Clay County Football Pick'em Week Five

Collin Brister
Sports Writer

Clay County Pick’em: Week Four
Oak Hill at Carrol Academy
The Raiders were able to start off district play last Friday night with a dominant 14-0 victory over Winona Christian Academy.
Oak Hill’s defense was able to stop the Stars four times in the first half when Winona reached Oak Hill’s red zone, and they forced two turnovers in the second half to come away with the shutout.
Oak Hill has shut out opponents in back-to-back games, as they were able to hold Strider Academy off the board in the second week of the season.
The Raiders offense found consistent success on the ground against the Stars. Junior Ethan Bryan had a big night, and the Raiders relied on his ability to rush the football to eat the clock towards the end of the game.
Carrol Academy returns a plethora of players from last year’s team that was able to beat Oak Hill. Having to go on the road will be a challenge for the Raiders, but they were able to go into Strider Academy in week two and come away with a victory.
If Oak Hill’s defense can continue to play with the intensity they did over the first two games of the year, and the offense can stay on the field long enough to spell them, they’ll have every opportunity to star the district season 2-0.

Pick: Oak Hill 17 Carrol Academy 7

West Point at Noxubee County

They say when rivals get together that you can throw what happened in the past out the window.
That wouldn’t be a good idea here.
West Point dominated Noxubee County last year in a blowout, and the Green Wave have blown out the first three opponents that they’ve faced this season.
Noxubee County has struggled early in the year, going 2-2 to start the year. They were dominated in the first game of the year by Starkville, and then they lost to a good Meridian team on Saturday night.
West Point controlled the line of scrimmage all night long last season, and while Noxubee tried to air the football out throughout the contest, the Green Wave defensive line didn’t allow the quarterback to have time to set his feet and throw.
Noxubee will have the home-field advantage, and that’s shown to be important throughout this rivalry, but West Point has shown that they can go on the road and beat quality teams.
As long as West Point can avoid turnovers, they should be favored to come out of the contest on Friday with a victory and a perfect 4-0 record.
Pick: West Point 28 Noxubee County 7