The Petal Panthers lost to the Brandon Bulldogs 42-14 in October. This didn’t matter Friday night.
Petal was on the right side of the win column this time around, getting a 14-10 victory. The Panthers will advance to the Class 6A south state final to face Pearl (defeated Meridian).
It was an offensive struggle for both teams but the Panther defense came up huge multiple times.
The Panthers held a 7-0 lead at the half thanks to a touchdown pass from Jordan Willson to Natorian Watts.