There is the old cliche saying anybody can beat anybody on any given night.
That was the theme last Friday night.
Half of the teams ranked in the Mississippi Gridiron Top 10 last week were handed losses. Some were in nail biters and some weren’t.
One of the biggest upsets in the state took place in Tupelo when No. 2 Brandon going to dropped its second game in a row to Tupelo 14-13 at Renasant Field. The Bulldogs scored with 3 seconds left, but went for a game-winning 2-point conversion and failed.
Petal scored with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter to take a 28-27 lead over Laurel in what was a back and forth shoot out at Panther Stadium. But Laurel got the ball with 2:36 remaining in the game and kicker Harris Hauenstein booted a 38-yard field goal with exactly 30 seconds left to give the Golden Tornadoes the 30-28 upset win over then the No. 5-ranked Panthers.
Noxubee County, who was ranked eighth last week, dropped a 27-19 decision to Meridian at home.
Then No. 6-ranked St. Stanislaus and No. 9-ranked Grenada each suffered its first loss of the season, but there were to teams out of state. The Rock-a-chaws took one under the chin 42-7 to New Orleans area power house Brother Martin. Grenada had a tough 27-7 defeat to Memphis power house MUS.
In the small school ranks Senatobia knocked off Charleston, who was ranked No. 2 in the Little 10, 27-20 in overtime.
Speaking of upsets, last week there were exactly 60 teams that were undefeated heading into last Friday night. Now there are 34.
Brennan looks to shatter state career passing record
St. Stanislaus quarterback and LSU commit Myles Brennan can make history on Friday night.
Brennan can break the Mississippi’s career passing state record that currently is held by Brett Favre’s nephew, Dylan Favre a former quarterback at St. Stanislaus who tossed for 12,559 yards and 144 touchdowns.
Brennan for his career has tossed for 12,434 yards and 131 touchdowns. He is just 125 yards away and 13 touchdowns from breaking the record.
The Rock-a-chaws (3-1) travels to D’Iberville (2-1) on Friday night.
Jim Hill, McAdams snap losing streaks
The two teams that had the state’s longest active losing streaks saw those come to an end last Friday night.
Jim Hill snapped the state’s longest active streak at 25 games with a 24-14 win over Lanier. It was the Tigers first win since Aug. 29, 2014 when they just so happen to beat Lanier.
The Tigers (1-3) host JPS rival Provine (2-2) at Hughes Field on Friday.
McAdams saw its 21-game losing go away with a 54-6 whipping of Region 3-1A foe Montgomery County. It was the Bulldogs first win since Sept. 5, 2014 when McAdams defeated Ethel 21-14 in overtime.
McAdams (1-2, 1-0 Region 3-1A) travels to Greenville to face Riverside (1-3) on Friday.
MHSAA vs. MAIS
With Holly Springs 28-10 win over Marshall Academy last Friday night evened the recorded at 10-10 between MHSAA and MAIS schools.
There aren’t many games between the two associations left for the rest of the season, but this week there are three. Greenville St. Joe travels to take on Madison St. Joe; Pisgah travels to Heritage Academy and Lamar School will make a short trip to face NE Lauderdale.