Bay High took its first lead of the season, but it was short-lived Friday night as South Jones scored the final three touch- downs of the game to upend the winless Tigers 35-20.
Vekelion Campbell scored on a 60-yard fumble return to put the game away for South Jones.
The Braves, who have won three straight games heading into a homecoming match- up with Laurel on Friday night, played a back-and-forth game with Bay and went down 20-14 in the third quarter.
But South Jones reclaimed the lead quickly, then added a pair of scores to close out the victory.
The Braves enter Friday’s Battle of the Belt game with Laurel tied with West Jones at 1-0 in the standings to crown a county champion. Northeast Jones has already been eliminated from belt competition.
Stringer 41, Loyd Star 21
The Great Stringer Road Show continued with great success Friday night as the Red Devils won their fourth straight road game over Loyd Star in Brookhaven
Senior running back Anthony Thomas ran for 281 yards on 13 carries and three touchdowns — including a 97-yarder — as Stringer (4-1) amassed 448 yards of total offense.
Quarterback Caleb Dyess completed 6 of 11 passes for 122 yards and three touch- downs — one each to Keyshaun Dease, Thomas and Connor Hicks.
Taylorsville 20, Columbia 13
The Tartars remained unbeaten and handed Columbia its first loss of the sea- son.
Taylorsville (5-0) was led by quarter- back Ty Keyes, who completed 11 of 17 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns.
Raven Arrington had three receptions — two for TDs — and 102 yards, while Jalon Clark hauled in five passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.
Keyon Bass ran for 90 yards for the Tartars, who will host Perry Central (2-3) on Friday night.
Perry Central has lost two in a row.
Poplarville 55, Heidelberg 7
The Hornets (4-1), a favorite in Class 4A, made quick work of Class 2A Heidelberg when they raced out to a 27-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and cruised to a victory.
Poplarville led 41-0 at the half.
Heidelberg (2-3), which will host North Forrest on Friday night, has lost three in a row.
Wayne Academy 14, Sylva-Bay 12
Colton Coxwell scored on a 55- yard touchdown and a two-point conversion as Wayne Academy handed Sylva-Bay its first loss of the season.