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HATTIESBURG – It hasn’t happened since 1967, but redshirt senior Kelsey Douglas did it Saturday afternoon against the Charlotte 49ers. Douglas returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a 66-21 win for the Golden Eagles, and the last time that happened for USM was Nov.

GAUTIER – In the end, failing to convert on three scoring opportunities hurt the Lumberton Panthers. The Resurrection Eagles punched their ticket to the 1A South State Championship Friday night, beating Lumberton 20-12 at Vaughn-Wallace Stadium on the campus of

PURVIS – The score wasn’t as lopsided as the Oct. 20 contest in Poplarville, when the Hornets toppled the Purvis Tornadoes 69-34 by piling up 452 yards rushing. Though, the end result was the same.

PERKINSON – Hattiesburg put a decisive end to Stone High’s deepest postseason run since 1991 on Friday. Led by the dual-threat ability of quarterback Jarod Conner, the Tigers rolled past the Tomcats 49-9 at A.L. May Memorial Stadium.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, The Sun Herald’s Patrick Ochs joins sports editor Camal Petro for an extended conversation about this week’s playoff matchups.

PRCC takes down Southwest


SUMMIT – When Pearl River Community College needed big plays against Southwest Mississippi, the Wildcats were able to deliver.

JCJC wins fifth straight


ELLISVILLE – The 17th-ranked Jones County Junior College Bobcats continue to post impressive victories.

DeShawn Smith (Brooksville, Florida) scored four touchdowns and Scott Phillips (South Jones) rushed for over 100 yards as JCJC whipped East Central 49-7 here Thursday night at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field.

PODCAST: Petal head coach Marcus Boyles + plus breakdowns of area games


On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, sports editor Camal Petro sits down with Petal head coach Marcus Boyles. They discuss last week’s win over Oak Grove, Boyles’ team and this week’s matchup with Brandon.

After the break, the other seven contests featuring area teams are analyzed. 

Crusaders travel to East Marion


COLUMBIA – The Crusaders have had two weeks to think about their 44-0 loss to Resurrection, and they’re eager to get back on the field this week at East Marion.

Coach Lonny Schraeder said his bunch had a productive off week, too.