The Winona Christian Stars enter the MAIS Class 3A playoffs this week s as the No. 2 seed in 3A and are coming off a bye week, earned for being one of the top seeds.
The Carroll Academy Lady Rebels tipped off their preseason action with a trio of wins last week, including one major victory.
The Lady Rebels beat Heritage Academy 45-33, then beat Hebron Christian 42-25 before beating defending Overall champion Lamar School 44-27.
In wet field conditions generally the team able to run the football the best comes away with the win.
That was certainly the case on Friday night as Carroll Academy used a punishing rushing attack to beat Central Holmes 18-7.
For the second straight week, the Winona Christian Stars lost a heartbreaker on the football field.
The Stars fell behind early but a failed two-point conversion allowed Marshall Academy to hang on for a 28-26 win on Friday night.
The Carroll defense pitched their second shutout of the season as they pounded Tunica 36-0 for their seventh win of the season.
The Rebels improve to 7-2 with the win and will host Central Holmes on Friday night for the regular-season finale.
After losing in double overtime to Winona Christian the week before, the Carroll Academy Rebels came out slow against Oak Hill on Friday night.
But while the Rebels may have started slow, they finished strong.
The Rebels scored on four straight possessions to start the second half and cruised to a 50-13 win over Oak Hill.
In an overtime game with a district championship on the line, it was a battle of two star-studded quarterbacks on Friday night when Winona Christian took on Carroll Academy.
In one corner, Winona had gun-slinging eighth grader John White while Carroll had hard-charging Morgan Mims.