When the Oak Grove Warriors take the field in just a couple of weeks, they’ll be doing so on brand new turf. But they aren’t the only ones benefitting.
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LUCEDALE – After a quick 3-0 start for Oak Grove, it had a scheduled bye week immediately after its first loss of the season to Hattiesburg.
On one hand, players had to stew on their first loss of the season, anxiously waiting for region play to start this Friday, but on the flip side, it gave the Warriors a chance to get healthy.
PASCAGOULA – Sacred Heart needed something good to go in its direction heading into Region 8-1A play this week, and it got that Friday in a 21-14 win over St. Patrick.
The Crusaders snapped a two-game losing skid to get back in the win column, which gives them a little positive momentum before playing Resurrection (1-4) Friday night.
LUMBERTON – The Lumberton Panthers are right where they want to be. They’ve posted a 3-1 record through the first four games, and the Panthers start their quest for another district title Friday night at home against Mount Olive.
Coming off a bye, coach Zach Jones said his team did everything he wanted them to do during the off week.
SUMRALL – The Bobcats have reeled off four straight wins to begin the season 4-1 with one non-region game left on the schedule for the second straight season, but why does this season feel a little different?
We probably should start with this declaration: I love football. I've watched it from the time I can remember anything at all. I've written about it for more than 50 years. Football has brought me great joy.
With district play starting this week for most teams, I thought it would be a good idea to break down what these teams will be up against in each district. Purvis and Sumrall are the lone teams that aren’t starting district play this week, and the two will get started next week with a matchup against each other.