Rocks host Purvis in South State showdown The Rocks now set their sights on the Purvis Tornadoes and the Class 4A South State championship game this Friday evening 'between the walls' at the Brother Philip Memorial Athletic Complex.
Purvis enters the game with a 13-2 overall record. The two teams share five common opponents - Bay High, Sumrall, Forrest County, Vancleave and Poplarville.
Purvis defeated Bay High 28-7, Sumrall 21-14, Vancleave 48-24 and Poplarville 31-28. They fell to Forrest County 34-15. Nov 26, 2014, 09:56
St. Stanislaus College’s Chase Rhodes, number 22, on Friday sets a new school record for career receptions, with 205. The mark is also an unofficial state record. The record was previously held by SSC’s Krisjon Wilkerson.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws had to wait 365 days to get revenge but it was well worth the wait. SSC doubled-up up on the Forrest County AHS Aggies 42-21 'between the walls' to exact revenge for the loss last year and the right to play for the Class 4A South State title next week.
The Rocks started on offense but could not convert. The Rock defense stuffed the Aggies and forced a punt.
This time the Rocks found a groove and eight plays later Myles Brennan tossed a six-yard aerial to Chase Rogers to light the scoreboard with 6:51 left in the first quarter. Patrick McRaney kicked the PAT to make the score 7-0 and the Rocks did not look back. Nov 22, 2014, 00:25
St. Stanislaus’s Chase Rogers makes his second touchdown run of the evening Friday against Northeast Jones.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws used a second half surge to dispatch the Northeast Jones Tigers 55-34 to advance to the Class 4A state quarter-finals for the second consecutive year.
The Tigers started the game on offense but the Rock defense forced a punt and SSC took over on their own 25 yardline.
Penalties hurt the Rocks and they had to punt.
The ball was fumbled on the return and Owen Betz recovered at the Tiger five yardline.
On the next play, Brennan found Corbin Blanchard for a six-yard scoring toss with 6:53 left in the first quarter. Patrick McRaney converted on the PAT to make the score 7-0. Nov 15, 2014, 00:42
Hancock Hawks quarterback Chase Fagan (#1) scores a touchdown Friday night in Hancock’s play-off bid against the reigning champion Oak Grove Warriors.
The clock struck midnight on Hancock's Cinderella run Friday when they were defeated 42-28 by the defending state champion Oak Grove Warriors in the opening round of the MHSAA 6-A playoffs.
Despite the loss, the Hawks (7-5) proved that they’re worthy of playing on the sate's biggest stage.
In many ways, Friday's contest was a snap shot of the Hawks’ season.
Oak Grove breezed to a 28-0 lead, only to have the Hawks cut that lead to a single score late in the third quarter and continue to threaten to the end.
"I could not be prouder of these players and coaches," Hancock Head Coach Rocky Gaudin said. "They never stopped believing and never stopped playing tonight. It's been that way all season." Nov 15, 2014, 00:34
Rocks top Tigers, move to 2nd round The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws doubled up 42-20 on the Mendenhall Tigers to advance to the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs.
SSC (10-1) got the ball to start the game. They used an eight-play drive to find the endzone on a 20-yard scoring toss from Myles Brennan to Chase Rhodes with 10:26 left to play in the first quarter. Patrick McRaney converted on the PAT to make the score 7-0.
The Rock defense stood firm and forced a three and out.
Following the punt, the Rocks were intercepted on the second play of the drive to halt the advance. After a first down, the Rock defense stiffened and forced another punt. Nov 8, 2014, 02:02
Hancock's Josh Ladner and Kyle Barlow share a hug and a cry Friday after learning the Hawks are headed to the MHSAA 6A playoffs. Hancock defeated Harrison Central 35-14 Friday to earn the team's first trip to the playoffs since 1991.
The Hancock Hawks' magical run will last for at least another week.
The Hawks (7-4, 4-3) on Friday qualified for the MHSAA football playoffs for the first time since 1991 with a convincing 35-14 victory over the Harrison Central Red Rebels on Senior Night at Brett Favre Field.
Thanks to losses from St. Martin and Hattiesburg, the Hawks finished the regular season as the third seed in Region 4-6A and will travel to Oak Grove next Friday in the first round of the playoffs.
"This is a great accomplishment," Hawks Head Coach Rocky Gaudin said. "This school and program have gone through so much. It's not about me. I have been to the playoffs. I have been deep in the playoffs, but our kids and some of our coaches have never been. I cannot be happier and prouder for them." Nov 8, 2014, 01:59