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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.

HATTIESBURG – On first-and-10 from Jackson Prep’s 16-yard line, PCS looked primed to score on the game’s opening possession to set the tone.

PURVIS – Purvis and Seminary struggled through a defensive battle, a lightning delay and a pouring rain, but the Tornadoes topped the weather and the visiting Bulldogs 12-7 with stellar plays on defense Friday night to capture their homecoming victory.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, PCS coach Joey Hawkins sits down with sports editor Camal Petro to discuss his team and he previews PCS’ matchup with Jackson Prep Friday.

HATTIESBURG – The PCS Bobcats experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows last season in their two matchups with Jackson Prep.

Mistakes too much for PRCC in loss

By STAN CALDWELL,

POPLARVILLE – Too many self-inflicted mistakes proved too much for Pearl River Community College to overcome Thursday night in a 42-16 setback at the hands of Hinds in South Division football action at Dobie Holden Stadium.

JCJC whips 20th-ranked Wolves

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Bobcats used a stifling defense, a strong ground attack and big plays to subdue No. 20 Copiah-Lincoln, 35-10, here Thursday night at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field.

Warriors travel to George County

By CAMAL PETRO,

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.

Crusaders bring momentum to Resurrection to open region play

By CAMAL PETRO,

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.

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.

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