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.