Hawks fall to Pirates, 41-3 The Pearl Pirates on Friday ended the Hancock Hawk's 2017 season with a dominate 41-3 victory.
Pearl (13-0) took control early and never looked back. Nov 17, 2017, 23:13
Hawks stun Bulldogs, Rocks fall to Hornets And, then there was one! Last Friday night was a raucous one in Hancock County on the high school gridiron. The Hancock Hawks (10-2) hosted their first playoff game since 1990 against Brandon and the St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws (6-6) hosted top-ranked Poplarville in Class 4A action. Nov 14, 2017, 16:47
The Hancock High School Hawks' magical season will continue on Friday when they travel to Pearl to play the number two team in the state in the quarter finals of the MHSAA playoffs. The success of the Hawks (10-2) this year has caught many across the state by surprise. Nov 16, 2017, 09:17
Hancock's Devin Ladner gets congratulatory hug after the Hawks' thrilling 30-27 playoff win over Brandon.
It was only one game, but it produced a lifetime of memories for the team, coaches, faculty, student body and fans of Hancock High School.
The Hawks hosted their first playoff game in 27 years Friday when traditional state power Brandon traveled to Kiln.
Almost nobody outside of Kiln gave the Hawks a chance of beating Brandon, but when Caleb Garcia connected with Brooks Rayburn for a six-yard touchdown with 50 seconds remaining to give the Hawks a 30-27 lead, the energy released in Brett Favre Field was not only sheer joy, but a loud and emphatic statement:
Hancock is back!
"This win is absolutely huge for this school and community," Head Coach Neil Lollar said afterwards. "It's also huge for our district. I had several coaches calling and texting me this week, and telling me they were rooting for us. This team has overcome so much. Their heart and determination should be admired." Nov 11, 2017, 00:27
St. Stanislaus running back Cahill Marlowe had five carries for 114 yards Friday night in SSC's 42-31 loss to the Poplarville Hornets.
The weather finally cooled off and it felt like football temps 'between the walls' at the Brother Phillip Memorial Athletic Complex Friday night. The crowds were packed on both sides of the field. Both teams were in their second season. It was the second round of the Class 4A playoffs and the St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws were hosting the top-ranked team in 4A in the Poplarville Hornets. Only bad luck struck twice on the fourth Poplarville possession of the game which ultimately was a deciding factor in the Hornets' 42-31 victory that sent them to the third round next Friday night.
SSC (6-6) opened the game on offense and it took just four plays to find the endzone. Andrew Trapani picked up two yards before Jake Greer went to the air and found Lee Negrotto for a gain of six yards. Nov 11, 2017, 00:13
The Rocks and Crescents place third in Class I state swimming championships The Our Lady Academy Crescents and the St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws both earned bronze at the MHSAA Class I state swimming championships held at the Tupelo Aquatic Center on Saturday, October 28th.
The Crescents finished with 78 points in the meet behiind champion Madison-St. Joseph with 125 points and runner-up Saint Andrews with 121.
The Crescents had top eight finishes from their 200-yard medley relay team of Ella Taylor, Rylie Moore, Grace Bradford and Madison Bradley which placed third in the event with a time of 2:02.41.
Audrey Chang placed third in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:11.69 while Moore placed second in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:23.84.
Alyssa Talbot placed seventh in the 200-yard IM. Nov 7, 2017, 18:31
Hawks & Rocks tally wins, Pirates end season The Hancock Hawks and the St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws both tallied big wins this past Friday while the Pass Christian Pirates suffered a narrow defeat that brought closure to their 2017 season.
The Hawks (9-2, 6-1) needed the leg of Elliott Nolan to kick a 23-yard field goal late to preserve a 18-15 win over Pascagoula and move the Hawks to the nine-win mark for the first time in recent memory.
Marquis Cherry tallied 167 yards and two touchdowns and a two-point conversion on 27 carries while Nolan was 1-for-1 on PATs and 1-for-1 on field goals.
Rondell Womack added 84 yards on 15 carries while Anthony Jones caught two passes for 59 yards. Nov 7, 2017, 18:30
Lady Pirates & SSC place third in state cross country meet The Pass Christian Lady Pirates and the St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws both placed third overall in the Class 4A state cross country championships held this past Saturday at Choctaw Trails in Jackson.
The Lady Pirates placed third overall out of 17 teams in the Class 4A girls division with 105 points behind champion Senatobia with 58 points and runner-up Corinth with 90.
Lina May of Vancleave was the individual winner out of 124 runners with a time of 19:17.39. Pass Christian was led by 4A All-State runner Amylia Everidge in fifth (21:54.57), Aubrey Baughman in 11th (22:21.10), Haley Clark in 14th (22:43.99), Kate Stallings in 27th (23:40.50), Julia Hansen in 50th (25:34.26), McKenzie Frederick in 51st (25:38.57), and Kensington Mikulenka in 64th (26:32.77). Nov 7, 2017, 18:26