Former Sumrall Bobcat and Ole Miss Rebel Austin Knight is moving on up in the coaching profession. After spending two seasons at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as a graduate assistant, Knight will join head coach and former Southern Miss assistant Lane Burroughs at Louisiana Tech as a volunteer assistant.
Sumrall’s basketball gymnasium is less than 10 years old, the Lady Bobcats’ softball complex just completed its second year in use and Larry Knight Field is one of the nicest baseball fields in the area, and now it’s the Sumrall soccer program’s turn to call something its own.
When Purvis basketball makes its annual trip up Highway 589 to play Sumrall next season, it’ll be a familiar setting for new Tornadoes head coach Eric Cooper. However, the four-year letterman at Sumrall will be on the visiting bench.
PETAL – The Panthers are spending their offseason trying to replace a Division I running back in Stephon Huderson, an all-around athlete in Tanner Estill and numerous players on the defensive side of the ball.
Petal head coach Marcus Boyles says it’s been tough, but he likes what he’s seen so far.
People around the Hattiesburg area know about Purvis as a town and as a football team, but pretty soon, the entire state will get acquainted, if they already haven’t, with two of the better players in the state.
Watch out, because Purvis could have one of the best wide receiver-running back combinations this season.