The Bienville Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Center/Encore Rehab “Kneed to See” Game of the Week takes place at Lee-Triplett Stadium this week as the Panthers come calling on the Maroon Tide in a rematch from the regular season. This will be Pascagoula’s first trip to Picayune in four seasons, and it marks the third postseason meeting between the two teams in the past 12 years after the teams had never met in the postseason in the first 30 years of the statewide playoff system. Picayunepummelled Pascagoula 51-14 to open Region 4-6A play the first Friday in October during a torrential downpour.
Picayune fourth-year head coach Cody Stogner has won two straight stet championships, but that was Stogner’s first-ever win over Pascagoula as a head coach after PHS upset the then unbeaten Maroon Tide 42-35 three years ago in his first year at the helm of his alma mater.
In that contest, in the midst of a downpour, Picayune jumped out to a commanding 30-0 first half lead and cruised to the win behind
Picayune second-string tailback Darrell Smith led the Maroon Tide with 127 yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns in the earlier game, while Maroon Tide third-string tailback Niquis Ratcliff ran for 107 yards and also sored two times.
That duo got the bulk of the carries because Picayune senior standout and Dandy Dozen tailback Chris Davis missed six weeks with an injury. But Davis is back, and has rushed for over 100 yards and scored five touchdowns total in the past two Picayune wins a 49-21 decision over Hancock to end the regular season and a 42-0 win over Jackson Forrest Hill last week to open the state playoffs.
The sports medicine staff at Bienville/Encore Rehanb has covered many other high schools in the “Southern Six” for almost three decades now. And one of the physicians helping provide that stellar sports medicine coverage is Dr. Matt Lewis, M.D.
Dr. Lewis joined Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists in 2015. Prior to joining Bienville, Dr. Lewis completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, MS. Dr. Lewis completed his residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mississippi College.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
- Fellowship: (Sports Medicine) Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Jackson, MS
- Residency: (Orthopaedic Surgery) University of Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
- Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS
- Sports Medicine
- Ocean Springs Hospital, Ocean Springs, MS
- Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, MS
- Merit Health, Biloxi, MS
- George Regional Hospital, Lucedale, MS
- Memorial Surgery Center at Cedar Lake, Biloxi, MS
- Bienville Surgery Center, East Lake, MS