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Best bets: Top 5 games to watch in Mississippi high school football this Friday night (Oct. 8)

Here's a look at some of the most important games around the state for Friday, Oct. 8.
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The weather is starting to change, and for high school football fans in the Magnolia State, that means one thing — region play is here. Each week, Scorebook Live's Tyler Cleveland highlights five games from around the state with big stakes or intriguing matchups. This week's games feature five region games that could have a big impact on seeding come playoff time.

Here's a look at some of the most important games around the state for Friday, Oct. 8.

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TOP 5 GAMES TO WATCH

Choctaw County (2-3) at East Webster (5-1)

Don’t let Choctaw County’s 2-3 record fool you — the Chargers are still one of the best teams in 2A. They proved it last week with a 39-6 romp over a pretty good Class 3A Union team. East Webster is coming off back-to-back wins over East Union and Calhoun City. The Wolverines picked up a huge win over Calhoun City last week, and another victory Friday would put them squarely in the driver's seat in Region 2-2A.

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Bay Springs (4-1) at Resurrection Catholic (4-1)

The Bulldogs and Eagles square off Friday night in a game that will help determine who wins Region 4-1A. Resurrection is sitting at 1-1 in region games after bouncing back from a lop-sided loss to Lumberton with a 42-6 win over Salem last week. Bay Springs is 2-0 after mauling Richton and Enterprise (Brookhaven).