BA Cougars are No. 3 seed in MAIS 4A football playoffs

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, October 27, 2021

It all came together fairly well for the Brookhaven Academy Cougars in regard to the MAIS 4A football playoffs.

The team is seeded No.3 in the bracket and therefore have a first-round bye in the 12-team field.

Greenville-St. Joe is the top overall seed and has a record of 8-1, with their only loss coming to 6A Jackson Prep.

Adams County Christian School is the No. 2 seed and on the same side of the bracket as BA. Coach David King’s Rebels are 8-2 and have losses to 5A Oak Forest Academy and 6A Parklane Academy this season.

The No. 4 seed is Oak Hill Academy of West Point. The Raiders are 5-5 overall and are a top four seed with a first-round bye after winning District 1-4A.

OHA won the district by beating Marshall Academy 20-14 last week in the regular season finale.

No. 6 seed Marshall Academy (7-1) hosts No. 11 seed Kirk Academy (5-5) this Friday in a first-round game in Holly Springs.

The teams are district foes and Marshall beat KA 21-18 Oct. 15.

BA awaits the winner for a second-round game on Nov. 5 in Brookhaven.

ACCS will play the winner between No. 7 Winston Academy (6-4) and No. 10 Riverfield Academy (3-7).

No. 8 Carroll Academy (6-4) — coached by former BA head coach Bo Milton — and No. 9 Indianola Academy (6-4) meet in another first-round matchup with the winner on to face top seeded Greenville-St. Joe.

Carroll lost to IA 18-16 when the teams played in the regular season.

Tri-County Academy (9-1) is the No. 5 seed and only has a 19-18 loss to ACCS marring its resume. They’ll face No. 12 seed Columbia Academy (3-8) in the first round. The winner will travel to play a second-round game at Oak Hill.

Coach Anthony Hart’s Cougars lost 46-21 to ACCS in the season opener and have won five straight.

BA (8-2) went 3-0 in District 4-4A and have won five straight since losing 45-7 to Copiah Academy on Sept. 17.