The Hattiesburg Tigers are exactly where they want to be five weeks into their season. Yes, they’re 4-0 after last week’s bye week, but the 4-0 record isn’t exactly what Hattiesburg coach Tony Vance means when he says his team is on schedule to being one of the best teams in 5A.
The automated touchdown machine, or “A-T-M”, has been pumping out touchdowns left and right for the Hattiesburg Tigers. When most high school fans across the state look at the entire Hattiesburg team, they see offensive production and fireworks.
HATTIESBURG – Senior Drexlan Allen is out to prove a lot of things when he’s toting the ball for the Hattiesburg Tigers. Not only is he trying to help his team get back to the 5A State Championship, he’s trying to prove to college coaches that he deserves a Division I shot.
From the outside looking in, the Hattiesburg Tigers have lived up to the hype high school football fans were giving them leading up to the season. Most thought they were the favorite to make it back to the 5A State Championship, and not too many people have changed their minds after the Tigers’ 2-0 start to the season.
With less than three minutes to go in Saturday night’s football game between Laurel and Hattiesburg, a disturbance of some kind sent players and fans scrambling off the field and out of the stands for some 20 minutes before play resumed.
The name Drexlan Allen should be a familiar one by now. The Hattiesburg senior has been a fixture on the gridiron for two seasons, and he’s entering his last season for a Tigers team with high aspirations.