Southern Miss rides a two-game win streak headed into Saturday night’s Conference USA football game against Louisiana Tech at Ruston, La.
The Golden Eagles defeated UTEP 24-0 last week and beat UTSA 31-29 the week prior.
The Sacred Heart Crusaders are going through tough times, as they prepare for Mount Olive Friday night. Injuries have mounted up and the offense has stalled against good competition to go along with other issues inside the program.
Not much changed in this week’s Associated Press Prep Poll, as the Hattiesburg remains the only team in the area ranked in Overall Top 10 at No. 5. Petal is also receiving a vote in the poll, but it’s 15 votes behind No. 10 East Central.
Lumberton dropped from T-4 to sitting alone at No. 5 in the 1A poll, too.
The Presbyterian Christian Bobcats are in a slightly different position at this point in the season compared to last year. They’re 5-4 instead of 9-0, but only one loss was by more than 10 points. In fact, two of the four losses were by one possession.