Hancock win ‘Battle for the Paddle’ over Bay, 41-33 A strange game ended with a mysterious call from the officials Friday evening as the Hancock Hawks defeated cross-county rival Bay High 41-33 at Brett Favre Field.
Hancock (3-0) was in control 41-17 late in the third quarter, but a pair of long touchdowns and two-point conversions gave Bay High a shot at an improbable comeback.
Trailing 41-33 with just 20 seconds to play, Hancock faced a fourth-and-one at the Tiger 31. As the play clock wound down, Hancock was flagged for a false start, moving the ball to the 36.
Hancock sent on the punting team, but the officials started the clock after the penalty, and it ran to zero. Sep 5, 2015, 01:18
Rocks intercept 33-14 victory at L.B. The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws used an opportunistic defense to tally their first win of the 2015 season in 33-14 victory over the Long Beach Bearcats at Lance Lumpkin Stadium. SSC (1-2) returned two interceptions for touchdowns to break open a tight contest heading into the fourth quarter. The Rock defense ended up tallying five interceptions in the game.
The usually electric SSC offense was hampered by inconsistency throughout the game while the defense played with their backs against the wall all game and delivered.
Long Beach (0-3) started the game off on offense. The Rocks forced what seemed to be a three-and-out situation only to rough the punter which gave new life to the Bearcats on the opening possession. Sep 5, 2015, 01:17
Swanier leads Pirates' win The Pass High Pirates attacked the South Jones Braves at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball in their 34-14 win in Pass Christian last night. On offense, the Pirates rushed for 315 yards, led by a 197-yard rushing night by VJ Swanier who accounted for three of the Pirates five touchdowns, including one on a pass play.
Defensively, the Pirates shut down one of South Mississippi's leading rushers, holding the 205-pound Scott Phillips to approximately less than 60 yards on the night.
"We didn't run a good offense last week, so we got together and went back to what we know best, and we had a good night tonight," said Pirates coach Casey Wittmann. Sep 5, 2015, 01:15
Hawks move to 2-0, will host Bay this week The Hancock Hawks (2-0) were the only area team to record a win on the high school gridiron last Friday as they blanked the Hurricanes of West Harrison 41-0.
The Bay High Tigers (1-1) stumbled against the Tartars of Taylorsville on the road 39-15.
The Pass Christian Pirates and the St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws both remain winless at 0-2 on the young season.
The Pirates fell to Resurrection 21-9 while SSC traveled to Mobile and were dropped by the #2-ranked St. Paul Saints 51-28.
The Hawks scored early and often in their shutout victory. Sep 1, 2015, 18:53
Jackson Academy claims OLA v-ball tourney title Jackson Academy made the trek south on Saturday, August 29th to play in the Our Lady Academy Kickoff Classic volleyball tournament. As memorials and remembrances were being conducted along the Mississippi Gulf Coast to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, they were claiming a tournament title.
The Hancock Lady Hawks and the Our Lady Academy Crescents both advanced to the tournament semi-finals but ran out of gas in their valiant effort of trying to reach the finals.
The Lady Hawks won four matches during the day and fell to Jackson Academy in the semi-finals. Sep 1, 2015, 18:49
Hawks fly by Hurricanes 41-0 The Hancock Hawks scored early and often Friday evening and a dominating defense pitched a shutout as the Hawks (2-0) downed the West Harrison Hurricanes 41-0 at Brett Favre Field.
"I thought we showed a lot of improvement from week one," Hawks Head Coach Rocky Gaudin said. "We executed a lot better on offense and cut down on the mental mistakes. It was not a perfect game, but we are glad to get the win and we are going to continue to work hard to improve."
The Hurricanes had -19 yards of offense in the first half, only gained one first down until late in the third quarter and they did not complete a pass the entire game.
Friday shutout marked the first for the Hawks since they scored an 8-0 victory over East Central in the 2002 Shrimp Bowl. Aug 29, 2015, 01:04
Turnovers turn off Tigers’ momentum The Bay High Tigers put together an impressive early drive in last night's contest at Taylorsville, but turnovers and penalties blocked the Tigers attempts at a comeback. Taylorsville capitalized on Tigers' mistakes on their way to a 39-15 win.
"We didn't execute and we turned the ball over," said Tigers' coach Jeff Hopgood. "We didn't tackle well. You can't turn the ball over five times and beat anybody.
"We came up here and didn't play our best football," added Hopgood. "Some of the turnovers we had were just mis-execution by certain positions on the field at times. We've just got to continue to work to eliminate them at practice." Aug 29, 2015, 01:03
St. Paul Saints slap Rock-a-chaws 51-28 The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws crossed into Alabama to take on the defending Class 5A state champion St. Paul Saints. Let's just say that the Saints should be a lock to get back to that title game this year.
The Saints (2-0) jumped out to a 34-0 lead at halftime over the Rocks (0-2) to seal the victory.
The Rocks started their first three possessions at their own 10, 11 and 15 yard lines while the Saints scored on their first three possessions on relatively short fields.
After a very trying first half of play, the Rocks outscored the Saints 28-17 to finish the game and avoid a shutout. Aug 29, 2015, 01:02