A couple of things stood out to some observers of prep football in the “Southern Six” as we head into week eight of play.
First of all, concerning the trio of Catholic schools in our coverage area, all three have some sort of postseason hopes riding on the outcome of games this Friday.
When St. Stanislaus travels to Gulfport Friday to face home=standing St. Parick in Region 8-3A play, the Rock-A-Chaws can clinch a berth in the Class 3A South State playoffs with a win over the Fighting Irish in the renewal of this battle for the Holy Grail.
Also, with a loss, SPHS would be on the verge of being eliminated from the postseason chase and would face a must win situation on the road in Tylertown the following week. The Irish have a scheduled open date in the last week of the regular season.
Also, Resurrection will clinch a Class 1A South State playoff berth or the ninth time in the past 10 seasons with a win over visiting East Marion Friday night at War Memorial Stadium in Pascagoula.
Elsewhere, in Region 4-5A, currently none of the six squads in that league have a winning overall record after seven weeks of play. Gautier leads the pack at 3-3, followed by Wayne County, East Central and Stone at 2-4 and Laurel at 2-5. Vancleave brings up the rear at 1-5.
SUPER 7 IN THE SOUTHERN SIX
SUPER 7 IN THE SOUTHERN SIX Poll Week 8!
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The votes are in for Week six.
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 5-1
2. Hancock 7-0
3. Picayune 4-2
4. Harrison Central 5-1
5. St. Stanislaus 5-1
6. Poplarville 4-2
7. Gulfport 3-3
(Others receiving votes this week:
228Sports Player of the Week
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This week’s 228Sports TurfMasters Player of the Week is George County quarterback Deuce Knight.
The Rebels opened Region 4-6A play with a dominating performance over Long Beach in an impressive 48-7 win Friday night. In the first half alone, Knight accounted for four touchdowns as he had 28-yard touchdown passes to Marlon Odom and Caysen Powell on the Rebel’s first two possessions and added a 39-yard strike to Montrell Dortch and a 16-yard run as the Rebels led 27-0 at the end of the first quarter.