HATTIESBURG – There’s no doubt nervous played a factor in the beginning of Hattiesburg’s Class II first-round matchup with Florence. Good nervous, though. The kind a player gets before his or her first-ever playoff game, as all of these Lady Tigers were doing.
The PCS Lady Bobcats took down Oak Forest Academy in the first round of the MAIS playoffs to advance to play Jackson Academy in the semifinals Thursday.
Jillian Rhian had a hat trick and Avery Smith, Emmy Harvey and Lilly Stayer all notched goals in the contest.
Hattiesburg is now the lone area team in the AP Top 10, as it stays in the No. 5 slot, and Oak Grove, which was No. 8 last week, dropped out after its loss to Petal. The Warriors are receiving votes, though.
Lumberton remains at No. 3 in the 1A poll, and PCS is the leading vote-getting not in the Private School Top 5.
SUMMIT – Jones County Junior College head coach Steve Buckley said his Bobcats would not overlook winless Southwest.
The second-year head Bobcat proved to prophetic as JCJC routed the Bears 61-20 here Thursday night at John I. Hurst Stadium.