MAIS Class 2A Pairings

Prairie View will open the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class 2A playoffs on the road, but the Spartans won't have to travel very far. Playoff pairings were released Saturday.

Drawing the No. 12 seed, the Spartans (7-3, 1-1 District 5-2A) are paired against No. 5 River Oaks (5-5, 2-0) Friday night at 7 p.m. in Monroe.

River Oaks defeated Prairie View 28-18 on Friday, Oct. 18 in Bastrop, before shutting out Glenbrook 42-0 in the regular season finale to clinch the district championship.

Prairie View secured a wildcard bid into the playoffs with a 40-6 win at Claiborne Academy on Friday night.

The Spartans and Mustangs are the only Louisiana teams in the 16-team bracket, which also consists of 14 Mississippi schools.

Friday's winner advances to play the No. 13 Amite School Center-No. 4 Newton County victor in the quarterfinals.

The complete first round pairings:

No. 16 Sylva-Bay at No. 1 Marshall

No. 9 Oak Hill at No. 8 Tri-County

No. 13 Amite School Center at No. 4 Newton

No. 12 Prairie View at No. 5 River Oaks

No. 15 Carroll at No. 2 Centreville

No. 10 Central Holmes at No. 7 Brookhaven

No. 14 Clinton Christian at No. 3 Manchester

No. 11 Winona Christian at No. 6 St. Joseph