Not much needs to be said when Phoebus and Hampton are mentioned in the same sentence. This Thursday night will be no different. The Phantoms and the Crabbers will meet in the Peninsula District’s Game of the Year Thursday night with playoff seeds on the line. Both teams have already secured their spot in the Eastern Region Division 5 playoffs, but whoever wins this game will have home field advantage at Darling Stadium as opposed to Todd Stadium. Don’t expect either team to take it easy in the 36 year-old rivalry. Hampton defeated the Phantoms 13-10 in overtime of last season’s battle. The win snapped Phoebus’ 6-game winning streak in the series. Hampton will look to add to their 30-13 lead in the all-time series when the teams meet for the 44th time this Thursday
Jacobi played in the Hampton-Phoebus rivalry in all 4 years of high school. In 2005 Hampton beat Phoebus in route to winning a state championship, and Jacobi was a major part of that success. He was a 3-time all-district selection and a 2 time all-region and all-state selection. After high school he continued his success at Hampton University where he was selected as a captain. Jacobi is currently on the coaching staff at Heritage High School.