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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Southern Miss bowl preparation, the early signing period and the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game are the talking points.
HATTIESBURG – The best of the best in Mississippi and Alabama have converged on the Hub City in preparation for Saturday’s 31st playing of the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game. Kickoff is set for Noon at Southern Miss’ M.M. Roberts Stadium.
It was announced Monday that Hattiesburg Public School District’s Director of Athletics, Dr. Cheyenne Trussell, will step down to take over the same role for the Starkville Oktibbeha School District.
It was a tough decision for Trussell, but a move he had been dreaming of making.
OXFORD – The season to remember didn’t have the picture-perfect ending. The Hattiesburg Tigers fell to the West Point Green Wave, the defending state champions, 41-15 Saturday night in the 5A State Championship at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The Hattiesburg Tigers left the Hub City Saturday morning at 9 a.m., boarding a charter bus for Oxford. Hattiesburg and West Point are set for the 5A State Championship Saturday at 7 p.m. The game is played at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on the campus of Ole Miss.
As Hattiesburg prepares for the 5A State Championship Saturday, check out highlights from the 2017 season.
The Tigers will play West Point Saturday in Oxford at 7 p.m. for the State Championship. It’s the first trip for Hattiesburg since 1998, while the Green Wave have defending 5A Champs and winners of 27-straight games.
The Hattiesburg Tigers’ senior class has been the backbone for the 2017 team. As ninth-graders, Hattiesburg had a 6-7 overall record with a first-round loss, and now the group of 28 seniors will lead a 14-0 region champion team into Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday night.
On this week’s episode, it’s all things State Championship, as we preview Hattiesburg’s 5A State Title game with West Point.
First, an interview from Monday of West Point head coach Chris Chambless. He talks his team, the program and the challenges of facing Hattiesburg.
For both head coaches, Saturday’s 5A State Championship is nothing new.
Both Hattiesburg coach Tony Vance and West Point coach Chris Chambless have coached in multiple state championships. As head coaches, Vance was 1-1 while at Charleston and Chambless is 3-0 at the helm at West Point, including last season’s state title.