Gulfport, Hancock both getting loses for forfeited game on October 9th

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The MHSAA has reversed course deciding to give losses to both Gulfport and Hancock for the October 9th game that was forfeited by both teams due to COVID-19.

Originally Gulfport was told that the winning team would be determined by MHSAA tie breaker rules, going to the team that fared better against the top competition in region 4 class 6A.

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That drops the Admirals to 0-5 in district play this season with the Hawks falling to 1-4.

Still one week left in the regular season for the 4A-3A-2A classifications, but playoff scenarios already starting to take shape.

In region 7 class 4A, both Coast teams will be hosting in the first round with Poplarville atop the district and Stone landing the second seed.

In region 8, things pretty straightforward there as well with Moss Point locking up the district for the second year in a row and St. Stanislaus sliding in as the two-seed. The winner of Bay High and Vancleave will then take the three seed with the loser taking the four spot.

In region 8 class 2A, St. Patrick officially going to the playoffs and will be on the road, but could lock in the three seed with a win over Collins in its regular season finale.

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A native of Pass Christian and a St. Stanislaus alum, Jeff Haeger comes to News 25 from right in our backyard. He most recently spent more than three years working as the sports reporter for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, where he provided extensive coverage of his alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi. At Southern Miss, Jeff was a member of the Honors College and graduated with a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. He also wrote for USM's award-winning school newspaper, The Student Printz, where he won first place for Best Sports Story in 2013. Jeff loves to travel, and is excited to get back on the water to reunite with his family. In his spare time you can find Jeff spending time with his friends, and maybe even winning a fantasy football league. For sports stories contact Jeff at jhaeger@wxxv25.com.