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St. Stanislaus Rockachaws defense making strides in the 4A playoffs

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -  St. Stanislaus is known for offense with sophomore quarterback Miles Brennan the nations leading passer in the high school ranks.

In recent weeks the Rockachaws defensive unit has come on strong of late.

They came up with big plays in last week's 41-21 win over Forrest County AHS to advance to the 4A South State finals Friday.  Coach Bill Conides says his defense has picked up its pace.

"It's shown in the playoffs, "stated Conides. "Absolutely.  Last week Forrest County had that challenge with the running back in the system they run and the defense certainly answered the call.  They were able to make tackles and make big plays and coach Lala puts a great scheme together for these guys to take in and put into effect on Friday nights.  So I'm really proud of what the defense has been able to accomplish."

Nose tackle Kevin Haas says before the 2014 season kicked off St. Stanislaus players and coaches set a goal, win the Class 4A State Championship and bring the trophy back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Haas said, "We're been too far to stop now.  So we're going to keep battling and keep the foot on the pedal."

Purvis has a good team.  The Tornadoes have 13 wins in 15 games and defeated Poplarville last week 31-28. Purvis quarterback Nathan Roseberry is the sparkplug for the Tornadoes and the Rockachaws defense must contain the 5-7, 147 pound senior.  He's a four-year starter and has loads of talent.

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