Hancock heads to War Memorial Stadium in Pascagoula Friday night for a key contest in Region 4-6A play as the Panthers await the flight east by the Hawks.
Both teams sit at 1-1 in league play, and each needs a win to stay in contention for a possible home game in the opening round of the upcoming Class 6A South State playoffs. Both Picayune and George County stand 2-0 in the region race.
Pascagoula stands 4-3 overall while Hancock opened the season at 7-0 before dropping its first game of the season last week as visiting George County pulled off an exciting 28-26 upset at Brett Favre field to hand HHS its first loss of the season.
These two teams have met just 10 times all-time, and although PHS holds a 7-3 advantage overall the squads have split the past four games with the Panthers winning the past two contests and the Hawks winning the two before that.
This game has been chosen as this week’s “Kneed to See” Game of the Week sponsored by Bienville Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Center/Encore Rehab.
The game will feature the sports medicine staff from Bienville Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Center providing the best in athletic care to each team.
One of the members of the Bienville staff, Dr. Donnis Harrison, knows all about the tradition and history of the Pascagoula Panther football program as he was a standout offensive lineman for the Panthers in the 1980s and was a member of the undefeated state championship team in 1987. Harrison, who serves as the PHS team physician, has been a member of the Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists practice on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for 17 years and is a native of Pascagoula. He is a board-certified surgeon dedicated to providing exceptional orthopaedic care.
Dr. Harrison has gained an immeasurable amount of experience in many aspects of general orthopaedics including Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement, and Trauma with a specialty interest in Shoulder and Elbow disorders and Sports Medicine. After graduating from the University of Mississippi Medical Center he completed his orthopaedic residency at Medical College of Georgia. With more than 700 cases per year of surgical experience in the Operating Room and practice with the latest, cutting-edge surgical techniques of today; you can be assured his clinical credentials are excellent.
In addition, Dr. Harrison completed a post-residency Fellowship program in Shoulder and Elbow in Dallas, TX which earned him the title of the only fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon in arthroscopic shoulder surgery on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This gives him a unique experience to provide comprehensive non-surgical and surgical treatment to all types of injuries and conditions involving the shoulder and elbow.
Kickoff time is set for 7:00 pm., Friday night for the 228Sports “Kneed to see” Game of the Week.