The Battle for the Lil’ Brown Jug resumes the fall in the great state of Mississippi. Last season, this series played its 100th game where Laurel High School scored half a century worth of points in a 50-0 win. This is Mississippi’s longest continuously played high school game. This game draws one of the largest crowds of the season and brings out former alumni along with fans of football. The story of the Lil Brown Jug originated from opposing fans betting a jar of moonshine on the outcome of the game. Another story is that the game stole it from the Minnesota-Michigan rivalry who played for a jug 19 years before this rivalry started. No matter which story you believe in, you must see this game. Hattiesburg looks to take the jug back this season when they host this historic rivalry.




Malcolm Boykin


Bernatsky Boone


Not only is Bernatsky a great player, but also a great student and a great kid with a great personality.
Caden Arrington


Caden is a 3 year letter winner and a 2 time All-Region 5-3A Second Team.


On the first play of the game, Hattiesburg used some trickery from Malcom Boykin to jump out to the quick 6-0 lead, taking just 20 seconds off the clock. After the Tiger defense stopped the Laurel offensive attack, the Tigers marched down the field, capped off by a touchdown run from Lebranden Graham, leaving the score 12-0 midway through the first. However, just before the end of the first quarter, just Tornadoes punched it in to trim the lead to 12-7. This swung momentum in their favor, as moments later, they forced a fumble and scored on their next offensive possession. With the score 14-12, Deuce Vance connected Malcom Boykin with just seconds to go in the first half to give Hattiesburg the 20-14 lead going into the break. After a strong defensive third quarter, Hattiesburg's Randarius McLaughli forced a safety, then ran in another touchdown on their next offensive drive. A Dillon Brown touchdown will less than two minutes left would put the game away for the Tigers.