VICKSBURG — Most people wrote South Panola off three weeks ago when the Tigers were in turmoil.
They had just lost back-to-back games to Clinton, the starting quarterback quit the team and the Tigers had already gone through a two-week quarantine.
That’s what made Friday night’s 36-35, double-overtime win over No. 5 Warren Central so satisfying.
The Tigers (7-2) — now winners of three straight — punched their ticket to the playoffs and kept themselves alive in the race for the top seed coming out of Region 2 thanks to a successful two-point conversion in the second overtime of an instant classic at Robert Morgan Field.
The Tigers lined up to go for two and drew Warren Central offsides with the hard count, which put the ball at the 2-yard line. D’mariun Perteet did the rest with a 2-yard run that sealed the win for South Panola.