Kiffin is fresh off his first real spring session with the Rebels, and welcomed two South Mississippi products (George County’s MJ Daniels and Biloxi’s Elijah Sabbatini) as they enter their first college season.
Justin Walley put together a complete season in 2020. He compiled over 1,000 rushing yards, over 300 receiving yards, 21 total touchdowns, two interceptions, and three blocked kicks. A résumé more than good enough to earn him Mr. Football for 6A in the Magnolia State.
This year’s senior class has been to three consecutive state title games, and the program itself has now represented the southern half of the state in four of the last five - and the opportunity to send themselves out with a bang, is an opportunity they are not taking for granted.
Another week in the books means another busy week of South Mississippi’s finest showing out on some of the biggest stages in sports. Let’s take a look at just some of this week’s South Mississippi’s shining stars.
The Hornets began the year 0-3, but have since ripped off nine straight wins, and have done so in dominant fashion - winning each game by an average of over 35 points, including two 60-point games this postseason.
Pascagoula will host a South State title game for the first time since the magical undefeated 1987 season. Fresh off an overtime victory over Hattiesburg last week, the Panthers are five weeks removed from their last loss - a hard-fought battle against East Central.
The forfeit now gives Stone a 4-3 overall record, with a 3-1 record in Region 7-4A. The Tomcats will look to secure the second seed in the playoffs with a win over Forrest County AHS on the road next week.
The pandemic has forced more than a handful of teams to remain off the field over the last six weeks. The Gulfport Admirals are one of the most recent examples, as they were forced to forfeit their game against West Harrison on October 2 as part of the two-week quarantine process.