East Webster among tops in state in all-sports rankings

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times


East Webster ranked among the best in MHSAA Class 2A in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger’s all-sports awards rankings that were released Sunday.

The Wolverines totaled 155.0 points to finish fourth in 2A. Madison St. Joseph took the top spot in 2A with 258.0 points, while East Union was second in 213.5, while Baldwyn was third with 160.5.

All-Sports points are awarded based on finishes in the MHSAA state playoffs, with the champions receiving 25 points and runners-up 24 points, with the scale sliding all the way down to one point. The points are awarded in all 22 of the MHSAA sports that conclude with state titles. Some schools participate in more sports than others.

Madison Central won both the 6A and overall All-Sports tittle with 435.5 points. Oxford scored 376.5 points to win in 5A, Corinth won the 4A title with 294.5 points, St. Andrews’s was tops in 3A with 290.5 points and Tupelo Christian was first in 1A with 190.5 points.

Other area schools and their finishes are as follows: Calhoun City, sixth in 2A with 145.0 points; Bruce, ninth in 2A with 129.5 points; Starkville, second in 5A with 351.0 points; Winona, 13th in 3A with 126.0 points; and Smithville 14th in 1A with 107.0 points.