On this week’s episode of the PineBeltSPORTS, the mega showdown of Oak Grove-Hattiesburg is the topic of conversation. First, interviews with both coaches from earlier in the week are played, then a breakdown of the game from sports editor Camal Petro.
HATTIESBURG – Despite the loss last week to Sumrall, a lot of good things can be taken away for the Sacred Heart Crusaders, and they’ll try to use the confidence of hanging with a 4A team against this week’s opponent, North Forrest (1-2).
LAUREL – When asked, Petal coach Marcus Boyles said last year’s loss to Laurel isn’t lost on his mind, and he’s not afraid to remind his team of the 30-28 loss to the Golden Tornadoes as they prepare for the rematch this week.
There are a couple of take-a-ways from the loss he wants to remind his team about.
ENTERPRISE – So far, the switch for the Sumrall offense has worked out well. After the Week 1 loss to South Jones with the Wing-T offense, the Bobcats have won back-to-back games with junior Billy Garrity at quarterback with a more traditional style of offense.
With only two games under his belt, Garrity will only get better, too.
HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss coach Jay Hopson did what he said he was going to do with his quarterbacks, which was play both sophomore Keon Howard and redshirt junior Kwadra Griggs in Saturday’s 24-17 Week 1 loss to Kentucky.
Junior Billy Garrity took over the quarterback role before Sumrall’s Week 2 game against Wesson. Since the change, he’s 2-0 as the starter with wins over the Cobras last week and Sacred Heart Friday night.
HATTIESBURG – A halftime adjustment by the Crusaders defensive line worked to perfection in the second half, and Sumrall quarterback Billy Garrity and head coach Shannon White acknowledged it after Friday night’s game.