Friday night’s matchup in Petal was a battle of two of the state’s Top 10 teams as the No. 10 Panthers welcomed the No. 5 Brandon Bulldogs to town.
The Sacred Heart Crusaders are going through tough times, as they prepare for Mount Olive Friday night. Injuries have mounted up and the offense has stalled against good competition to go along with other issues inside the program.
Not much changed in this week’s Associated Press Prep Poll, as the Hattiesburg remains the only team in the area ranked in Overall Top 10 at No. 5. Petal is also receiving a vote in the poll, but it’s 15 votes behind No. 10 East Central.
Lumberton dropped from T-4 to sitting alone at No. 5 in the 1A poll, too.
The Presbyterian Christian Bobcats are in a slightly different position at this point in the season compared to last year. They’re 5-4 instead of 9-0, but only one loss was by more than 10 points. In fact, two of the four losses were by one possession.
Can you believe it? We are just three short weeks – two for our 4A teams – away from the postseason. I’ve written it a couple of times, but this season has flown by too quickly.
With just a few games left in the regular season, let’s see where our area teams stand in the playoff hunt, shall we?
Two Fridays ago, when I left Oak Grove High School after Petal stunned the Warriors, I considered that one of the best high school games that I have ever witnessed. After last week’s Petal win over Brandon, I believe that was the best finish that I’ve ever seen in a high school game.