The Hattiesburg Tigers have high hopes on the hardwood as they look to take the experienced starters from a successful season a year ago, and make a deep push into the playoffs. The number of guys coming back and the amount of talent might just give the Tigers that push they are searching for.
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The Oak Grove Warriors’ season came to an end Friday night and with the it the hope of a state championship title .
The Lumberton Panthers will be served one last plate of spaghetti this week in the hopes it serve them one last win – a 1A state.
Hattiesburg won Tuesday night’s hard court battle 53-47 in a back and forth exchange between crosstown-rival Oak Grove.
Nick Walker lead the Tigers with 18 points and gave the Warriors its first defeat of the season as they hosted Oak Grove in front of a packed house.
The Lumberton Panthers are heading to the South State Championship after defeating Leflore County in a nail biter Friday night.
In a game that see-sawed back and forth with five lead changes, Lumberton’s defense again stood strong late in the game to give the Panthers the 29-28 win in dramatic fashion.
Lumberton advances to the second round of the playoffs with a 26-0 win over McAdams Friday night. In a game of offensive struggles for both teams and 21 total penalties amongst the two, it was the Panthers’ defense that showed a strong performance, resulting in a win for the Panthers.
The fearless Oak Grove Warriors came out of their fieldhouse with one mission “Keep Playing”, per Coach Drew Causey’s message to his team following the win in last Friday’s match up against Northwest Rankin.