An old rivalry resumes when Forrest County AHS visits A.L. May Memorial Stadium Friday.
The Tomcats and Aggies haven’t played since 2016 but district realignments after last season put the rivals in the same district.
Stone has won the last three meetings between the schools after having been handed defeats the three previous seasons.
“It’s a big game around here and both teams will be up for it,” said Stone coach John Feaster.
It will be the second time Feaster has coached against FCAHS, with his team taking a 42-7 victory in 2016.
Neither team has met with much success this season with the Tomcats sporting a 2-6 overall record and a 1-3 mark in district play.
The Aggies are 3-6 and 1-3.
Devonte Dixon leads the FCAHS offense. The 5-7, 197-pound senior running back has rushed for 495 yards and thrown for 110 more.
Evan Clark, a 5-11, 185-pound senior has thrown for 240 yards.
Clark also leads the defense with 8.3 tackles-per-game.
When the Aggies go to the air, their most popular receiver has been Dakota Evans, a 6-3, 175-pound senior who has caught 12 passes for 194 yards.
Friday’s winner will likely move on to meet Moss Point in the first round of the MHSAA 4-A playoffs.
“As coaches, we’ll have our kids ready,” Feaster said. “If they go out and execute the game plan we have in place, we’ll be fine.”