The beauty of the days leading up to a brand new high school football season is having a clean slate.
Those days are now in short supply with this being the last Friday of the 2019 calendar year that every team on the Gulf Coast is still undefeated.
Until then, we celebrate the return of Friday Night Lights with a jamboree game for the sake of some of those teams putting that boundless hope to the test against somebody else.
St. Martin hosting Pascagoula in a matchup of old Region 4 Class 6A foes, visiting Panthers back down to the 5A ranks in 2019.
The game would end without another score as Pascagoula gets the best of St. Martin on the road, taking this one by the final count of 14-3.
Of course, just a dry run for both teams, only playing two 12 minute quarters.