By Danny C. Davis
The Clinton Christian Academy Warriors will wrap up the regular season when they travel to nearby Raymond Friday night, October 20, to play the Central Hinds Cougars. CCA is 5-3 on the season and 3-1 in district play in the Midsouth Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class 4A District 2. The Cougars are 5-4 overall.
The Warriors had a five-game winning streak snapped by Tri-County Academy 45-0 on October 6. But, despite the loss, the Warriors have enough playoff points to be assured a game in the opening round of the MAIS playoffs, which start on October 27.
“The playoff scenarios are real funny in MAIS, due to the power points,” said Warrior first-year head coach Teddy Dyess, who led Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) teams Lumberton and Magee to state championships.
“We will make the playoffs, and probably be a top eight seed. The great thing about playing in the MAIS is that every game counts, even when you are not playing.”
“We had a great week of practice last week, and I feel we are getting better every week. We feel we are a team right now that can make some noise in the playoffs,” said Dyess.