The Neshoba Central soccer teams have all but wrapped up first place finishes in Region 3-5A.

Both teams defeated two region opponents last week and are undefeated in region play with 3-0 records. They still have to play Cleveland this week in the final region game.

In games played last week, the Lady Rockets defeated Cleveland Central 13-0 and Canton 15-0. The Neshoba Central boys stopped Cleveland Central 1-0 and Canton 6-1.

The Mississippi High School Activities Association has pushed the start of the soccer playoffs back to February 5. That will give teams across the state a chance to make up games that were postponed due to the weather. Coach Jamey Madison said the Rockets would be trying to schedule some games next week so they can stay active.

“This is a great accomplishment for our program,” Madison said. “Both teams will be able to host a first round game. That will be a first.”


Lady Rockets 13

Cleveland Central 0

The Lady Rockets scored six goals in the first half and seven in the second half.

Casea Cheatham and Emily Berry both led the Lady Rockets with three goals. Mara Shelton scored two goals while MaKaylin Alex, Rose Coats, Macy Fanning, Neylie Breazeale and Hailey Hardy all scored one goal. Lexi Burke was credited with four assists.

Alex Bowen was the winning goalie.


Lady Rockets 15

Canton 0

The Lady Rockets led 10-0 at the end of the first half and added five goals in the second half.

Mason Daniels, Casea Cheatham and Rose Coats all scored two goals. Makaylin Alex, Mary Kate Hardy, Adison Hobson, Alex Bowen, Neylie Breazeale and Abby Cumberland all scored on goal. Bowen and Rose Coats played goalie.


Rockets 1

Cleveland Central 0

Cade Hall scored the only goal in the game for the Rockets.

Ethan Dulay was credited with the assist. The goal came in the second half.

Gavin White was the winning goal tender.


Rockets 6

Canton 1

The Rockets scored three goals in the first half and three in the second half as they defeated Canton for the second time this season.

Clay Sanders led with three goals while Joseph Breazeale, Jake Wilborn and Cade Hall all scored one goal.

White was the winning goalie.