Long Beach ended its state-wide longest 29-game on-field losing streak Friday night with an impressive 34-20 win over Purvis. It was the first win for the Bearcats since a season-opening 21-12 road win over West Harrison in 2020.
Tailback Ronnie Brown had a long scoring run for the Bearcats early in the game, as Long Beach ruined Homecoming for the Tornadoes.
The Bearcats were approaching un-hallowed grounds for losing streaks, and officially LBHS passed St. Martin’s losing streak of 31 games that spanned from the third week of the 1997 season through the end of the 1999 campaign.
However, three of Long Beach’s losses were forfeit decisions in the Pandemic season of 2020 meaning that the streak of 29 games was referring to on-field games actually played.
No, the Bearcats turn their focus to ending their home game losing streak which now sits at 19 straight games. Long Beach’s last home win at Lumkin-Magee Stadium came over four years ago, in a 57-49 win over West Harrison.
SUPER 7 IN THE SOUTHERN SIX
SUPER 7 IN THE SOUTHERN SIX Poll Week 4!
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The votes are in for Week five.
Each week, throughout the school year, a staff of our sports writers will vote on the “Super 7” teams for that week based on results from action the week before and we will publish our rankings each Tuesday afternoon.
The rankings will encompass ALL seven classifications:
1. Picayune 3-1
2. Hancock 4-0
3. Ocean Springs 3-1
4. Harrison Central 3-0
5. Pascagoula 3-1
6. Poplarville 3-1
7. West Harrison 3-1
(Others receiving votes this week:
228Sports Player of the Week
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D’Iberville senior running back Kevin Rogers is this week’s 228Sports Player of the Week. Rogers ran the ball 15 times for 131 yards and scored four touchdowns overall as the Warriors picked up their first win of the season with a 34-22 decision over previously unbeaten Pascagoula. He ran for three touchdowns and he caught a 37-yard touchdown pass in the win.
The Warriors, now 1-3, are off this week before traveling to Waynesboro to face Wayne County on Friday, Sept. 29th. The win not only was the first of the season for DHS, but the Warriors also extended their winning streak over Pascagoula to six straight games in the past eight years. The Warriors trailed by a point at 15-14 at halftime, before taking command in the fourth quarter. D’Iberville got the second half kick and Rogers moved his team in front at 21-15 with a 35-yard run less than two minutes into the second half. Rogers went back to work later in the game sealing the Warrior win with a 3-yard scoring jaunt with 2:23 to play.