Once mighty Moss Point is currently in the toughest two-year stretch of regular season football play in just over 50 years.
The Tigers have won five state championships on the gridiron overall in the past four decades, including a 10-year span from 1991-2001 where they played for five state titles and won four. The first Tiger title came 40 years ago this season, in 1983.
But as of this week, Moss Point stands 1-7 in the regular season for the second straight season. The Tigers ended last season with two straight wins in the regular season after starting 0-7 and earned a berth in the state playoffs.
However, the 1-7 mark so far this season under new head coach John Feaster, combined with the 2-7 regular season mark last year under then head coach Eugene Harmon, leaves the Tigers at 3-14 over a two-year span in that portion of their schedule for the first time since 1970-71 when MPHS went a combined 3-16 including 2-7 in 1971 and 1-9 in 1970.
In addition, MPHS has allowed 132 points in its three Region 8-4A losses the past three weeks for an average of 44 points per game. Moss Point wraps up the regular season hosting Greene County in Region 8-4A play Friday night on Dantzler Street before having an open date the following week. A loss by MPHS in this one wraps up the season for the Tigers and sends the Wildcats and Bay High into the Class 4A South State playoffs.
SUPER 7 IN THE SOUTHERN SIX
SUPER 7 IN THE SOUTHERN SIX Poll Week 9!
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The votes are in for Week Nine.
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. Ocean Springs 6-1
2. Picayune 5-2
3. Gulfport 4-3
4. St. Stanislaus 6-1
5. Poplarville 6-2
6. George County 6-2
7. Hancock 7-1
(Others receiving votes this week:
228Sports Player of the Week
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This week’s 228Sports TurfMasters Player of the Week is Gautier quarterback Trey Irving.
The Gators Gautier went on the road and moved to 4-3 overall on the year and 2-0 in Region 4-5A with their first-ever win over the Wayne County War Eagles in Waynesboro with a 49-33 thumping of the home team. Irving completed 12 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns in the winning effort, and he also added eight carries on the ground for 73 yards and another touchdown as he accounted for over 300 yards of total offense and the four scores in the key league win.