As the Ocean Springs Greyhounds hosted D’Iberville to open their first-ever foray into Region 4-7A Friday night, the annual series had turned into one of streaks over the past decade.
One big, and yet another smaller one but now quite impressive.
The Greyhounds wounded the Warriors 43-13 at Greyhound Stadium to mark their third straight win in this rivalry. With the win, OSHS has now beaten D’Iberville three straight times and in the process scored 40 or more points in all three games for the first time in the 70-year history of the series.
The win was the fifth straight on the season for OSHS, which moves to 5-1 overall and the Greyhounds have now won 15 consecutive region games.
The Warriors, coming off two straight wins, drop to 2-4 on the year. Before the first win in 2021 in this current streak for OSHS, DHS had beaten OSHS five straight times.
The historic win supposedly set off some dancing in the streets in downtown Ocean Springs as a “Sock Hop” broke out in celebration.
Bryshen Smith got OSHS off to a quick start as he scored on a 14-yard end around on the Greyhound’s opening possession and when his defensive teammates made DHS punt on their ensuing possession Smith simply hauled the kick in and raced 54 yards for yet another score to make it 13-0 less than four minutes into the game.
The Warriors countered and got as close as they would the rest of the night, when Andre Crosby scored from two yards out four minutes later to cut the deficit to 13-7 at that point.
But with 1:31 left in the first frame, Peyton Williams nailed a 25-yard field goal for OSHS to make it 16-7 and that was just a harbinger of more things to come for both teams.
Ocean Springs blew the game open with a four touchdown second stanza, sealing its third straight win in the series with an impressive display of scoring.
Greyhound tailback Will Smith got jiggy with it and scored twice in the quarter on a 33-yard scamper and a three-yard run. Greyhound quarterback William Berglind hit Wyatt Finley on a 9-yard scoring strike, as well as Jax Coleman on a 35-yard touchdown oss and suddenly it was 43-7 Greyhounds at halftime.
With the dreaded running clock in effect, D’Iberville closed the scoring when TJ Jasper scored from three yards out late in the third period.
Ocean Springs heads to Lyman to face Harrison Central in a battle of unbeaten’s in Region 4-7A play next week, while D’Iberville hosts Gulfport.