Stone Tomcats eye first South State title since 1991

Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 10:52 PM CST
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WIGGINS, Miss. (WLOX) - The Stone Tomcats are chasing history this season as they gear up for their first South State title game since 1991.

So far this postseason, the Tomcats have taken down Sumrall, North Pike and Poplarville to earn their berth in the 4A South State title game against the Mendenhall Tigers.

The Tomcats are familiar with the Tigers, meeting them in the playoffs the last two years, but for Stone head coach John Feaster, this team isn’t feeling the pressure and the message to his guys is the same one they’ve been preaching all season.

”The pressure isn’t on us, it’s on them,” said Feaster. “They were picked to be here, we weren’t. So we just have to go out and be great. We tell them each and every week, ‘we are our toughest opponent,’ and that was proven last week. We’re our toughest opponent. We tell them to come out and fight and play four quarters, and we’ll always have a chance.”

Stone kicks off against Mendenhall Friday at 7 p.m. at A.L. May Memorial Stadium at Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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