Less than 24 hours after winning the NAIA National Championship, the William Carey girl’s soccer team was back on campus and in class. Luckily for senior Petal native Jamie Holifield, she set her schedule to not have a Monday class this semester.
The matchup for the state championship in Mississippi’s largest classification has been set. It features a team that has been one of the favorites to come out of the north half all season, and a team in the south that wasn’t picked by many – if any – to make it this far.
When the Horn Lake seniors were freshmen, the Eagles were coming off a 2-10 season. Before that, they were 9-24 in Brad Boyette’s first three seasons as head coach at the school. As the seniors have gotten older, the Horn Lake Eagles have gotten better.
Some of the Pine Belt’s best basketball players met on the court Tuesday night as Petal and Hattiesburg collided. Petal’s Treylan Smith and Caleb McGill, and Hattiesburg’s Cameron Brown combined for 85 points in the affair as Petal came away with an 86-75 win over Hattiesburg.
The Oak Grove Warriors’ rushing attack got a boost when the postseason started three weeks ago.
Oak Grove was already averaging 216 yards on the ground per game, but in the last three weeks, it’s pushed its 14-game average to 232 a game. In the three playoff games, the Warriors are rushing for an average of 290 yards per game, too.