Hancock's Rondell Womack motors down the sideline for a 70-yard touchdown Friday evening during the Hancock's 35-0 victory over the Pearl River Central Blue Devils.
The Hancock Hawks' defense set the tone early and the offense followed suit as the Hawks (1-0) cruised to a 35-0 victory over the Pearl River Central Blue Devils at Brett Favre Field.
The victory was the first for new Hancock Head Coach Neil Lollar.
"I'm proud of the kids," Lollar said. We played fast and with intensity all night.
The Hawks' defense set the tone early, forcing a three-and-out thanks to stops from Cameron Blaise and Trenton Ladner.
On the Blue Devils next drive, a hit by Hancock's Drake Necaise caused a fumble that was picked up by Brodie Fitts who returned it 57 yards for a touchdown.
Elliot Nolan added the point-after to give the Hawks the early 7-0 lead. Aug 19, 2017, 00:24
The Bay High Tigers on Friday fell to the West Harrison Hurricanes.
The West Harrison Hurricanes stormed the Bay High Tigers at their first Friday night game of the season.
Despite a brief break early on in the game due to lightning, the Hurricanes could not be stopped.
Even though Bay High Quarterback Jaylan Wilson had 107 yards rushing and a 50-yard touchdown, the Hurricanes outlasted any potential threat from the Tigers at their home town field in Gulfport.
“We battled hard,” Tigers head Coach Ben Foreman said. “We fought hard. The kids didn't give up.”
Bay High won the coin toss, but the Tigers deferred to the second half. West Harrison quarterback Dalyn Anderson threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Ahmad Gage with 11:28 left in the first quarter for an early lead. Aug 19, 2017, 00:23
Pass Christian running back Tionne Frost runs for a first down Thursday evening in the Pirates' 27-14 loss to the Long Beach Bearcats. Frost carried the ball 20 times for 130 yards.
The Long Beach Bearcats scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to vault past the Pass Christian Pirates in a special Thursday night version of "Friday Night Lights" at McDonald stadium.
The game marked the renewal of the longtime rivalry between the two schools, who have not faced each other in a regulation game since 2003.
It also marked the beginning of the 2017 high school football season on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
"What a great way to start the season," Long Beach Head Coach Forrest Williams said. "There was a big crowd here tonight and a lot of energy. It was a pretty good football game, too."
Pirates Head Coach Casey Whittman said, despite the loss, his team played well at times. Aug 18, 2017, 11:30
Over the course of this past weekend, OLA head coach Mike Meyers reached a milestone in his ultra-impressive coaching career with his 500th victory.
During the past weekend, OLA traveled to Jackson to take part in the Set It Off tournament.
Meyers is truly the Dean of Volleyball in Mississippi. He has coached OLA for the last 17 years, since his daughters, Emily and Amanda, were youngsters in the program.
Meyers was a coach long before he became a local State Farm agent. He coached multiple sports at various levels in Louisiana and because his daughters loved the sport, he figured he would give it a try. And, wouldn't you know that the old coach fell in love with the sport, too. Aug 15, 2017, 18:52
Football kicks off on Friday, all area teams in action The time has finally arrived - Friday Night Under the Lights is here!. All area teams are scheduled to be in action this Friday.
The Bay High Tigers are hoping to see growth and maturity with their young team from a year ago when they kickoff Friday night against West Harrison on the road.
The Tigers return a large portion of their team including senior quarterback Jaylan Wilson.
Last season, Wilson had over 1,200 yards of total offense. He will share the backfield with running backs Justin McKee and Dominic Anderson.
On defense, Kyre Hodges-Campello and Skyler Hysell return to lead the defense along with Sam Sheppard. Aug 15, 2017, 18:51
Bay, Hancock & OLA all get volleyball wins to start the season The 2017 high school volleyball season started off on the right foot with all three local teams gaining wins on the court.
The Bay High Lady Tigers defeated d'Iberville in five games on Tuesday while Hancock defeated Madison Central on the road on Thursday evening. OLA traveled to Oak Grove on Tuesday and swept the Lady Warriors.
The Lady Tigers (1-1) opened their season with a win over d'Iberville in five games 25-15, 25-18, 23-25, 17-25 and 15-10.
Bay High head coach Kellie Smith commented, "We started off strong but lost our focus in games three and four. In the fifth game, we responded to the challenge." Aug 11, 2017, 18:05
Jamboree action on gridiron this Friday The football season is looming on the horizon and this Friday the area teams are set for one last dress rehearsal before the whistle blows to start the season on August 18th.
Bay High and Hancock will tangle in a preseason jamboree at Brett Favre Field in Kiln on Friday at 7pm.
The two teams will play a normal half of football to help work the kinks out. The Bay High Tigers enter their second season under the mentorship of Ben Foreman. Calling signals for the second season will be Jaylan Wilson who is looking to improve on his 852 yards rushing and 397 yards passing. Sam Shepard and company aim to hold down the defense for the Tigers in 2017.
Last year, the Tigers ended the season with a 2-8 record as injuries took their toll. Aug 8, 2017, 18:31
The 2017 volleyball season is served up The 2017 volleyball season has officially tipped off as the academic school year has begun.
This past Saturday, OLA hosted a jamboree that included the Class III state champion Hancock Lady Hawks, Class III state runner-up Oak Grove Lady Warriors and Class III South State semi-finalist Ocean Springs Lady Greyhounds, as well as, the Class I state champion Crescents.
The teams were only allowed to play five sets.
OLA and Hancock squared off against each other twice with each team winning once.
In the first set, Hancock downed OLA 25-19 while OLA rebounded to claim a 25-22 victory on the rebound. Aug 8, 2017, 18:30