In what is believed to be the first football match-up for the two schools since 1943, Wesson travels to Hazlehurst on Friday night to kickoff Region 7-3A play. The Cobras, 0-5, are searching for their first win, while the Indians, 4-1, are coming off a narrow 21-20 loss to then-unbeaten Bassfield on September 20. Both teams were open last week.
The story within the story, however, is two-fold. Not only is this a historic match-up with a deep Copiah County connection, but also the contest pits former player against former coach. Hazlehurst head coach Randal Montgomery, a 1995 alum of Wesson Attendance Center, played for Wesson Cobra head coach Ronald Greer for two seasons.
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