PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Scott Sisson has been coaching football and baseball for 29 years. He's calling the shots in football at Resurrection HIgh School after previously serving as head coach at East Central and Pascagoula.
Quarterback Larry Sisson, the coaches son, completed 7 of 12 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns, including a 41- yard strike to Whit Davis.
Sisson said,"Larry has been around it his whole life. When he was a little bitty thing I was the head coach at East Central, he was our ball boy. Of course when I went to Pascagoula he became the ball boy there too. He's seen a lot of it, he's been on the sidelines so it's nothing new to him.
Larry Sisson added,"We get to talk at home about what we need to run this week and what we need to work on and improve on as a team."
Resurrection has two freshmen running backs, Justin Sharpe and Patrick Watts. Look at Watts take advantage of his 6-foot-2, 190 pounds to rip off 122 yards on the night and a touchdown.
Defensively the Eagles displayed solid play, putting pressure on the quarterback and plugged up the running lanes in Saturday's win.
The Eagles take flight ready to land a second game under the win column, on the road at St. Patrick, looking for a big win over their Catholic HIgh School rivals.
Christian Miller said,"We have a lot of history together. Our history has developed through soccer it's a real big rivalry. He added,"We're both smaller schools. St. Patrick is a little bit bigger and it would mean a lot for us to beat them in football."
Defensively the Eagles aggressive attack the quarterback and running backs. The players say coach Sisson prepared them well.@
" For the first three weeks of full pads we were practicing in the rain and in the heat and that has prepared us for the season," stated defensive back Troy Cobb.
The Resurrection-St. Patrick clash will be the first-ever meeting between the two Catholic high schools on the football turf.
It will be one of seven games set for the Friday Night Football Showdown on WLOX-ABC 10:35 Friday night.