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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.

USM announces three-game football series with Mississippi State

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert announced Tuesday that the school has reached an agreement to play three football games with Mississippi State.

The initial contest of this series in 2019 will be a guarantee game for Southern Miss, while the final two games in 2023 and 2024 are a home-and-home series.

PHOTOS: PCS at Petal volleyball

By MATT BUSH,

The PCS Lady Bobcats swept Petal Monday night (25-16, 25-19, 25-13) to earn their third win of the young season and improve to a perfect 3-0. It was the Lady Panthers’ first match.

PCS returns to action at the Set it Off Challenge this weekend in Jackson, and Petal will travel to Columbia Thursday for a 7 p.m. contest.

USM continues practice Friday

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – While the Southern Miss football team finished just its second practice of fall camp Friday morning, the Golden Eagles continue to look toward the upcoming season with their sights set on challenging for a Conference USA championship and third-straight bowl berth.

Campbell to begin pro career

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Former Southern Miss men's basketball standout Quinton Campbell has signed to play with Obras Sanitarias of Argentina's Liga Nacional de Básquet, as 

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