Independence (7-4) at Amory (8-3)
Last week: Amory 56, Belmont 35; Independence 34, Byhalia 12...Fifth time this season that the Panthers have scored 40-plus points...Charleston French had three fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns, while Hunter Jones and Jay Hampton also connected on a pair of scores...Jones had a pair of rushing touchdowns himself, while James Spratt also found the end zone on a punt return...Independence’s Lundon Sandridge and Kylan Garrett had a pair of touchdowns each against Byhalia...The Panthers and the Wildcats last faced off in 2014, a 23-7 victory for Amory.
Hatley (4-7) at Amanda Elzy (7-3)
Last week: Choctaw County 31, Hatley 7; Amanda Elzy 40, Humphreys County 0...Hatley’s touchdown against Choctaw County was scored by Jacob Mobley...The Tigers were without running back Nick Washington in the loss...This will be Hatley’s second playoff appearance in school history, first since 2014...Amanda Elzy won its division by virtue of a 42-36 win over Winona...The Panthers are led by Dephabian Fant, who has rushed for over 1,500 yards.
Nettleton (6-5) at Senatobia (8-2)
Last week: Booneville 49, Nettleton 6; Senatobia 17, Water Valley 10...The Tigers’ lone touchdown against Booneville was scored by Roderick Patterson...Nettleton had just 133 yards of offense and turned the ball over four times in the loss...Senatobia picked up the win over Water Valley to claim its division crown in overtime...The Warriors’ defense came away with an interception, a blocked punt and seven tackles for loss in that win.
Smithville (7-3, 4-3) at French Camp (3-7, 3-4)
Last week: Nanih Waiya 41, Smithville 20; French Camp 45, Vardaman 20...Smithville had two different leads against defending state champion Nanih Waiya...Smithville quarterback Octavion Miller found Will Reeves and Landon McMellon for touchdowns and ran one in himself against Nanih Waiya...Noles need a win to have a shot at grabbing the final playoff spot in Division 2-1A...The last time Smithville and French Camp faced off was the 2013 Class 1A state championship meet, a 27-6 win for French Camp.