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Friday Night Football Week 5: Scores and Highlights

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  SportsDeck Sportslight: 8-man football growing in Mississippi

Over 20 MAIS schools now play 8-man football

  Jerrion Ealy receives Under Armour All-American jersey

Anyone complaining of the level of competition Jerrion Ealy faces should check him out this January in the Under Armour All-America game.

  Jon Wiener joins the Fox 40 SportsDeck

Jon Wiener joins Mike and Rachel

  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Javeious Purvis

Pelahatchie’s Javeious Purvis shined against West Lincoln.

  GMA Day gives kicking queen Kaylee Foster tickets to the Super Bowl

What a week it's been for Ocean Springs kicker and homecoming queen Kaylee Foster. Her story of winning the crown and kicking the game winning point went national. Thursday, she received a special surprise from former NFL player and Good Morning America host Michael Strahan.

  Brandon looks to hand NW Rankin their first loss in our Game of the Week

Brandon looks to hand rival Northwest Rankin their first loss of the season in our Game of the Week

  NW Rankin travels to neighboring Brandon in our Game of the Week

Cougars look to remain undefeated

  SportsDeck Spotlight: Undefeated Lanier

The Lanier Bulldogs, more familiar with the zero in the win column, creating a little buzz on Maple Street. There’s real excitement around the football program.

  SportsDeck Player of the Week: MRA’s Landes Purnell

MRA’s Landes Purnell is the winner of the Rick’s Pro Truck, Fox 40 SportsDeck Player of the Week.

  First, she was crowned homecoming queen. Then, she kicked the winning field goal.

Kaylee Foster has made quite the name for herself in Greyhound Nation and for good reason!

  Madison Central seeks revenge on Pearl

Madison Central wants revenge on Pearl in our Game of the Week

  Pearl looks to rebound against Madison Central in our Game of the Week

Pearl, fresh off their first loss since December 2, 2016, hosts Madison Central Friday. Hear how the Pirates look to start anew after their 18-game winning streak was snapped in the video above.

  SportsDeck Player of the Week: NW Rankin's P.J. Lindsey

Northwest Rankin's P.J. Lindsey earned the Fox 40 SportsDeck Player of the Week award for his week 2 performance against Ridgeland.

  Clinton shocks Brandon

Clinton tops Brandon 19-14. Copyright 2018 WLBT. All rights reserved.

  SportsDeck Spotlight: Ridgeland's McDonald learns from Uncle Deuce

Ridgeland quarterback Zy McDonald starting off the year with a bang.

  GOTW: Northwest Rankin ends Pearl's streak

Northwest Rankin stuns Pearl in our Game of the Week. Final score: 42-0 Copyright 2018 WLBT. All rights reserved.

  Pisgah remains unbeaten defeating St. Andrews 35-14

Dragons looked to add to a 21-7 third quarter lead, in the red zone and they cough it up. Oliver Westover falls on it for the Saints.

  Jon Wiener breaks down the action on SportsDeck

Jon Wiener joins Rachel and Mike on the Fox 40 SportsDeck to discuss Ridgeland's future, Northwest Rankin's statement victory over Pearl in our Game of the Week, and Clinton leading a group of surprising 3-0 teams after the Arrows upset of Brandon.

  Pelahatchie Chiefs top Richland 50-15

Chiefs built a second quarter lead and added to it. Javeious Purvis chased out of the pocket. Looking for a receiver to get open. He gets it out to Jamal Johnson, and he's got work to do.

  Terry Bulldogs take down Florence 27-7

Undefeated Terry looked to ground the Florence Eagles Friday.

  Velma Jackson dominates Provine 33-12 to improve to 2-1

The Falcons dominate Provine 33-12 and improve to 2-1 on the season.

  MRA defeats Briarcrest 42-35

MRA repping for Mississippi tonight. Patriots hosting Briarcrest Christian of Memphis.

  Ridgeland takes down the Whippets 49-10

Jim Hill Tigers, Canton Tigers... Everybody's the tigers. Give me Whippets and Titans tonight in Ridgeland!

  Canton defeats Jim Hill on brand new turf

A big moment for JPS football Friday. The first Friday night under the lights on the brand new turf field at Forest Hill High School.

  Jackson Academy cruises past St. Joe

Raiders already up 20-0 in the second quarter, then Daniel Clarke's pass intercepted by Cruz Heath. Heath makes it to about the 20.

  Jackson Prep moves to 3-0 with 45-7 win over Forest

The Jackson Prep Patriots welcomed an MHSAA team as Forest came to town.

  Mendenhall claims Simpson Co. Super Bowl for third straight year

Mendenhall led 18-15 at the break and would go on to win it all. Final score: Mendenhall 46, Magee 18. Tigers claim the Simpson County Super Bowl for the third year in a row. Copyright 2018 WLBT. All rights reserved.

  Pearl's win streak on the line in our Game of the Week

The Pirates put their winning streak on the line Friday night at Northwest Rankin in our Game of the Week.

  NW Rankin looks to halt Pearl's win streak in our Game of the Week

Northwest Rankin’s opponent is a Pearl team who seemingly refuses to lose. “Not a lot of people gave them a chance to win that game against Warren Central, at Warren Central,” says Northwest Rankin head coach Toby Collums. “And to be able to go in there and get that win in the way they did it, that’s the scariest part of it. These guys know how to win. They expect to win, and they’ve done a good job instilling that in them.” The Cougars have...

Bobby Hall resigns as head coach at Philadelphia High School

Hall has over 30 years coaching at the high school level, including nine seasons at Madison Central. He won state championships in the 90s at Louisville and Amory.

MS High School Football Scores

Mississippi High School Football Scores for Friday August 25.

  SportsDeck Spotlight: JPS Coaching Turnover

Joel Sinclair enters his fourth season as head coach at Wingfield, more than enough to make him dean of JPS coaches. Sinclair admits he's heard it before. Three of the seven head coaches in the district are in their second season at their respective schools, and there more are in their very first season. Two are their program's third head coach in as many years, including Forest Hill's Jeremy Jones. "It's tough on them," says Jones. "Tough ...

  Ealy shines as Prep blanks Washington 41-0

Jackson Prep welcomed Washington Friday. JA blanked the Generals last week 31-0 and it was a similar story Friday.

  JPS BATTLE: Forest Hill shuts out Jim Hill 16-0

It was a JPS battle Friday at Hughes Field with Forest Hill facing Jim Hill.

  Terry rolls over Wingfield 51-6

Bulldogs no stranger to the end zone as they win big, 51-6.

  Jackson Academy wins home opener against Lamar 48-14

Jackson Academy Raiders get the win, 48-14.

  St. Joe defeats Tri County 28-7

Tri County wouldn't get much else going and St. Joe wins this one 28-7.

  SportsDeck Player of the Week: Jerrion Ealy

The Fox 40 SportsDeck Player of the Week award for week 1 goes to Jackson Prep's Jerrion Ealy.  Against East Rankin Academy, Ealy had 8 carries for 193 yards and 4 touchdowns. Trophy provided by Crown Trophy. Copyright 2018 WLBT. All rights reserved.

  Jon Wiener breaks down all the Friday night action

Jon Wiener joins Rachel and Mike on the Fox 40 SportsDeck to discuss coaching turnover within JPS, Pearl's 2nd half rally at Warren Central, and Brandon's dominant performance at South Panola.  Copyright 2018 WLBT. All rights reserved.

  Mavericks roll over Panthers 49-6

Germantown Mavericks hosted last year's 3A state runner-up Yazoo County.