MERIDIAN – PCS coach Joey Hawkins said prior to official practice beginning it’d take at least four weeks into the regular season to build his team’s offensive identity. Whether or not the Bobcats have achieved that, and it seems they’re on the right track, they’re 4-0 on the young season.
Hattiesburg was the big winner in this week’s Associated Press Prep Poll, as the Tigers climbed into the Top 5 after beating previously No. 4-ranked Oak Grove.
The Warriors dropped to No. 8 in the overall poll, and No. 5 in the 6A poll, while Hattiesburg stayed put behind West Point in 5A, which is the No. 1 team in the state.
HATTIESBURG – The regular season win streak continued last week, as the Bobcats offense woke up in the third quarter to pull away from Columbia Academy. PCS (2-0) coach Joey Hawkins said the play from his quarterback, junior Brandon Thornton, was the difference in the game.
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.
HATTIESBURG — After falling behind 2-1, the PCS Lady ‘Cats needed something to happen in order to make the comeback in the fourth and fifth sets. With a combination of Kinley Yawn’s attack, mental toughness and a little bit luck, they did just that and beat Oak Grove 3-2 (25-17, 22-25, 11-25, 25-17, 15-11) at Rees Gymnasium.
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.
COLUMBIA – PCS coach Joey Hawkins couldn’t have scripted a better first game for his Bobcats. Well, he could have scripted a better one, but it wouldn’t have been realistic.