George County heads to Pascagoula Thursday night in a key Region 4-6A contest with plenty of playoff implications on the line.
The Rebels head to War Memorial Stadium licking their wounds after a loss to Region 4-6A champion Picayune last week, while the Panthers are coming off a big win over West Harrison thanks to a record-setting performance from quarterback Silas Corder.
This game if for the second seed in the loop and an opening round home game in the upcoming Class 6A South State playoffs. This marks the first meeting between these two teams in three seasons, and the overall rivalry is fairly close as the Rebels hold a 10-8 lead. In the past decade, PHS has won four out of the six contests including all three at War Memorial in that 10-year span.
Picayune, with wins already over both GCHS and Pascagoula, has secured the top spot in region 4-6A while Hancock, whom both PHS and George County have already beaten, has clinched the fourth seed in the league. Picayune remained in step with Ocean Springs, collecting its third straight straight region title with a 34-21 win over upset-minded George County last week. The Maroon Tide extended a 20-plus year winning streak over the Rebels by scoring three times in the second half and completely shutting down the GCHS offensive attack. Picayune was playing without its top two tailbacks, so all third-teamer Niquis Ratcliff did was run for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in his first start with Dandy Dozen senior standout Chris Davis and his back-up Darrell Sith still sidelined.
The game will have the Sports Medicine Staff from Bienville Sports Medicine Center/Encore Rehad on hand for all of the athlete’s needs or issues.
Dr. Daniel A. Wittersheim is part of Bienville’s Sports Medicine Staff in Jackson and George County’s.
A native of South Mississippi and graduate of St. Martin High School, Dr. Daniel A. Wittersheim joined Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists in August of 2013. Before joining Bienville Orthopaedics, he served as a resident of orthopaedic surgery at the University of South Alabama, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Mobile, AL . Dr. Wittersheim had special training in Phoenix, AZ under Dr. Anthony Hedley who pioneered the superior approach to hip replacements. Dr. Wittersheim is a graduate of the University of South Alabama, the University of Alabama School of Medicine and is licensed to practice medicine in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arizona. Dr. Wittersheim enjoys exercising, music, hunting, fishing, and golf.