Hancock High School crowned its 2016 Homecoming Queen, Hope Seiner, on Friday night at Brett Favre Field. Pictured from right are 2015 Queen Hanna Ladner, Superintendent of Education Alan Dedeaux, Hope Seiner, her brother Brennan, HHS Principal Tara Ladner and flower girl Anniston Howington.
The Hancock Hawks on Friday treated the Homecoming crowd to one of the team’s most thrilling victories in school history.
The Hawks (4-5) scored 22 points in the fourth quarter--15 of which came in the final two minutes and fifteen seconds--to overcome a 12-point deficit and stun the Harrison Central Red Rebels 38-31 at Brett Favre Field.
"Irving Favre used to say all the time,'just when you think those Hawks are done, they get their feathers ruffled'," Hancock Head Coach Rocky Gaudin said. "We have had so many tough losses over the past few years, it means a lot to get this one. We played with heart and we played the whole game. Coming off of last week, we told the team that this was a manhood check. They responded."
Harrison Central raced out to lead on its second play from scrimmage Friday when Keon Moore motored 80 yards for a touchdown. Oct 22, 2016, 00:31
Rocks take down Moss Point on the road, 41-7 The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws entered Friday's game against Moss Point a heavy favorite to seal the Division 8-4A title with a win which they got in the second half 41-7. It was the first time in school history that the Rocks claimed consecutive division titles on the gridiron.
The Rocks (8-1, 4-0) scored on their opening drive that featured five running plays on the six-play drive. Myles Brennan capped the drive with an 11-yard scoring run with 9:19 left in the quarter. Ian Wadsworth converted the PAT to make the score 7-0.
The two squads traded possessions before Moss Point took over at their own nine-yard line. The Tigers put together a 13-play drive that culminated with a one-yard quarterback dive with 11:19 left in the first half. The PAT was good knotting the score at 7-7. Oct 22, 2016, 00:29
Rocks win big; Tigers, Hawks and Pirates fall Last week was not favorable to the area on the high school gridiron. The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws was the only area team to claim a victory with their 70-50 defeat of East Central before 2,500 fans at Homecoming.
The Pass Christian Pirates were nipped at the end 40-35 by the Moss Point Tigers, the Bay High Tigers were upended by Vancleave 34-9 and the Hancock Hawks were held down by the d'Iberville Warriors 63-7.
The Rocks (7-1, 3-0) remained undefeated in division play with their 70-50 victory over the Hornets of East Central 'between the walls' for Homecoming. The win in the 30th game between the two schools gives SSC a lead of 19-11.
This was a classic air raid offense against a time-chewing ground game. It pitted one of the top quarterbacks in America, Myles Brennan, against the nation's leading rusher, Tony Brown. Oct 18, 2016, 18:14
The 2016 Class I South State Swimming Champion St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws swim team claimed the school's first Class I South State swim title on Saturday, October 15th at the Biloxi Natatorium.
For years the SSC swim team has been a contender for the top spot in South Mississippi but it was not until this breakthrough year that the title came home to Bay St. Louis as three Rocks scored 155 points to outdistance Saint Andrew's with 122 points. Pass Christian placed fifth with 23 points.
In Class I girls action, the OLA Crescents placed second as a team with 125 points behind Saint Andrew's with 144 points. Pass Christian was sixth with eight points.
In Class II, the Hancock Lady Hawks placed 12th with four points while the Hawks were sixth with 40 points. Oct 18, 2016, 18:13
SSC's Darius Pittman named Offense-Defense All-American and invited to All-Star game Saint Stanislaus College senior TE Darius Pittman has been named an All-American by Offense-Defense Sports and has been invited to play in their All-American Bowl called "The 88" on December 31st in Atlanta.
Pittman commented, "It is a great honor to be selected by O-D Sports and I feel very blessed to have this opportunity to play among the best in the country. At St. Stanislaus, I have been involved in an offense that allows me to do more on the field than just catch the ball. At SSC, I have played in a scheme that is very similar to what I will play in college. I have one final goal here at SSC and that is help SSC win a state title." Oct 18, 2016, 18:11
St. Stanislaus’s Ricky Schaefer and Brendan Logan take down the nation’s leading rusher, Tony Brown, in the Rocks’ 70-50 victory Friday night over East Central.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws and East Central Hornets have played 30 games in their series dating back beyond the1970s; however, this writer would be hard pressed to find another that is more exciting than the one tonight.
The Rocks outlasted a pesky pack of Hornets 70-50 despite it being just one score at halftime. The win gave the Rocks a 19-11 lead in the series and a Homecoming win in front of 2,400 fans 'between the walls'.
SSC started the game on offense but it was the Hornets that scored first. The Rocks had their opening 10-play drive halted on a snap over the running back's head on a fourth down at the Hornets' two yard line. The Hornets put together a 13-play drive that culminated in a nine-yard run by Tony Brown with 2:14 left in the first quarter. Oct 15, 2016, 00:05
Tigers fall to Bulldogs, 34-9 The Vancleave Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season on senior night Friday by taking down the Bay High Tigers 34-9.
The Bulldogs improved to 1-7 and 1-2 in Region 8-4A with the win. Bay High dropped to 2-6 and 0-3 in region play.
"They were just more physical tonight," Bay High Head Coach Ben Foreman said. "Our kids played with great effort, but it was not enough."
Vancleve running back Hunter Williams had a nice night on the ground for the Bulldogs with a pair of touchdown runs.
The scoring started for Vancleave with 8:47 left in the first quarter when quarterback Kenny Goff threw a 49-yard touchdown to junior Xavier Bass to make it 7-0. Oct 15, 2016, 00:03
Warriors take down Hawks The D'Iberville Warriors scored early and often Friday evening as they rolled to a 63-7 victory over the Hancock Hawks.
"I cannot really say anything positive," Hancock Head Coach Rocky Gaudin said. "I felt like we were ready to play, but we just shut it down as soon as the game started."
D'Iberville jumped on the Hawks quickly with a 82-yard touchdown pass from Michael Koslowski to D.J. Polk on the second play of the game.
Jaquavous Foster scored on a two-yard run on the Warriors’ next drive and Micha Booker scored on a 52-yard run a few minutes later to extend the lead to 21-0. Oct 15, 2016, 00:02