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Laurel Golden Tornadoes
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.
One of the most anticipated weeks of the season is here, and it comes just two weeks into the regular season. The 97th edition of the Battle for the Little Brown Jug will be played at Hattiesburg’s D.I. Patrick Stadium at 7 p.m. Saturday.
HATTIESBURG – When the clock hit 0:00 and the Hattiesburg Tigers were the 5A South State Champions, head coach Tony Vance turned around to face his team and the crowd.
On this week’s episode, all things 5A South State Championship are discussed. First, Hattiesburg head coach Tony Vance sits down with sports editor Camal Petro, then Laurel’s Todd Breland joins the show after the break.
There couldn’t be a better scenario drawn up for football fans in Hattiesburg. Rivals Hattiesburg and Laurel will tangle one more time in 2017, and this time it’s for the right to play for a 5A State Championship. It’s the third straight season the two will meet in the postseason, too.
Who said the road to the 5A State Championship would be easy for Hattiesburg? Even though tough opponents like Brookhaven and Picayune have been knocked out, Laurel might be the highest hurdle for the Tigers in the 5A South State Championship.