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PETAL – Petal sought revenge on Friday for its season-ending loss to Pearl in 2016, a 24-3 loss in the Class 6A South State championship game.
But the Pirates, still loaded from a 6A state championship berth a year ago, outlasted the Panthers 14-3 to nab their first Region 3-6A win of the season.
LUMBERTON – The Lumberton Panthers are right where they want to be. They’ve posted a 3-1 record through the first four games, and the Panthers start their quest for another district title Friday night at home against Mount Olive.
Coming off a bye, coach Zach Jones said his team did everything he wanted them to do during the off week.
LUCEDALE – After a quick 3-0 start for Oak Grove, it had a scheduled bye week immediately after its first loss of the season to Hattiesburg.
On one hand, players had to stew on their first loss of the season, anxiously waiting for region play to start this Friday, but on the flip side, it gave the Warriors a chance to get healthy.
PASCAGOULA – Sacred Heart needed something good to go in its direction heading into Region 8-1A play this week, and it got that Friday in a 21-14 win over St. Patrick.
The Crusaders snapped a two-game losing skid to get back in the win column, which gives them a little positive momentum before playing Resurrection (1-4) Friday night.
Hattiesburg High School junior Owen Sayre was recognized with a Certificate of Excellence at September’s Hattiesburg Public School Board of Trustees regular meeting for achieving the top score on Advanced Placement (AP) exams in Microeconomics and United States Government and Politics.
Two Hattiesburg nonprofit organizations received $36,000 in grants recently to provide services to homeless mothers and children, and to families affected by natural disasters.
Mickey James of Petal doesn’t think he really did anything special recently when he and a couple of friends were going out to eat at Fred Martin’s buffet in Purvis.
Certainly, he would never use the word “hero” to describe what he did. He just reacted on instinct and helped someone. Actually, he saved a man’s life.