High School Football: Pass Christian to host Long Beach Thursday

The start of high school football season is less than 24 hours away for two schools on the Gulf Coast. Pass Christian is the home team in its opener against Long Beach and that’s where 2017 begins.
This is the only place high school football will be played Thursday night between the Pirates and the Bearcats. The former is coming off a 5-6 campaign in 2016, but their district record of 2-3 was good enough to get them in the playoffs for the first time in 13 years.
Head Coach Casey Wittman says football is finally fun again in his ninth year at the helm and that has his players feeling more confident than ever.
Quarterback Dustin Allison said, “We just want to tell people, like, because when people play Pass it’s usually like an easy competition. Well this year we’ve been working so hard that it’s not going to be just that easy, oh Pass on the schedule. We’re going to play them. No, you’re going to actually have to fight to play us this year.”
“It comes from the hard work they’ve put in, you know? They’ve seen a little success, it’s hard to stay confident when you haven’t had success. Well they’ve won a few games the past couple years, and again there’s a metal to them that they want to build on what they’ve done. They’re not satisfied with just being average, they want to get deep into the playoffs,” said Coach Wittman.
Their road to the postseason starts tomorrow night at 7 p.m. versus Long Beach. Overall, there are ten high school football games being played across the state on Thursday.

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