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After 2-0 starts to the season, Oak Grove and Hattiesburg have been voted into the Overall Top 10 of the Associated Press Mississippi Prep Poll, as the Warriors check in at No. 5 in 6A and Hattiesburg as the second-ranked team in 5A.
On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Hattiesburg coach Tony Vance joins the show for a lengthy interview on his team’s upcoming game with Laurel, and he also touches on numerous topics about his team.
PURVIS – For the Tornadoes, Friday can’t get here soon enough, because Week 1 did not go as planned. However, Purvis coach Perry Wheat is not a coach who likes to throw out film and try to forget how bad of a performance a game was.
When senior quarterback Ty Howell takes the field Friday night against Oak Grove, it’ll be the first time he’ll see live action – well, besides last Friday night’s jamboree – since last October in the second to last game of the regular season.
On this week’s episode, the first games of the high school regular season are the top of conversation. We go through all six games in the area, finishing the show with Oak Grove-Purvis – our Game of the Week – talk.
PURVIS – The Tornadoes and Warriors are pretty familiar with one another. Even though they haven’t met in a meaningful game since 2012, the two have played in jamborees the past couple of seasons.