Sumrall, PCS meet for the first time since 2014

By JESSE JOHNSON,

A showdown is set for Sumrall Friday night as the 2-1 Bobcats travel to 2-1 Presbyterian Christian.

Coaches are expecting a packed house, as the game will be played honoring military veterans from all branches of service.

High energy and much anticipation is expected as these two teams square off for the first meeting between the two schools since 2014, which resulted in a 35-0 for PCS.

Both coaches understand this will be a tough game but have much respect for each other.

“We have a big-time hometown rivalry game coming up this Friday night,” PCS coach Derek White said. “I respect and call (Sumrall) coach Shannon White a friend of mine. He is a great Christian man with good values that I stand beside. They (Sumrall) are a great football team and we look forward to competing against these guys.”

“You don’t have enough time in the week to prepare for a team like PCS,” White said. “They have some really good players on the offensive side, so it’s quite a task we have ahead of us. They’ve got great guys on their coaching staff, Derek being one who stands out.”

The two teams share a lot of things in common – the same mascot and also having head coaches with the same last name. Not related by blood but united by community has made this game a renewed rivalry being that most of the kids are familiar with each other.

Another similarity between the two is the style of play and the balance of the run and pass for the two schools.

PCS is leading all Pine Belt schools with 981 total yards rushing in just three games. Senior Rico Dorsey leads all backs with 510 and 8 touchdowns adding 183 yards receiving.

Collin Necaise has 241 passing yards with one touchdown for the season for PCS.

PCS is coming off a win against Parklane Academy, 41-40, as Sumrall looks to bounce back after a defeat to Seminary 20-0.

Kickoff is set for 7pm at PCS