• John Macon Gillespie

6A Playoff Preview

Madison Central Jaguars at Clinton Arrows

There is a ton of momentum on both sides entering this battle that will earn one team a spot in the 6A state championship game. Senior signal callers Cam Akers and Jack Walker are sure to steal the show.

Last week Clinton was able to avenge a regular season loss to Warren Central, while Madison Central beat the state’s top ranked team and last unbeaten team in 6A, Tupelo. Both the Arrows and Jags went on the road to get their win last week.

Petal Panthers at Pearl Pirates

The match-up that will decide 6A South is a surprise all-around. Many felt Pearl was really good, but just not quite ready to make this deep of a run. Meanwhile, Petal had to get through Brandon, who beat them 42-14 earlier this season.

Though this pairing wasn’t predicted, it appears it could be one of the best match-ups on paper across the Magnolia state. The Pirates come in winners of eight straight and the Panthers come in playing their best ball of the season.

**Photo by Keith Warren of the MHSAA.

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