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Laurel High continues tough schedule at Petal

Petal Panthers the latest on Laurel's tough 2016 schedule. Courtesy: WDAM Petal Panthers the latest on Laurel's tough 2016 schedule. Courtesy: WDAM
LAUREL, MS -

After traveling to Hattiesburg High in week two and hosting Oak Grove last week, the Golden Tornadoes’ (2-1) brutal opening schedule continues Friday night at Petal.

Laurel head coach Todd Breland said there is a method to his scheduling madness.

"Obviously when you play great teams this early in big-time atmospheres, it's going to help us in division play later,” Breland said. “When we get into those big games late in the season, our kids are used to the environment of big-time football. So all of this is set up for a reason."

It does not get much tougher for Breland's squad than facing Petal.

The Golden Tornadoes will be tasked with maintaining a number of playmakers on Panthers head coach Marcus Boyles’ roster, including running back Stephon Huderson.

"Just keep our eyes and feet where they need to be,” Laurel junior defensive back Jamison Hyatt said. “Don't be looking in the backfield and just wrap up. Take care of the little things. Little things make big things."

"You know I worked with coach (Marcus]) Boyles at Wayne County several years and he's one of the greatest coaches in Mississippi,” Breland said. “I know Petal will be ready to play. We’re going to go down and enjoy ourselves, play hard, play fast and just try to make plays. That's kind of our motto, just fly around and make it happen.”
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