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Here are your Forrest, Lamar, and Covington County power rankings by Kevan Lindsey.

Region 3-6A

1. Petal - 7-1, (4-0)

2. Brandon - 6-3, (3-1)

3. George County - 5-3, (2-2)

4. Pearl - 5-3, (2-2)

5. Northwest Rankin - 3-5, (3-1)

6. Oak Grove 5-3, (2-2)

7. Terry - 2-7, (0-4)

8. Meridian - 1-8, (0-4)

Want to make a statement after being shut out 35-0 two weeks ago? Defeat Pearl by a touchdown the next week. That is what George County did to put themselves right back in the playoff hunt. Petal and Brandon both took care of business, as the Panthers defeated Northwest Rankin 28-21 and Brandon defeated Meridian 49-13. Oak Grove also defeated Terry to stay in the thick of the playoff hunt.

Region 4-5A

1. Picayune - 8-0, (4-0)

2. Wayne County - 6-2, (4-0)

3. East Central - 5-3, (2-2)

4. Pearl River Central - 3-5, (2-2)

5. Pascagoula - 4-4, (2-2)

6. Hattiesburg - 2-6, (1-3)

7. Gautier - 2-6, (1-3)

8. Long Beach - 1-7, (0-4)

Picayune continues its tear. Not to look ahead, but there could be a showdown between them and the second-place team in the power rankings, Wayne County. Hattiesburg is sneaking up and must win out to get into the playoffs. The magic number is four to have a shot. Long Beach and Gautier are all but out, while Pascagoula continues to hang tough.

Region 7-4A

1. Poplarville - 4-4, (3-0)

2. Greene County - 5-3, (3-0)

3. Purvis - 5-4, (2-1)

4. Forrest County Agricultural - 3-5, (1-2)

5. Sumrall - 3-6, (0-3)

6. Stone - 1-6, (0-3)

We finally got movement in this region as Poplarville walloped Purvis knocking them from the top of the rankings. Poplarville leapfrogged George County, but these two are set to square off this week. Forrest County Ag moves up the rankings with their defeat of Sumrall, while Stone tumbles down to the bottom of the standings.

 Region 8-3A

1. Columbia - 8-0, (3-0)

2. West Marion - 8-1, (2-1)

3. Magee - 8-1, (2-1)

4. Jefferson Davis County - 3-6, (1-2)

5. Seminary - 5-4, (1-2)

6. Tylertown - 3-6, (0-3)

Only Jefferson Davis County and Seminary swapped positions this week after the Jaguars defeated the Bulldogs in overtime. Columbia is now the clear king of the district after defeating West Marion 33-14. From here on out it looks like the top three teams have separated themselves from the other three.

 Region 8-2A

1. East Marion - 6-2, (3-0)

2. Collins - 2-6, (1-1)

3. North Forrest - 3-5, (1-1)

4. Perry Central - 3-5, (1-1)

5. St. Patrick - 5-4 (0-3)

Perry Central thumped St. Patrick and because of that, we have a three-team race for second place all at 1-1 in district play. North Forrest has a chance to get to second if they can defeat East Marion this week even though the East Marion Eagles have wrapped up the division. Collins could also benefit from North Forrest if they are able to take care of business the next two weeks and finish 3-1 in district play.

Region 4-1A

1. Lumberton - 7-2, (6-0)

2. Resurrection Catholic - 7-1, (5-1)

3. Stringer - 4-5, (3-3)

4. Mount Olive - 4-5, (3-2)

5. Sebastopol - 5-3, (3-2)

6. Richton - 4-5, (2-3)

7. Leake County - 3-7, (1-4)

8. Salem - 1-7, (1-4)

9. Sacred Heart - 0-8 (0-6)

Whoa. Sebastopol. The Bobcats upset the Eagles 20-17 this past Friday. Still, I believe that Resurrection should hold their place in the second spot. Mount Olive made strides with another district win, and we have a race for the fourth seed in Region 4-1A. Stringer, Sebastopol, Mount Olive, and even Richton all could make a case to be the third or fourth seed.

MAIS District 1-6A

1. Madison-Ridgeland Academy - 8-2, (3-0)

2. Jackson Prep - 7-2, (2-1)

3. Oak Forest Academy - 6-3, (2-2)

4. Jackson Academy - 5-4, (2-2)

5. Presbyterian Christian - 5-4, (1-2)

6. Parklane Academy - 6-3, (0-3)

MRA essentially sealed this district with a win over Jackson Prep. Oak Forest Academy also made things interesting with a win over Parklane. Presbyterian Christian struggled, and with the devastating news about their chances for the postseason, who knows how they will respond.

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