25 years ago, the Pascagoula Panthers won the state 5A football championship. This Saturday, a different team of Panthers has a chance to do the same thing. The Pascagoula players take the field against Starkville for the state title.
Along the way, the Panthers avenged two earlier regular season losses to Picayune and Pearl River Central, both wins coming in the playoffs. That showed some kind of desire and drive by this special team.
We congratulate the coaches, the school, and the city. Mostly though, we congratulate the football players, because they had to get the job done on the field. And, it's a job they did better than any other team in the southern half of the state.
Now, the entire gulf coast needs to rally around the Panthers, and hopefully cheer them on to one more victory.
But even if they come up short this weekend, they have already proven one thing beyond any doubt. They will always be winners in our eyes.
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