The Stone High football team has established itself in school history by making the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.
It’s the best run of postseason appearances since the Tomcats went to the postseason six straight times between 1986-91.
“We’re trying to establish a tradition here that future teams can look back on, take pride in and uphold,” said coach John Feaster.
This is Feaster’s fourth year at the helm and he and his charges will be looking for their second playoff victory since he took over the program in 2016.
The Tomcats [3-6 overall, 2-3 Region 7-4A] will have to adjust their defensive strategy when the travel to Moss Point Friday to take on the Tigers [3-6, 3-1 Region 8-4A].
Moss Point will attempt to dominate through the air with a wide-opne passing attack.
The Tigers only put up 124 yards-per-game on the ground, but average 258 yards passing.
Junior quarterback Ruben Lee has thrown for 2,201 yards and 22 touchdowns.
His favorite targets are junior Chanton Millender and sophomore Larry Simmons.
Millender has caught 54 passes for 908 yards and 13 TDs while Simmons has 38 receptions for 881 yards and seven TDs.
“We’re going to try to slow them down,” Feaster said.
No Tiger running back has as many as 300 yards on the season and the team has only gained 1,118 rushing yards in nine games.
Junior safety Marco Booker leads the Tigers’ defense with 10.3 tackles-per-game.
Game time is 7 p.m.