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Hazlehurst Hopes to bring "Gold Ball" back home

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HAZLEHURST, MS (WLBT) - It's a sign that greets you when you enter town.

The same sign stands tall at the high school.

That sign is a reminder that Hazlehurst is passionate about its football.

Six years later, the Indians have a chance to become state champions once again.

"It will feel good. It will be special to the town. We haven't won it since 2005. We're trying to bring it back," said Hazlehurst sophomore Dedric Reese.

The Indians will try to bring back the Class 3A gold ball on Saturday against the Charleston Tigers.

History might be on Hazlehurst's side.

The title in 2005 came against Charleston.

"It is a big game. We are going to try and focus. Focus is the key. We have been focusing all year and that's what got us to the championship. So, we are working on more focus," said Hazlehurst junior Demetrius Cain.

The focus returns to that sign and how the Indians are just four quarters of winning football away from adding 2011 alongside the 2005.

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