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Noxubee County moves up rankings


Scott Walters


Several area teams continue to receive notice in the latest Associated Press high school rankings. 


In the overall Top 10, Noxubee County has moved to fourth place after last Friday's 45-0 win over Kemper County. 


Coach Tyrone Shorter's Tigers open Region 4-4A play by playing host to Kosciusko Friday night. 


The Tigers are doing it with defense. Noxubee County has posted three straight shutouts and has not allowed a point in 12 quarters. For the season, the Tigers have allowed 35 total points in six games. 


Olive Branch is the state's new No. 1 team after former No. 1 Meridian fell 54-51 to Natchez last Friday. 


The Conquistadors received 15 of 19 first-place votes. Olive Branch is followed by Brandon, Picayune, Noxubee County and Petal in the Top Five. West Point received 11 votes. 


In Class 4A, Noxubee County is No. 1. The Tigers secured all 19 first-place votes. In Class 1A, West Oktibbeha (4-1) breaks into the rankings at fifth. West Point received votes in the Class 5A poll.



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