Biloxi's football coaches have done a great job of keeping the red-hot Indians focused on each week's game, but Athletic Director Tom Gladney says there's no getting around the talk about next week's regular season finale against Gulfport on the Biloxi campus.
The Biloxi Athletic Department, facing increased interest from fans eager to see the region-leading playoff-bound teams compete, began selling tickets to the Nov. 4 game earlier this week. For Coach John Shannon's Indians, the game will cap a regular season that has been spectacular.
"There's no question about it," Gladney said. "We're already assured of having a playoff game next week. We'd love to win tomorrow (at Hancock), and win next week against Gulfport, and be the No. 1 team out of our region."
Of course, the Tribe – 7-2 overall, with five straight wins – must get by Hancock this week before the showdown with archrival Gulfport, also 7-2.
Just how stout has Biloxi been this year? The Indians have now scored 40 or more points in five consecutive games, and the 63 points scored in the 63-28 demolition of Harrison Central last week was only the third time in the last 60 years that Biloxi has scored more than 60 points on offense.
If Biloxi wins this week and if Gulfport defeats the 7-2 Ocean Springs Greyhounds on Friday, it would set up a 1-2 match for the Regional 4-6A championship on the Biloxi campus next Friday.
Home seats for the Biloxi-Gulfport game are on sale at the Biloxi Athletics Office at the high school and at Biloxi Junior High School. Those wishing to buy tickets for the Gulfport stands should make their purchase at the Gulfport Athletic Department. Tickets will be color-coded to help easily identify home and visitors seats.
News and notes
Honored students: Members of the Biloxi High School National Honor Society have received recognition for a recent trip to deliver relief supplies to tornado victims at Holt High School in Tuscaloosa. To read a brief from the Tuscaloosa schools web site, click here.
Brame memorial: A memorial service for longtime Biloxi teacher Rosemary Brame will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Biloxi, on Popp's Ferry Road in Biloxi. Rosemary, who retired from Biloxi Public Schools in May 2006 after a 30-year career, died Sept. 18. Her funeral and burial were in Greenville, her hometown. Scherry LeSieur Joffe says Rosemary's friends, fellow teachers and co-workers, former students and their parents are invited to the memorial on Tuesday.
Saints getaway: The Biloxi High Band Boosters are continuing to offer chances to win a Saints Getaway, with hotel accommodations, dinner and tickets to the Dec. 4 New Orleans-Detroit game. The winner of the weekend – and winners of other prizes – will be announced at halftime during the Biloxi-Gulfport football game. To learn more, click here.