2009 Mississippi Football Power Ranking | MagnoliaPreps.com | last sorted on 12/6/2009
South Panola dismantled Oak Grove 53-14 in the first ever 6A State Championship Game on Friday night. The young Tigers matured and grew over the course of the season and came in to the play-offs playing their best football. This looks to be the beginning of a new streak.
The Jags grabbed the No. 1 ranking this year and rode it all the way to the 6A North State Championship before falling to South Panola.
West Point simply over-powered a good, experienced Wayne County squad to claim the 5A State Championship
Bay Saint Louis
The old Favre magic is alive and will but this time it was Dylan Favre leading the Rock-a-chaws to the Class 4A State Championship with a 35-16 win over Lafayette County.
The Magical season looked to be over for the Chiefs when they fell behind 20-0 against an Aberdeen team that they had no answer for...but a late rally saw Tylertown score 34 unanswered points to win the Class 3A State Championship 34-20.
Olive Branch may be one of the best if not the best 3-loss teams in the country with all three losses coming to teams ranked in the Top 15 nationally.
The Warriors got healthy and got on a roll in the 6A play-offs before running into a snow storm and the South Panola dynasty. The Warriors fell in the 6A Championship, but proved to be the best in the South.
Lafayette County ran into a team bound for destiny when they met the red hot Rock-a-chaws in the 4A State Championship game. This is a young squad that had a great year.
IAHS put together a great season advancing to the 4A North State Championship game before falling to Lafayette County.
The Yellow Jackson played one of the toughest schedules of any small schools in the state and it paid off with a Class 2A Championship.
Jackson Academy was clearly the class of MSIA this year winning their Class AAA D-II Championship in impressive fashion over Jackson Prep.
The Wildcats followed up a 2008 State Championship with an 11 win season. They just couldn't match-up with Oak Grove who handed them both of their losses this year.
The War Eagles may have played their state championship when they upset arch-rival West Jones early in the 5A play-offs. They had no answers for West Point in the State Championship.
Clinton has a nice year in a tough 6A North.
Morton fell in the 3A South State Championship to Tylertown, but could be a contender the next two years.
Had a solid year reaching the 6A South State Championship.
Great year in one of the most competitive regions in the state.
Quality team from one of the state's most competitive regions.
West Jones was on a fast track to the 5A State Title game until they were upset by arch rival Wayne County early in the 5A play-offs. Young team will be a player in 2010.
MAIS Class AAA D-II runner up, had a great season with a win over Class 4A Champion St. Stanislaus, but two losses to arch rival Jackson Academy.