The Night the Legend of Eric Moulds Took Flight in Pascagoula

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by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

Two months ago, Lucedale native Eric Moulds was inducted into The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

It was just over three decades ago, though, that Moulds first gave notice to his home state that he would be a force to be reckoned with on the playing field for years to come.

Moulds was a multi-sport standout for High School as his senior season began in 1991. Up to that point, though, the 6-foot-2 muscular speedster was known for his exploits on the basketball court as much if not more so than on the football field.

But all of that changed 31 years ago this week, on Sept. 20, when Moulds and his Rebels traveled to War Memorial Stadium in to take on the home-standing and perennial state power Panthers. It was not only George County’s first year playing in the…

This article first appeared on Our Mississippi Home.

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