Brandon Hayes was “the guy” at Oak Grove High School. The wideout reeled in 88 catches for 1,381 yards and 16 touchdowns during a three-year high school career, helping the Warriors to two South State Championships.
Second-year Wayne County head coach Jack Hankins feels good about what the War Eagles can do offensively this season – returning starting quarterback Carter Hankins and running back Isiah Boyd. But the key piece in allowing those guys to flourish is senior offensive guard/tackle Brenden Roscoe.
Zach “Buck” Buckley and Kristopher Moss are two of Sylva-Bay Academy’s nine seniors this season. It’s a group that’s won three straight region championships and would like to keep that tradition going.
After being relocated to The University of Southern Mississippi’s M.M. Roberts Stadium, better known as “The Rock,” last year, USM’s historic stadium will host the MHSAA Football State Championships for a second consecutive year.
Jackson Parker is going to be a college student in just a couple of weeks. It’s hard for him to believe considering he’s just a few months removed from helping Stringer win its second South State title in four years.
Norman Johnston’s been the head coach of Stringer for less than two weeks. He said this summer’s been like trying to squeeze two-and-a-half months of work into two-and-a-half weeks. But Johnston’s already made an impression on the Red Devils and is relying on senior quarterback Waylon Tullos to be a coach on the field.