05 December 2008

2008 High School Playoff Predictions, Week Five

MHSAA Class 5A
South Panola

Intriguing matchup. The Wildcats may just be the toughest team South Panola's played this year. The Tigers have had some close escapes (Tupelo, Madison Central), but should earn their 90th consecutive win tonight over Meridian.

MHSAA Class 4A
Noxubee County

Good matchup of unbeatens, and probably the best championship contest on paper. I think the Tigers will beat D'Iberville.

MHSAA Class 3A

What with Dandy Dozen QB Clayton Moore being dismissed from the team, a lot of people might think that Tylertown has a very good shot at winning, and they do. I'm thinking though that Bill Simmons' Ewing Theory might come into play-- giving the Wildcats the victory.

MHSAA Class 2A

Forest has been impressive all season long. Baldwyn beat defending state champion West Bolivar on the road. However, I think that the Bearcats from Scott County will win.

MHSAA Class 1A

The Wolves are playing Calhoun City, which surprisingly won the North half by beating the top two 1A teams in the state (East Webster and Ray Brooks). Look for Puckett to win.