LUCEDALE – After a quick 3-0 start for Oak Grove, it had a scheduled bye week immediately after its first loss of the season to Hattiesburg.
On one hand, players had to stew on their first loss of the season, anxiously waiting for region play to start this Friday, but on the flip side, it gave the Warriors a chance to get healthy.
PASCAGOULA – Sacred Heart needed something good to go in its direction heading into Region 8-1A play this week, and it got that Friday in a 21-14 win over St. Patrick.
The Crusaders snapped a two-game losing skid to get back in the win column, which gives them a little positive momentum before playing Resurrection (1-4) Friday night.
LUMBERTON – The Lumberton Panthers are right where they want to be. They’ve posted a 3-1 record through the first four games, and the Panthers start their quest for another district title Friday night at home against Mount Olive.
Coming off a bye, coach Zach Jones said his team did everything he wanted them to do during the off week.
SUMRALL – The Bobcats have reeled off four straight wins to begin the season 4-1 with one non-region game left on the schedule for the second straight season, but why does this season feel a little different?
With district play starting this week for most teams, I thought it would be a good idea to break down what these teams will be up against in each district. Purvis and Sumrall are the lone teams that aren’t starting district play this week, and the two will get started next week with a matchup against each other.
HATTIESBURG – This game meant a little more than just a non-district game for the Bishop family of Sacred Heart and St. Patrick. Bragging rights were on the line.
It was Joseph Bishop and his Crusaders who got the last laugh, though, beating the Fighting Irish 21-14 to snap a two-game skid heading into district play next week.