Before becoming the current head football coach at South Alabama, Campbell led the Bulldogs for 10 seasons in Perkinston. During that time he amassed a record of 87-22 and led the Bulldogs to the 2007 NJCAA National Championship.
After losing their first game of the season earlier on Thanksgiving week, Gulfport respond with a default win over Baldwin County and a blowout victory over Crystal Springs, winning 70-46 in Harrison Central’s annual Thanksgiving Shoot-Out.
Poplarville came into Hurley looking for revenge and their aggressive play helped them take back the South State crown and punch their ticket into the Class 4A state championship for the first time since 2016.
Despite a slow start offensively in the first half of play, the St. Martin Yellow Jackets were able to get things going in the second, using defense, complimented by great free throw shooting to beat McGill Toolen 40-32.