Lamar Reaches New Heights in MPSA Poll

This week's high school football poll is out and Lamar keeps inching its way up the rankings.

After a huge come-from-behind victory over Jackson Academy last week at Grey Cobb Field, the Raiders have been rewarded with their highest ranking of the year in the Associated Press MPSA Poll.

Mac Barnes' squad was picked second behind undefeated Jackson Prep.

Lamar is now 6-1 and faces Oak Hill on Friday night.

MPSA
1. Jackson Prep (7) (7-0) 70 1
2. Lamar School (6-1) 61 3
3. Pillow Aca. (5-1) 40 4
4. Copiah Aca. (6-1) 36 5
5. Jackson Aca. (5-2) 33 2
Others receiving votes: Bayou Aca. 12. Trinity Episcopal 8. Leake Aca. 7. Washington School 7. Brookhaven Aca. 6.

Class 1A
1. Puckett (8) (5-0) 80 1
2. Mount Olive (5-1) 66 2
3. East Webster (6-0) 62 3
4. Weir (5-1) 59 4
5. Ray Brooks (4-1) 32 5
Others receiving votes: Bogue Chitto 21.

Class 2A
1. West Bolivar (5) (6-0) 76 1
2. Taylorsville (3) (6-0) 74 2
3. Eupora (6-0) 66 3
4. Bruce (5-1) 53 4
5. Philadelphia (5-1) 38 5
Others receiving votes: East Marion 7. Riverside 6.

Class 3A
1. Tylertown (6) (6-0) 78 1
2. Louisville (2) (4-2) 70 2
3. Ripley (6-0) 64 4
4. Senatobia (5-1) 48 5
5. Newton County (5-1) 24 --
Others receiving votes: Franklin Co. 16. Greene County 12. Jefferson County 8.

Class 4A
1. Laurel (6) (6-0) 76 1
2. Clarksdale (1) (4-1) 69 3
3. Moss Point (1) (5-1) 56 4
4. West Point (5-1) 36 5
5. Shannon (6-0) 35 --
Others receiving votes: Picayune 14. Wayne County 13. Brookhaven 8. Northeast Jones 7. Kosciusko 6.

Class 5A
School Total Points Prv
1. South Panola (8) (6-0) 80 1
2. George County (5-1) 67 3
3. Pascagoula (5-0) 62 5
4. Olive Branch (5-1) 61 2
5. Ocean Springs (5-0) 44 --
Others receiving votes: Meridian 6.


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