Howell had the other.

wins over division foes in 2015 is what propelled the Falcons to the playoffs in impressive fashion. Their lone division loss came at the hands of South Panola.

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TEAM PREVIEW NORTHWEST RANKIN

COUGARS

TEAM PREVIEW MADISON CENTRAL

FALCONS

Jack Walker

COACH: RANDAL MONTGOMERY

COACH: TOBY COLLUMS

2015 RECORD: 7-5

2015 RECORD: 8-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/08 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ GERMANTOWN VS. BROOKHAVEN VS. PEARL VS. RIDGELAND @ BRANDON @ WARREN CENTRAL VS. STARKVILLE @ CALLAWAY @ CLINTON VS. GREENVILLE @ MADISON CENTRAL VS. MURRAH

VS. MERIDIAN @ BRANDON VS. OXFORD @ SOUTH PANOLA VS. WEST MONROE(LA) VS. CLINTON VS. MURRAH @ WARREN CENTRAL VS. STARKVILLE @ CALLAWAY VS. NORTHWEST RANKIN @ GREENVILLE

IMPACT PLAYER

Braden Smith QB, 2017

NOTES

Smith will have weapons to distribute the ball to this season, including a new addition by way of MRA in tight end Nik Hogan In fact, judging by their showing at the April 2nd Fortius Project at MRA, the Cougars have a lot of talent coming back for the 2016 campaign. However, Smith will be in the driver’s seat and he will be the factor that determines how far Toby Collums’s squad goes.

Logan Vanderberry ran 4.34-second 40-yard dash at the Fortius Project this summer. That is off the charts speed for a young man who will play linebacker this fall. Onias Parks, Jalen Hoover, Timothy Lindsey, Malik Holbert and Ethan Taylor will also lead the Cougar defense this fall. Besides Hogan, Justin Nelson, Jordan Bane, Damien and Cameron Carroll figure to be Smith’s most frequently-used options on the offensive side of the ball.

quotes I’m working on developing more as a quarterback, such as footwork, working on my timing, and going through my progressions quickly. Braden Smith, QB

6 of 12 games in 2015 the Cougars won and allowed 16 points or less, including three shutouts.

NOTES

Braden Smith

The Jaguars narrowly lost to the Arrows on the road. They would gain revenge against USP in the first round of the playoffs. The duo of quarterback Jack Walker and running back Cedric Beal will certainly give MC one of the best offensive units in 6A this fall.

IMPACT PLAYER

The schedule doesn’t get any easier in 2016. Coach Hart will seek for his new team to be more consistent than they were in 2015.

Demario Mays DB, 2017

Mays was easily the best cornerback on hand at the Fortius Project on April 2nd at Madison-Ridgeland academy. In fact, he had a bit of a cheering section on that day. From anywhere on the field you could hear competitors yell out “De Mays,” when he would make big play. It wasn’t just clear to me he was the best cover man on hand, other competitors said as much. Mays will be valuable to the Jaguar defense this fall.

quotes People over look us every year and every year we always prove people wrong. We don’t worry about that because rankings don’t win us football games. Jack Walker, QB

4 of the losses from 2015 for MC came at the hands of South Panola, Clinton and Starkville(twice). 53 | SES The Magazine


TEAM PREVIEW HARRISON CENTRAL

TEAM PREVIEW D’IBERVILLE

COACH: TRENT HAMMOND

COACH: ERIC COLLINS

RED REBELS

WARRIORS

2015 RECORD: 6-6

2015 RECORD: 6-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS. VS. @ VS. VS. @ @ VS. @ VS. @

CLARKSDALE CORINTH SHANNON BRANDON HERNANDO COLUMBUS SOUTHAVEN SOUTH PANOLA DESOTO CENTRAL HORN LAKE OLIVE BRANCH

Tavis Williams

IMPACT PLAYER Tavis Williams

08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS. PICAYUNE VS. PASCAGOULA @ OAK GROVE VS. ST. STANISLAUS VS. BILOXI @ OCEAN SPRINGS @ GEORGE COUNTY VS. HANCOCK @ GULFPORT @ HARRISON CENTRAL VS. ST. MARTIN

QB, 2017

NOTES

Keon Moore

Many seniors, who made big time contributions on both sides of the ball, will not be returning this fall. The pressure will be on Williams, Moore and others who possess valuable experience. The Red Rebels must avoid losses in 2016 that resemble their defeats against Vicksburg, Moss Point and McComb from a season ago. Repeating wins over George County, Biloxi D’Iberville and Ocean Springs could go a long ways toward an improved season this fall.

quotes I would like to have another 1,000-yard year again and hopefully go further in the playoffs. Keon Moore, RB

210.5 yards per game on the ground is what the Red Rebels offense hung their hats on in 2015. Most of that production came from WIlliams and rising junior tailback Keon Moore. 54 | SES The Magazine

Louis Smith

IMPACT

PLAYER

Louis Smith

OL, 2019

Smith could be the best player in Mississippi in the 2019 class and his impact will be felt in a big way for new head coach Eric Collins this season. Entering his sophomore campaign, Smith is already receiving attention from many SEC schools. He plays center, so he will be front and center in what is sure to be a run-friendly Warrior offense under Collins. This summer has been a jumping off for Smith due to backing up his freshman season with impressive camp performances all over the country.

NOTES

In his first season as a starting quarterback in 2015, Williams showed potential to be one of the state’s best dual-threat quarterbacks. He threw for 1,610 yards and 16 scores, while rushing for another 746 yards, on 6.5 yards per tote, and eight touchdowns. Against Picayune last year he threw for 178 yards, with two touchdown passes, and rushed for 131 yards on 8.2 yards per carry.

Four of the six wins in 2015 came against division foes. Their success in region play is what earned them a birth in the playoffs where they met and lost to Brandon. In addition to more success in division play in 2016, the Warriors also need to find wins against non-region foes. Chris Thompson, who led the team with three interceptions a season ago, is set to make a huge impact this go around.

quotes I already love coach Collins. He’s a guy that asks only for a complete effort and gritty attitude. He’s already turned the team attitude completely around. Discipline and allout effort will be on display this season and that will help us to be successful. Chris Thompson, DB

39 of the 49 touchdowns scored in 2015 were from players who do not return this fall. The offense will have to find new producers.


TEAM PREVIEW

HERNANDO

TEAM PREVIEW GULFPORT

COACH: WILL WOLFE

COACH: EDDIE PIERCE

TIGERS

ADMIRALS

2015 RECORD: 7-5

2015 RECORD: 9-3

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS. VS. VS. VS. @ VS. @ VS. @ VS. @

NORTHSIDE(TN) WESTWOOD(TN) LEWISBURG BRIARCREST CHRIS.(TN) TUPELO SOUTHAVEN SOUTH PANOLA DESOTO CENTRAL HORN LAKE OLIVE BRANCH COLUMBUS

VS. LONG BEACH(AT BILOXI) VS. PETAL VS. DE LA SALLE(LA) @ PICAYUNE @ ST. MARTIN VS. GEORGE COUNTY @ HANCOCK @ HARRISON CENTRAL VS. D’IBERVILLE @ OCEAN SPRINGS VS. BILOXI

Karlos Dillard

IMPACT PLAYER

Robert Wilcke QB, 2017

NOTES

No signal caller, perhaps no other player, in 6A was more overlooked than Wilcke in 2015. Not only did he lead the Tigers with his 1,566 yards and 16 touchdowns through the air, his 1,165 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground, were good for first and tied for first on the team respectively. He rushed for over 97 yards per game and six times rushed for 100+ yards.

Rising junior Jon Burt showed promise last season and showed that he’s gotten even better this offseason when he camped at the Fortius Project on April 30th at ICC. He appears to be ready for a breakout campaign. 5 losses in 2015 came against division opponents. Their 5-0 start to the season, against non-division foes, was impressive, but all for naught. Tons production returns for the Tigers this fall and there are games for the taking in their division.

quotes That was the first winning season Hernando has had in five years, and we should have won a couple more, too. I believe it was a good season and has us moving in the right direction. Braden Smith, QB

6 of 7 division games the Tigerts allowed 30+ points, that includes their overtime win over Southaven. The only game they didn’t allow 30 points was a 42-28 victory over Horn Lake.

NOTES

Robert Wilcke Braden Smith

Deon Cole, who rushed for over 1,600 yards with 14 touchdowns in 2015, won’t be returning and that leaves the offense with a large void in production. Both quarterbacks who played in 2015, Cleveland Ford and Rhodes Walker, are back and one or both could make a huge jump this season.

IMPACT PLAYER

Gulfport is pitted against Petal in their season game of 2016, a team who beat them a year ago. Many eyes in Mississippi will be on that matchup. Can the Admirals get revenge?

quotes Let me free. I’m coming out of the gate with violent expectations. Karlos Dillard, LB, via his Twitter account

Karlos Dillard DT, 2018

Though he’s just a rising junior, Dillard is without question the defender on the Admiral defense you have to be most aware of. It’s not hard to find him in the middle of the Gulfport defensive unit, though. In 2015 he led the team with 84 tackles, and he also added 7 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a sack. I expect his name to be mentioned along with other top defenders across the state by season’s end.

12 players had at least 0.5 QB sacks in 2015.

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TEAM PREVIEW BILOXI

TEAM PREVIEW OCEAN SPRINGS

COACH: BOBBY HALL

COACH: RYAN ROSST

INDIANS

GREYHOUNDS

2015 RECORD: 3-8

2015 RECORD: 8-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS. ST. STANISLAUS VS. TATE(FL) @ NORTHSHORE(LA) @ GAUTIER @ D’IBERVILLE @ HARRISON CENTRAL VS. OCEAN SPRINGS VS. ST. MARTIN @ GEORGE COUNTY VS. HANCOCK @ GULFPORT

Tim Jones

IMPACT PLAYER Tim Jones

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS. BRANDON @ PASCAGOULA @ HAMMOND VS. MURRAH @ HANCOCK VS. D’IBERVILLE @ BILOXI VS. GEORGE COUNTY @ ST. MARTIN VS. GULFPORT VS. HARRISON CENTRAL

WR, 2017

NOTES

Ethan Myers

Tucker Talley will be the new quarterback for the Indians this fall. Naturally, coach Hall is excited to have signal caller that can get it to Jones and other targets, to balance his running game. Talley is also a great athlete that played all over the field for D’Iberville last season. He could be an x-factor for Biloxi this fall. The Indians failed to win a game in division play a season ago. Expect that to change in 2016, as they might just turned into spoilers or even contenders.

Jones is considered one of the top pass catchers in the state, which is a deep group this season, and he will be instrumental in helping coach Hall continue to turn around the Biloxi program. Jones caught 37 passes for 743(20.1 yards per catch) and seven touchdowns in 2015, for a team who averaged just over 107 passing yards per game. By the way, Jones averaged nearly 93 receiving yards per game alone.

quotes It’s very exciting to have a player like Tim Jones on my side of the ball. He is a phenomenal athlete that is going to go up and make plays for me. I’m sure he’ll be my go to guy. Keon Moore, RB

203.5 yards per game on the ground for the Indians in 2015 still did not net them a 1,000 rusher. Coach Hall runs it by committee and all four of his top rushers(200+ yards in 2015) from a season ago are back in 2016. 56 | SES The Magazine

Austin Williams

IMPACT PLAYER Austin Williams WR, 2017

Williams has been hauling in passes for several seasons now. He is poised for another big time season for the Greyhounds. Ocean Springs will rely heavily on Williams in 2016 as he has proven to be nearly uncoverable.

NOTES

Bobby Hall

Ocean Springs will have a new quarterback in 2016. Fortunately, who ever wins the job will have an easy target in senior Austin Williams. The Greyhounds will need to find consistency in the running game this season to bring balance to the offense. The defense was solid in 2015 but looks to be even stronger this season which will go a long way while the young offense finds its way.

150 yards by returning leading rusher in 2015

quotes We are working extremely hard this offseason to improve the guys who have some experience on the field as well as the ones who don’t. There are plenty of players who are motivated and willing to work hard to fill the shoes of last year’s seniors 6A. Blake Westbrook, DL


TEAM PREVIEW

WARREN CENTRAL

VIKINGS

TEAM PREVIEW CALLAWAY

CHARGERS

COACH: DARIUS BROWN COACH: JOSH MORGAN

2015 RECORD: 5-7

2015 RECORD: 10-3

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 09/02 09/08 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ OAK GROVE @ PEARL @ VICKSBURG VS. NATCHEZ VS. NORTHWEST RANKIN @ GREENVILLE VS. MADISON CENTRAL @ MURRAH VS. CLINTON @ STARKVILLE VS. CALLAWAY

IMPACT PLAYER

Kamren Ellis LB, 2017

NOTES

Ellis, a rising senior, was a force in the middle of the Warren Central defense last season. He totaled 102 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, four sacks, four pass deflections and three interceptions. His production speaks for itself, and it says he was all over the field. It is invaluable to have your middle linebacker, who runs your defense, to be that kind of playmakers. His presence this fall could take the Viking D to a new level.

The Vikings won 10 games in 2015, including victories over Northwest Rankin, Madison Central, Clinton, Callaway and Tupelo. Quarterback Jesse Wilson is coming back after throwing nine touchdowns and rushing for eight in 2015. WC will get to settle the score against Jack Walker and Madison Central at home this season on October 7th.

quotes We like the underdog role down here on Highway 27. @WC_11Brothers(WC Viking Football) on Twitter.

6 of 12 games in 2015 the Cougars won and allowed 16 points or less, including three shutouts.

NOTES

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ RIDGELAND VS. PROVINE @ FOREST HILL VS. TERRY @ STARKVILLE @ CLINTON S. NORTHWEST RANKIN @ GREENVILLE VS. MADISON CENTRAL VS. MURRAH @ WARREN CENTRAL

Emanuel Dabney

Pressure is what the Callaway defense is known for. As a team last season they tallied 110 tackles for loss and 58 sacks. There will be college prospects all over the field for the Chargers this season. They are Odom, Malik Heath, Harrell Blackmon, Markell Gladney, Emanuel Dabney, Kobe Love and more. Beating other schools from the Jackson metro area is crucial for the Chargers in 2016 since their division presents so many challenges.

quotes I’m going to continue to work hard to help better my team and give them the leadership and effort it takes to win going into my senior year. Markell Gladney, DB

Markel Gladney

IMPACT PLAYER Aaron Odom LB, 2017

Odom has already verbally pledged to play for Mississippi State on the next level, and frankly, he looks ready to go for the Bulldogs this fall. However, he’ll be chasing around high school quarterbacks again in 2016, something he did well a season ago. He finished the season with 124 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and 18 sacks. He recorded five sacks in a game against Provine last season.

31 of 58 total sacks by the Charger defense in 2015 came from players who will be back this season. 57 | SES The Magazine


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

6A - REGION 1 COLUMBUS

FALCONS COACH: RANDAL MONTGOMERY

2015 RECORD: 8-4

C

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ VS. @ VS. @ VS. @ VS. @ VS. VS.

KEMPER COUNTY NOXUBEE COUNTY NEW HOPE WEST POINT DESOTO CENTRAL TUPELO HORN LAKE SOUTHAVEN OLIVE BRANCH SOUTH PANOLA HERNANDO

HORN LAKE

EAGLES COACH: BRAD BOYETTE

2015 RECORD: 2-10

HL

DESOTO CENTRAL

JAGUARS

COACH: MATTHEW WALLACE

2015 RECORD: 6-6

DC

HERNANDO

TIGERS COACH: WILL WOLFE

2015 RECORD: 7-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/06 10/14 10/21 10/27 11/03

08/19 08/26 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ @ VS. @ VS. VS. @ VS. @ VS. @ VS.

AMORY WHITE STATION DOUGLAS LAKE CORMORANT TREZEVANT COLUMBUS HORN LAKE OLIVE BRANCH HERNANDO TUPELO SOUTHAVEN SOUTH PANOLA

OLIVE BRANCH

CONQUISTADORS COACH: PETE HURT 2015 RECORD: 6-6

OB

VS. VS. VS. VS. @ VS. @ VS. @ VS. @

NORTHSIDE(TN) WESTWOOD(TN) LEWISBURG BRIARCREST CHRIS.(TN) TUPELO SOUTHAVEN SOUTH PANOLA DESOTO CENTRAL HORN LAKE OLIVE BRANCH COLUMBUS

SOUTHAVEN

CHARGERS COACH: ED RICH 2015 RECORD: 6-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 @ LAFAYETTE 08/26 VS. KIRBY(TN) 09/02 @ CLEVELAND 09/09 VS. CENTER HILL 09/16 @ LAKE CORMORANT 09/23 @ SOUTH PANOLA 09/30 VS. DESOTO CENTRAL 10/07 VS. COLUMBUS 10/21 VS. HERNANDO 10/28 @ TUPELO 11/034 VS. SOUTHAVEN

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/06 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/27 11/04

@ BRENTWOOD(TN) @ CHARLESTON VS. MEMPHIS UNIV S. (TN) VS. WHITE STATION(TN) @ SOUTHAVEN VS. SOUTH PANOLA @ DESOTO CENTRAL VS. HORN LAKE VS. COLUMBUS @ HERNANDO VS. TUPELO

H

S

VS. OXFORD VS. TREZEVANT @ HOLMES CENTRAL VS. MANASSAS @ GREENVILLE VS. OLIVE BRANCH @ HERNANDO VS. TUPELO @ COLUMBUS @ SOUTH PANOLA VS. DESOTO CENTRAL @ HORN LAKE

REGION 2 TUPELO

GOLDEN WAVE COACH: TRENT HAMMOND

2015 RECORD: 6-6

T

SOUTH PANOLA

TIGERS

COACH: LANCE POGUE

2015 RECORD: 11-1

SP

CALLAWAY

CHARGERS COACH: DARIUS BROWN

2015 RECORD: 5-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/18 08/26 09/02 09/08 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/03

08/19 09/02 09/08 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS. VS. @ VS. VS. @ @ VS. @ VS. @

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CLARKSDALE CORINTH SHANNON BRANDON HERNANDO COLUMBUS SOUTHAVEN SOUTH PANOLA DESOTO CENTRAL HORN LAKE OLIVE BRANCH

VS. @ VS. VS. VS. @ VS. @ VS. @ @

CLINTON MERIDIAN GREENVILLE MADISON CENTRAL HORN LAKE OLIVE BRANCH HERNANDO TUPELO SOUTHAVEN COLUMBUS DESOTO CENTRAL

C

@ RIDGELAND VS. PROVINE @ FOREST HILL VS. TERRY @ STARKVILLE @ CLINTON S. NORTHWEST RANKIN @ GREENVILLE VS. MADISON CENTRAL VS. MURRAH @ WARREN CENTRAL


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

CLINTON

C

ARROWS COACH: JUDD BOSWELL

2015 RECORD: 8-5

2016 SCHEDULE 08/18 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ SOUTH PANOLA VS. RIDGELAND @ BRANDON VS. GERMANTOWN @ MADISON CENTRAL VS. CALLAWAY @ MURRAH VS. NORTHWEST RANKIN @ WARREN CENTRAL VS. GREENVILLE VS. STARKVILLE

MURRAH

MUSTANGS COACH: ZACKARE GRADY

2015 RECORD: 4-7

M

GREENVILLE

G

HORNETS COACH: PHIL SHORT

2015 RECORD: 0-12

MADISON CENTRAL

MC

JAGUARS

COACH: ANTHONY HART

2015 RECORD: 9-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/20 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/08 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS. GENTRY VS. CLARKSDALE @ SOUTH PANOLA @ GREENWOOD VS. SOUTHAVEN VS. WARREN CENTRAL @ STARKVILLE VS. CALLAWAY @ NORTHWEST RANKIN S. MADISON CENTRAL

NORTHWEST RANKIN

COUGARS

COACH: TOBY COLLUMS 2015 RECORD: 7-5

NWR

VS. MERIDIAN @ BRANDON VS. OXFORD @ SOUTH PANOLA VS. WEST MONROE(LA) VS. CLINTON VS. MURRAH @ WARREN CENTRAL VS. STARKVILLE @ CALLAWAY VS. NORTHWEST RANKIN @ GREENVILLE

STARKVILLE

S

YELLOW JACKETS COACH: RICKY WOODS 2015 RECORD: 14-1

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/03

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS. FOREST HILL @ JIM HILL @ PROVINE VS. OCEAN SPRINGS VS. GREENVILLE @ MADISON CENTRAL VS. CLINTON VS. WARREN CENTRAL @ STARKVILLE @ CALLAWAY @ NORTHWEST RANKIN

@ GERMANTOWN VS. BROOKHAVEN VS. PEARL VS. RIDGELAND @ BRANDON @ WARREN CENTRAL VS. STARKVILLE @ CALLAWAY @ CLINTON VS. GREENVILLE @ MADISON CENTRAL VS. MURRAH

VS. NOXUBEE COUNTY @ OXFORD VS. WEST POINT @ MERIDIAN VS. CALLAWAY @ NORTHWEST RANKIN VS. GREENVILLE @ MADISON CENTRAL VS. MURRAH VS. WARREN CENTRAL @ CLINTON

REGION 3 WARREN CENTRAL

VIKINGS

COACH: JOSH MORGAN

2015 RECORD: 10-3

WC

BRANDON

BULLDOGS COACH: TYLER PETERSON

2015 RECORD: 11-3

B

FOREST HILL

FH

PATRIOTS COACH: MARIO LANE

2015 RECORD: 6-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/08 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/03

@ OAK GROVE @ PEARL @ VICKSBURG VS. NATCHEZ VS. NORTHWEST RANKIN @ GREENVILLE VS. MADISON CENTRAL @ MURRAH VS. CLINTON @ STARKVILLE VS. CALLAWAY

@ OCEAN SPRINGS VS. MADISON CENTRAL VS. CLINTON @ TUPELO VS. NORTHWEST RANKIN VS. TERRY @ FOREST HILL VS. PETAL @ MERIDIAN @ OAK GROVE VS. JIM HILL @ PEARL

VS. PROVINE @ MURRAH @ WINGFIELD VS. CALLAWAY @ YAZOO COUNTY @ OAK GROVE VS. BRANDON @ JIM HILL VS. PEARL VS. TERRY @ PETAL VS. MERIDIAN 59 | SES The Magazine


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

6A Region 3 cont.

JIM HILL

JH

TIGERS COACH: STANLEY SPELL

2015 RECORD: 0-12

MERIDIAN

WILDCATS COACH: CALVIN HAMPTON

2015 RECORD: 8-6

M

OAK GROVE

WARRIORS COACH: DREW CAUSEY

2015 RECORD: 10-3

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/08 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/03

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/03

VS. PROVINE @ MURRAH @ WINGFIELD VS. CALLAWAY @ YAZOO COUNTY @ OAK GROVE VS. BRANDON @ JIM HILL VS. PEARL VS. TERRY @ PETAL VS. MERIDIAN

PEARL

P

PIRATES COACH: JOHN PERRY

2015 RECORD: 4-7

@ MADISON CENTRAL VS. SOUTH PANOLA VS. WAYNE COUNTY @ NOXUBEE COUNTY VS. STARKVILLE @ JIM HILL VS. PETAL @ OAK GROVE VS. BRANDON VS. PETAL @ FOREST HILL

PETAL

PANTHERS COACH: MARCUS BROYLES

2015 RECORD: 10-5

P

VS. WARREN CENTRAL @ WAYNE COUNTY @ LAUREL VS. D’IBERVILLE VS. HATTIESBURG VS. FOREST HILL @ PETAL VS. MERIDIAN @ TERRY VS. BRANDON VS. PEARL @ JIM HILL

TERRY

COACH: JJ PLUMMER 2015 RECORD: 5-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/20 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/03

08/19 08/26 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/03

@ HATTIESBURG @ GULFPORT VS. GEORGE COUNTY VS. LAUREL @ PEARL VS. OAK GROVE @ BRANDON VS. JIM HILL @ MERIDIAN VS. FOREST HILL VS. TERRY

T

BULLDOGS

2016 SCHEDULE VS. RICHLAND VS. WARREN CENTRAL @ NORTHWEST RANKIN @ RIDGELAND VS. PETAL @ MERIDIAN VS. TERRY @ FOREST HILL @ JIM HILL @ OAK GROVE VS. BRANDON

OG

VS. RAYMOND @ VICKSBURG VS. PORT GIBSON @ CALLAWAY @ BRANDON VS. JIM HILL @ PEARL VS. OAK GROVE @ FOREST HILL VS. MERIDIAN @ PETAL

REGION 4 BILOXI

INDIANS COACH: BOBBY HALL

2015 RECORD: 3-8

B

D’IBERVILLE

WARRIORS COACH: ERIC COLLINS

2015 RECORD: 6-7

D

GEORGE COUNTY

REBELS

COACH: MATT CALDWELL

2015 RECORD: 6-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS. ST. STANISLAUS VS. TATE(FL) @ NORTHSHORE(LA) @ GAUTIER @ D’IBERVILLE @ HARRISON CENTRAL VS. OCEAN SPRINGS VS. ST. MARTIN @ GEORGE COUNTY VS. HANCOCK @ GULFPORT

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VS. PICAYUNE VS. PASCAGOULA @ OAK GROVE VS. ST. STANISLAUS VS. BILOXI @ OCEAN SPRINGS @ GEORGE COUNTY VS. HANCOCK @ GULFPORT @ HARRISON CENTRAL VS. ST. MARTIN

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VS. GAUTIER VS. GREENE COUNTY @ PETAL @ PASCAGOULA VS. HARRISON CENTRAL @ GULFPORT VS. D’IBERVILLE @ OCEAN SPRINGS VS. BILOXI @ ST. MARTIN @ HANCOCK


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

GULFPORT

ADMIRALS COACH: EDDIE PIERCE

2015 RECORD: 9-3

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2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS. LONG BEACH(AT BILOXI) VS. PETAL VS. DE LA SALLE(LA) @ PICAYUNE @ ST. MARTIN VS. GEORGE COUNTY @ HANCOCK @ HARRISON CENTRAL VS. D’IBERVILLE @ OCEAN SPRINGS VS. BILOXI

OCEAN SPRINGS

GREYHOUNDS COACH: RYAN ROSS

2015 RECORD: 8-4

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HANCOCK

HAWKS COACH: ROCKY GAUDIN

2015 RECORD: 4-8

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RED REBELS COACH: CASEY CAIN

2015 RECORD: 6-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS. PASS CHRISTIAN @ WEST HARRISON @ BAY HIGH VS. DELASALLE(LA) @ POPLARVILLE VS. OCEAN SPRINGS @ ST. MARTIN VS. GULFPORT @ D’IBERVILLE VS. HARRISON CENTRAL @ BILOXI VS. GEORGE COUNTY

ST. MARTIN

YELLOW JACKETS COACH: EDDIE WAYNE WHITEHEAD

HC

@ MCCOMB VS. MOSS POINT @ PEARL RIVER CENTRAL VS. PICAYUNE @ GEORGE COUNTY VS. BILOXI VS. ST. MARTIN VS. GULFPORT @ HANCOCK VS. D’IBERVILLE @ OCEAN SPRINGS

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2015 RECORD: 7-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 VS. POPLARVILLE 08/26 @ MADISON-RIDGELAND ACAD. 09/02 @ PICAYUNE 09/09 VS. CRESTVIEW(FL) 09/16 @ EAST CENTRAL 09/23 VS. GULFPORT 09/30 VS. HANCOCK 10/07 @ HARRISON CENTRAL 10/14 @ BILOXI 10/21 VS. OCEAN SPRINGS 10/28 VS. GEORGE COUNTY 11/04 @ D’IBERVILLE

VS. BRANDON @ PASCAGOULA @ HAMMOND VS. MURRAH @ HANCOCK VS. D’IBERVILLE @ BILOXI VS. GEORGE COUNTY @ ST. MARTIN VS. GULFPORT VS. HARRISON CENTRAL

HARRISON CENTRAL

2016 SCHEDULES

6A


5A

BREAKDOWN REGION 1

REGION 2

REGION 3

REGION 4

CENTER HILL CLARKSDALE LAKE CORMORANT LEWISBURG NEW HOPE OXFORD SALTILLO WEST POINT

CANTON GERMANTOWN GRENADA HOLMES COUNTY LANIER NESHOBA CENTRAL RIDGELAND VICKSBURG

BROOKHAVEN LAUREL NATCHEZ PROVINE SOUTH JONES WAYNE COUNTY WEST JONES WINGFIELD

GAUTIER HATTIESBURG LONG BEACH PASCAGOULA PEARL RIVER CENTRAL PICAYUNE STONE WEST HARRISON

PLAYERS TO WATCH CORDARRIUS BAILEY PAUL GAINER CJ AVERY JJ RUSSELL JORDAN MURPHY JULIAN CONNER BRANDON SMITH TYQUAN ULMER DONTARIO DRUMMOND DARRIUS TOWNSEND J’ARIUS WARREN TYDARRIUS TERRELL DQ THOMAS DEVIN ROCKETT JAMES JACKSON REGINALD HUNTER WYATT DAVIS JUWAN TAYLOR DIANTE BROCK CHRIS COOLEY CLAYTON KNIGHT TRACE CLOPTON ESAIAS FURDGE FABIAN FRANKLIN DANDRE HUMBLES CHRIS SCOTT HIRAM WADLINGTON CJ TERRELL MARCUS MURPHY

DE OL DB LB WR QB WR ATH WR DL DE RB DB DB OL RB QB DB DL RB QB OL DB RB ATH QB RB DB ATH

2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018

CLARKSDALE GAUTIER GRENADA GRENADA HATTIESBURG HATTIESBURG LAKE CORMORANT LAUREL LAUREL LAUREL LONG BEACH NATCHEZ OXFORD OXFORD PASCAGOULA PASCAGOULA PRC PROVINE PROVINE WAYNE COUNTY WEST POINT BROOKHAVEN CLARKSDALE HATTIESBURG HATTIESBURG NATCHEZ OXFORD OXFORD WEST POINT

2015 CHAMPION: Wayne County

SES PREDICTIONS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: FABIAN FRANKLIN-HATTIESBURG COACH OF THE YEAR: CHRIS CUTCLIFFE-OXFORD 2016 CHAMPIONS: HATTIESBURG POSSIBLE SPOILERS: OXFORD, WEST POINT, GRENADA, LAUREL, PRC 22 | SES The Magazine


TEAM PREVIEW HATTIESBURG

TIGERS COACH: TONY VANCE

2015 RECORD: 8-5

IMPACT PLAYER

Daryell Glenn III

2016 SCHEDULE

NOTES

08/20 08/27 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

Fabian Franklin

VS PETAL VS LAUREL VS COLLINS VS EAST MARION @ OAK GROVE @ WEST HARRISON VS LONG BEACH @ PICAYUNE VS PASCAGOULA @ GAUTIER @ PEARL RIVER CENTRAL VS STONE

Hattiesburg boasts one of the top wide receivers in the state and maybe the single best athlete in senior Jordan Murphy. Murphy can go up and make big catches and run away from defenses with his blazing speed.

Jordan Murphy

As good as the Tiger offense can be, the defense will have to be just as strong. They play in a tough league and the 5A South is loaded up for this coming season.

Franklin eased into his sophomore season and roared through the finish line. His versatility makes him a big time threat to opposing defenses. With a year under his belt and an offseason spent getting bigger, faster, stronger, look for Franklin to carry a load in 2016.

quotes I’m excited to be a part of this amazing team we have. Our goals are to win every game one by one and be in the state championship. Jordan Murphy, WR

Franklin is poised to have another big season and if he does the Tigers offense could be very difficult to slow down. With Murphy at wide receiver and another star at running back, the responsibility falls on quarterback Julian Conner to run the show and distribute the football.

RB, 2018

Julian Conner

50 Receptions by Jordan Murphy in 2015

11 team interceptions in 2015

3 points separated them from a perfect region record

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TEAM PREVIEW WAYNE COUNTY

WAR EAGLES War Eagle

COACH: TODD MANGUM

2015 RECORD: 12-3

IMPACT PLAYER

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 @ VICKSBURG 08/26 VS OAK GROVE 09/02 @ MERIDIAN 09/09 VS OPEN 09/16 @ ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL 09/23 VS WINGFIELD 09/30 @ BROOKHAVEN 10/07 VS WEST JONES 10/14 @ NATCHEZ 10/21 VS PROVINE 10/28 @ SOUTH JONES 11/04 VS L AUREL

Chris Cooley RB, 2017

In 2015 Chris Cooley proved to be the thunder to Freddie Jordan’s lightening. This season he will be the bowling ball up the middle and likely will be getting more carries. At 5-7, 205 pounds, Cooley is heavy and strong and extremely difficult to tackle.

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Chris Cooley

Wayne County will lean on a lot of new bodies this season. Well over half of their starts from a season ago graduated.

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Todd Mangum

of the War Eagles top ten tacklers from 2015 graduated

Zabryon Jackson, the athlete that made the big stop of Oxford’s DK Metcalf to secure the 5A crown last season, will likely be the War Eagles starting quarterback in 2016.

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The War Eagle defensive line almost single handedly shut down Laurel in the South State title game a year ago. However, those players were seniors and now a new crop must rise to the occasion.

“I want to do everything I can to help my team get back to the 5A Championship. I want to be the best leader I can be. Zabryon Jackson, QB Will Mangum

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touchdowns for Chris Cooley in 2015

19 receptions by top returning receiver Will Mangum


CHARGERS

Devin Rockette

TEAM PREVIEW OXFORD

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COACH: CHRIS CUTCLIFFE

2015 RECORD: 12-3

Number of pass attempts by JR McClure in 2015

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4

@ SOUTHAVEN VS STARKVILLE @ MADISION CENTRAL VS LAFAYETTE @ WEST POINT VS SALTILLO @ LEWISBURG VS NEW HOPE @ CLARKSDALE VS CENTER HILL @ LAKE CORMORANT

0-0 Chris Cutcliffe Career Head Coaching Record

1,540 Total Yards By Wadlington in 2015 JR McClure

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Hiram Wadlington

Chargers will turn the keys to the offense over to sophomore quarterback JR McClure. The last time Oxford started a sophomore at QB was three seasons ago…2015 SES Mr. Elite Jack Abraham.

quotes To get back to the 5A state championship, and win it for all the previous players that have worked so hard for the same thing. JR McClure, QB

Oxford will enter the season with one of the best defensive secondaries in the entire state. The receiving corps from 2015 has graduated but the Chargers will be reloaded at that position. Chris Cutcliffe is set to lead from the HC spot for the Chargers. He is the son of former Ole Miss coach and current Duke head coach David Cutcliffe.

IMPACT PLAYER Hiram Wadlington

DQ Thomas

Running Back, 2018 Colton Skidmore

Wadlington exploded onto the scene last season for the Chargers. As a sophomore he rushed for 896 yards with ten scores. He also proved to be a serious threat in the passing game, hauling in 48 passes for 644 yards and another four touchdowns. He is poised to set 5A on fire in 2016. 65 | SES The Magazine


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GREEN WAVE COACH: CHRIS CHAMBLESS

IMPACT PLAYER

2015 RECORD: 11-3

2016 SCHEDULE

NOTES

08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4

Marcus Murphy

VS LOUISVILLE @ STARKVILLE @ COLUMBUS VS NOXUBEE COUNTY VS OXFORD @ CLARKSDALE VS CENTER HILL @ LAKE CORMORANT @ SALTILLO VS NEW HOPE @ LEWISBURG

Defensively, the Wave will need to tighten up in order to take some pressure off of their already high scoring offense. With great skill players on offense, West Point will rely on some new players filling very big shoes on the offensive line. 66 | SES The Magazine

Murphy spent most of his time in 2015 as the Green Wave QB. However, 2016 could se the incredible athlete line up any where because of transfer quarterback Clayton Knight locking down the signal caller position.

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2016 could be the year West Point breaks through in their Region. Oxford lost a lot of key players and their crown could be on shaky ground. With the addition of Clayton Knight, the Wave can use him to spread the ball around to playmakers like Murphy, Calvert and Edwards.

Athlete, 2018

Marcus Murphy

quotes The whole town, school and football program is all about winning. The Friday nights in the fall are what everyone looks forward to throughout the whole year. Clayton Knight, QB

Number of TDs Murphy & Calvert totaled in 2015

2 of 3 Losses came to Oxford in 2015 Clayton Knight

Demario Edwards

2,449 Total Yards by Clayton Knight in time at Saltillo


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TEAM PREVIEW LAUREL

WALLACE DRUGS

TORNADOES COACH: TODD BRELAND

2015 RECORD: 10-4

2016 SCHEDULE

NOTES

08/19 08/27 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

Tyquan Ulmer

VS QUITMAN @ HATTIESBURG VS OAK GROVE @ PETAL VS OPEN VS WEST JONES @ NATCHEZ VS WINGFIELD @ BROOKHAVEN VS SOUTH JONES @ PROVINE @ WAYNE COUNTY

Laurel fell to rival Wayne County in the South State Championship game last season in their bid to repeat for the 5A crown. With the loss of several key players to graduation, some unknowns will need to step up. TyQuan Ulmer will have a major target at wide receiver in the big time playmaking Dontario Drummond.

TyQuan Ulmer ATH, 2017

Ulmer could easily be one of the top wide receivers in the state this coming season but chances are, he will be filling the massive shoes left by Keon Howard. With Ulmer calling signals, the Tornadoes will be able to create major problems for opposing defenses.

quotes We’re just going to have to play hard and work hard. That’s all we have to do. We put in a lot of work this offseason. Dontario Drummond, WR Todd Breland

Darius Townsend had stints of being unblockable in 2015; he is set to explode in his final season as a Tornado.

IMPACT PLAYER

7.1 yards per carry by Michael Terrell in his freshman season of 2015.

15 career sacks by DE Darius Townsend

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The Bricks got a fresh paint job this summer and could easily be considered the top place to play the game on Friday nights in Mississippi.

Career receptions by Dontario Drummond

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TEAM PREVIEW

TEAM PREVIEW WALLACE DRUGS WEST JONES

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BLUE DEVILS

MUSTANGS

COACH: LARRY DOLAN

2015 RECORD: 11-2 COACH: SCOTT PIERSON

2016 SCHEDULE

2015 RECORD: 4-7

IMPACT PLAYER

08/19 @ FORREST COUNTY 08/26 VS POPLARVILLE 09/02 VS OPEN 09/09 VS HARRISON CENTRAL 09/16 @ SLIDELL 09/23 @ STONE 09/30 VS GAUTIER 10/07 @ LONG BEACH 10/14 VS WEST HARRISON 10/21 @ PASCAGOULA 10/28 VS HATTIESBURG 11/04 VS PICAYUNE

Wyatt Davis QB, 2017

Davis has done it all for the Blue Devils over the past couple of seasons. In a run first offense, Davis has found ways to beat defenders on the ground but also has one of the best arms in the entire state.

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ COLLINS VS NORTHEAST JONES @ QUITMAN VS MAGEE VS OPEN @ LAUREL VS SOUTH JONES @ WAYNE COUNTY VS PROVINE VS BROOKHAVEN @ NATCHEZ VS WINGFIELD

IMPACT PLAYER John Oliver RB, 2017

Oliver rushed for nearly five yards per carry in 2015. He is big and strong and difficult to tackle when he can get his long frame behind his pads. If he can get off and running early in 2016, the Mustangs will look like a different team.

quotes New head coach Larry Dolan could shake up the traditional run heavy PRC offense. Wyatt Davis attempted just 77 passes in 2015. However, Dolan’s QB at Columbia Academy threw 182 times. Look out for running back Michael Tatman. He rushed for 1,198 yards in 2015 and was NOT the feature back. PRC’s only 5A loss came to the eventual champion Wayne County War Eagles.

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Home of the Mustangs

NOTES

NOTES

Wyatt Davis

I look at us going into this season under the radar. Everyone thinks just because we lost 20 something seniors that we aren’t going to be as good as we were last year.. We are just as athletic as we were last year. We’ve had a new coaching staff come in and they have done a lot of great changes to the program. I like coach Dolan a lot. He coaches with a lot of passion, and he’s pushed us hard this summer. Offensively We are going be hard to stop. We are going open a lot of people’s eyes.. On the defensive side we have a very athletic secondary, with a defensive line that plays very hard.” . Wyatt Davis, QB

Offensively for West Jones the pieces are there to have success on the ground. The keys will be turned over to a new quarterback and a lot will ride on how he performs. The Mustangs lost a load on defense to graduation including the big time pass rusher Brandon Young. Big shoes are left to fill. The Mustangs will play in a district filled with teams that lost most of their stars from 2015 making things wide open this fall.

20 sacks in 2015 by graduated tackle Brandon Young. Mustangs will look to fill his shoes.


TEAM PREVIEW GRENADA

CHARGERS

TEAM PREVIEW PROVINE

RAMS

COACH: OTIS RIDDLEY

COACH: JAMES KUHN

2015 RECORD: 6-6

2015 RECORD: 10-3

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 @ CLEVELAND 08/26 VS GREENWOOD 09/02 VS LAFAYETTE 09/09 @ MEMPHIS UNIV. 09/16 VS OPEN 09/23 @ LANIER 09/30 @ GERMANTOWN 10/07 VS RIDGELAND 10/14 @ CANTON 10/21 VS HOLMES COUNTY 10/28 @ VICKSBURG 11/4 VS NESHOBA CENTRAL

Deon House

IMPACT PLAYER

08/19 @ FOREST HILL 08/25 VS LANIER 09/02 @ CALLAWAY 09/09 VS MURRAH 09/16 @ JIM HILL 09/23 VS NATCHEZ 09/30 VS WINGFIELD 10/06 VS BROOKHAVEN 10/14 @ WEST JONES 10/21 @ WAYNE COUNTY 10/28 VS LAUREL 11/04 VS SOUTH JONES

Louis Smith

CJ Avery

NOTES

CJ Avery

The Chargers return most of their stingy defense from a year ago. Their top four tacklers from 2015 will all again suit up this fall. The quarterback position will be the key to the offense this season. Losing Jaquarrius Bell to graduation opens up a huge hole. Running back Deon House may have a shot at a 2,000 yard season in 2016 now that he is the feature back.

1,102 Rushing Yards by junior running back Deon House in 2015z

Avery is considered one of the top players in the entire country. His athletic ability can shut down huge areas on the field and force offenses to try their luck elsewhere. More times than not No. 9 finds his way to the ball regardless of where it ends up.

quotes I want to lead my team to a state title. I also want to lead my division or even the state in interceptions. CJ Avery, DB

IMPACT

PLAYER

Juwan Taylor

DB, 2017

Juwan Taylor is a disrupter. He flies around on the defensive secondary looking for his chance to strike. He gets to the ball in a hurry and arrives angry. In a league that will look to air it out in 2016, Taylor will be in the position to make many big time plays.

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Safety, 2017

Provine will look for consistency from a fairly inexperienced offense. New starter all around, it will be veteran backs Jason Finch and Janorris Harmon who gets called on early. The Rams will have one of the most electric secondaries in the state, led by Juwan Taylor and Brian Collins. With the secondary making life difficult for opposing receivers, defensive tackle Dainte Brocks will be looking to do the same to quarterbacks.

quotes I make someone feel pain every time I block them. They’re either going to end up on their backs or ten yards off the ball. Jason Finch, FB

16 touchdowns scored in 2015 by current Rams

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TEAM PREVIEW

TEAM PREVIEW LAKE CORMORANT

CENTER HILL

MUSTANGS IMPACT PLAYER

COACH: ALAN PEACOCK

2015 RECORD: 6-5

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS MANASSAS VS COLLIERVILLE VS OPEN @ HORN LAKE VS AMORY @ LEWISBURG VS NEW HOPE @ WEST POINT VS SALTILLO VS LAKE CORMORANT @ OXFORD

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GATORS

COACH: NICK NESTER

2015 RECORD: 7-6

Devonta Street

2016 SCHEDULE

Street led the Mustangs in tackles in 2015 and will be called on to stand strong again in 2016. While a young offense finds its footing, Street and the defenders may have to create points and opportunities early.

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

LB, 2017

CLARKSDALE

VS SENATOBIA VS DOUGLAS VS HOLLY SPRINGS VS DESOTO CENTRAL VS HORN LAKE @ SALTILLO VS LEWISBURG @ NEW HOPE VS WEST POINT @ CENTER HILL VS CLARKSDALE VS OXFORD

Austin Williams

IMPACT PLAYER Will Guest QB, 2017

NOTES

Brandon Smith

NOTES

New Tunnel

Center Hill will look much different on offense this fall after losing a load of players to graduation. Going into the fall it looks like a three man race for the quarterback job. The Mustangs could hand it over to a young gun in sophomore Greg Thomas.

New Jersey

The Mustang defense will have familiar faces creating chaos in the middle as linebackers Devonta Street and Michael Chrestman both return.

95 career touchdowns by graduated star Dan Ellington. Big shoes to fill.

The Gators return a three headed monster on offense between Will Guest, Brandon Smith and Anthony Hayes. If these guys can replicate what they did in 2015, look out for LC. With an offense that can score points, the Gator defense will be called to the mat to help secure wins with stops. Oxford has owned this region and West Point is ready to snatch it away from the now young Chargers, but do not hand anything over just set. LC can make a serious run at the crown.

149 total tackles by linebacker Ladarrius Rule in 2015.

Guest exploded onto the scene in 2015 passing for 2,653 yard with 27 touchdowns to just eight interceptions. With playmakers like wide receiver Brandon Smith and running back Anthony Hayes returning, Guest will be set up for another monster season.

quotes “I’m looking forward to playing West Point and Oxford because they have been the most dominant teams in our district for the longest. It’s time for that to change. Brandon Smith WR


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

5A - REGION 1 CENTER HILL

MUSTANGS COACH:ALAN PEACOCK

2015 RECORD: 6-5

CH

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS MANASSAS VS COLLIERVILLE VS OPEN @ HORN LAKE VS AMORY @ LEWISBURG VS NEW HOPE @ WEST POINT VS SALTILLO VS LAKE CORMORANT @ OXFORD @ CLARKSDALE

LEWISBURG

PATRIOTS COACH: BUTCH VEAZEY

2015 RECORD: 3-9

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CLARKSDALE

WILDCATS COACH: HENRY JOHNSON

2015 RECORD: 7-6

C

LAKE CORMORANT

GATORS

COACH: NICK NESTER

2015 RECORD: 7-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ TUPELO @ GREENVILLE VS GREENWOOD VS GENTRY VS OPEN @ NEW HOPE VS WEST POINT @ SALTILLO @ LEWISBURG VS OXFORD @ LAKE CORMORANT VS CENTER HILL

NEW HOPE

TROJANS COACH: MATT GEHRKE 2015 RECORD: 3-8

NH

VS SENATOBIA VS DOUGLAS VS HOLLY SPRINGS VS DESOTO CENTRAL VS HORN LAKE @ SALTILLO VS LEWISBURG @ NEW HOPE VS WEST POINT @ CENTER HILL VS CLARKSDALE VS OXFORD

OXFORD

CHARGERS COACH: CHRIS CUTCLIFFE

2015 RECORD: 12-3

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS RALEIGH-EGYPT VS WOODDALE VS BYHALIA @ HERNANDO VS MITCHELL @ CENTER HILL @ LAKE CORMORANT VS OXFORD VS CLARKSDALE @ NEW HOPE @ SALTILLO VS WEST POINT

VS LOUISVILLE @ ABERDEEN VS COLUMBUS @ CALEDONIA VS CLARKSDALE @ CENTER HILL VS LAKE CORMORANT @ OXFORD VS LEWISBURG @ WEST POINT VS SALTILLO

LC

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@ SOUTHAVEN VS STARKVILLE @ MADISON CENTRAL VS LAFAYETTE @ WEST POINT VS SALTILLO @ LEWISBURG VS NEW HOPE @ CLARKSDALE VS CENTER HILL @ LAKE CORMORANT

REGION 2 SALTILLO

TIGERS COACH: PAT BYRD

2015 RECORD: 0-12

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WEST POINT

GREEN WAVE COACH: CHRIS CHAMBLESS

2015 RECORD: 11-3

WP

CANTON

TIGERS COACH: DARYL JONES

2015 RECORD: 5-7

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2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 VS HAZLEHURST 08/26 @ VELMA JACKSON 09/02 VS YAZOO CITY 09/09 VS LEAK CENTRAL 09/16 VS OPEN 09/23 VS RIDGELAND 09/30 VS HOLMES CO CENTRAL 10/07 @ NESHOBA CENTRAL 10/14 VS GRENADA 10/21 @ VICKSBURG 10/28 VS GERMANTON 11/04 @ LANIER

@ NORTH PONTOTOC VS AMORY @ ITAWAMBA AG @ RIPLEY VS BALDWYN VS LAKE CORMORANT @ OXFORD VS CLARKSDALE @ CENTER HILL VS WEST POINT VS LEWISBURG @ NEW HOPE

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LOUISVILLE STARKVILLE COLUMBUS NOXUBEE COUNTY OXFORD CLARKSDALE CENTER HILL LAKE CORMORANT SALTILLO NEW HOPE LEWISBURG


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

GERMANTOWN

MAVERICKS COACH: TIM SHRAMEK

2015 RECORD: 9-4

G

2016 SCHEDULE VS NORTHWEST RANKIN VS YAZOO COUNTY @ MENDENHALL @ CLINTON VS OPEN VS VICKSBURG VS GRENADA @ HOLMES CO CENTRAL VS NESHOBA CENTRAL VS LANIER @ CANTON VS RIDGELAND

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

LANIER

BULLDOGS COACH: CURTIS STAPLETON

2015 RECORD: 3-9

L

GRENADA

CHARGERS COACH: JAMES KUHN

2015 RECORD: 10-3

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HOLMES CO CENTRAL

HC

JAGUARS

COACH: TONY WOOLFOLK

2015 RECORD: 6-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09` 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ CLEVELAND VS GREENWOOD VS LAFAYETTE @ MUS VS OPEN @ LANIER @ GERMANTOWN VS RIDGELAND @ CANTON VS HOLMES CO CENTRAL @ VICKSBURG VS NESHOBA CENTRAL

NESHOBA CENTRAL

ROCKETS

COACH: BRIAN FORD 2015 RECORD: 3-9

NC

VS SOUTH DELTA VS GENTRY VS SOUTHAVEN @ KOSCIUSKO VS OPEN @ NESHOBA CENTRAL @ CANTON VS GERMANTOWN VS LANIER @ GRENADA @ RIDGELAND VS VICKSBURG

RIDGELAND

R

TITANS COACH: KENNY BURTON

2015 RECORD: 5-8

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/25 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/03

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ MURRAH @ PROVINE VS OPEN VS JIM HILL @ WINGFIELD VS GRENADA @ RIDGELAND VS VICKSBURG @ HOLMES CO CENTRAL @ GERMANTOWN VS NESHOBA CENTRAL VS CANTON

@ KOSCIUSKO VS NEWTON COUNTY @ PHILADELPHIA VS WEST LAUDERDALE VS KEMPER ACADEMY VS HOLMES CO CENTRAL @ VICKSBURG VS CANTON @ GERMANTOWN VS RIDGELAND @ LANIER @ GRENADA

VS CALLAWAY @ CLINTON VS OPEN @ OPEN VS PEARL @ CANTON VS LANIER @ GRENADA VS VICKSBURG @ NESHOBA CENTRAL VS HOLMES CO CENTRAL @ GERMANTOWN

REGION 3 VICKSBURG

GATORS COACH: MARCUS ROGERS

2015 RECORD: 6-6

V

BROOKHAVEN

PANTHERS COACH: TOMMY CLOPTON

2015 RECORD: 4-8

B

LAUREL

L

TORNADOES COACH: TODD BRELAND

2015 RECORD: 10-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/06 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/27 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS WAYNE COUNTY VS TERRY VS WARREN CENTRAL @ YAZOO CITY VS NATCHEZ @ GERMANTOWN VS NESHOBA CENTRAL @ LANIER @ RIDGELAND VS CANTON VS GRENADA @ HOLMES CO CENTRAL

VS FRANKLIN COUNTY @ NORTHWEST RANKIN VS LAWRENCE COUNTY @ MCCOMB VS OPEN @ SOUTH JONES VS WAYNE COUNTY @ PROVINE VS LAUREL @ WEST JONES VS WINGFIELD @ NATCHEZ

VS QUITMAN @ HATTIESBURG VS OAK GROVE @ PETAL VS OPEN VS WEST JONES @ NATCHEZ VS WINGFIELD @ BROOKHAVEN VS SOUTH JONES @ PROVINE @ WAYNE COUNTY 73 | SES The Magazine


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

5A Region 3 cont.

NATCHEZ

N

BULLDOGS COACH: HENRY GARNER

2015 RECORD: 4-7

PROVINE

RAMS COACH: OTIS RIDDLEY

2015 RECORD: 6-6

P

SOUTH JONES

BRAVES COACH: DREW CAUSEY

2015 RECORD: 10-3

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 VS WILKINSON COUNTY 08/26 @ JEFFERSON COUNTY 09/02 OPEN 09/09 @ WARREN CENTRAL 09/16 @ VICKSBURG 09/23 @ PROVINE 09/30 VS LAUREL 10/07 @ SOUTH JONES 10/14 VS WAYNE COUNTY 10/21 @ WINGFIELD 10/28 VS WEST JONES 11/04 VS BROOKHAVEN

08/19 08/25 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/06 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/18 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

WAYNE COUNTY

WAR EAGLES COACH: TODD MANGUM

2015 RECORD: 12-3

WC

@ FOREST HILL VS LANIER @ CALLAWAY VS MURRAH @ JIM HILL VS NATCHEZ VS WINGFIELD VS BROOKHAVEN @ WEST JONES @ WAYNE COUNTY VS LAUREL VS SOUTH JONES

WEST JONES

MUSTANGS COACH: SCOTT PIERSON

2015 RECORD: 4-7

WJ

VS RICHTON @ LONG BEACH VS PASS CHRISTIAN VS NORTHEAST JONES VS WEST HARRISON VS BROOKHAVEN @ WEST JONES VS NATCHEZ @ WINGFIELD @ LAUREL VS WAYNE COUNTY @ PROVINE

WINGFIELD

FALCONS COACH: JOEL SINCLAIR 2015 RECORD: 1-10

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 @ VICKSBURG 08/26 VS OAK GROVE 09/02 @ MERIDIAN 09/09 VS OPEN 09/16 @ ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL 09/23 VS WINGFIELD 09/30 @ BROOKHAVEN 10/07 VS WEST JONES 10/14 @ NATCHEZ 10/21 VS PROVINE 10/28 @ SOUTH JONES 11/04 VS LAUREL

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ COLLINS VS NORTHEAST JONES @ QUITMAN VS MAGEE VS OPEN @ LAUREL VS SOUTH JONES @ WAYNE COUNTY VS PROVINE VS BROOKHAVEN @ NATCHEZ VS WINGFIELD

SJ

W

VS JIM HILL VS OPEN VS FOREST HILL @ HEIDELBURG VS LANIER @ WAYNE COUNTY @ PROVINE @ LAUREL VS SOUTH JONES VS NATCHEZ @ BROOKHAVEN @ WEST JONES

REGION 4 GAUTIER

GATORS COACH: CHRIS PETERSON

2015 RECORD: 5-6

G

HATTIESBURG

TIGERS

COACH: TONY VANCE

2015 RECORD: 8-5

H

LONG BEACH

BEARCATS COACH: FORREST WILLIAMS

2015 RECORD: 3-9

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/20 08/27 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ GEORGE COUNTY @ MOSS POINT VS VANCLEAVE VS BILOXI VS OPEN @ PICAYUNE VS PEARL RIVER CENT. VS STONE @ LONG BEACH VS HATTIESBURG @ WEST MARION VS PASCAGOULA

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VS PETAL VS LAUREL VS COLLINS VS EAST MARION @ OAK GROVE @ WEST HARRISON VS LONG BEACH @ PICAYUNE VS PASCAGOULA @ GAUTIER @ PEARL RIVER CENTRAL VS STONE

LB

VS GULFPORT VS SOUTH JONES @ MENDENHALL @ VANCLEAVE @ MOSS POINT @ PASCAGOULA @ HATTIESBURG VS PEARL RIVER CENT. VS GAUTIER VS PICAYUNE @ STONE VS WEST HARRISON


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

PASCAGOULA

PANTHERS COACH:LEWIS SIMS

2015 RECORD: 9-4

P

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS MOSS POINT VS OCEAN SPRINGS @ D’IBERVILLE VS GEORGE COUNTY VS OPEN VS LONG BEACH @ STONE VS WEST HARRISON @ HATTIESBURG VS PEARL RIVER CENTRAL @ PICAYUNE @ GAUTIER

STONE

TOMCATS COACH: JOHN FEASTER

2015 RECORD: 4-7

S

PEARL RIVER CENTRAL

BLUE DEVILS COACH: LARRY DOLAN

MAROON TIDE COACH: DODD LEE

2015 RECORD: 11-2

2015 RECORD: 5-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ FORREST COUNTY VS POPLARVILLE VS OPEN VS HARRISON CENTRAL @ SLIDELL @ STONE VS GAUTIER @ LONG BEACH VS WEST HARRISON @ PASCAGOULA VS HATTIESBURG VS PICAYUNE

WEST HARRISON

HURRICANES COACH: EDDIE WAYNE WHITEHEAD

2015 RECORD: 7-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ VANCLEAVE @ EAST CENTRAL VS FORREST COUNTY @ POPLARVILLE VS OPEN VS PEARL RIVER CENTRAL VS PASCAGOULA @ GAUTIER @ PICAYUNE @ WEST HARRISON VS LONG BEACH @ HATTIESBURG

PRC

PICAYUNE

P

VS OPEN @ D’IBERVILLE VS ST. MARTIN VS GULFPORT @ HARRISON CENTRAL VS GAUTIER @ WEST HARRISON VS HATTIESBURG VS STONE @ LONG BEACH VS PASCAGOULA @ PEARL RIVER CENTRAL

WH

VS BAY VS HANCOCK VS OPEN VS PASS CHRISTIAN @ SOUTH JONES VS HATTIESBURG VS PICAYUNE @ PASCAGOULA @ PEARL RIVER CENTRAL VS STONE VS GAUTIER @ LONG BEACH

2016 SCHEDULES

5A


4A

BREAKDOWN REGION 1

REGION 2

REGION 3

AMORY CORINTH ITAWAMBA AHS PONTOTOC SHANNON TISHOMINGO CO.

BYHALIA LAFAYETTE NEW ALBANY RIPLEY ROSA FORT SENATOBIA

CLEVELAND GENTRY GREENWOOD RAYMOND YAZOO CITY

REGION 4

REGION 5

REGION 6

CALEDONIA HOUSTON KOSCIUSKO LEAKE CENTRAL LOUISVILLE NOXUBEE COUNTY

MENDENHALL NORTHEAST JONES NE LAUDERDALE NEWTON COUNTY QUITMAN WEST LAUDERDALE

FLORENCE MCCOMB NORTH PIKE RICHLAND SOUTH PIKE

REGION 7 COLUMBIA FORREST COUNTY AHS GREENE COUNTY POPLARVILLE PURVIS SUMRALL

REGION 8 BAY EAST CENTRAL MOSS POINT PASS CHRISTIAN ST. STANISLAUS VANCLEAVE

PLAYERS TO WATCH JAMES ALLEN BENNETT JOHNTA WALKER TAYLOR BASKIN OMARIO JOHNSON TANNER BULLOCK CALEB WHITTLE AMANI JOHNSON TYLER WILLIAMS WILL ARD QUITTEN BROWN AZAR MYLES KYMBOTRIC MASON JACOB CARTER MCKINLEY WINDHAM BRANDON HALE TYLER HENDRIX JAMERRICK WALLER JESSE PERNELL SHAMORIE HARRIS MYRON MEANS RONALD LADD TONY BOWMAN COOPER STEVENS

LB ATH ATH ATH LB WR DL DB QB RB ATH ATH QB DB DB DL DL RB ATH DL LB DL QB

2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017

AMORY HOUSTON HOUSTON HOUSTON HOUSTON ITAWAMBA AG LAFAYETTE LAFAYETTE LAFAYETTE LAWRENCE COUNTY LAWRENCE COUNTY NOXUBEE COUNTY PONTOTOC PONTOTOC PONTOTOC PONTOTOC POPLARVILLE POPLARVILLE QUITMAN RAYMOND ROSA FORT ROSA FORT SENATOBIA

TRAVIS TUCKER VINCENT MCINTOSH KEGAN HUDDLESTON MYLES BRENNAN CHASE ROGERS DARIUS PITTMAN RHETT HARVEY MICHAEL WASHINGTON JR. J.J. JERNIGHAN JAWON SHIELDS HUNTER COOLEY CARL JONES URRIAH SHEPHARD DYLAN ADAMS AUSTIN MORPHIS AUSTIN BOLTON CJ BOLAR JOHN BOLTON DERRICK TURNER JALEN MAY GABE HARMON DANNIS JACKSON

2015 CHAMPION: NOXUBEE COUNTY

SES PREDICTIONS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: MYLES BRENNAN - ST. STANISLAUS COACH OF THE YEAR: BILL CONIDES - ST. STANISLAUS 2016 CHAMPIONS: ST. STANISLAUS POSSIBLE SPOILERS: HOUSTON, SENATOBIA, LAFAYETTE, POPLARVILLE, LAWRENCE COUNTY, NOXUBEE COUNTY

WR ATH RB QB QB TE QB LB ATH DL LB LB QB WR ATH ATH ATH RB RB ATH RB ATH

2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2019 2019 2019

SENATOBIA SHANNON SHANNON ST. STANISLAUS ST. STANISLAUS ST. STANISLAUS SUMRALL WEST LAUDERDALE AMORY CORINTH FORREST COUNTY AG GREENWOOD HOUSTON NORTH PIKE PONTOTOC POPLARVILLE PURVIS PURVIS RAYMOND HOUSTON PONTOTOC SUMRALL


TEAM PREVIEW ST. STANISLAUS

ROCK-A-CHAWS IMPACT PLAYER

COACH: BILL CONIDES

2015 RECORD: 11-4

2016 SCHEDULE

NOTES

@ BILOXI 08/19 VS. ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL(AL) 08/26 VS. LONG BEACH 09/02 @ BROTHER MARTIN(LA) 09/09 @ D’IBERVILLE 09/16 @ VANCLEAVE 09/30 @ BAY 10/07 VS. EAST CENTRAL 10/14 @ MOSS POINT 10/21 VS. PASS CHRISTIAN 10/28

The high-flying passing game is what SSC is known for, but returning back Cahill Marlowe rushed for over 800 yards and nine scores in 2015, while Brennan rushed for 497 yards and eight scores.

Corbin Blanchard

After a second consecutive defeat at the hands of Noxubee County in the 4A state championship game last December, the Roc-A-Chaws sure feel like the prohibitive favorite to take the 4A crown this December.

QB, 2017

Brennan is set to surpass 15,000 passing yards and 150 passing touchdowns for his career, if he stays healthy this season. He’s put up Peyton Manning type numbers against defenses the past few seasons, including back-to-back season with more than 5,000 passing yards. He’s a winner, too, having led the Roc-A-Chaws to two straight appearances in the 4A title game. The LSU commitment is truly one of the nation’s best at his position.

quotes We just are a level above everybody. We put in more work than anyone and it separates us from the rest. Our knowledge for the game is superior. Myles Brennan, QB

The twin towers, or tight ends Chase Rogers and Darius Pittman, combined to grab 137 passes for 2,388 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2015. Defensively, SSC is going to miss Mason Favre, Mitchell Walk and Tommy Reeder, but Brendan Logan, Ricky Shaefer, Jakob Greer, Lewie Negrotto and Joe Reeder are ready to take the group on.

Myles Brennan

Myles Brennan

Chase Rogers

7 receivers caught at least three touchdowns in 2015 for St. Stanislaus.

41 of 53 touchdown catches from a season ago came from players who return this fall. Owen Betz is the only pass catcher with a scoring reception from a season ago who doesn’t return.

75 total touchdowns were produced by the Roc-A-Chaw offense last season.


TEAM PREVIEW NOXUBEE COUNTY

TIGERS

Tiger Mascot

COACH: TYRONE SHORTER

2015 RECORD: 12-4

Kymbotric Mason Athlete, 2017

2016 SCHEDULE

NOTES

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ STARKVILLE @ COLUMBUS VS. FOREST VS. MERIDIAN @ WEST POINT VS. KEMPER COUNTY @ KOSCIUSKO VS. LEAKE CENTRAL @ LOUISVILLE @ CALEDONIA VS. HOUSTON

Mason was consistently productive for Tigers in 2015, averaging 20.7 yards per catch and catching a touchdown pass in seven games. However, there were times he flashed his ability to rise to a level his defender simply couldn’t get to. He caught five passes for 119 yards and two scores in the state championship game. He went over 100 yards receiving in three other games, as well. The Mississippi State commit will be one of the state’s top playmakers this fall.

Kymbotric Mason

The Tigers have an argument to have been the state’s best team in 2015, as they not only won a second straight 4A championship, but also handed 6A champ Starkville their lone loss on the season.

4A Champions

With three rushers that went for 250+ yards in 2015 return this fall, as does Mason, who will be a go-to receiver. The quarterback who steps in will have weapons. But how does the defense replace the constant disruption of Jeffery Simmons? 78 | SES The Magazine

2 consecutive victories over St. Stanislaus in the 4A state championship games is what the Tigers are coming off of as they get ready to start the 2016 season.

Last season the Tigers started 2-0, then lost four straight, before finishing the season on that 10 game winning streak. Timorrius Conner, and his 3,086 passing yards and 25 passing touchdowns from a season ago, won’t be back. The Tiger program, however, usually finds it’s man at the quarterback spot.

IMPACT PLAYER

quotes It feels great to know that we are back-to-back champions. Now that everybody is gunning for us we just have to keep hitting the gas and take on every opponent one game at a time to get a three-peat. We have a very young quarterback, Maliek Stallings. He is showing a lot of improvement. Clayton Knight, QB

Tyrone Shorter

23

points that Noxubee County allowed to St. Stanislaus in the state championship game was the third lowest total of their season.

10

straight games is the winning streak Noxubee ended the season on and will ride into this fall.


TEAM PREVIEW SENATOBIA

WARRIORS IMPACT PLAYER

COACH: BROOKS OAKLEY

2015 RECORD: 10-2

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ LAKE CORMORANT @ HARDING ACADEMY VS. INDEPENDENCE @ CHARLESTON VS. WATER VALLEY @ NEW ALBANY VS. RIPLEY VS. BYHALIA @ LAFAYETTE VS. ROSA FORT

Travis Tucker WR, 2017

Maurice Toney

NOTES

quotes This summer Senatobia has been impressive in 7-on-7 competition against other teams. It appears they are on the verge of another big time season, even with a new head coach at the helm in Brooks Oakley. Cooper Stevens threw for 1,467 yards, with his 24 touchdowns, in 2015, and it appears that he is ready to take that step to the next level alongside Tucker. The Warriors held the first 11 opponents they faced in 2015 to 19 points or less, including six games allowing seven points or less. They gave up 34 to Kosciusko in their playoff demise. New head coach Brooks Oakley comes to Senatobia from Starkville, where he was the defensive coordinator. He will look to follow the success that Michael Fair, who will be an opponent at Lafayette, experienced last fall.

First game of the season we are playing against a DANDY DOZEN receiver(Brandon Smith - Lake Cormorant) and of course SENATOBIA WARRIORS will always be the underdog on paper but I think we proved our point last year. Travis Tucker, WR

Cooper Stevens

Tucker was more than steady last season, catching a touchdown pass in 11 of the 12 games he played in. His 12 scoring receptions and 17.2 yards per catch were impressive in 2015, but he’s already been more impressive in 2016. This summer has proved to be a statement from Tucker that he is ready to burst onto the scene as a superstar this fall. His versatility might be his best asset, as also made 68 tackles and intercepted two passes on defense last season.

17 passes were intercepted by the Warrior defense in 2015. They were able to go get the ball at a high rate.

4.92 Quarterback Cooper Stevens threw a touchdown per every 4.92 completions in 2015.

8 different defenders intercepted a pass last season


TEAM PREVIEW LAFAYETTE

COMMODORES

L 5

COACH: MICHAEL FAIR

2015 RECORD: 10-3

players recorded multiple interceptions for the Commodores in 2015.

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/06 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. HORN LAKE @ GRENADA @ OXFORD VS. LOUISVILLE VS. CHARLESTON @ RIPLEY VS. ROSA FORT @ NEW ALBANY VS. SENATOBIA @ BYHALIA

31 of 46 rushing touchdowns for the offense a season ago are gone.

3

The Commodores produced 3 separate winnings streaks of two games or more in 2015.

NOTES

Patrick Shegog

IMPACT PLAYER

Losing Tyrell Price leaves a big hole for the Commodore offense and places a lot of responsibility on rising senior quarterback Will Ard.

Tay Reed LB, 2017

Ard, who is mobile, rushed for over 100 yards last season. Tay Tay Owens and Jamarcus Quarles return, and they both rushed for more than 200 yards last season. The passing game could shine more this seaon, though. Amani Johnson will serve the Dore defense well as will be after quarterbacks all season. He was impressive at the Fortius Project on April 30th at ICC. New head coach Michael Fair defeated this Commodore team last season by the closest of margins, 20-19.

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Tyler Williams

quotes My ultimate goal is to go play for a state championship. Will Ard, QB

Amani Johnson

Quin Jones played his final down for Lafayette in 2015 and this fall his production has to be replaced. Reed is the man with the expanded opportunity due to the graduation of Jones. Last season Reed finished with 96 tackles, including four games with double digit tackles, two quarterback hurries, two pass deflections, two fumble recoveries and an interception. Bet on a big season for him under new head coach Michael Fair.


TEAM PREVIEW HOUSTON

HILLTOPPERS COACH: TYRONE SHORTER

2015 RECORD: 12-4

Urriah Shephard Athlete, 2017

2016 SCHEDULE

NOTES

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ PONTOTOC VS. CALHOUN CITY VS. OKOLONA @ EAST WEBSTER @ CHOCTAW COUNTY VS. EUPORA @ CALEDONIA VS. KOSCIUSKO VS. LEAKE CENTRAL VS. LOUISVILLE @ NOXUBEE COUNTY

Shephard could be positionally classified simply as a playmaker. He proved that in 2015 as he led the Hilltoppers with 1,127 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. Additionally, he found success as a passer from the quarterback position to the tune of 547 yards and four scores. He didn’t stop there, though, even catching seven passes for 52 yards. This fall is going to be a big time campaign for Shephard, new head coach Ty Hardin and the Houston football program and community. Much of that is because of the talents of Shephard.

Urriah Shephard

Houston could have the best pass rush in the state this fall. Walker, though greatly undersized for playing on the defensive line at all, plays on the interior and is a monster. Taylor Baskin and Shepard will guide the offense and also look to be better through the air this season. All time pick leader in Mississippi history, Denver McQuary, who has been a regular contributor for the program for the previous four seasons, is not returning this fall. In 2015 the Toppers were eliminated in the North semifinals by Noxubee County. However, Houston appears more equipped than the Tigers to make a run this season.

IMPACT PLAYER

40 sacks combined between Luke Hancock, Johnta Walker and Omario Johnson will be coming back in 2016. Johnta Walker

Jalon Gates

2

players for the Hilltoppers picked off five or more passes in 2015, but neither return this fall.

quotes The town deserves a winner and these players deserve to be winners and that is a direct correlation. Ty Hardin, Head Coach

0

Ty Hardin

players passed for even 550 yards in 2015 and only one player, Shephard, rushed for over 1,000 yards. There are multiple contributors for the Houston offense. 81 | SES The Magazine


TEAM PREVIEW PONTOTOC

WARRIORS COACH: JEFF CARTER

2015 RECORD: 6-5

6

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. HOUSTON @ KOSSUTH VS. NEW ALBANY VS. WATER VALLEY @ NORTH PONTOTOC @ RIPLEY VS. CORINTH @ AMORY @ TISHOMINGO COUNTY VS. ITAWAMBA AG @ SHANNON

wins for the Warriors in 2015 was double their win total from 2014.

6 pass catchers with at least 150 receiving yards a season ago return for the Warriors in 2016.

2

NOTES

Patrick Shegog

players with more than 100 tackles in 2015 will return to the Pontotoc defense this season.

Austin Morphis missed much of last season, but should be a playmaker in 2016 whether it be taking a handoff, catching a pass or even on the defensive side of the ball.

IMPACT PLAYER

Caleb Triplett was just a freshman for the Warriors last fall, but he made it difficult for opponents to find success through the air on his side. He could make an argument as one of the best in Mississippi this season. Jacob Carter, Cooper Knight, Jerrick Ray, Lane McGregor, Dawson Ruth, Brandon Hale, McKinley Windham and many others will provide excellent leadership for the Warrior program this fall. 4A region one is always competitive and this year will be no different. Amory, Itawamba, Shannon, Corinth and Tishomingo County will be fighting tooth and nail with Pontotoc for the division crown. 82 | SES The Magazine

Jacob Carter LB, 2017

quotes We are looking for number one in our division and hopefully a state championship. We are going to accomplish a lot. Austin Morphis, ATH

Carter will enter his senior season healthy. As simple as that sounds, it is a blessing to the injury-riddled veteran signal caller. Additionally, with his knee injuries now behind him, he and the entire Warrior program are hopeful he can impact the offense with his mobility and athleticism. However, he will have more than enough weapons around him in 2016 to lead Pontotoc to a division crown and a playoff run.


TEAM PREVIEW

POPLARVILLE

HORNETS

TEAM PREVIEW PURVIS

TORNADOES

IMPACT PLAYER Jesse Pernell COACH: PERRY WHEAT COACH: JAY BEECH

2015 RECORD: 7-5

2016 SCHEDULE VS. ENTERPRISE @ WESSON @ WEST LINCOLN VS. CHOCTAW CENTRAL VS. RICHTON @ NEWTON VS. PURVIS @ COLUMBIA @ POPLARVILLE VS. FOREST COUNTY AG VS. GREENE COUNTY

2015 RECORD: 7-5

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 09/02 09/08 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

NOTES

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

Pernell was a workhorse for the Hornets in 2015, rushing for over six yards per carry with over 200 carries. He totaled 1,269 and 15 scores on the ground last season. His high came in a loss to Forrest County Ag when he went for 198 yards, while his four rushing touchdowns against Hancock were the most rushing touchdowns he put up in one game. With rising junior Austin Bolton also set to be focal point for the Poplarville rushing attack, Pernell should remain fresh and potentially dangerous in other areas.

@ RIDGELAND VS. PROVINE @ FOREST HILL VS. TERRY @ STARKVILLE @ CLINTON S. NORTHWEST RANKIN @ GREENVILLE VS. MADISON CENTRAL VS. MURRAH @ WARREN CENTRAL

John Bolton appears poised to explode this fall and Purvis is better because he’s their running back. He showed well at two separate Fortius Project camps this summer. Conner Cook was another Tornado that made it to the Fortius Project at Biloxi and he figures to help the team on both sides of the ball in 2016.

NOTES

Purvis will put themselves in a position to make waves in the playoffs if they can repeat a 5-0 run through division play this season, as they did in 2015. Poplarville returns a formidable pass rush returning, headed up by Jamerrick Waller and Chad Hart.

quotes

Jesse Pernell and Austin Bolton could be the state’s most feared rushing duo in 2016. Three of the five losses in 2015 for the Hornets came at the hands of a 6A foe in St. Martin, 5A foe Pearl River Central and 4A south champ St. Stanislaus. In fact, the loss to the Roc-a-Chaws eliminated them.

We are the best team in the South. No one wants it more than we do Ja’Merrick Waller Sr., DL/LB

quotes The bond between me and my teammates is very special. We are going to have an edge over everybody because we all play together. Coach Perry Wheat is always talking about leadership and I think that is a big part of leadership. John Bolton, RB

Jon Bolton

IMPACT PLAYER CJ Bolar ATH, 2017

Bolar proved at the final Fortius Project of the summer on June 4th at Biloxi that his production last season is just a teaser to what he is going to do for the Tornadoes. He spent time at running back, receiver and defensive back for Purvis in 2015. He led the team with 530 receiving yards last season, but he showed at Fortius that his skill set can make him a superstar at safety. His length, athleticism and jumping ability makes him dangerous at receiver. The same things make him a great safety, too, combined with his instincts and physical advantages for the position.

2

208.9

ball carriers went for over 1,250 yards on the ground last season and 15 touchdowns each. Both return for this season

Rushing yards per game in 2015 can be credited to a solid stable of backs. Four different players rushed for 300+ yards last season. 83 | SES The Magazine


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

4A - REGION 1 AMORY

A

PANTHERS COACH: ALLEN GLENN

2015 RECORD: 5-7

CORINTH

WARRIORS COACH: DOUG JONES

2015 RECORD: 8-4

C

ITAWAMBA AGRICULTURAL

INDIANS

COACH: CLINT HOOTS

2015 RECORD: 7-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

VS. DESOTO CENTRAL 08/19 @ SALTILLO 08/26 @ ABERDEEN 09/02 VS. NEW ALBANY 09/09 @ CENTER HILL 09/16 VS. NORTHPOINT CHRISTIAN 09/23 @ ITAWAMBA AG 09/30 VS. PONTOTOC 10/07 VS. SHANNON 10/14 @ TISHOMINGO COUNTY 10/21 VS. CORINTH 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

PONTOTOC

WARRIORS COACH: JEFF CARTER

2015 RECORD: 6-5

P

VS. ABERDEEN @ TUPELO VS. RIPLEY @ BOONEVILLE @ NEW ALBANY VS. KOSSUTH @ PONTOTOC VS. TISHOMINGO COUNTY @ ITAWAMBA AG VS. SHANNON @ AMORY

SHANNON

RED RAIDERS COACH: DARRYL CARTER 2015 RECORD: 6-5

S

VS. RIPLEY @ NEW ALBANY VS. SALTILLO @ ABERDEEN @ KOSCIUSKO VS. AMORY @ SHANNON VS. CORINTH @ PONTOTOC VS. TISHOMINGO COUNTY

TISHOMINGO COUNTY

BRAVES

COACH: PRESTON LEATHERS

2015 RECORD: 3-8

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. HOUSTON @ KOSSUTH VS. NEW ALBANY VS. WATER VALLEY @ NORTH PONTOTOC @ RIPLEY VS. CORINTH @ AMORY @ TISHOMINGO COUNTY VS. ITAWAMBA AG @ SHANNON

@ CALEDONIA @ NETTLETON VS. TUPELO @ OKOLONA VS. ABERDEEN @ TISHOMINGO COUNTY VS. ITAWAMBA AG @ AMORY @ CORINTH VS. PONTOTOC

IA

TC

VS. MANTACHIE @ ALCORN CENTRAL VS. BELMONT @ KOSSUTH VS. BOONEVILLE @ CALEDONIA VS. SHANNON @ CORINTH VS. PONTOTOC VS. AMORY @ ITAWAMBA AG

REGION 2 BYHALIA

INDIANS COACH: KENDRICK SMITH

2015 RECORD: 2-7

B

LAFAYETTE

COMMODORES COACH: MICHAEL FAIR

2015 RECORD: 10-3

L

NEW ALBANY

BULLDOGS COACH: JAKE HILL

2015 RECORD: 4-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/06 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. HOLLY SPRINGS @ COAHOMA COUNTY @ LEWISBURG @ INDEPENDENCE VS. FAYETTE-WARE(TN) @ ROSA FORT VS. NEW ALBANY @ SENATOBIA VS. RIPLEY VS. LAFAYETTE

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VS. HORN LAKE @ GRENADA @ OXFORD VS. LOUISVILLE VS. CHARLESTON @ RIPLEY VS. ROSA FORT @ NEW ALBANY VS. SENATOBIA @ BYHALIA

NA

VS. BRUCE VS. ITAWAMBA AG @ PONTOTOC @ AMORY VS. CORINTH @ NORTH PONTOTOC VS. SENATOBIA @ BYHALIA VS. LAFAYETTE @ ROSA FORT VS. RIPLEY


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

RIPLEY

R

TIGERS COACH: CHAD COOK

2015 RECORD: 3-7

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ ITAWAMBA AG VS. NORTH PONTOTOC @ CORINTH VS. SALTILLO VS. PONTOTOC VS. LAFAYETTE @ SENATOBIA VS. ROSA FORT @ BYHALIA @ NEW ALBANY

ROSA FORT

LIONS

COACH: EIYESSIS DONALD

2015 RECORD: 9-3

RF

SENATOBIA

S

WARRIORS COACH: BROOKS OAKLEY

2015 RECORD: 10-2

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. NORTH PANOLA @ PALMER VS. EAST SIDE @ LEFLORE COUNTY VS. CLARKSDALE VS. BYHALIA @ LAFAYETTE @ RIPLEY VS. NEW ALBANY @ SENATOBIA

@ LAKE CORMORANT @ HARDING ACADEMY VS. INDEPENDENCE @ CHARLESTON VS. WATER VALLEY @ NEW ALBANY VS. RIPLEY VS. BYHALIA @ LAFAYETTE VS. ROSA FORT

REGION 3 CLEVELAND

WILDCATS COACH: KELLY CAUSEY

2015 RECORD: 6-5

C

GENTRY

RAMS COACH: GREGORY REDD

2015 RECORD: 6-5

G

GREENWOOD

G

BULLDOGS COACH: CLINTON GATEWOOD

2015 RECORD: 12-2

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/20 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. GRENADA @ WEST BOLIVAR VS. HORN LAKE VS. YAZOO COUNTY @ RULEVILLE CENTRAL @ EAST SIDE @ YAZOO CITY VS. GREENWOOD @ RAYMOND VS. GENTRY

@ GREENVILLE @ HOLMES CO CENTRAL VS. RULEVILLE CENTRAL @ CLARKSDALE VS. LEFLORE COUNTY VS. HUMPHREYS COUNTY @ RAYMOND VS. GREENWOOD VS. YAZOO CITY @ CLEVELAND

VS. LEFLORE COUNTY @ GRENADA @ CLARKSDALE VS. GREENVILLE @ AMANDA ELZY VS. YAZOO CITY @ GENTRY @ CLEVELAND VS. SHAW VS. RAYMOND

REGION 4 RAYMOND

RANGERS COACH: TONY BLACKSHEAR

2015 RECORD: 5-6

R

YAZOO CITY

INDIANS COACH: LYNN LANG 2015 RECORD: 2-8

YC

CALEDONIA

C

CONFEDERATES COACH: ANDY CROTWELL

2015 RECORD: 5-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/18 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/12 08/19 08/26 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ TERRY VS. MENDENHALL @ NEWTON COUNTY @ MORTON VS. WESSON @ CRYSTAL SPRINGS VS. GENTRY @ YAZOO CITY VS. CLEVELAND @ GREENWOOD

@ YAZOO COUNTY VS. HUMPHREYS COUNTY @ CANTON VS. VICKSBURG VS. HAZLEHURST @ SOUTH DELTA @ GREENWOOD VS. CLEVELAND VS. RAYMOND @ GENTRY

VS. PONTOTOC VS. SHANNON @ MOOREVILL @ OKOLONA VS. NEW HOPE VS. TISHOMINGO CO VS. HOUSTON @ LOUISVILLE @ KOSCIUSKO VS. NOXUBEE COUNTY @ LEAKE CENTRAL

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MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

6A Region 4 cont.

HOUSTON

H

HILLTOPPERS COACH: TY HARDIN 2015 RECORD: 9-5

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ PONTOTOC VS. CALHOUN CITY VS. OKOLONA @ EAST WEBSTER @ CHOCTAW COUNTY VS. EUPORA @ CALEDONIA VS. KOSCIUSKO VS. LEAKE CENTRAL VS. LOUISVILLE @ NOXUBEE COUNTY

KOSCIUSKO

K

WHIPPETS COACH: CHAD PETERSON

2015 RECORD: 10-3

LEAKE CENTRAL

GATORS COACH:JOHN SALLIS

2015 RECORD: 4-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. NESHOBA CENTRAL VS. NE LAUDERDALE VS. HOLMES CO CENTRAL @ FOREST VS. ITAWAMBA AG VS. NOXUBEE COUNTY @ HOUSTON VS. CALEDONIA @ LEAKE CENTRAL @ LOUISVILLE

LC

@ NEWTON COUNTY VS. LEAKE COUNTY VS. WEST LAUDERDALE @ CANTON @ SE LAUDERDALE VS. FOREST VS. LOUISVILLE @ NOXUBEE COUNTY @ HOUSTON VS. KOSCIUSKO VS. CALEDONIA

REGION 5 LOUISVILLE

WILDCATS COACH: M.C. MILLER

2015 RECORD: 8-5

L

NOXUBEE COUNTY

NC

TIGERS

COACH: TYRONE SHORTER

2015 RECORD: 12-4

MENDENHALL

TIGERS COACH: DURWOOD ANDERON

2015 RECORD: 7-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ NEW HOPE @ WEST POINT VS. KEMPER COUNTY @ PHILADELPHIA @ LAFAYETTE VS. AMANDA ELZY @ LEAKE CENTRAL VS. CALEDONIA VS. NOXUBEE COUNTY @ HOUSTON VS. KOSCIUSKO

NORTHEAST JONES

TIGERS

COACH: KEITH BRADDOCK

NEJ

@ STARKVILLE @ COLUMBUS VS. FOREST VS. MERIDIAN @ WEST POINT VS. KEMPER COUNTY @ KOSCIUSKO VS. LEAKE CENTRAL @ LOUISVILLE @ CALEDONIA VS. HOUSTON

NORTHEAST LAUDERDALE

TROJANS

COACH: CURT BLACKBURN

NEL

VS. FLORENCE @ RAYMOND VS. GERMANTOWN @ NEWTON VS. PURVIS @ MAGEE @ NEWTON COUNTY @ NE LAUDERDALE VS. WEST LAUDERDALE @ NORTHEAST JONES VS. QUITMAN

NEWTON COUNTY

COUGARS

COACH: GENE MITCHELL

2015 RECORD: 7-4

2015 RECORD: 5-6

2015 RECORD: 6-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/27

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ WEST JONES @ BAY SPRINGS @ SOUTH JONES VS. HEIDELBERG VS. TAYLORSVILLE VS. NE LAUDERDALE @ WEST LAUDERDALE VS. QUITMAN VS. MENDENHALL @ NEWTON COUNTY

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VS JACKSON ACADEMY @ KOSCIUSKO VS. SE LAUDERDALE @ FOREST @ FLORENCE @ NORTHEAST JONES VS. MENDENHALL @ NEWTON COUNTY @ QUITMAN VS. WEST LAUDERDALE

M

NC

VS. LEAKE CENTRAL @ NESHOBA CENTRAL VS. RAYMOND @ SE LAUDERDALE VS. UNION @ RICHLAND VS. MENDENHALL @ QUITMAN VS. NE LAUDERDALE @ WEST LAUDERDALE VS. NORTHEAST JONES


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

QUITMAN

PANTHERS COACH: CHAD COOK

2015 RECORD: 3-7

Q

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ ITAWAMBA AG VS. NORTH PONTOTOC @ CORINTH VS. SALTILLO VS. PONTOTOC VS. LAFAYETTE @ SENATOBIA VS. ROSA FORT @ BYHALIA @ NEW ALBANY

LAWRENCE COUNTY

COUGARS COACH: JAYMIE PALMER

2015 RECORD: 13-2

LC

WEST LAUDERDALE

KNIGHTS

COACH: STAN MCCAIN

2015 RECORD: 9-3

WL

REGION 6 FLORENCE

F

EAGLES COACH: STEVE PRUETT

2015 RECORD: 6-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/27

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. GREENE COUNTY VS. MORTON @ NESHOBA CENTRAL @ LEAKE CENTRAL VS. WINONA @ SE LAUDERDALE VS. QUITMAN VS. NORTHEAST JONES @ MENDENHALL VS. NEWTON COUNTY @ NE LAUDERDALE

MCCOMB

TIGERS COACH: MALCOLM JONES

2015 RECORD: 8-3

M

@ MENDENHALL VS. CRYSTAL SPRINGS VS. MCLAURIN @ SCOTT CENTRAL VS. MORTON VS. NE LAUDERDALE @ RICHLAND VS. NORTH PIKE @ MCCOMB @ SOUTH PIKE VS. LAWRENCE COUNTY

NORTH PIKE

NP

JAGUARS COACH: CHRIS SMITH

2015 RECORD: 9-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/18 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. MAGEE VS. WEST MARION @ BROOKHAVEN VS. PRENTISS VS. FRANKLIN COUNTY @ SEMINARY @ NORTH PIKE @ MCCOMB VS. SOUTH PIKE VS. RICHLAND @ FLORENCE

VS. COLUMBIA VS. HARRISON CENTRAL @ TYLERTOWN VS. BROOKHAVEN @ PORT GIBSON @ SOUTH PIKE VS. LAWRENCE COUNTY VS. FLORENCE @ NORTH PIKE @ RICHLAND

VS. PURVIS @ TYLERTOWN @ FRANKLIN COUNTY VS WILKINSON COUNTY @ COLUMBIA VS. LAWRENCE COUNTY @ FLORENCE @ RICHLAND VS. MCCOMB VS SOUTH PIKE

REGION 7 RICHLAND

RANGERS COACH: JASON COOK

2015 RECORD: 1-10

R

SOUTH PIKE

EAGLES COACH: JOHN CULPEPPER

2015 RECORD: 2-8

SP

COLUMBIA

C

WILDCATS COACH: JAMES HARVEY

2015 RECORD: 4-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/20 10/28

@ PEARL VS. PELAHATCHIE @ YAZOO COUNTY @ MCLAURIN @ LAKE VS. NEWTON COUNTY VS. FLORENCE @ SOUTH PIKE VS. NORTH PIKE @ LAWRENCE COUNTY VS. MCCOMB

VS. FRANKLIN COUNTY @ AMITE COUNTY VS. TYLERTOWN @ PORT GIBSON VS. MCCOMB VS. RICHLAND @ LAWRENCE COUNTY VS. FLORENCE @ NORTH PIKE

@ MCCOMB VS. EAST MARION @ WEST MARION VS. NORTH PIKE @ FOREST COUNTY AG VS. SUMRALL VS. PURVIS @ GREENE COUNTY @ POPLARVILLE

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MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

6A Region 7 cont.

FOREST COUNTY AGRICULTURAL

AGGIES COACH: LEE SULLIVAN 2015 RECORD: 4-8

FCA

WILDCATS COACH: JOHNNY AINSWORTH

2015 RECORD: 1-9

2016 SCHEDULE VS. PEARL RIVER CENTRAL @ BASSFIELD @ STONE @ NORTH FORREST VS. WEST MARION VS. COLUMBIA @ POPLARVILLE VS. GREENE COUNTY @ SUMRALL VS. PURVIS

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

GREENE COUNTY

GC

POPLARVILLE

HORNETS COACH: JAY BEECH

2015 RECORD: 7-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/20 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ WEST LAUDERDALE @ GEORGE COUNTY VS. EAST CENTRAL VS. MOSS POINT VS. VANCLEAVE VS. POPLARVILLE @ PURVIS @ FORREST COUNTY AG VS. COLUMBIA @ SUMRALL

P

@ ST. MARTIN @ PEARL RIVER CENTRAL @ LUMBERTON VS. STONE VS. HANCOCK @ GREENE COUNTY VS. FORREST COUNTY AG VS. SUMRALL @ PURVIS VS. COLUMBIA

REGION 8 PURVIS

TORNADOES COACH: PERRY WHEAT

2015 RECORD: 7-5

P

SUMRALL

BOBCATS COACH: TYRONE SHORTER

2015 RECORD: 12-4

S

BAY

TIGERS COACH: BENJI FOREMAN

2015 RECORD: 4-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ NORTH PIKE @ SEMINARY VS. BASSFIELD @ MENDENHALL VS. EAST CENTRAL @ SUMRALL VS. GREENE COUNTY @ COLUMBIA VS. POPLARVILLE @ FOREST COUNTY AG

EAST CENTRAL

HORNETS COACH: SETH SMITH 2015 RECORD: 7-5

EC

VS. ENTERPRISE @ WESSON @ WEST LINCOLN VS. CHOCTAW CENTRAL VS. RICHTON @ NEWTON VS. PURVIS @ COLUMBIA @ POPLARVILLE VS. FOREST COUNTY AG VS. GREENE COUNTY

MOSS POINT

TIGERS COACH: WILLIE BROWN

2015 RECORD: 7-6

MP

@ WEST HARRISON VS. TAYLORSVILLE VS. HANCOCK @ RICHTON VS. ST. PATRICK @ PASS CHRISTIAN VS. ST. STANISLAUS @ VANCLEAVE @ EAST CENTRAL VS. MOSS POINT

PASS CHRISTIAN

PIRATES

COACH: KENNETH WITTMAN

2015 RECORD: 5-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 VS. ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL(AL) 08/26 VS. STONE 09/02 @ GREENE COUNTY 09/09 @ QUITMAN 09/16 VS. ST. MARTIN 09/23 @ PURVIS 09/30 @ MOSS POINT 10/07 VS. PASS CHRISTIAN 10/14 @ ST. STANISLAUS 10/21 VS. BAY 10/28 VS. VANCLEAVE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

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@ PASCAGOULA VS. GAUTIER @ HARRISON CENTRAL @ GREENE COUNTY VS. LONG BEACH VS. EAST CENTRAL VS. VANCLEAVE @ PASS CHRISITAN VS. ST. STANISLAUS @ BAY

B

PC

@ HANCOCK VS. RESURRECTION @ SOUTH JONES @ WEST HARRISON VS. WEST LINCOLN VS. BAY @ EAST CENTRAL VS. MOSS POINT VS. VANCLEAVE @ ST. STANISLAUS


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

6A Region 8 cont.

ST. STANISLAUS

ROCK-A-CHAWS COACH: BILL CONIDES 2015 RECORD: 11-4

SSC

VANCLEAVE

BULLDOGS COACH: LAVON CAPERS

2015 RECORD: 7-8

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

@ BILOXI 08/19 VS. ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL(AL) 08/26 VS. LONG BEACH 09/02 @ BROTHER MARTIN(LA) 09/09 @ D’IBERVILLE 09/16 @ VANCLEAVE 09/30 @ BAY 10/07 VS. EAST CENTRAL 10/14 @ MOSS POINT 10/21 VS. PASS CHRISTIAN 10/28

08/19 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

V

VS. STONE @ GAUTIER VS. LONG BEACH @ GREENE COUNTY VS. NORTHVIEW(FL) VS. ST. STANISLAUS @ MOSS POINT VS. BAY @ PASS CHRISTIAN @ EAST CENTRAL

2016 SCHEDULES

4A


3A

BREAKDOWN REGION 1

REGION 2

REGION 3

ALCORN CENTRAL BELMONT BENTON COUNTY BOONEVILLE KOSSUTH NEW SITE

CHARLESTON HOLLY SPRINGS INDEPENDENCE M.S. PALMER NORTH PANOLA WATER VALLEY

AMANDA ELZY EAST SIDE HUMPHREYS COUNTY RULEVILLE VELMA JACKSON YAZOO COUNTY

REGION 4

REGION 5

REGION 6

ABERDEEN HATLEY MOOREVILLE NETTLETON NORTH PONTOTOC SOUTH PONTOTOC

CHOCTAW CENTRAL CHOCTAW COUNTY FOREST KEMPER COUNTY PHILADELPHIA SE LAUDERDALE

CRYSTAL SPRINGS MAGEE MCLAURIN MORTON RALEIGH ST. ANDREWS

REGION 7

REGION 8

FRANKLIN COUNTY HAZLEHURST JEFFERSON COUNTY PORT GIBSON WESSON WILKINSON COUNTY

COLLINS PERRY CENTRAL SEMINARY ST. PATRICK TYLERTOWN WEST MARION

PLAYERS TO WATCH TYRESE BELL TRAYVEON CRAIG KEONTE’ BEE TIM STEWARD DUQUAN TILLMAN DEMARCO DAVIS ERIC CLARK JR. D’ANTHONY O’NEAL JALEY ADAMS RJ HOPKINS TYRIQUE MCAFEE DD BOWIE FREDDIE HARTZ LANE BAILEY

ATH ATH ATH MLB DL DL QB ATH RB WR QB ATH LB QB

2017 2018 2018 2018 2017 2017 2017 2018 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2018

BOONEVILLE EAST SIDE FRANKLIN COUNTY HAZLEHURST HAZLEHURST INDEPENDENCE KEMPER COUNTY KEMPER COUNTY KOSSUTH MAGEE MAGEE MORTON MORTON MORTON

COLETON AUSBERN ZAY CULLENS COURTNEY SMITH KRIS MONCRIEF CALVIN BOYLAND ADRIAN MILLER TRAVION JONES ANTHONY JUAN KENNY GAINWELL GUS NAVE MALIK HICKMAN JEREMIAH ROBINSON WOODY VOWELL CAMERON MILLER

2015 CHAMPION: COLLINS

SES PREDICTIONS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DD BOWIE, MORTON COACH OF THE YEAR: CHRIS JONES, KEMPER COUNTY 2016 CHAMPIONS: KEMPER COUNTY POSSIBLE SPOILERS: RALEIGH, NORTH PONTOTOC, CHARLESTON, COLLINS, HAZLEHURST, FOREST, MORTON 90 | SES The Magazine

QB ATH RB ATH DB QB ATH WR ATH ATH RB WR QB DL

2018 2017 2018 2018 2019 2017 2017 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2017 2018

NETTLETON NORTH PONTOTOC PHILADELPHIA RALEIGH SEMINARY WEST MARION WILKINSON COUNTY WILKINSON COUNTY YAZOO COUNTY KEMPER COUNTY PHILADELPHIA CHOCTAW CENTRAL CHOCTAW COUNTY CHOCTAW COUNTY


TEAM PREVIEW COLLINS

TIGERS IMPACT PLAYER

COACH: ERIC BOOTH

2015 RECORD: 15-1

2016 SCHEDULE

Martevious Washington

@ BILOXI 08/19 VS. ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL(AL) 08/26 VS. LONG BEACH 09/02 @ BROTHER MARTIN(LA) 09/09 @ D’IBERVILLE 09/16 @ VANCLEAVE 09/30 @ BAY 10/07 VS. EAST CENTRAL 10/14 @ MOSS POINT 10/21 VS. PASS CHRISTIAN 10/28

ATH, 2017 Washington wore many hats for the Tigers in 2015. He started on defense, was a key return man on special teams and also spent time in the backfield and at wide receiver. With the loss of several key players to graduation, Washington’s role will increase even more in 2016.

NOTES

Martavious Washington

New head coach Eric Booth takes control of the back-to-back 3A Champion Tigers but this team is going to look a little different in 2016. Nearly everywhere you looked in 2015 were seniors for the Champion Tigers meaning the 2016 season will be the year of new faces. All key positions for the Tigers will be new in 2016. Losing players like Detric and Derrik Hawthorn and Calvin Keys will be the biggest hill to climb.

2 Championships in a row for Collins

86 yards rushing by Rakeiran Easterling is the most by any returning Tiger. 91 | SES The Magazine


TEAM PREVIEW CHARLESTON

TIGERS COACH: SCOTT MARTIN

IMPACT PLAYER

2015 RECORD: 13-3

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

Tre Truly

VS WEST BOLIVER VS OLIVE BRANCH @ LEFLORE COUNTY VS SENATOBIA @ LAFAYETTE @ WATER VALLEY VS NORTH PANOLA @ HOLLY SPRINGS @ MS PALMER VS INDEPENDENCE

QB, 2017

Truly got his feet wet in 2015 and did so with success. His 860 passing yards on just 37 completions shows his big play capability and his 220 yards rushing show that he can hurt defenses with his legs. Look for a breakout season in 2016.

NOTES

Tre Truly

Fred Hervey

The Tigers have put together several great seasons in a row. The past two have ended in absolute heartbreak at the hands of Collins. With an experienced quarterback returning and several key skill players back, the Tigers’ offense should hit the ground running in 2016. Leading tackler Jonathan Jones returns to the Tigers’ defense. He was a ball hawk in 2015. Cody Friday got to the quarterback eight times in 2015 and will be gunning for signal callers again all season long.

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23.2 yards per completion by qb Truly in 2015

Rico Bradford Rickey Sutton

32.3 yards per catch by speedy wide out Dequan Street in 2015

65

wins over the past five seasons for Charleston


dd bowie MORTON

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MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

3A - REGION 1 ALCORN CENTRAL

BEARS

COACH: BRANDON CHERRY

2015 RECORD: 2-9

AC

BELMONT

CARDINALS COACH: KERRY MOODY

2015 RECORD: 3-9

B

BOONVILLE

BLUE DEVILS COACH: MIKE MATTOX

2015 RECORD: 8-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/01 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS BIGGERSVILLE VS TISHOMINGO COUNTY @ WALNUT @ HATLEY VS EAST UNION @ MANTACHIE @ BOONEVILLE VS HICKORY FLAT @ KOSSUTH VS NEW SITE @ BELMONT

VS SMITHVILLE @ MANTACHIE @ TISHOMINGO COUNTY VS SOUTH PONTOTOC VS RED BAY (AL) @ HICKORY FLAT VS KOSSUTH @ NEW SITE @ BOONEVILLE VS ALCORN CENTRAL

B

VS WALNUT @ BALDWYN VS NETTLETON VS CORINTH @ TISHOMINGO COUNTY VS ALCORN CENTRAL @ NEW SITE VS BENTON COUNTY VS BELMONT @ KOSSUTH

REGION 2 KOSSUTH

AGGIES COACH: BRIAN KELLY

2015 RECORD: 11-2

K

NEW SITE

ROYALS COACH: MATT STACY 2015 RECORD: 0-10

NS

CHARLESTON

TIGERS COACH: SCOTT MARTIN

2015 RECORD: 13-3

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ INDEPENDENCE VS PONTOTOC @ BALDWYN VS TISHOMINGO COUNTY VS NETTLETON @ CORINTH VS NEW SITE @ BELMONT VS ALCORN CENTRAL @ ASHLAND VS BOONEVILLE

HOLLY SPRINGS

HAWKS

COACH: DONALD DEANS

2015 RECORD: 2-9

HS

VS. THRASHER @ BIGGERSVILLE VS MOOREVILLE @ WALNUT @ EAST UNION @ KOSSUTH VS BOONEVILLE VS BELMONT @ ALCORN CENTRAL VS HICKORY FLAT

INDEPENDENCE

WILDCATS COACH: RICHARD RUSSO

2015 RECORD: 6-6

I

VS WEST BOLIVER VS OLIVE BRANCH @ LEFLORE COUNTY VS SENATOBIA @ LAFAYETTE @ WATER VALLEY VS NORTH PANOLA @ HOLLY SPRINGS @ MS PALMER VS INDEPENDENCE

M.S. PALMER

DRAGONS COACH: DAMIAN DAVIS

2015 RECORD: 5-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/27

08/19 08/26 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ BYHALIA @ LAKE CORMORANT VS MARSHALL ACADEMY VS MEMPHIS CENTRAL VS INDEPENDENCE @ MS PALMER VS CHARLESTON @ WATER VALLEY VS NORTH PANOLA

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VS KOSSUTH VS PORT GIBSON @ SENATOBIA VS BYHALIA @ MOOREVILLE VS STRAYHORN @ HOLLY SPRINGS VS WATER VALLEY VS MS PALMER @ NORTH PONTOTOC @ CHARLESTON

C

P

@ COAHOMA COUNTY VS ROSA FORT VS SIMMONS VS COAHOMA AG VS O’BANNON @ NORTH PANOLA VS HOLLY SPRINGS @ INDEPENDENCE VS CHARLESTON VS WATER VALLEY


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

NORTH PANOLA

COUGARS COACH:CARL DIFFIE

2015 RECORD: 5-6

NP

WATER VALLEY

BLUE DEVILS COACH: BRAD EMBRY

2015 RECORD: 7-6

WV

REGION 3 AMANDA ELZY

AE

PANTHERS COACH: ANDREW DAVIS

2015 RECORD: 1-10

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ ROSA FORT VS COAHOMA AG VS BENTON COUNTY @ OBANNON @ MANASSAS VS MS PALMER @ CHARLESTON VS WATER VALLEY VS INDEPENDENCE @ HOLLY SPRINGS

EAST SIDE

TROJANS COACH: KENDRICK WOODARD

2015 RECORD: 9-5

ES

@ EUPORA @ COFFEEVILLE VS CALHOUN CITY @ PONTOTOC @ SENATOBIA VS WINONA VS CHARLESTON @ INDEPENDENCE @ NORTH PANOLA VS HOLLY SPRINGS VS MS PALMER

HUMPHREYS CO.

COWBOYS COACH: HOMER BODY

2015 RECORD: 3-9

HC

@ LELAND @ LEFLORE COUNTY VS KENNEDY VS COAHOMA VS GREENWOOD @ LOUISVILLE VS YAZOO COUNTY @ VELMA JACKSON VS EAST SIDE @ RULEVILLE CENTRAL VS HUMPHREYS COUNTY

RULEVILLE CENTRAL

R

TIGERS

COACH: JERRY WALKER

2015 RECORD: 3-8

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ SHAW VS KENNEDY @ ROSA FORT @ WEST BOLIVAR VS BROAD STREET VS CLEVELAND VS VELMA JACKSON @ HUMPHREYS COUNTY @ AMANDA ELZY VS YAZOO COUNTY @ RULEVILLE CENTRAL

VS SIMMONS @ YAZOO CITY VS LELAND VS SHAW VS SOUTH DELTA @ GENTRY @ RULEVILLE CENTRAL VS EAST SIDE @ YAZOO COUNTY VS VELMA JACKSON @ AMANDA ELZY

@ PHILADELPHIA VS BROAD STREET @ GENTRY @ OBANNON VS CLEVELAND VS HUMPHREYS COUNTY @ YAZOO COUNTY @ VELMA JACKSON VS AMANDA ELZY VS EAST SIDE

REGION 4 VELMA JACKSON

FALCONS

COACH: CEDRICK WILDER

2015 RECORD: 5-6

VJ

YAZOO COUNTY

PANTHERS COACH: QUENTIN EUELL

2015 RECORD: 9-4

YC

ABERDEEN

A

BULLDOGS COACH: ERIC SPANN

2015 RECORD: 11-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/21 10/28

08/18 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ CRYSTAL SPRINGS VS CANTON @ PELAHATCHIE @ PISGAH VS CALHOUN CITY @ EAST SIDE VS AMANDA ELZY @ HUMPHREYS COUNTY VS YAZOO COUNTY

VS YAZOO CITY @ GERMANTOWN VS RICHLAND @ CLEVELAND VS FOREST HILL @ AMANDA ELZY VS RULEVILLE CENTRAL VS HUMPHREYS COUNTY @ EAST SIDE @ VELMA JACKSON

@ CORINTH VS NEW HOPE VS AMORY @ CALHOUN CITY VS ITAWAMBA AG @ SHANNON VS MOOREVILLE @ HATLEY @ SOUTH PONTOTOC VS NORTH PONTOTOC @ NETTLETON

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MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

3A Region 4 cont.

HATLEY

TIGERS COACH: ZANE THOMAS

2015 RECORD: 5-6

H

MOOREVILLE

TROOPERS COACH: JOHN KEITH

2015 RECORD: 3-8

M

NETTLETON

TIGERS COACH: MIKE SCOTT

2015 RECORD: 3-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/20 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ POTTS CAMP VS SMITHVILLE @ HAMILTON VS ALCORN CENTRAL VS MANTACHIE VS HOULKA VS SOUTH PONTOTOC VS ABERDEEN @ NORTH PONTOTOC @ NETTLETON VS MOOREVILLE

@ BALDWYN VS CALEDONIA @ NEW SITE VS MANTACHIE VS INDEPENDENCE @ ABERDEEN @ NORTH PONTOTOC VS NETTLETON VS SOUTH PONTOTOC @ HATLEY

N

@ OKOLONA VS SHANNON @ BOONVILLE @ KOSSUTH VS NORTH PONTOTOC @ SOUTH PONTOTOC @ MOOREVILLE VS HATLEY VS ABERDEEN

REGION 5 NORTH PONTOTOC

VIKINGS

COACH: BRIAN SUTTON

2015 RECORD: 9-4

NP

SOUTH PONTOTOC

COUGARS COACH:MICHAEL BRADLEY

2015 RECORD: 2-9

SP

CHOCTAW CENTRAL

WARRIORS COACH: JEROD THOMPSON

2015 RECORD: 4-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/28

VS SALTILLO @ RIPLEY VS FALKNER @ BRUCE VS PONTOTOC VS NEW ALBANY @ NETTLETON VS MOOREVILLE VS HATLEY @ ABERDEEN @ SOUTH PONTOTOC

CHOCTAW COUNTY

CHARGERS COACH: ADAM DILLINGER

2015 RECORD: 4-8

CC

VS HAMILTON VS OKOLONA @ MANTACHIE @ BELMONT VS BRUCE @ EAST WEBSTER @ HATLEY VS NETTLETON VS ABERDEEN @ MOOREVILLE VS NORTH PONTOTOC

FOREST

BEARCATS COACH: JONATHAN WORRELL

2015 RECORD: 9-3

F

VS HEIDELBURG VS UNION @ CHEROKEE (NC) @ SUMRALL @ ENTERPRISE VS SE LAUDERDALE VS KEMPER COUNTY @ FOREST @ CHOCTAW COUNTY

KEMPER COUNTY

WILDCATS

COACH: CHRIS JONES

2015 RECORD: 11-3

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS PELAHATCHIE @ WINONA VS EAST WEBSTER @ EUPORA VS HOUSTON @ BRUCE @ KEMPER ACADEMY VS FOREST @ PHILADELPHIA VS SE LAUDERDALE VS CHOCTAW CENTRAL

96 | SES The Magazine

@ MORTON @ HAZLEHURST @ NOXUBEE COUNTY @ NE LAUDERDALE VS KOSCIUSKO @ LEAKE CENTRAL VS PHILADELPHIA @ CHOCTAW COUNTY VS CHOCTAW CENTRAL VS SE LAUDERDALE

CC

KC

VS COLUMBUS VS QUITMAN @ LOUISVILLE @ WEST FLORIDA @ NESHOBA CENTRAL @ NOXUBEE COUNTY @ CHOCTAW COUNTY @ SE LAUDERDALE VS FOREST @ PHILADELPHIA


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

PHILADELPHIA

TORNADOES COACH: TEDDY DYESS

2015 RECORD: 6-6

P

SOUTHEAST LAUDERDALE

TIGERS

COACH: CHARLES BLACK

2015 RECORD: 0-10

SL

REGION 6 CRYSTAL SPRINGS

CS

TIGERS

COACH: STEPHEN RICE

2015 RECORD: 2-10

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS RULEVILLE @ J Z GEORGE VS LOUISVILLE @ QUITMAN VS LEFLORE COUNTY @ FOREST @ SE LAUDERDALE VS CHOCTAW COUNTY @ CHOCTAW CENTRAL VS KEMPER COUNTY

MAGEE

TROJANS COACH: TIM COATS

2015 RECORD: 6-5

M

@ HEIDELBERG @ NE LAUDERDALE VS NEWTON COUNTY VS LEAKE CENTRAL VS WEST LAUDERDALE @ CHOCTAW CENTRAL VS PHILADELPHIA VS KEMPER COUNTY @ CHOCTAW COUNTY @ FOREST

MCLAURIN

TIGERS COACH: JOHNNY MILLS

2015 RECORD: 4-7

M

VS VELMA JACKSON @ FLORENCE VS SOUTH DELTA @ HAZLEHURST @ BAY SPRINGS VS RAYMOND @ RALEIGH VS MCLAURIN @ MORTON @ MAGEE VS ST. ANDREWS

MORTON

M

PANTHERS COACH: TY WEEMS

2015 RECORD: 0-11

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/18 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/18 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ LAWRENCE COUNTY VS HAZLEHURST @ WEST JONES VS MENDENHALL @ MORTON VS RALEIGH @ ST. ANDREWS VS CRYSTAL SPRINGS @ MCLAURIN

VS WESSON @ LOYD STAR @ FLORENCE VS RICHLAND @ ENTERPRISE @ PUCKETT VS ST. ANDREWS @ CRYSTAL SPRINGS @ RALEIGH VS MORTON VS MAGEE

VS FOREST @ WEST LAUDERDALE VS JEFFERSON COUNTY VS RAYMOND @ FLORENCE @ PELAHATCHIE VS MAGEE @ ST. ANDREWS VS CRYSTAL SPRINGS @ MCLAURIN VS RALEIGH

REGION 7 RALEIGH

LIONS COACH: JOHN STOCKSTILL

2015 RECORD: 10-3

R

ST. ANDREWS

SAINTS

COACH: DAVID BRADBERRY

2015 RECORD: 6-5

SA

FRANKLIN COUNTY

FC

BULLDOGS COACH: TREY WOODARD

2015 RECORD: 8-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/27

@ PUCKETT VS NEWTON VS MIZE @ TAYLORSVILLE VS SEMINARY @ BAY SPRINGS VS CRYSTAL SPRINGS @ MAGEE VS MCLAURIN VS ST. ANDREWS @ MORTON

@ PORTER’S CHAPEL VS RIVERSIDE @ PISGAH VS ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC VS ST. PATRICK @ MCLAURIN VS MORTON VS MAGEE @ RALEIGH @ CRYSTAL SPRINGS

@ BROOKHAVEN @ SOUTH PIKE VS NORTH PIKE VS LOYD STAR @ LAWRENCE CO VS TYLERTOWN VS WILKINSON CO @ HAZLEHURST @ PORT GIBSON VS WESSON VS JEFFERSON CO

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MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

3A Region 7 cont.

HAZLEHURST

INDIANS COACH: TODD MCDANIEL

2015 RECORD: 12-1

H

JEFFERSON COUNTY

TIGERS

COACH: JAMES HERRINGTON

2015 RECORD: 4-7

JC

PORT GIBSON

BLUE WAVES COACH: TREVOR PORTER

2015 RECORD: 2-9

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/27

08/19 08/26 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ CANTON VS FOREST @ MAGEE VS CRYSTAL SPRINGS @ YAZOO CITY @ WESSON VS FRANKLIN COUNTY VS WILKINSON COUNTY @ JEFFERSON COUNTY VS PORT GIBSON

@ MORTON @ SOUTH DELTA @ AMITE COUNTY VS PORT GIBSON @ WILKINSON COUNTY @ WESSON VS HAZLEHURST @ FRANKLIN COUNTY

PG

VS AMITE COUNTY @ INDEPENDENCE @ TERRY VS MCCOMB VS SOUTH PIKE @ JEFFERSON COUNTY VS WESSON VS FRANKLIN COUNTY @ WILKINSON COUNTY @ HAZLEHURST

REGION 8 WESSON

COBRAS COACH: JEREMY LOY

2015 RECORD: 3-8

W

WILKINSON COUNTY

WILDCATS COACH: KENNETH BROWN

2015 RECORD: 7-6

WC

COLLINS

TIGERS COACH: ERIC BOOTH

2015 RECORD: 15-1

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/18 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ MCLAURIN VS SUMRALL @ BOGUE CHITTO VS SEMINARY @ RAYMOND VS MOUNT OLIVE VS HAZLEHURST @ PORT GIBSON VS JEFFERSON COUNTY @ FRANKLIN COUNTY VS WILKINSON COUNTY

PERRY CENTRAL

BULLDOGS COACH: TODD LOWERY

2015 RECORD: 5-6

PC

VS AMITE COUNTY @ ZACHARY (LA) @ NORTH PIKE VS FERRIDAY (LA) @ FRANKLIN COUNTY VS JEFFERSON COUNTY @ HAZLEHURST VS PORT GIBSON @ WESSON

SEMINARY

BULLDOGS COACH: BRIAN RIALS

2015 RECORD: 6-6

F

VS WEST JONES VS PRENTISS @ HATTIESBURG @ BASSFIELD VS TAYLORSVILLE VS QUITMAN VS SEMINARY @ TYLERTOWN @ WEST MARION VS ST. PATRICK @ PERRY CENTRAL

ST. PATRICK

FIGHTING IRISH COACH: JIM BLOOMFIELD

2015 RECORD: 0-11

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/10 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/20 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ LUMBERTON VS PCS VS RICHTON @ RESURRECTION VS NORTH FORREST @ MIZE VS TYLERTOWN @ ST. PATRICK @ SEMINARY VS WEST MARION VS COLLINS

VS BASSFIELD VS PURVIS @ NORTH FORREST @ WESSON @ RALEIGH VS LAWRENCE COUNTY @ COLLINS VS WEST MARION VS PERRY CENTRAL @ TYLERTOWN VS ST. PATRICK

C

SP

@ RESURRECTION VS COLUMBIA ACADEMY @ VARNADO (LA) VS PUCKETT @ BAY @ ST. ANDREWS @ WEST MARION VS PERRY CENTRAL VS TYLERTOWN @ COLLINS @ SEMINARY


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

TYLERTOWN

CHIEFS COACH: OSBORNE HOLMES

2015 RECORD: 7-5

T

WEST MARION

TROJANS COACH: BRAD DUNCAN

2015 RECORD: 13-2

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/18 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS EAST MARION VS NORTH PIKE VS MCCOMB @ SOUTH PIKE @ FRANKLIN COUNTY @ PERRY CENTRAL VS COLLINS @ ST. PATRICK VS SEMINARY @ WEST MARION

WM

VS PCS @ LAWRENCE COUNTY @ EAST MARION VS COLUMBIA VS FORREST COUNTY VS PRENTISS VS ST. PATRICK @ SEMINARY VS COLLINS @ PERRY CENTRAL VS TYLERTOWN

2016 SCHEDULES

3A


2A

BREAKDOWN

REGION 1 BALDWYN EAST UNION H.W. BYERS MANTACHIE POTTS CAMP WALNUT

REGION 2 COAHOMA AHS COAHOMA COUNTY J.Z. GEORGE STRAYHORN WEST TALLAHATCHIE

REGION 3

REGION 6

LEFLORE COUNTY LELAND O’BANNON RIVERSIDE SOUTH DELTA WEST BOLIVAR

LAKE PELAHATCHIE PISGAH PUCKETT SCOTT CENTRAL MADISON ST. JOSEPH

REGION 4

REGION 7

BRUCE CALHOUN CITY EAST WEBSTER EUPORA OKOLONA WINONA

AMITE COUNTY BASSFIELD ENTERPRISE(LINCOLN) LOYD STAR PRENTISS WEST LINCOLN

REGION 5

REGION 8

LAKE PELAHATCHIE PISGAH PUCKETT SCOTT CENTRAL MADISON ST. JOSEPH

EAST MARION MIZE NORTH FORREST RICHTON TAYLORSVILLE Ron Thmpson

PLAYERS TO WATCH FELIX HAYES JIMMY TYES TICE BOWDRY RON THOMPSON JAYLIN JONES DAMERIOUS JONES DASHAWN CRAWFORD WALT MADDOX SHYE LINK WILSON LUKE DERRICK MOORE JUSTIN RANDLE JAY JIMISON PARKER FLOWERS LOGAN PETTIGO KELDRICK STOKES

ATH DL DL ATH RB ATH DL LB ATH LB ATH LB ATH ATH ATH ATH

2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017

BALDWYN BALDWYN BALDWYN BASSFIELD BAY SPRINGS BAY SPRINGS BAY SPRINGS BRUCE EAST WEBSTER EAST WEBSTER ENTERPRISE J.Z. GEORGE LAKE LOYD STAR MANTACHIE PELAHATCHIE

COLTON PIERCE TUCKER BOYKIN ZACK RICHARDSON JOJO GRAY ZACK BREWSTER TANNER WALDROP JANERIOUS JONES DON RAGSDALE DAYLEN JONES NATORIAN WATTS ARTEISE MYLES CADE BELL JOEL WILKINSON MONTAVIOUS JENKINS ZA’DARIUS MITCHELL NAYTHON VENSON

LB QB DL ATH DL RB DL ATH RB WR RB QB ATH ATH ATH ATH

2017 2017 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019

PISGAH TAYLORSVILLE BALDWYN CALHOUN CITY ENTERPRISE ENTERPRISE LAKE PISGAH RICHTON RICHTON SOUTH DELTA EAST UNION EAST UNION J.Z. GEORGE RICHTON SOUTH DELTA

2015 CHAMPION: BASSFIELD

SES PREDICTIONS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: RON THOMPSON - BASSFIELD COACH OF THE YEAR: MICHAEL GRAY - BALDWYN 2016 CHAMPIONS: BALDWYN POSSIBLE SPOILERS: BASSFIELD, BAY SPRINGS, EAST WEBSTER, SOUTH DELTA, TAYLORSVILLE, EAST UNION 100 | SES The Magazine


TEAM PREVIEW BASSFIELD

YELLOWJACKETS IMPACT PLAYER

COACH: LANCE MANCUSO

2015 RECORD: 14-2

2016 SCHEDULE

NOTES

08/12 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

Ron Thompson

Ron Thmpson

Athlete, 2017

In Thompson, Bassfield has a true playmaker with the ball in his hands. He is the projected 2A Player of the Year according to this very publication. He rushed for nearly 1,400 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. Additionally, he totaled 2,832 kickoff return yards, 30.5 yards per return. On defense he added 31 tackles, four quarterback hurries and two sacks. Expect to see the ball in his hands even more this fall.

@ TYLERTOWN @ SEMINARY VS. FORREST COUNTY @ PURVIS VS. COLLINS @ NICEVILLE @ EAST MARION @ WEST LINCOLN VS. ENTERPRISE @ AMITE COUNTY VS. LOYD STAR @ PRENTISS

Bassfield completed a 4-peat in Vaught-Hemingway stadium last December. They have truly dominated their classification over recent history.

Ricardo Boothe

11 Bassfield ended the season on an 11-game winning streak.

The Yellowjackets started 3-0 then lost two straight before going on their 11-game winning streak to win the game. The matchup against Collins and Purvis season is something to keep an eye on for this fall. Similar to the Pittsburg Steelers a few seasons ago, Bassfield will be aiming to get “one for the thumb,” aka five straight state championships.

Justin Ducksworth

12

times they score 30+ points against their opponents in 2015.

quotes

4

They say I’m too small, but my heart bigger than they whole team. Ron Thompson, Athlete

times the Yellowjackets reached 50+ points in a game last season.

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TEAM PREVIEW EAST WEBSTER

WOLVERINES

Luke Wilson

COACH: DOUG WILSON

2015 RECORD: 14-2

LB, 2017

Luke Wilson

2016 SCHEDULE

NOTES

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

Luke has a nose for the football and that was proven by his 158 tackles last season. He added a sack and an interception, as well. He is instinctual and has the physical tools to get to the ball once his mind reacts to what the offense is trying to do. Having a player like him in the middle of your defense allows everyone else to do their job well and feel good about it. He really sets the tone. He played some receiver last season, as well, and should help out there again this fall.

@ VARDAMAN VS. NOXAPATER @ CHOCTAW COUNTY VS. HOUSTON @ RAY BROOKS VS. SOUTH PONTOTOC @ CALHOUN CITY VS. WINONA VS. OKOLONA @ BRUCE @ EUPORA VS. HAMILTON

The Wolverine offense must find a replacement for Jack Wilson this season. If they do, then watch out, because Shye Link could be dangerous on the receiving end of some passes. A lot of production from the running game a season ago is lost, yes, but the ground attack is still sure to be solid for East Webster in 2016. 19 sacks a season ago wasn’t earthshattering, but many of those sacks return this fall and you have to expect progress from those guys. Luke Wilson takes pressure off the defensive linemen to go get the quarterback knowing he has their backs. This season the Wolverines have the talent to get back to the 2A state championship game, but it starts with finding a signal caller. If they have a player at that spot, they might be the prohibitive favorite.

IMPACT PLAYER

48 combined rushing touchdowns from Jack Wilson and Chase Keller in 2015 will not be back in 2016.

Miller Hancock

Shye Link

quotes We play as a team. We play for each other not for ourselves. It’s not that we like to win, it’s more that we don’t like to lose. Jacob Gordon, OL

3

sacks came from seniors in 2015, so 16 of the 19 total sacks in 2015 came from players who return this season.

16

passing touchdowns from a season go, all 16 for the Wolverines, came from Jack Wilson, who will not return to quarterback the team this fall due to graduation.


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MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

2A - REGION 1 BALDWYN

B

BEARCATS COACH: MICHAEL GRAY

2015 RECORD: 12-3

EAST UNION

URCHINS COACH: JOHN WALTON

2015 RECORD: 6-6

EU

BYERS

LIONS COACH: CHRISTOPHER DANIELS

2015 RECORD: 2-9

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/20 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. MOOREVILLE VS. WALNUT VS. KOSSUTH @ ADAMSVILLE @ SALTILLO @ OKOLONA @ POTTS CAMP VS. BYERS VS. EAST UNION @ WALNUT VS. MANTACHIE

MANTACHIE

MUSTANGS COACH: LYNN MOORE

2015 RECORD: 8-4

M

@ FALKNER VS. HAMILTON @ THRASHER @ STRAYHORN @ ALCORN CENTRAL VS. NEW SITE @ BYERS VS. MANTACHIE @ BALDWYN VS. POTTS CAMP @ WALNUT

POTTS CAMP

CARDINALS COACH: DARRYL CARTER 2015 RECORD: 6-5

PC

VS. ASHLAND @ FAIRLEY VS. LEAKE COUNTY VS. COAHOMA COUNTY @ WEST TALLAHATCHIE VS. EAST UNION @ BALDWYN VS. WALNUT @ MANTACHIE @ POTTS CAMP

WALNUT

WILDCATS COACH: JOHN MEEKS

2015 RECORD: 6-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/20 10/28

08/19 08/25 09/01 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ TISHOMINGO VS. BELMONT VS. SOUTH PONTOTOC @ MOOREVILLE @ HATLEY VS. ALCORN CENTRAL VS. WALNUT @ EAST UNION @ POTTS CAMP VS. BYERS @ BALDWYN

VS. HATLEY @ THRASHER @ LEE VS. ASHLAND VS. HOULKA VS. BALDWYN @ WALNUT VS. MANTACHIE @ EAST UNION VS. BYERS

B

@ VS VS @ VS @ @ VS @ VS VS

W

BOONVILLE FALKNER ALCORN CENTRAL MIDDLETON NEW SITE BENTON COUNTY MANTACHIE POTTS CAMP BYERS BALDWYN EAST UNION

REGION 2 COAHOMA AGRICULTURAL

TIGERS

COACH: CLIFTON DAVIS

2015 RECORD: 4-7

CA

COAHOMA COUNTY

RED PANTHERS COACH: TERRELL SPENCER

2015 RECORD: 2-8

CC

J.Z. GEORGE

JAGUARS COACH: BEN BURTON

2015 RECORD: 5-8

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ O’BANNON @ NORTH PANOLA @ BROAD STREET @ AMANDA ELZY @ PALMER @ WEST BOLIVAR @ J.Z. GEORGE VS. WEST TALLAHATCHIE @ STRAYHORN VS. COAHOMA COUNTY

VS. PALMER VS. BYHALIA @ SHAW @ BROAD STREET @ BYERS VS. RIVERSIDE @ WEST TALLAHATCHIE VS. STRAYHORN @ COAHOMA AG VS. J.Z. GEORGE

JZG

@ NOXAPATER VS. PHILADELPHIA VS. MONTGOMERY COUNTY @ WINONA VS. EUPORA @ ETHEL VS. COAHOMA AGRICULTURAL VS. SHAW @ WEST TALLAHATCHIE VS. STRAYHORN @ COAHOMA COUNTY


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

STRAYHORN

MUSTANGS COACH: TIM BEARD

2015 RECORD: 8-4

S

2016 SCHEDULE 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. TUNICA ACADEMY VS. NORTH DELTA VS. EAST UNION @ INDEPENDENCE @ VARDAMAN VS. COAHOMA COUNTY VS. COAHOMA AG @ J.Z. GEORGE VS. WEST TALLAHATCHIE

LELAND

CUBS COACH: TERRY BERNARD

2015 RECORD: 1-9

L

WEST TALLAHATCHIE

CHOCTAWS COACH: LORENZO PIMPTON

2015 RECORD: 7-5

WT

REGION 3 LEFLORE COUNTY

TIGERS

COACH: SHERROD GIDEON

2015 RECORD: 5-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. KENNEDY VS. PALMER @ RIVERSIDE VS. BYERS VS. COAHOMA COUNTY @ COAHOMA AG VS. J.Z. GEORGE VS. RAY BROOKS @ STRAYHORN

O’BANNON

GREENWAVES COACH: CHARLES MOORE

2015 RECORD: 12-2

OB

@ GREENWOOD VS. AMANDA ELZY VS. CHARLESTON VS. ROSA FORT @ GENTRY @ PHILADELPHIA @ WEST BOLIVAR VS. LELAND @ SOUTH DELTA VS. RIVERSIDE @ O’BANNON

RIVERSIDE

BULLDOGS COACH: QUINTARUS MCCRAY

2015 RECORD: 2-9

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 10/07 10/14 10/28

08/19 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. AMANDA ELZY VS. SHAW @ HUMPHREYS COUNTY @ KENNEDY @ SIMMONS @ LEFLORE COUNTY @ RIVERSIDE @ WEST BOLIVAR

VS. COAHOMA AG VS. RULEVILLE CENTRAL VS. NORTH PANOLA @ PALMER VS. RIVERSIDE @ SOUTH DELTA VS. WEST BOLIVAR VS. LEFLORE COUNTY

LC

R

VS. ST. JOSEPH @ ST. ANDREWS VS. WEST TALLAHATCHIE VS. MCADAMS @ COAHOMA COUNTY @ O’BANNON VS. WEST BOLIVAR VS. LELAND @ LEFLORE COUNTY VS. SOUTH DELTA

REGION 4 SOUTH DELTA

BULLDOGS COACH: DERRICK HOOKER

2015 RECORD: 6-7

SD

WEST BOLIVAR

EAGLES

COACH: JOAC WILLIAMS 2015 RECORD: 7-5

WB

BRUCE

TROJANS COACH: KEN CHANDLER

2015 RECORD: 4-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ HOLMES CO CENTRAL VS. SIMMONS @ CRYSTAL SPRINGS VS. JEFFERSON COUNTY @ HUMPHREYS COUNTY VS. YAZOO CITY VS. O’BANNON VS. LEFLORE COUNTY @ WEST BOLIVAR @ RIVERSIDE

@ CHARLESTON VS. CLEVELAND @ RAY BROOKS VS. EAST SIDE @ SHAW VS. COAHOMA AG VS. LEFLORE COUNTY @ RIVERSIDE @ O’BANNON VS. SOUTH DELTA VS. LELAND

B

@ NEW ALBANY VS. VARDAMAN @ COFFEEVILLE VS. NORTH PONTOTOC @ SOUTH PONTOTOC VS. CHOCTAW COUNTY @ WINONA VS. EUPORA @ CALHOUN CITY VS. EAST WEBSTER @ OKOLONA


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

2A Region 4 cont.

CALHOUN CITY

WILDCATS COACH: PERRY LILES

2015 RECORD: 10-4

CC

EAST WEBSTER

WOLVERINES COACH: DOUG WILSON

2015 RECORD: 14-2

EW

EUPORA

COACH: JUNIOR GRAHAM

2015 RECORD: 7-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. COFFEEVILLE @ HOUSTON @ WATER VALLEY VS. ABERDEEN @ VELMA JACKSON @ NOTRE DAME(TN) VS. EAST WEBSTER @ OKOLONA VS. BRUCE VS. EUPORA @ WINONA

@ VARDAMAN VS. NOXAPATER @ CHOCTAW COUNTY VS. HOUSTON @ RAY BROOKS VS. SOUTH PONTOTOC @ CALHOUN CITY VS. WINONA VS. OKOLONA @ BRUCE @ EUPORA VS. HAMILTON

E

EAGLES

VS. WATER VALLEY @ FRENCH CAMP @ SMITHVILLE VS. CHOCTAW COUNTY @ J.Z. GEORGE @ HOUSTON VS. OKOLONA @ BRUCE VS. WINONA @ CALHOUN CITY VS. EAST WEBSTER

REGION 5 OKOLONA

CHIEFTAINS COACH: JACK CLARK

2015 RECORD: 2-9

O

WINONA

TIGERS COACH:JOEY TOMPKINS

2015 RECORD: 9-4

W

BAY SPRINGS

BULLDOGS COACH: DAN BRADY

2015 RECORD: 12-3

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/18 08/25 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. NETTLETON @ SOUTH PONTOTOC @ HOUSTON VS. CALEDONIA VS. SHANNON VS. BALDWYN @ EUPORA VS. CALHOUN CITY @ EAST WEBSTER @ WINONA VS. BRUCE

CLARKDALE

BULLDOGS COACH: WES ROY 2015 RECORD: 5-6

C

VS. MONTGOMERY CO VS. CHOCTAW COUNTY @ FRENCH CAMP VS. J.Z. GEORGE @ WEST LAUDERDALE @ WATER VALLEY VS. BRUCE @ EAST WEBSTER @ EUPORA VS. OKOLONA VS. CALHOUN CITY

ENTERPRISE

BULLDOGS COACH: KELLY JIMMERSON

2015 RECORD: 8-4

E

@ TAYLORSVILLE VS. STRINGER VS. NORTHEAST JONES @ MIZE VS. CRYSTAL SPRINGS @ RALEIGH VS. UNION @ HEIDELBERG @ NEWTON VS. ENTERPRISE @ CLARKDALE

HEIDELBERG

OILERS

COACH: DARIUS DEAR

2015 RECORD: 8-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/13 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. STRINGER @ NANIH WAIYA @ WAYNE ACADEMY VS. ENTERPRISE VS. PUCKETT @ RICHTON @ ENTERPRISE VS. NEWTON VS. UNION @ HEIDELBERG VS. BAY SPRINGS

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@ SUMRALL @ RICHTON @ STRINGER @ LUMBERTON VS. CHOCTAW CENTRAL VS. SCOTT CENTRAL VS. CLARKDALE @ UNION VS. HEIDELBERG @ BAY SPRINGS VS. NEWTON

BS

H

@ CHOCTAW CENTRAL VS. SE LAUDERDALE @ PRENTISS VS. WINGFIELD @ NORTHEAST JONES VS. NORTH FORREST @ NEWTON VS. BAY SPRINGS @ ENTERPRISE VS. CLARKDALE @ UNION


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

2A Region 5 cont.

NEWTON

TIGERS COACH: CHRIS GALE

2015 RECORD: 2-8

N

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ LAKE @ RALEIGH VS. SCOTT CENTRAL @ CANTON VS. MENDENHALL VS. SUMRAL VS. HEIDELBERG @ CLARKDALE VS. BAY SPRINGS @ UNION @ ENTERPRISE

PELAHATCHIE

CHIEFS

COACH: BILL WARD

2015 RECORD: 5-6

P

UNION

YELLOWJACKETS COACH: BRAD BRELAND

2015 RECORD: 8-5

U

REGION 6 LAKE

L

HORNETS COACH: JEFF BREELAND

2015 RECORD: 11-2

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/13 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. NANIH WAIYA @ CHOCTAW CENTRAL @ NOXAPATER VS. LAKE @ NEWTON COUNTY VS. ST. JOSEPH @ BAY SPRINGS VS. ENTERPRISE @ CLARKDALE VS. NEWTON VS. HEIDELBERG

PISGAH

DRAGONS COACH: MICHAEL GRANBERRY

2015 RECORD: 8-4

P

VS. NEWTON @ SEBASTOPOL VS. NANIH WAIYA @ UNION VS. RICHLAND @ PISGAH @ PUCKETT VS. PELAHATCHIE @ ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC VS. SCOTT CENTRAL

PUCKETT

P

WOLVES COACH: JASON GOODWIN

2015 RECORD: 11-2

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/28

@ CHOCTAW COUNTY @ RICHLAND VS. VELMA JACKSON @ MIZE VS. MORTON @ SCOTT CENTRAL VS. PISGAH @ LAKE VS. ST. JOSEPH

@ MIZE VS. ST. ALOYSIUS VS. ST. ANDREWS VS. VELMA JACKSON @ HERITAGE ACADEMY @ AMITE COUNTY VS. LAKE @ PELAHATCHIE VS. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC @ SCOTT CENTRAL VS. PUCKETT

VS. RALEIGH @ DURANT @ SALEM @ ST. PATRICK @ CLARKDALE VS. MCLAURIN @ ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC VS. LAKE VS. SCOTT CENTRAL @ PISGAH

REGION 7 SCOTT CENTRAL

REBELS

COACH: JIMBO NOWELL

2015 RECORD: 4-7

SC

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC

BRUINS

COACH: GERARD MCCALL

SJC

AMITE COUNTY

AC

TROJANS COACH: SEDRIC CAIN

2015 RECORD: 3-8

2015 RECORD: 9-3

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/18 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ SEBASTOPOL VS. MCADAMS @ NEWTON VS. FLORENCE @ LOYD STAR @ ENTERPRISE VS. PELAHATCHIE VS. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC @ PUCKETT VS. PISGAH @ LAKE

VS. SALEM @ CATHEDRAL VS. ST. ALOYSIUS @ ST. ANDREWS VS. ST. JOE @ UNION VS. PUCKETT @ SCOTT CENTRAL @ PISGAH VS. LAKE @ PELAHATCHIE

@ PORT GIBSON @ WILKINSON CO VS. SOUTH PIKE VS. JEFFERSON CO @ TRINITY EPISCOPAL @ LOYD STAR @ WEST LINCOLN VS. BASSFIELD VS. PRENTISS @ ENTERPRISE

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MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

2A Region 7 cont.

BASSFIELD

YELLOWJACKETS COACH: LANCE MANCUSO

2015 RECORD: 14-2

B

ENTERPRISE(BROOKHAVEN)

YELLOWJACKETS COACH: BROOKS BURNS

2015 RECORD: 4-6

E

LOYD STAR

HORNETS COACH: ADAM COOK

2015 RECORD: 4-8

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/12 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/25 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ TYLERTOWN @ SEMINARY VS. FORREST COUNTY @ PURVIS VS. COLLINS @ NICEVILLE @ EAST MARION @ WEST LINCOLN VS. ENTERPRISE @ AMITE COUNTY VS. LOYD STAR @ PRENTISS

VS. ETHEL @ BOGUE CHITTO VS. MOUNT OLIVE @ CLARKDALE VS. MCLAURIN @ PRENTISS @ BASSFIELD VS. LOYD STAR @ WEST LINCOLN VS. AMITE COUNTY

LS

VS. BOGUE CHITTO VS. MCLAURIN @ SACRED HEART @ FRANKLIN COUNTY VS. SCOTT CENTRAL @ STRINGER VS. AMITE COUNTY VS. PRENTISS @ ENTERPRISE @ BASSFIELD VS. WEST LINCOLN

REGION 8 PRENTISS

BULLDOGS COACH: TIM MCNAIR

2015 RECORD: 5-7

P

WEST LINCOLN

BEARS

COACH: CHARLIE JACKSON

2015 RECORD: 2-8

WL

EAST MARION

EAGLES COACH: KEVIN JACKSON

2015 RECORD: 2-9

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/08 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

VS. NORTH FORREST @ COLLINS VS. HEIDELBERG @ LAWRENCE COUNTY VS. EAST MARION @ WEST MARION VS. ENTERPRISE @ LOYD STAR VS. WEST LINCOLN @ AMITE COUNTY VS. BASSFIELD

MIZE

BULLDOGS COACH: KENNY ROBINSON

2015 RECORD: 7-5

M

@ MOUNT OLIVE VS. SACRED HEART VS. SUMRALL @ BOGUE CHITTO @ PASS CHRISTIAN VS. BASSFIELD VS. AMITE COUNTY @ PRENTISS VS. ENTERPRISE @ LOYD STAR

NORTH FORREST

EAGLES

COACH: ANTHONY DILLON

2015 RECORD: 2-9

NF

@ TYLERTOWN @ COLUMBIA VS. WEST MARION @ HATTIESBURG @ PRENTISS VS. BASSFIELD @ NORTH FORREST VS. RICHTON @ TAYLORSVILLE VS. MIZE

RICHTON

REBELS COACH: CHRIS FORTENBERRY

2015 RECORD: 2-9

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/14 10/28

08/18 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. PISGAH @ MOUNT OLIVE @ RALEIGH VS. BAY SPRINGS VS. PELAHATCHIE VS. PERRY CENTRAL @ RICHTON VS. TAYLORSVILLE @ SALEM @ EAST MARION VS. NORTH FORREST

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@ PRENTISS VS. LUMBERTON VS. SEMINARY VS. FORREST COUNTY AG @ PERRY CENTRAL @ HEIDELBERG VS. EAST MARION @ RICHTON @ MIZE

EM

R

@ SOUTH JONES VS. ENTERPRISE @ PERRY CENTRAL VS. BAY HIGH @ SUMRALL VS. CLARKDALE VS. MIZE @ EAST MARION VS. NORTH FORREST @ SACRED HEART @ TAYLORSVILLE


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

2A Region 8 cont.

TAYLORSVILLE

TARTARS COACH: CHUCK ROBERTSON

2015 RECORD: 7-6

T

2016 SCHEDULE 08/18 VS. BAY SPRINGS 08/26 @ BAY 09/02 VS. MADISON-RIDGELAND ACADEMY 09/09 VS. RALEIGH 09/16 @ COLLINS 09/23 @ NORTHEAST JONES 10/07 @ MIZE 10/14 VS. EAST MARION 10/28 VS. RICHTON

2016 SCHEDULES

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1A

BREAKDOWN REGION 1

REGION 2

REGION 3

REGION 4

BIGGERSVILLE COFFEEVILLE COLDWATER FALKNER HAMILTON SMITHVILLE THRASHER VARDAMAN WEST LOWNDES

BROAD STREET J.F. KENNEDY RAY BROOKS SHAW SIMMONS

DURANT ETHEL FRENCH CAMP LEAKE COUNTY MCADAMS MONTGOMERY COUNTY NANIH WAIYA NOXAPATER SEBASTOPOL

BOGUE CHITTO LUMBERTON MOUNT OLIVE RESURRECTION SACRED HEART SALEM STRINGER

PLAYERS TO WATCH MAHER ANGELO BEN CUMBERLAND KEONTE’ DANIELS BECHT ROWELL PATRICK WATTS RODRICK JARRETT DEE MORE WESLEY GRIER CHRIS LOCKHART AUTRY WINDHAM ALEX CALDWELL DAKOTA WALTERS AHMAD DALTON TAEMAUS GLASS CHRIS SMITH JAMES STALCUP CEARLY PARKER IV WILLIAM SCOTT CHANDLER ROBINSON QUAMON DAVIS TYRELL SHEPARD SHAWN DALTON WEATHERBEE

DB QB ATH ATH ATH ATH ATH ATH ATH ATH ATH DL ATH ATH ATH ATH ATH ATH QB ATH ATH ATH

2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2019 2019 2019

FRENCH CAMP NANIH WAIYA NOXAPATER RESURRECTION RESURRECTION SIMMONS SMITHVILLE SMITHVILLE SMITHVILLE FALKNER FALKNER LUMBERTON LUMBERTON NANIH WAIYA NANIH WAIYA NOXAPATER RESURRECTION SHAW SIMMONS BIGGERSVILLE SEBASTOPOL THRASHER

2015 CHAMPION: Simmons

SES PREDICTIONS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: BECHT ROWELL-RESURRECTION COACH OF THE YEAR: SCOTT SISSON-RESURRECTION 2016 CHAMPIONS: RESURRECTION POSSIBLE SPOILERS: SHAW, SMITHVILLE, SIMMONS, NANIH WAIYA, LUMBERTON, STRINGER


TEAM PREVIEW RESURRECTION

EAGLES COACH: SCOTT SISSON

2015 RECORD: 13-1

2016 SCHEDULE 08/20 08/26 09/02 09/10 09/16 09/23 10/08 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

Blake Porter

VS. ST. PATRICK @ PASS CHRISTIAN VS. JAY VS. PERRY CENTRAL VS. MOUNT OLIVE @ ESCAMBIA ACAD. (LA) VS. STRINGER VS. SACRED HEART @ BOGUE CHITTO VS. LUMBERTON @ SALEM

IMPACT PLAYER Blake Porter QB, 2018

Porter had a great sophomore season, leading the Eagles all the way to the 1A Championship game. Porter will come back for his junior season in better shape and with loads of experience. If he can find the end zone more often in 2016, watch how fly the Eagle will fly.

NOTES

Cearly Parker IV

quotes

The Eagles return stud linebacker Becht Rowell for his junior season. The tackling machine loaded up 138 stops in 2015 and will come into 2016 bigger, faster and stronger. The Eagles running game was strong last season and they return three rushers who put up over 500 yards a peace in 2015 including Patrick Watts who rushed for 1,232 yards a year ago. Though Rowell returns there will still be big shoes to fill on the defensive side of the football with the likes of Steven Demetropoulos graduate. That is 225 tackles gone.

Patrick Watts

This year is going to be different because none of us want to feel the same way as we did after the state championship. That loss has pushed us that much more to wanting to win a state championship. I expect for us to come home with the gold ball this year Becht Rowell, Linebacker

13 straight wins in 2015 before losing in title game to Simmons

304 total tackles between juniors Becht Rowell and Cearly Parker IV in 2015

Becht Rowell

5-1 tochdowns to interception ratio by Blake Porter in 2015


TEAM PREVIEW SIMMONS

BLUE DEVILS COACH: TAVARES JOHNSON

2015 RECORD: 12-0

6’5”

2016 SCHEDULE

height of starting QB Chandler Robinson

08/19 @ HUMPHREYS COUNTY 08/26 @ SOUTH DELTA 09/02 VS GREENVILLE CHRISTIAN 09/09 @ PALMER 09/16 VS LELAND 09/30 @ SHAW 10/21 @ BROAD STREET 11/04 VS KENNEDY

2 Losses over the past two seasons

NOTES

Sumtris Stewart

number worn by Nero Nelson. Filling his shoes will be Blue Devils’ toughest task

The Blue Devils won the school’s first state title ever in 2015. Most of the pieces are back for more in 2016. Simmons finished 2015 as the MHSAA’s only unbeaten team meaning they will take the longest win streak into the 2016 season. The Blue Devils did not give up much of anything on defense last season. If they can get cloes to playing at that level again it will go a long way towards a repeat. Simmons did most of their work on the ground in 2015 but in the title game Robinson connect on 14 of 19 passes against one of the better defenses in the league. He could have a breakout season in 2016.

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IMPACT PLAYER

Marquez Pam

Rodrick Jarrett

Chandler Robinson

Chandler Robinson Quarterback, 2018

At 6-5, 200 pounds, Chandler Robinson has the appearance of a speed rushing defensive end. But as he showed in the state championship game last season he has a rocket for his arm and great vision. With athlete Nero Nelson gone to graduation, Robinson could be the key for more success for Simmons.


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MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

1A - REGION 1 BIGGERSVILLE

LIONS

COACH: RONNIE LAWSON

2015 RECORD: 3-9

B

COFFEEVILLE

PIRATES COACH: KRIS THIGPEN

2015 RECORD: 4-7

C

FALKNER

EAGLES COACH: QUESS HOOD

2015 RECORD: 8-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/25 09/02 09/16 09/23 10/07 10/14 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/09 09/30 10/07 10/20 11/04

08/19 08/25 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ ALCORN CENTRAL VS NEW SITE VS TCPS @ SMITHVILLE VS VARDAMAN VS COFFEEVILLE @ THRASHER @ FALKNER

HAMILTON

LIONS COACH: JOSH BADY

2015 RECORD: 1-10

H

@ CALHOUN CITY VS WATER VALLEY VS VARDAMAN VS THRASHER @ BIGGERSVILLE @ FALKNER @ SMITHVILLE

SMITHVILLE

SEMINOLES COACH: CHAD COLLUMS 2015 RECORD: 13-2

S

VS EAST UNION @ WALNUT @ NORTH PONTOTOC VS NORTH PANOLA VS WEST LOWNDES @ SMITHVILLE VS VARDAMAN VS COFFEEVILLE @ THRASHER VS BIGGERSVILLE

THRASHER

REBELS COACH: LAMART HARVEY

2015 RECORD: 3-8

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/23 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/14 10/28 11/04

@ SOUTH PONTOTOC @ EAST UNION VS HATLEY @ THRASHER @ WEST LOWNDES VS SMITHVILLE @ VARDAMAN

@ BELMONT @ HATLEY VS EUPORA @ THRASHER VS BIGGERSVILLE VS FALKNER @ WEST LOWNDES @ NANIH WAIYA VS VARDAMAN @ HAMILTON VS COFFEEVILLE

B

T

@ THRASHER VS POTTS CAMP VS EAST UNION VS SMITHVILLE @ VARDAMAN VS HAMILTON @ COFFEEVILLE VS BIGGERSVILLE VS FALKNER @ WEST LOWNDES

REGION 2 VARDAMAN

RAMS

COACH: LARRY GANN

2015 RECORD: 4-7

V

WEST LOWNDES

PANTHERS COACH: ANTHONY KING

2015 RECORD: 9-5

WL

BROAD STREET

JAGUARS

COACH: DAMARIS MITCHELL

2015 RECORD: 1-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 11/04

08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS EAST WEBSTER @ BRUCE VS HOULKA @ COFFEEVILLE VS THRASHER @ BIGGERSVILLE VS STRAYHORN @ FALKNER VS WEST LOWNDES @ SMITHVILLE VS HAMILTON

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VS DURANT VS STARKVILLE ACADEMY @ MCADAMS @ FALKNER @ HERITAGE VS SMITHVILLE @ VARDAMAN VS HAMILTON VS THRASHER

BS

@ RULEVILLE VS COAHOMA AG VS COAHOMA COUNTY @ EAST SIDE VS RAY BROOKS @ SHAW VS SIMMONS @ KENNEDY


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

J.F. KENNEDY

HORNETS COACH: TERRY NOLDEN

2015 RECORD: 2-7

K

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 10/14 10/28 11/04

@ WEST TALLAHATCHIE @ EAST SIDE @ AMANDA ELZY VS LELAND VS SHAW @ BROOKS VS BROAD STREET @ SIMMONS

RAY BROOKS

TIGERS

2015 RECORD: 2-7

B

SHAW

S

HAWKS COACH: MONTRELLI FINLEY

2015 RECORD: 8-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

09/02 09/16 09/23 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS WEST BOLIVER VS EAST WEBSTER @ BROAD STREET VS KENNEDY @ WEST TALLAHATCHIE @ SHAW

VS EAST SIDE @ LELAND VS COAHOMA COUNTY @ HUMPHREYS COUNTY VS WEST BOLIVER @ KENNEDY VS SIMMONS @ JZ GEORGE VS BROAD STREET @ GREENWOOD VS BROOKS

REGION 3 SIMMONS

BLUE DEVILS COACH: TAVARES JOHNSON

2015 RECORD: 12-0

S

DURANT

TIGERS COACH: RAS BAYLES

2015 RECORD: 4-7

D

ETHEL

E

TIGERS COACH: BRAD GRAY

2015 RECORD: 1-10

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/21 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/23 09/30 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ HUMPHREYS COUNTY @ SOUTH DELTA VS GREENVILLE CHRISTIAN @ PALMER VS LELAND @ SHAW @ BROAD STREET VS KENNEDY

FRENCH CAMP

PANTHERS COACH: NATHAN WRIGHT

2015 RECORD: 7-6

FC

@ WEST LOWNDES VS. PUCKETT @ LEAKE COUNTY VS. SEBASTOPOL VS. MCADAMS @ FRENCH CAMP VS. NANIH WAIYA @ NOXAPATER

LEAKE COUNTY

GATORS

COACH: GERRY ANDERSON

2015 RECORD: 4-6

WB

@ ENTERPRISE VS. NOXAPATER VS. J.Z. GEORGE VS. LEAKE COUNTY @ SEBASTOPOL VS. MONTGOMERY CO @ MCADAMS VS. FRENCH CAMP @ NANIH WAIYA

MCADAMS

M

BULLDOGS COACH: PRIEST CROCKETT

2015 RECORD: 0-11

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ WINONA CHRISTIAN VS. EUPORA VS. WINONA @ SEBASTOPOL @ MONTGOMERY CO @ MCADAMS @ STARKVILLE ACADEMY VS. NANIH WAIYA @ NOXAPATER VS. DURANT @ ETHEL VS. LEAKE COUNTY

@ LEAKE CENTRAL @ BYERS VS. NANIH WAIYA @ NOXAPATER VS. DURANT @ ETHEL VS. LUMBERTON VS. SEBASTOPOL @ MONTGOMERY CO VS. MCADAMS @ FRENCH CAMP

@ SCOTT CENTRAL VS. WEST LOWNDES @ MONTGOMERY CO @ RIVERSIDE VS. FRENCH CAMP @ NANIH WAIYA VS. NOXAPATER @ DURANT VS. ETHEL @ LEAKE COUNTY VS. SEBASTOPOL

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MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

1A Region 7 cont.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

HORNETS

COACH: JOSH GLASNER

2015 RECORD: 2-8

MC

NANIH WAIYA

WARRIORS COACH: RYAN KEETON

2015 RECORD: 9-5

NW

NOXAPATER

TIGERS COACH: CASEY ORR

2015 RECORD: 9-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/20 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/20 10/28 11/04

@ WINONA @ J.Z. GEORGE VS. MCADAMS VS. FRENCH CAMP VS. NANIH WAIYA @ NOXAPATER @ ETHEL VS. LEAKE COUNTY @ SEBASTOPOL

@ UNION VS. CLARKDALE @ LAKE @ LEAKE COUNTY VS. SEBASTOPOL @ MONTGOMERY CO VS. MCADAMS @ FRENCH CAMP VS. SMITHVILLE VS. NOXAPATER @ DURANT VS. ETHEL

N

VS. J.Z. GEORGE @ EAST WEBSTER VS. UNION @ ETHEL VS. LEAKE COUNTY @ SEBASTOPOL VS. MONTGOMERY CO @ MCADAMS VS. FRENCH CAMP @ NANIH WAIYA VS. STRINGER VS. DURANT

REGION 8 SEBASTOPOL

BOBCATS COACH: JASON GREENE

2015 RECORD: 5-8

S

BOGUE CHITTO

BOBCATS COACH: GARRETH SARTIN

2015 RECORD: 1-10

BC

LUMBERTON

PANTHERS COACH: ZACH JONES

2015 RECORD: 8-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/18 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/25 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/30 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

VS. SCOTT CENTRAL VS. LAKE @ NEWTON CO ACADEMY VS. FRENCH CAMP @ NANIH WAIYA VS. NOXAPATER @ DURANT VS. ETHEL @ LEAKE COUNTY @ STRINGER VS. MONTGOMERY CO @ MCADAMS

MOUNT OLIVE

PIRATES COACH: DANTE DURR

2015 RECORD: 0-10

MO

@ LOYD STAR VS. ENTERPRISE VS. WESSON VS. WEST LINCOLN @ STRINGER @ MOUNT OLIVE @ LUMBERTON VS. RESURRECTION VS. SACRED HEART @ SPRINGFIELD(LA)

RESURRECTION

EAGLES

COACH: SCOTT SISSON

2015 RECORD: 13-1

R

VS. PERRY CENTRAL @ NORTH FORREST VS. POPLARVILL VS. ENTERPRISE VS. SACRED HEART @ SALEM @ LEAKE COUNTY VS. BOGUE CHITTO VS. MOUNT OLIVE @ RESURRECTION @ STRINGER

SACRED HEART

CRUSADERS COACH: LONNY SCHRAEDER

2015 RECORD: 3-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/20 08/26 09/02 09/10 09/16 09/23 10/08 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

08/18 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS. WEST LINCOLN VS. MIZE @ ENTERPRISE @ SACRED HEART @ RESURRECTION @ WESSON VS. BOGUE CHITTO @ STRINGER @ LUMBERTON VS. SALEM

VS. ST. PATRICK @ PASS CHRISTIAN VS. JAY VS. PERRY CENTRAL VS. MOUNT OLIVE @ ESCAMBIA ACAD. (LA) VS. STRINGER VS. SACRED HEART @ BOGUE CHITTO VS. LUMBERTON @ SALEM

L

SH

VS. COLUMBIA ACADEMY @ WEST LINCOLN VS. LOYD STAR VS. MOUNT OLIVE @ LUMBERTON @ STRINGER VS. SALEM @ RESURRECTION VS. RICHTON @ BOGUE CHITTO


MHSAA 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

SALEM

WILDCATS COACH: KENNETH MURPHY

2015 RECORD: 4-7

S

STRINGER

RED DEVILS COACH: JOHN BROWN

2015 RECORD: 7-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 09/02 09/09 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/28 11/04

08/19 08/25 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/08 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/04

@ ST. JOSEPH VS. PUCKETT VS. STRINGER VS. LUMBERTON @ SACRED HEART VS. MIZE @ MOUNT OLIVE VS. RESURRECTION

S

@ CLARKDALE @ BAY SPRINGS VS. ENTERPRISE @ SALEM VS. BOGUE CHITTO VS. LOYD STAR VS. SACRED HEART @ RESURRECTION VS. MOUNT OLIVE VS. SEBASTOPOL @ NOXAPATER VS. LUMBERTON

2016 SCHEDULES

1A


mais

S N W O D K A E BR


mais

BREAKDOWN PLAYERS TO WATCH GEORGE SCOTT TAYDEN BURRELL WILL WALLACE GUNNAR ROBINSON WILEY CLELAND LUKE MCKENZIE BRAXTON HAYLES MAYOWA ASUANGA JACOB CRAWLEY CHANCE LOVERTICH CHRIS PUCKETT TATE FOWLER DAVIS HARRISON TATE THOMPSON WILL ROBERTS HAYDEN DAVIS SAAHDIQ CHARLES CORY JACKSON ISAIAH WOULLARD JOHN MADISON BROOKS AUSTIN DAUGHDRILL BEN BROWN DARQUAVION DAVIS BEAU JOHNSON SWAYZE BOZEMAN TAE EPSON KYLE SANDERSON STANLEY BUFORD CASE TAYLOR

WR LB DL K QB WR OL QB RB QB DL DB QB LB WR QB OL LB RB DB LB OL OL P/QB

DB DL LB WR DB

2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2018 2018

ADAMS CO. CHRISTIAN

BAYOU CATHEDRAL CENTRAL HINDS COLUMBIA COLUMBIA COPIAH HILLCREST JACKSON PREP JACKSON PREP JACKSON PREP JACKSON PREP LAMAR LAMAR LAMAR MRA MRA MRA PCS PILLOW PRENTISS CHRISTIAN ST. ALOYSIUS ST. JOE TRI-COUNTY TRI-COUNTY WASHINGTON WAYNE BAYOU EAST RANKIN

NICK STINSON DALTON BRABHAM HAYES CAMP JAYLEN WHITAKER JOQUEZ SANDERS BRICE JOHNSON CROSS CROWE LANGSTON ANDERSON JERRION EALY

2015 CHAMPIONS:

QB TE OL DL ATH QB QB WR ATH

2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2019 2019 2019

HARTFIELD OAK FOREST PILLOW ST. ALOYSIUS ST. JOE ST. JOE BAYOU JACKSON ACADEMY JACKSON PREP

8-Man: Tallulah Academy A-AA: Wilkinson County Christian AAA: Silliman Institute AAAA: DI-Jackson Prep DII- Washington School

SES PREDICTIONS COACH OF THE YEAR: KENNY STRONG-BAYOU ACADEMY

108 | SES The Magazine

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: ISAIAH WOULLARD-PCS DAVIS HARRISON-LAMAR TAYDEN BURRELL-BAYOU CORY JACKSON-MRA


TEAM PREVIEW JACKSON PREP

PATRIOTS COACH: RICKY BLACK

2015 RECORD: 13-0

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

IMPACT PLAYER

VS OFA VS WASHINGTON @ CATHEDRAL VS PILLOW @ MRA @ LAMAR VS JA @ PARKLANE VS PCS @ MHS @ ERA

Chance Lovertich QB, 2017

The Jackson Prep offense is loaded with playmakers, but as their QB goes, so goes the rest of the squad. Lovertich was lights out in a limited number of passes in 2015 and is poised to have another big year in 2016.

NOTES

Chance Lovertich

Prep dominates. It is as simple as that. Will that change this year? The offense got a taste of Jerrion Ealy in 2015 but expect a heavy dose of the phenom this season. Ricky Black’s career total continues to skyrocket and shows no signs of slowing down.

Jerrion Ealy

quotes

5-peat! Chance Lovertich, , QB

Jacob Crawley

9.5 average yards gained every time Jerrion Ealy touched the ball.

4 titles in a row and counting

1,432 yards rushing by Jacob Crawley in 2015

121 | SES The Magazine


TEAM PREVIEW MRA

PATRIOTS COACH: HERBERT DAVIS

2015 RECORD: 10-3 Hunter Hulsey

2016 SCHEDULE

NOTES

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ ACCS VS ST. MARTIN @ TAYLORSVILLE VS PARKLANE VS PREP @ PCS @ MHS VS PILLOW @ JA VS WASHINGTON @ LAMAR

The Patriots took a big blow this summer when quarterback Hayden Davis went down with an injury at a 7-on-7 event. The offense will again be ran by Hunter Hulsey. Fortunately Hulsey comes in with nearly a year of experience under his belt. Senior Andrew Berry is the leading receiver and rusher returning from 2015. His touches will likely increase. Regardless of how the regular season goes for the Pats, if they can make it all the way back to state at some point they have to slay the dragon (Jackson Prep).

quotes We’re putting emphasis on what we call a ‘plus-one effort.’ Make your next rep better than the last Saahdiq Charles, Lineman

4 of last 7 losses have come at the hands of Jackson Prep

3 games outside of the MAIS this season, Valwood(GA), St. Martin and Taylorsville. Andrew Berry

Saahdiq Charles

IMPACT PLAYER Saahdiq Charles Lineman, 2017

Charles is a 2016 SES Elite 10 member and rightfully so. He is just as fast as some running backs. His size and strength mixed with his agility make him a monster on both offensive and defensive line. The success of the Patriots offense depends on him walling off defenders.


isaiah woullard PRESBYTERIAN CHRISTAIN SCHOOL


DISTRICT 1AAAA JACKSON ACADEMY

JA

RAIDERS

COACH: LARRY WEEMS 2015 RECORD: 3-9

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

MAIS 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

MAGNOLIA HEIGHTS

CHIEFS

COACH: CLIFF YOUNG 2015 RECORD: 1-11

MH

2016 SCHEDULE

@ NE LAUDERDALE VS ACCS @ BRIARCREST VS PCS VS MHS VS HCS @ PREP VS ERA VS MRA @ PILLOW @ WASHINGTON

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

MADISON RIDGELAND ACADEMY

PATRIOTS

MRA

COACH: HERBERT DAVIS 2015 RECORD: 10-3

2016 SCHEDULE

VS LEE @ NORTH DELTA @ STARKVILLE VS NORTH POINT @ JA @ HARDING VS MRA @ WASHINGTON VS OPEN VS PREP VS PILLOW

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ ACCS VS ST. MARTIN @ TAYLORSVILLE VS PARKLANE VS PREP @ PCS @ MHS VS PILLOW @ JA VS WASHINGTON @ LAMAR

DISTRICT 2AAAA PILLOW

MUSTANGS COACH: TRIPP MCCARTY

2015 RECORD: 5-7

PA

WASHINGTON SCHOOL

GENERALS COACH: PHILLIP WASSON

2015 RECORD: 10-3

WS

COPIAH ACADEMY

COLONELS COACH: PAUL ANDERSON

2015 RECORD: 7-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS KIRK @ INDIANOLA @ LEE @ PREP VS MANCHESTER VS WASHINGTON VS OPEN @ MRA VS STARKVILLE VS JA @ MHS

HILLCREST CHRISTIAN

COUGARS

COACH: DARROW ANDERSON

2015 RECORD: 5-6

HC

VS RIVER OAKS @ PREP VS OPEN @ ST. AL VS STARKVILLE @ PILLOW VS RIVERFIELD VS MHS @ BAYOU @ MRA VS JA

OAK FOREST

YELLOWJACKETS COACH: JASON BRABHAM

2015 RECORD: 10-3

OF

@ GLENBROOK @ HCS VS TRINITY @ OFA VS LEAKE VS BFCS @ SILLIMAN @ SBA VS PARKLANE @ BROOKHAVEN VS PCS

PARKLANE ACADEMY

PIONEERS

COACH: BRIAN STUTZMAN

2015 RECORD: 7-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS CLINTON VS COPIAH @ HARTFIELD @ PCA VS PRENTISS @ JA VS AMITE VS CPS VS OFA @ PARKLANE VS OPEN

124 | SES The Magazine

@ PREP VS SILLIMAN @ COLUMBIA VS COPIAH VS CENTREVILLE @ BESSEMER @ PCS VS BFCS @ HCS VS OPEN @ PARKLANE

CA

PA

VS SIMPSON @ CENTREVILLE @ PCS @ MRA VS CATHEDRAL VS OPEN @ BROOKHAVEN VS PREP @ COPIAH VS HCS VS OFA


DISTRICT 3AAAA EAST RANKIN ACADEMY

PATRIOTS

ERA

COACH: MATT BUTTS 2015 RECORD: 6-7

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ BENTON VS SIMPSON VS CANTON VS OPEN @ NEWTON @ TCA VS LAMAR @ JA VS ACCS @ PCS VS PREP

MAIS 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

JACKSON PREP

JP

PATRIOTS COACH: RICKY BLACK 2015 RECORD: 13-0

LAMAR

L

RAIDERS COACH: MATT BARNES 2015 RECORD: 8-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS OFA VS WASHINGTON @ CATHEDRAL VS PILLOW @ MRA @ LAMAR VS JA @ PARKLANE VS PCS @ MHS @ ERA

VS WINSTON @ HERITAGE VS SIMPSON @ STARKVILLE @ NE LAUDERDALE VS PREP @ ERA VS PCS @ HARTFIELD VS OPEN VS MRA

DISTRICT 1AAA PRESBYTERIAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

BOBCATS

PCS

BAYOU ACADEMY

COLTS

BA

INDIANOLA

IA

COLONELS

COACH: JOEY HAWKINS 2015 RECORD: 6-7

COACH: KENNY STRONG

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

2015 RECORD: 5-6

@ WEST MARION @ PERRY CENTRAL VS PARKLANE @ JA VS SILLIMAN VS MRA VS OFA @ LAMAR @ PREP VS ERA @ COPIAH

KIRK ACADEMY

RAIDERS COACH: RICKY WEISS 2015 RECORD: 2-8

K

VS RIVERFIELD @ MARSHALL @ ST. JOE @ DESOTO @ IA VS KIRK @ NORTH DELTA @ WCS VS WASHINGTON VS LEE

LEE ACADEMY

COLTS

COACH: JOHN HOLCOMBE

2015 RECORD: 5-6

L

COACH: TOMMY HESTER

2015 RECORD: 14-1

@ MANCHESTER VS PILLOW @ LEAKE @ ST. JOE VS BAYOU VS NORTH DELTA VS WCS @ LEE VS HERITAGE @ KIRK

NORTH DELTA

ND

GREEN WAVE COACH: BRANDON CIARAMATARO

2015 RECORD: 7-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

@ PILLOW VS COLUMBUS VS WCS @ NORTH DELTA @ WEST MEMPHIS @ BAYOU VS LEE VS DESOTO @ ST. JOE VS IA

@ MHS VS MANCHESTER VS PILLOW @ HERITAGE VS NORTH DELTA @ ST. JOE @ KIRK VS IA VS WCS @ BAYOU

@ WEST MEMPHIS VS MHS @ STRAYHORN VS KIRK @ LEE @ IA VS BAYOU VS ST. JOE VS MARSHALL @ FAYETTE

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DISTRICT 2AAA

District 1AAA cont.

ST. JOE

FIGHTING IRISH COACH: JOHN BAKER 2015 RECORD: 9-2

SJ

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

@ RIVERSIDE @ GCS VS BAYOU VS IA @ ST. JOE VS LEE @ ST. AL @ NORTH DELTA VS KIRK VS CANTON

HERITAGE ACADEMY

PATRIOTS COACH: SEAN HARRISON

2015 RECORD: 6-6

HA

MAIS 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES LEAKE ACADEMY

REBELS COACH: BRIAN PICKENS

2015 RECORD: 8-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

@ COLUMBUS VS LAMAR @ OHA VS LEE VS PISGAH @ STARKVILLE VS WEST LOWNDES @ WINSTON @ IA VS LEAKE

LA

VS CANTON @ SBA VS IA @ SIMPSON @ COPIAH @ WINSTON VS MANCHESTER VS STARKVILLE VS OHA @ HERITAGE

DISTRICT 3AAA STARKVILLE ACADEMY

VOLUNTEERS COACH: CHASE NICHOLSON

2015 RECORD: 11-2

SA

WINSTON ACADEMY

PATRIOTS COACH: ANDY GREENING

2015 RECORD: 1-9

W

CENTRAL HINDS

COUGARS COACH: LANCE TEASLEY

2015 RECORD: 5-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

@ MARSHALL @ WEST LOWNDES VS MHS VS LAMAR @ WASHINGTON VS HERITAGE VS FRENCH CAMP @ LEAKE @ PILLOW VS WINSTON

HARTFIELD ACADEMY

HAWKS

COACH: JEFF MCFERRAN

2015 RECORD: 3-7

H

@ LAMAR @ WCS VS BENTON VS WAYNE @ SIMPSON VS LEAKE @ HARTFIELD VS HERITAGE VS SBA @ STARKVILLE

MANCHESTER ACADEMY

MAVERICKS COACH: BRYAN DENDY

2015 RECORD: 1-9

M

VS UNION @ BROOKHAVEN VS PCA @ RIVER OAKS VS WCCA @ MANCHESTER @ SIMPSON VS RIVERFIELD @ ST. AL VS HARTFIELD

RIVERFIELD ACADEMY

RAIDERS COACH: BOYD COLE

2015 RECORD: 6-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

@ TCA @ BENTON VS HCS VS MANCHESTER VS ST. AL @ RIVERFIELD VS WINSTON @ PRENTISS VS LAMAR @ CENTRAL HINDS

VS IA @ LEE VS RIVERFIELD @ HARTFIELD @ PILLOW VS CENTRAL HINDS @ LEAKE @ ST. AL VS CHCS VS TCA

CH

R

@ BAYOU VS RIVER OAKS @ MANCHESTER @ CLAIBORNE VS GLENBROOK VS HARTFIELD @ WASHINGTON @ CENTRAL HINDS VS WAYNE VS ST. AL


DISTRICT 4AAA

District 3AAA cont.

ST. ALOYSIUS

SA

FLASHES COACH: JOHN BAKER 2015 RECORD: 9-2

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

COUGARS

COACH: RANDY BUTLER

2015 RECORD: 5-5

REBELS

ACCS

CA

COUGARS COACH: WINSTON MULLINS

2015 RECORD: 10-3

SA

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

@ PRENTISS VS CENTRAL HINDS @ CENTREVILLE VS CATHEDRAL VS ACCS @ COLUMBIA VS PARKLANE @ AMITE @ SIMPSON VS COPIAH

CATHEDRAL

GREEN WAVE COACH: CHUCK DARBONNE

2015 RECORD: 9-3

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

@ SACRED HEART @ ST. PATRICK VS OFA @ SILLIMAN VS SBA VS BROOKHAVEN @ ACCS @ SIMPSON @ BGS VS CATHEDRAL

BA

2016 SCHEDULE

VS MRA @ JA VS BGS @ WCCA @ BROOKHAVEN VS ST, AL VS COLUMBIA @ CATHEDRAL @ ERA VS SIMPSON

SIMPSON ACADEMY

COUGARS 2015 RECORD: 0-10

COACH: DAVID KING 2015 RECORD: 11-1

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

BROOKHAVEN

COACH: RON RUSHING

2016 SCHEDULE

VS CATHEDRAL @ PISGAH @ MADISON ST. JOE VS WASHINGTON @ HARTFIELD @ ACCS VS ST. JOE VS MANCHESTER VS CENTRAL HINDS @ RIVERFIELD

COLUMBIA ACADEMY

ADAMS COUNTY CHRISTIAN

MAIS 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

@ PARKLANE @ ERA @ LAMAR VS LEAKE VS WINSTON VS CATHEDRAL @ CENTRAL HINDS VS COLUMBIA VS BROOKHAVEN @ ACCS

C

@ ST. AL VS MADISON ST. JOE VS PREP @ BROOKHAVEN VS PARKLANE VS SIMPSON @ TRINITY VS ACCS @ CENTREVILLE @ COLUMBIA

DISTRICT 5AAA BEN’S FORD CHRISTIAN

EAGLES

COACH: ROBERT COOK

2015 RECORD: 1-9

BF

BOWLING GREEN

BUCCANEERS COACH: DAVID CURRIER

2015 RECORD: 6-4

BG

CENTREVILLE ACADEMY

TIGERS

COACH: BILL HURST 2015 RECORD: 6-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

@ WCCA VS AMITE VS OPEN @ CENTREVILLE VS WAYNE @ COPIAH VS BGS @ OFA VS SILLIMAN VS CPS

@ NOHS VS WAYNE @ ACCS @ AMITE VS CPS @ CENTREVILLE @ BFCS VS SILLIMAN VS COLUMBIA VS OPEN

@ AMITE @ PARKLANE VS BROOKHAVEN @ BFCS VS OFA VS BGS @ CPS @ TRINITY @ CATHEDRAL VS SILLIMAN

C


MAIS 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

District 5AAA cont.

CENTRAL PRIVATE

REBELS

COACH: MIKE LONGMIRE 2015 RECORD: 5-6

CP

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

@ PVA VS OFA @ CLAIBORNE VS CHEF @ BGS VS SILLIMAN VS CENTREVILLE @ HCS VS UNION @ BFCS

LEE ACADEMY AR

L

COUGARS COACH: RYAN LASTER 2015 RECORD: 0-10

SILLIMAN INSTITUTE

S

WILDCATS COACH: TJ DAVIS

2015 RECORD: 12-1

DISTRICT 1AA DESOTO SCHOOL

COACH: BILL BECK 2015 RECORD: 6-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

VS TRINITY @ OFA VS OPEN VS COLUMBIA @ PCS @ CPS VS COPIAH @ BGS @ BFCS VS CENTREVILLE

MARSHALL ACADEMY

PATRIOTS

COACH: SAM PEARSON

2015 RECORD: 7-4

MA

VS CARROLL @ DCS @ WMCS VS BAYOU VS TUNICA VS GCS @ CHCS @ KIRK VS LEE AR @ MARSHALL

TUNICA ACADEMY

BLUE DEVILS COACH: MURRY RHODES

2015 RECORD: 7-3

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

VS DCS @ CLAIBORNE VS POTTS CAMP @ CARROLL @ TCPS VS WMCS VS PVA @ MARSHALL @ DESOTO VS TUNICA

VS STARKVILLE VS BAYOU @ TUNICA @ HOLLY SPRINGS @ OHA VS FAYETTE @ WMCS VS LEE AR @ NORTH DELTA VS DESOTO

D

THUNDERBIRDS

TA

VS MEMPHIS CS @ STRAYHORN VS MARSHALL VS FAYETTE @ DESOTO @ DCS @ GCS VS OPEN VS WMCS @ LEE AR

DISTRICT 2AA WEST MEMPHIS CHRISTIAN

BLACK KNIGHTS COACH: DARROW ANDERSON

2015 RECORD: 7-4

WM

CARROLL ACADEMY

REBELS

COACH: BO MILTON

2015 RECORD: 1-11

CA

COLUMBUS CHRISTIAN

RAMS

COACH: GREG WATKINS

2015 RECORD: 2-8

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

VS NORTH DELTA @ FAYETTE VS DESOTO @ OHA VS KIRK @ LEE AR VS MARSHALL @ ROSSVILLE @ TUNICA VS TIPTON

@ DESOTO VS CHCS @ PVA VS LEE (AR) @ DCS VS CLAIBORNE @ UNION VS OHA VS COLUMBUS @ WCS

VS HERITAGE @ KIRK @ SBA VS TCPS @ WCS VS NEWTON VS OHA @ DCS @ CARROLL @ WAYNE

CC


MAIS 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

District 2AA cont.

DEER CREEK

DC

WARRIORS COACH: BENNY MCLENDON

2015 RECORD: 3-9

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

@ LEE (AR) VS DESOTO VS UNION @ WCS VS CARROLL VS TUNICA VS OPEN VS COLUMBUS @ PVA @ OHA

OAK HILL

RAIDERS COACH: CHRIS CRAVEN

2015 RECORD: 8-5

OH

WINONA CHRISTIAN

STARS

COACH: JUNIOR GRAHAM

2015 RECORD: 7-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

@ NEWTON @ TCPS VS HERITAGE VS WEST MEMPHIS VS MARSHALL VS WCS @ COLUMBUS @ CARROLL @ LEAKE VS DCS

WC

VS FRENCH CAMP VS WINSTON @ KIRK VS DCS @ COLUMBUS @ OHA @ INDIANOLA VS BAYOU @ LEE VS CARROLL

DISTRICT 3AA BENTON ACADEMY

BA

RAIDERS

COACH: KENNY BURTON

2015 RECORD: 8-5

CANTON

PANTHERS COACH: RON JURNEY

2015 RECORD: 9-4

CA

CENTRAL HOLMES CHRISTIAN

TROJANS COACH:LEE BURRELL

2015 RECORD: 4-8

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

VS EAST RANKIN VS HARTFIELD @ WINSTON @ CHCS @ CLINTON VS SBA @ CANTON VS TRI-COUNTY @ PCA VS GCS

CLINTON CHRISTIAN

LIONS

COACH: BRYAN GROVE

CCA

@ LEAKE VS OPEN @ ERA VS NEWTON @ GCS VS CHCS VS BENTON @ CLINTON @ TCA @ ST. JOE

GREENVILLE CHRISTIAN

SAINTS

COACH: JON REED MCLENDON

GC

VS SBA @ CARROLL VS TCA VS BENTON VS OPEN @ CANTON VS DESOTO VS GCS @ MANCHESTER @ CLINTON

TRI-COUNTY

REBELS COACH: DAVID BLOUNT

2015 RECORD: 1-9

2015 RECORD: 5-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

@ HCS VS PRENTISS VS WCCA @ UNION VS BENTON @ PCA VS TCA VS CANTON @ GCS VS CHCS

VS CLAIBORNE VS ST. JOE @ GLENBROOK @ TCA VS CANTON @ DESOTO VS TUNICA @ CHCS VS CLINTON @ BENTON

CH

TCA

2015 RECORD: 11-3

VS HARTFIELD VS NEWTON @ CHCS VS GCS @ RIVER OAKS VS ERA @ CLINTON @ BENTON VS CANTON @ MANCHESTER


DISTRICT 4AA NEWTON ACADEMY

NA

GENERALS COACH: ROBERT ROBERTS

2015 RECORD: 7-5

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

VS OHA @ TCA VS SEBASTAPOL @ CANTON VS EAST RANKIN @ COLUMBUS VS OPEN @ WAYNE VS PRENTISS VS SBA

MAIS 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

PRENTISS CHRISTIAN

SAINTS

COACH: RANDY HOLLOWAY

2015 RECORD: 10-2

PC

SYLVA BAY

SAINTS COACH: CHAD ODOM

2015 RECORD: 6-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

VS BROOKHAVEN @ CLINTON @ AMITE VS SBA @ HCS @ WAYNE VS PCA VS HARTFIELD @ NEWTON VS OPEN

SB

@ CHCS VS LEAKE VS COLUMBUS @ PRENTISS @ COLUMBIA @ BENTON VS WAYNE VS COPIAH @ WINSTON @ NEWTON

DISTRICT 5AA WAYNE ACADEMY

JAGUARS

COACH: COLE HOLDEN

2015 RECORD: 5-6

WA

AMITE SCHOOL

A

REBELS COACH: MITCH MITCHELL

2015 RECORD: 5-6

PORTER’S CHAPEL

EAGLES

COACH: WAYNE LYNCH

2015 RECORD: 0-10

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

VS RCA @ BGS VS CLARKDALE @ WINSTON @ BEN’S FORD VS PRENTISS @ SBA VS NEWTON @ RIVERFIELD VS COLUMBUS

VS CENTERVILLE @ BEN’S FORD VS PRENTISS VS BGS VS OPEN @ TRINITY @ HCS VS BROOKHAVEN @ WCCA VS PCA

PC

VS ST. ANDREWS VS GLENBROOK @ CENTRAL HINDS VS HCS VS TRINITY VS CLINTON @ PRENTISS @ WCCA VS BENTON @ AMITE

DISTRICT 6AA TRINITY EPISCOPAL

SAINTS

COACH: GRAHAM ROBERTS

2015 RECORD: 4-9

T

WILKINSON COUNTY

RAMS

COACH: CHRIS MCGRAW

2015 RECORD: 12-2

WC

CLAIBORNE ACADEMY

REBELS

COACH: MARK ANDING

2015 RECORD: 6-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

@ SILLIMAN VS OPEN @ COPIAH VS OPEN @ PCA VS AMITE VS CATHEDRAL VS CENTREVILLE @ GLENBROOK VS WCCA

VS BEN’S FORD @ CPS @ CLINTON VS ACCS @ CENTRAL HINDS VS PVA @ RIVER OAKS VS PCA VS AMITE @ TRINITY

CA

@ GCS VS LEE (AR) VS CPS VS RIVERFIELD @ UNION @ CARROLL VS GLENBROOK VS OPEN VS RIVER OAKS @ PVA


District 6AA cont.

MAIS 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

GLENBROOK SCHOOL

G

APACHES

COACH: CALEB CARMIKLE

2015 RECORD: 1-9

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

VS COPIAH @ PCA VS GCS @ PVA @ RIVERFIELD VS RIVER OAKS @ CLAIBORNE @ UNION VS TRINITY @ CHEF

PRAIRIE VIEW ACADEMY

PV

SPARTANS

COACH: MATT MIDDLETON

2015 RECORD: 10-2

RIVER OAKS

MUSTANGS COACH: ROBERT HANNAH

2015 RECORD: 4-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

VS CPS @ UNION VS CARROLL VS GLENBROOK VS OPEN @ WCCA @ LEE (AR) @ RIVER OAKS VS DEER CREEK VS CLAIBORNE

RO

@ WASHINGTON @ RIVERFIELD VS OPEN VS CENTRAL HINDS VS TRI-COUNTY @ GLENBROOK VS WCCA VS PVA @ CLAIBORNE VS UNION

DISTRICT 1A UNION CHRISTIAN

LIONS

COACH: TREY FULTON

2015 RECORD: 5-5

U

DELTA ACADEMY

DA

RAIDERS COACH: TIM MELTON

2015 RECORD: 5-5

DELTA STREETS

LIONS

COACH: T. MAC HOWARD

2015 RECORD:1-10

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ CENTRAL HINDS VS PVA @ DEER CREEK VS CLINTON VS CLAIBORNE VS OPEN VS CARROLL VS GLENBROOK @ CPS @ RIVER OAKS

MARVELL ACADEMY

EAGLES

COACH: BEN DURHAM

2015 RECORD: 10-1

MA

VS BRIARFIELD VS CALHOUN @ HEBRON @ KEMPER VS OPEN VS DELTA STREETS @ NSA VS CENTRAL @ STRIDER VS SIA VS MARVELL

NORTH SUNFLOWER

REBELS

COACH: MICHAEL WARD

NSA

@ UNITY @ HEBRON @ PPCA @ SIA @ STRIDER @ DELTA @ KEMPER @ CALHOUN @ REBUL @ MARVELL @ NSA

STRIDER ACADEMY

RAMS

COACH: KELVIN NEWTON

2015 RECORD: 6-5

2015 RECORD: 0-11

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ FRANKLIN VS SIA @ CALHOUN @ HUMPHREYS VS OPEN VS MT. SALUS @ STRIDER VS HEBRON VS NSA VS DELTA STREETS @ DELTA

@ TALLULAH VS CENTRAL VS FRANKLIN VS STRIDER @ SIA VS CALHOUN VS DELTA @ HUMPHREYS @ MARVELL VS OPEN @ DELTA STREETS

DS

SA

VS KEMPER @ HUMPHREYS VS BRIARFIELD @ NSA @ DELTA STREETS VS HEBRON VS MARVELL @ TENSAS VS DELTA @ CALHOUN VS CENTRAL


DISTRICT 2A CALHOUN ACADEMY

COUGARS

COACH: GERRY WINTERS

2015 RECORD: 4-5

CA

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

MAIS 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

CENTRAL ACADEMY

CA

VIKINGS

COACH: MICHAEL DAWKINS

2015 RECORD: 2-6

2016 SCHEDULE

VS HUMPHREYS @ DELTA VS MARVELL VS OPEN VS KEMPER @ NSA VS CENTRAL @ DELTA STREETS VS HEBRON VS STRIDER @ CALVARY

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

HEBRON CHRISTIAN

HC

EAGLES

COACH: DAVID FOSTER

2015 RECORD: 8-4

2016 SCHEDULE

VS PPCA VS NSA @ SIA @ HEBRON VS UNITY VS OPEN @ CALHOUN VS DELTA @ KEMPER VS CALVARY VS STRIDER

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

@ SIA @ DELTA STREETS VS DELTA VS CENTRAL VS OPEN @ STRIDER VS CALVARY @ MARVELL @ CALHOUN VS PPCA VS KEMPER

DISTRICT 3A KEMPER ACADEMY

RAMS

COACH: PETE MCCLESKY

2015 RECORD: 11-1

KA

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

EAGLES COACH: CODY DRYDEN

CC

COUGARS COACH: KIRBY NEWELL

2015 RECORD: 3-8

2016 SCHEDULE

@ STRIDER VS REBUL @ MT. SALUS VS DELTA @ CALHOUN VS PPCA VS DELTA STREETS @ CALVARY VS CENTRAL VS OPEN @ HEBRON

MT. SALUS

CALVARY CHRISTIAN

MS

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS REBUL @ UNITY VS CCA VS PPCA VS CCA @ REBUL VS HEBRON @ KEMPER VS MT. SALUS VS CENTRAL @ CALHOUN

PARK PLACE CHRISTIAN

CRUSADERS COACH: DOUG ELKINS

CHRISTIAN COLLEGIATE

BULLDOGS COACH: JOE ROBERTS

2015 RECORD: 12-1

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

PPC

@ TENSAS @ FRANKLIN VS CALVARY VS MT. SALUS @ CALVARY @ TALLULAH VS FRANKLIN VS OPEN VS BRIARFIELD VS REBUL @ PPCA

REBUL ACADEMY

RAIDERS COACH: T.C. INGRAM

2015 RECORD: 0-8

2015 RECORD: 3-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS OPEN VS OPEN VS KEMPER @ CCA VS PPCA @ MARVELL VS TALLULAH @ FRANKLIN @ CALVARY VS TENSAS VS REBUL

@ CENTRAL VS TENSAS VS DELTA STREETS VS CALVARY @ MT. SALUS @ KEMPER VS OPEN @ REBUL VS TALLULAH @ HEBRON VS CCA

CCA

RA

2015 RECORD: 5-5

@ CALVARY @ KEMPER VS HUMPHREYS VS UNITY @ FRANKLIN VS CALVARY VS BRIARFIELD VS PPCA VS DELTA STREETS @ CCA @ MT. SALUS


DISTRICT 4A BRIARDFIELD ACADEMY

REBELS

COACH: CHRIS BUNIO

2015 RECORD: 3-7

BA

2016 SCHEDULE 08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

CONFEDERATES COACH: HUNTER MACINTYRE

2015 RECORD: 8-5

FRANKLIN ACADEMY

COUGARS COACH: CHRIS SULLIVAN

2015 RECORD: 6-5

FA

2016 SCHEDULE

@ DELTA VS OPEN @ STRIDER VS FRANKLIN VS TENSAS @ HUMPHREYS @ REBUL VS RIVERDALE @ CCA @ TALLULAH VS SIA

SHARKEY ISSAQUENA ACADMEY

MAIS 2016 TEAM SCHEDULES

SIA

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

TROJANS COACH: BO BARTON

2015 RECORD: 13-1

REBELS

COACH: JERRY WAYNE MCCLENDON

2015 RECORD: 3-8

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

TA

@ CALHOUN VS STRIDER @ REBUL VS MARVELL @ TALLULAH VS BRIARFIELD @ UNITY VS NSA @ SIA @ FRANKLIN VS TENSAS

TENSAS ACADEMY

CHEIFS

COACH: NICKY PERE

2015 RECORD: 5-5

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

08/19 08/26 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/21 10/28

VS HEBRON @ MARVELL @ CENTRAL @ DELTA STREETS VS NSA VS FRANKLIN @ TENSAS VS TALLULAH VS HUMPHREYS VS DELTA @ BRIARFIELD

VS NSA VS OPEN @ UNITY @ TENSAS VS HUMPHREYS VS CCA @ MT. SALUS @ SIA @ PPCA VS BRIARFIELD VS FRANKLIN

2016 SCHEDULES

HA

2016 SCHEDULE

VS MARVELL VS CCA @ NSA @ BRIARFIELD VS REBUL @ SIA @ CCA VS MT. SALUS VS TENSAS VS HUMPHREYS @ TALLULAH

TALLULAH ACADEMY

HUMPHREYS ACADEMY

T

VS CCA @ PPCA VS NE BAPTIST VS TALLULAH @ BRIARFIELD @ UNITY VS SIA VS STRIDER @ FRANKLIN @ MT. SALUS @ HUMPHREYS

mais


JUCO

S N W O D K A BRE


MACJC SCHEDULES 2016 COAHOMA

TIGERS

CCC

COACH: STEVEN MILLER

WOLFPACK 2015 RECORD: 5-4

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/08 10/13 10/20 10/29

09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/06 10/13 10/22 10/29

VS SOUTHWEST @ CO-LIN @ JONES VS HOLMES @ NORTHEAST VS NORTHWEST @ ICC VS EMCC @ MS DELTA

WARRIORS COACH: KEN KARCHER

ECCC

VS MS DELTA VS COAHOMA @ GULF COAST @ JONES VS EAST CENTRAL @ HINDS @ HOLMES VS SOUTHWEST @ PEARL RIVER

EAST MISSISSIPPI

LIONS

2015 RECORD: 9-0

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/06 10/15 10/20 10/29

09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/06 10/15 10/20 10/27

HINDS

EAGLES COACH: GENE MURPHY

HCC

@ JONES @ GULF COAST VS NORTHEAST @ ICC VS MS DELTA @ HOLMES VS NORTHWEST @ COAHOMA VS HINDS

HOLMES

BULLDOGS COACH: JEFF KOONZ

2015 RECORD: 6-3

2015 RECORD: 6-3

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/06 10/15 10/20 10/27

09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/06 10/13 10/20 10/29

VS NORTHWEST VS ICC @ SOUTHWEST VS PEARL RIVER @ GULF COAST VS CO-LIN @ EAST CENTRAL VS JONES @ EMCC

EMCC

COACH: BUDDY STEPHENS

2015 RECORD:-3

VS HOLMES VS NORTHEAST @ PEARL RIVER VS GULF COAST @ CO-LIN VS JONES VS HINDS @ NORTHWEST @ SOUTHWEST

CL

COACH: GLENN DAVIS

2015 RECORD: 0-9

EAST CENTRAL

108 | SES The Magazine

CO-LIN

@ EAST CENTRAL VS SOUTHWEST VS MS DELTA @ COAHOMA @ NORTHWEST VS EMCC VS CO-LIN @ NORTHEAST VS ICC

H


ITAWAMBA

INDIANS

ICC

COACH: SEAN CANNON

JONES

BOBCATS

JCJC

COACH: STEVE BUCKLEY

2015 RECORD: 6-4

2015 RECORD: 2-7

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/06 10/13 10/20 10/29

09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/06 10/15 10/20 10/27

VS GULF COAST @ HINDS @ NORTHWEST VS EMCC @ PEARL RIVER @ NORTHEAST VS COAHOMA VS MS DELTA @ HOLMES

MISSISSIPPI DELTA

TROJANS

VS EMCC @ MS DELTA VS COAHOMA @ CO-LIN VS SOUTHWEST @ EAST CENTRAL VS PEARL RIVER @ HINDS VS GULF COAST

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST

MDCC

BULLDOGS MGCCC

COACH: JEFF TATUM

COACH: CHAD HUFF

2015 RECORD: 2-6

2015 RECORD: 8-2

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/06 10/13 10/20 10/29

09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/06 10/13 10/22 10/27

@ CO-LIN VS JONES @ HOLMES VS NORTHWEST @ EMCC VS GULF COAST VS NORTHEAST @ ICC VS COAHOMA

NORTHEAST

TIGERS COACH: GREG DAVIS

NE

@ ICC VS EMCC VS CO-LIN @ EAST CENTRAL VS HINDS @ MS DELTA @ SOUTHWEST VS PEARL RIVER @ JONES

NORTHWEST

RANGERS

NWCC

COACH: BENJY PARKER

2015 RECORD: 2-7

2015 RECORD: 11-1

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/06 10/13 10/20 10/27

09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/08 10/15 10/20 10/27

VS PEARL RIVER @ EAST CENTRAL @ EMCC @ SOUTHWEST VS COAHOMA VS ICC @ MS DELTA VS HOLMES @ NORTHWEST

PEARL RIVER

WILDCATS

PRCC

@ HINDS VS PEARL RIVER VS ICC @ MS DELTA VS HOLMES @ COAHOMA @ EMCC VS EAST CENTRAL VS NORTHEAST

SOUTHWEST

BEARS

COACH: DAVID SAUNDERS

COACH: TUCKER PEAVEY

2015 RECORD: 2-7

2015 RECORD: 3-6

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 SCHEDULE

09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/06 10/15 10/22 10/29

09/01 09/08 09/15 09/22 09/29 10/06 10/13 10/22 10/29

@ NORTHEAST @ NORTHWEST VS EAST CENTRAL @ HINDS VS ICC VS SOUTHWEST @ JONES @ GULF COAST VS CO-LIN

SW

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TEAM PREVIEW SOUTHERN MISS

GOLDEN EAGLES IMPACT PLAYER COACH: JAY HOPSON

Dylan Bradley

2015 RECORD: 9-5(7-1)

DL

2016 SCHEDULE 09/03 09/10 7 09/1 09/24 10/01 10/08 10/15 10/29 11/05 11/12 11/19 11/26

Bradley, who starred for Noxubee County at the prep level, is entering his final season in Hattiesburg with a statement to make. He could be the next Golden Eagle prospect to pop up on NFL radars and carve out a successful pro career. First, though, he is set to led the Southern Miss defense this fall. Last season he tallied 45 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, six quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and two pass deflections. If he makes a jump in production and propels the defensive unit, it could mean a Conference USA title and potentially more for the Golden Eagles in 2016.

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NOTES

DJ Thompson, Pearl MS

Nick Mullens is the top returning quarterback in Conference USA. He finished second in the league in passing yards per game with 319.7. The leading rusher for the Golden Eagles in 2015 was Ito Smith. He returns after rushing for 1,128 yard, on 6.6 yards per carry, and 10 touchdowns. DJ Thompson and incoming junior college prospects will be counted on the get open for Mullens this seaon. Thompson appears to be on the verge of making a run at all-conference honors. Dylan Bradley will lead the defense in 2016. The unit could well hold the fate of the team in their hands. They must stop other teams at some point, even though their offense is high powered. Their play this season could very determine the grade for new head coach Jay Hopson in year one.

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TOP NEWCOMER Lorenzo Dantzler DL, Starkville, MS

Dantzler was a big factor in the Yellowjackets title run in 2015. He was a terror alongside Mississippi State signee Kobe Jones. Dantzler appears to be closer of the two Starkville high products to getting on the field in college. His 6’2 240-pound frame and quickness off the edge could be a big boost to the defense this season. Getting after the quarterback should be name of the game for the Golden Eagles this season.

39.9 points per game was good enough to put USM at second best in Conference USA in scoring offense.

25.6

points per game allowed made the Golden Eagles the second best in C-USA in scoring defense.

179.8

rushing yards per game in 2015 made Southern Miss the top rushing offense in the conference.


Dylan Bradley MACON, MS

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TEAM PREVIEW MISSISSIPPI STATE

BULLDOGS

IMPACT PLAYER

COACH: DAN MULLEN

2015 RECORD: 9-4(4-4)

AJ Jefferson

2016 SCHEDULE 09/03 09/10 7 09/1 09/24 10/08 10/14 10/22 10/29 11/05 11/12 11/19 11/26

DL Richie Brown Long Beach, MS

VS SOUTH ALABAMA VS SOUTH CAROLINA @ LSU @ UMASS VS AUBURN @ BYU @ KENTUCKY VS SANFORD (HC) VS TEXAS A&M @ ALABAMA VS ARKANSAS @ OLE MISS

TOP NEWCOMER

NOTES

Malik Dear Jackson, MS

There is a four-man race to replace Dak Prescott as the Bulldog quarterback. Nick Fitzgerald appears to be the favorite over Elijah Staley, Damian Williams and Nick Tiano. The offensive line returns three talented tackles in Elgton Jenkins of Clarksdale, Justin Senior and Martinas Rankin who comes to MSU by way of Mississippi Gulf Coast community college. Plus, Jamal Clayborn, who starred at Jackson Academy, at center. It is a unit that should be better this fall. New defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon has changed the defense to a 3-4 defensive scheme this offseason. It appears a natural fit due to the bulky defensive lineman and long, athletic outside linebackers already on the roster. The cornerbacks are what bring the biggest concern for the defensive side. Road SEC games for MSU this year will be(in order): LSU, Kentucky, Alabama and Ole Miss. No doubt, a tough break, as the three teams considered 1-2-3 in the SEC West going into the season are all road games for the Bulldogs.

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Gabe Myles Starkville, MS

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Dontea Jones

TE - Louisville, Miss. Jones was a celebrated signee, by way of powerhouse Louisville high, for Dan Mullen and company in the 2015 class. However, he ended up at Jireh Prep in North Carolina instead. Fast forward a year and he is getting to make his debut for his hometown SEC school. The tight end depth chart is still prime for Jones to take. In fact, with Darrion Hutcherson moving on, the position may requires Jones to take a lot of snaps. In high school Jones was a monstrous receiver, but in college he has the makings of a gamebreaking tight end.

Going to be an interesting year for us. Going to have an interesting quarterback battle. As I said, coming out of spring, there’s no secret to it. I’m not trying to hold back or play it close to the vest with our quarterback. We had four guys competing for the job in spring ball. All of them were still in contention for the job. No one really separated themselves to pull away from one of the other four at that position. Dan Mullen at SEC Media Days

Devon Desper Madison, MS

The Summit, Mississippi, native is ready to take over for Chris Jones as the alpha dog of the defensive line. After a productive 2015 and a respectable showing at SEC Media days the veteran defensive end appears on the verge of an all-conference type of season. He started off last season with a bang, registering two sacks against Southern Miss. He would also register multiple tackles for loss against SEC West foes LSU and Auburn. All in all, he finished the season with 47 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, seven quarterback hurries and five quarterback sacks. He also added three pass breakups, three pass deflections and a forced fumble.

81 is the number of receptions Fred Ross tallied on his way to leading the SEC in the category last season.

451.4

yards per game is what the Bulldogs averaged in 2015, good enough for third in the league.

954

total tackles for the Bulldog defense was good enough to top the SEC.


A.J. Jefferson SUMMIT, MS

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TEAM PREVIEW OLE MISS

REBELS

IMPACT PLAYER Chad Kelly

COACH: HUGH FREEZE

QB

2015 RECORD: 10-3(6-2)

2016 SCHEDULE

NOTES

09/05 09/10 7 09/1 09/24 10/01 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/05 11/12 11/19 11/26

VS FLORIDA STATE VS WOFFORD VS ALABAMA VS GEORGIA VS MEMPHIS (HC) @ ARKANSAS @ LSU VS AUBURN @ GEORGIA SOUTHERN @ TEXAS A&M @ VANDERBILT VS MS STATE

Tight end Evan Engram decided to come back for his senior season and he might just turn out to be Kelly’s favorite option this season. With other tight ends now on the roster to do the dirty work, look for Engram to be more involved in the passing attack.

Tony Conner Batesville, MS Markell Pack Purvis, MS

Breeland Speaks Jackson, MS

1 that is where Ole Miss ranked among SEC foes in Total Yards, Yards per Game, Passing Yards, Total Points and Points per game in 2015.

Fadol Brown, DJ Jones and Issac Gross lead a fierce defensive line unit that should be good, even without Robert Nkemdiche. Marquis Haynes appears to be All-SEC ready. CJ Hampton must step up and lead an inexperienced group of safeties. Having Tony Conner healthy this year could provide a needed boost to the secondary. Ole Miss is seeking to beat Alabama for a third straight season, with the game being played where the streak started two seasons ago, in Oxford. Kelly is the first quarterback in program history to beat LSU, Alabama and Auburn in the same season.

Kelly is the reason that many, even some outside of Oxford, are optimistic about the Rebels’ chances to not only beat Alabama for a record third straight season, but also represent the SEC West in Atlanta on the first Saturday of December. After breaking numerous school records and ranking near the top of every passing category nationwide, the star signal caller is back to make a run at both the Heisman and the College Football Playoff. Kelly has an NFL future in front of him, but has also holds the keys to Ole Miss’ fate this season.

517.8

yards per game made Ole Miss the only team in the conference to average better than 500 yards per game.

quotes As long as we keep working hard good things will happen. Chad Kelly, QB

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AJ Moore Bassfield, MS

rushing touchdowns in 2015 placed Ole Miss at fifth best in the SEC, with 10 of those rushing scores coming from Kelly. The running backs need to be responsible for more scores in 2016.


C.J. Moore BASSFIELD, MS


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