Mississippi High School Football
This week’s matchup with Sacred Heart and Sumrall features two teams that have started the 2018 season completely opposite from the other. The Bobcats have jumped out the gate with a 2-0 record, while the Crusaders are still searching for answers with a 0-2 mark.
The Heidelberg Oilers handed Lumberton its first loss of the season in 2017, and it was a game coach Zach Jones thought his team had a chance in winning. Jones and the Panthers have always said they take it one game at a time, but there’s some sort redemption factor that’s involved in Friday night’s contest.
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.
After two very unfriendly weeks on the road, and collecting two losses, the Petal Panthers are finally playing at home. Petal traveled to Hattiesburg and Gulfport in the first two weeks and took two tough losses, but it hopes it can get back on track this week against Brother Martin of New Orleans.
It’s going to be a week-by-week thing for the Purvis Tornadoes. There are some obvious areas they need to clean up, but coach Brad Hankins is seeing improvements from week to week.
The Presbyterian Christian Bobcats took a couple of steps forward last Friday night in a 34-14 loss to Columbia Academy, but they still have a long way to go.