PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Resurrection football coach Scott Sisson has a big smile on his face following Thursday's jamboree football games.
His Eagles defeated Pass Christian 14 to 7 and knocked off the Tigers from Moss Point 14 to 8. That's an impressive performance coming from a Class 1A school defeating two Class 4A schools.
Sisson said,"To get better you're going to have to play better competition and the kids said they wanted to get into it. We talked about it and knew we would be out numbered depth wise. That's why we play the game and hopefully we'll be up to the challenge in the next one."@
Coach Sisson called the wins over the Pirates and Tigers, momentum builders.
Last season, Sisson's first as head coach at Resurrection, he guided the Eagles to 5 wins and 6 losses.
Returning at quarterback his son, Larry Sisson, who completed 131 of 192 passes for 2,056 yards, 21 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
Senior receiver Troy Cobb is back. He hauled in 43 passes for 696 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013.
"We were fortunate to have eight starters back on offense and nine on the defense,"stated Sisson. "We're trying out best as hard as it is as a small school to play them just one way. We have been able to play six or seven just one way and that helps a lot."
Sophomore running backs Justice Sharp and Patrick Watts combined for a thousand-95 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns last season and now have experience under the cleats.
Resurrection has the talent to become a contender in the Class 1A ranks and open the 2014 season August 22 at Enterprise.