Whit Altmyer led the Patriots with 16 points. Jack Ketchum scored 12, and Trey Naugher had 11.
Whit Altmyer sent the game to overtime with a late layup, but the Patriots couldn’t win it.
Darrius Triplett accounted for two scores as Caledonia punched its ticket to the postseason.
Prep football roundup: Starkville, West Point both fall on the road; Noxubee County steamrolls Hatley
The Jaguars’ Vic Sutton scored from 10 yards out with 4:49 to go to send Starkville to its first defeat this year, while the Green Wave lost their second straight game.
Against a team that Falcons coach Joshua Pulphus said would contend for the Class 5A north half title, Columbus has a chance to prove it’s made significant progress in its rebuild.
Starkville Academy, Columbus Christian Academy, Oak Hill Academy and Hebron Christian all lost on the road Friday.
Heritage Academy, Starkville Academy, Caledonia and Hebron Christian are among the local schools that have begun workouts for the fall season. Each program is still getting used to the new conditions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Players from Heritage Academy, Starkville Academy, Hebron Christian School and Oak Hill Academy all said they were happy for the MAIS’ foray into Fortnite.
The suspension will be reconsidered on a week-to-week basis, and a decision on further suspension will be made Thursday.
No local high school will be participating in sports between Monday and Friday, and the hiatus will be longer in some cases.