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2 Powerlifting Finalists Advance to the State Championship

The PHS Powerlifting Team’s 7 finalists of the 2017 Regional Powerlifting Meet competed in the South State Championship on Saturday, March 18th at South Pike High School.  Two finalists from Poplarville earned a spot in the Class 4A Powerlifting State Championship which will be Thursday, April 13th and Friday, April 14th in Jackson, Mississippi.

Turan Smith, a 131.4 pound senior, came in 2nd place in his weight class 132.

Roosevelt Raine, a 206.4 junior, came in 3rd place in his weight class 220.

Turan and Roosevelt are 2 out of 6 boys in the state that are competing in each weight class.  We are extremely proud of you both!  Good luck this week!

The PHS Powerlifting Team is coached by Coach Jacob Owen.


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