Sumrall Looks to End Five-Game Skid Against Seminary - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Sumrall Looks to End Five-Game Skid Against Seminary

Posted: Updated:

The struggling Bobcats approach their upcoming matchup with a 'don't flinch' attitude.

"We're on a five game losing streak," says Sumrall head football coach Shannon White. "A lot of people hang it up at this point. We're not doing that."

After winning their first two games of the season, the Bobcats now sit at 2-5.

But this week's contest only marks the team's second divisional game, meaning it is not time to hit the panic button just yet.

"Our message this week is just keep doing what we're doing but do it better," says White. "We haven't changed anything, don't plan on changing anything, but our guys have got to continue to fight hard in practice and carry it over into Friday night. If we would have played like we practiced we would have won some games."

Sumrall was outscored by nearly 200 points in its five losses, and winning does not come any easier this week.

The Bobcats face a road test against Seminary, a team they have lost to four years in a row.

"Seminary's still Seminary," says White. "They're well coached, got plenty of athletes, play hard so they've got all the ingredients for success and their record indicates it."

At 5-2 the Bulldogs appear to be legitimate contenders in Division 8 Class 3A.

Sumrall occupies the same division, but the third-year head coach assures the word rivalry is not in this year's equation.

"Until you beat somebody, where both teams are winning their share of games it's not much of a rivalry, so I don't know that Seminary's too pumped up about us coming to town," says White. "I'm sure we're their homecoming."

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Microsoft donates $700k to local charities at Durham store grand opening

    Microsoft donates $700k to local charities at Durham store grand opening

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:05:26 GMT
    Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities at a ribbon cutting for its new store in Durham.Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities at a ribbon cutting for its new store in Durham.
    Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities Thursday during a ribbon cutting event for the software giant's new store in Durham.
    Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities Thursday during a ribbon cutting event for the software giant's new store in Durham.
  • Huge wasp's nest discovered in Land O' Lakes

    Huge wasp's nest discovered in Land O' Lakes

    Thursday, January 2 2014 6:54 PM EST2014-01-02 23:54:08 GMT
    A large wasp's nest is attracting attention in Land O' Lakes.
    A large wasp's nest is attracting attention in Land O' Lakes.
  • Baby, mother found dead after "suspicious" Columbus house fire

    Baby, mother found dead after "suspicious" Columbus house fire

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:40:04 GMT
    A mother and her baby were killed in a house fire in Columbus early Thursday morning.
    A mother and her baby were killed in a house fire in Columbus early Thursday morning.
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.