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Unbeaten Hattiesburg visits Stone for a spot in South State

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Hattiesburg High school won its first region title since 1998 and wrapped up a perfect regular season. But the Tigers are still hungry for more.

The proof was in last week's 50-0 shutout victory over South Jones. Hattiesburg is on the road this week to face Stone, a team it defeated in September by the score of 62-27.

Tigers head coach Tony Vance wants fans to wear all white to the Friday's game as his guys play for a spot in the class 5A South State championship.

"[Stone's] just a grittier team," Vance said. "They're going to be hungry. They've got something to prove. They haven't forgotten the game we played back in September, I guarantee you. They're a better football team now than they were then. But on the other side of that coin, I think we're a better football team also. It's going to be an interesting game. Somebody asked me, 'Is it tough to beat a team twice in the same year?' We don't have to beat them twice. Just have to beat them once now. So, we just focus on this game and not worry about the last one."

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