SUPER 7 IN THE SOUTHERN SIX
SUPER 7 IN THE SOUTHERN SIX Poll Week 2!
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The votes are in for Week 2.
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 1-0
2. Gulfport 1-0
3. Pascagoula 1-0
4. Ocean Springs 0-1
5. Biloxi 1-0
6. Hancock 1-0
7. Vancleave 1-0
(Others receiving votes this week: George County, Resurrection, Harrison Central, Pass Christian, St. Stanislaus)
Burdine takes over at St. Patrick
St. Patrick Catholic High School is proud to announce that Kevin Burdine has been named the new head coach for the Fighting Irish Varsity Baseball team. Burdine has been at the assistant coach since 2021.
“I think he will do an excellent job as our new head baseball coach,” Athletic Director Keith Robinson said. “He has decades of experience in coaching and will be able to share his talents with our players.”
Before coming to St. Patrick, Burdine retired from Biloxi Schools. During his time there, Burdine won more than 400 games as the assistant and head coach for Biloxi High, including six district championships. He was the head coach in state playoffs for 13 of 15 years. Burdine was also named MVP of the 1982 Shrimp Bowl.
West Harrison slipped by visiting Greene County last week 41-40 in one of the more exciting games in the opening week.
There were a pair of outstanding individual performances in the contest also. The loss overshadowed a bit an outstanding performance by Wildcat quarterback Coby King, who kept Greene County in the game by throwing for 390 yards and six scores. He completed 28-of-45 passes. Head coach Mikey King and his Wildcats meet yet another “Southern Six” squad this week as they host longtime arch-rival George County at Johnny Ainsworth Field in the annual “Battle for the Bell”. Also, Greene County competes once again this season in Region 8-4A with Poplarville, Moss Point, Bay High and Pass Christian so local fans in the “Southern Six” will have many other chances to see King and his favorite target last week B.J. Johnson, who hauled in eight catches for 164 yards and two touchdowns.
On the Hurricane side, WHHS running back Jordan Stapleton ran for 308 yards on just 15 attempts and scored three touchdowns. The Hurricanes are at home again this week hosting Sumrall on Friday. The game against Greene County marked the first-ever meeting between the two teams on the gridiron.