Tonight is easily the game of the season for the Golden Wave. Let’s take a look at some quick facts:
- Tupelo has lost 11-straight meetings with the Tigers.
- Tupelo’s last win versus South Panola was at Batesville in 2001 under Coach Phil Ferguson.
- Since their playing history started in 1988, Tupelo is 7-19 overall against South Panola.
- South Panola has outscored THS 769-384 over those 26 years.
- South Panola finished 2001 with a losing season. Since then, they’ve won eight state titles while THS has won eight Clarion-Ledger All-Sports titles.
- THS has had five coaches (Ferguson, Eric Collins, Lamar Aldridge [interim for three games in 2009], David Bradberry, Trent Hammond) since 2001. South Panola has had three (Ed Stanley, Ricky Woods, Lance Pogue) since ’01.
- South Panola has won 20-straight games against Mississippi opponents. THS has won seven-straight.
- Tupelo hasn’t scored more than 17 points on South Panola since 1999. South Panola has outscored THS 480-157 since time.
Lots of factors are different tonight. This is going to be one to remember, folks.
Be sure to watch the game LIVE at www.goldenwaveathletics.com at 6:50.