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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, sports editor Camal Petro is joined by potential new co-host Andrew Abadie. The two hit on a plethora of topics spanning from high school to Southern Miss athletics.

The Pine Belt was home to a ton of good high school basketball this season, and that’s not a surprise because of the players who played in the area. This season, two area point guards elevated their game to help their teams see more success than they’ve ever seen before.

SUMRALL – Purvis sophomore Jesse Johnson was red-hot on the mound Tuesday night, and so was Sumrall freshman Kros Sivley.

HATTIESBURG – The 2018 season didn’t start as planned for junior Southern Miss pitcher J.C. Keys. Tabbed as the Sunday start through the first two weeks of the season, Keys pitched six innings in two games with a 0-1 record.

HATTIESBURG – The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are nearly unbeatable in Game 1 of a weekend series. At least, they’ve played like it through their first five weeks.

Purvis travels to Poplarville


Friday’s win over Lawrence County was the type of offensive output Purvis coach Perry Wheat has been wanting to see for all season. The Tornadoes racked 455 total yards of offense, which was led by a ground attack that had 353 yards.

PRCC welcomes Gulf Coast


POPLARVILLE – Coming off a hard-fought defeat at the hands of Jones County, Pearl River Community College gets no respite, as the Wildcats welcome Mississippi Gulf Coast to the PRCC campus for homecoming.

USM' Parks enjoys solid outing Saturday after early-season injury


HATTIESBURG Southern Miss redshirt junior running back Tez Parks enjoyed a bit of a breakout game in last Saturday’s 24-0 shutout of UTEP.

Parks, the LaGrange, Ga., native, missed the first three games with an injury and had seen limited duty in his first two games back with 17 yards on five carries.

OG put itself 'in a hole' last week


Not too many people saw last week’s game playing out the way it did, and now the Oak Grove Warriors are in a situation where they can’t afford any more losses. Their backs are against the wall.

Sacred Heart facing adversity


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.

PREP POLL: Hattiesburg remains No. 5 in state


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.

JCJC ranked in Top 10


ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College has made it into the Top 10 in the NJCAA football poll.

Head coach Steve Buckley’s Bobcats are rated No. 10 in the latest poll, which was released Tuesday afternoon. Jones was No. 14 last week.

PCS looks to improve each week


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.