Panthers

Lumberton's journey for back-to-back district titles begins Friday

By CAMAL PETRO,

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.

PREP POLL: Hattiesburg moves up in Top 10

By STAFF REPORTS,

Hattiesburg was the big winner in this week’s Associated Press Prep Poll, as the Tigers climbed into the Top 5 after beating previously No. 4-ranked Oak Grove.

The Warriors dropped to No. 8 in the overall poll, and No. 5 in the 6A poll, while Hattiesburg stayed put behind West Point in 5A, which is the No. 1 team in the state.

Petal, Laurel set for showdown

By CAMAL PETRO,

LAUREL – When asked, Petal coach Marcus Boyles said last year’s loss to Laurel isn’t lost on his mind, and he’s not afraid to remind his team of the 30-28 loss to the Golden Tornadoes as they prepare for the rematch this week.

There are a couple of take-a-ways from the loss he wants to remind his team about.

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