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PETAL – Hattiesburg junior Tadrian Leflore picked the right time to have the best game of varsity career. In fact, it was his first start in the Hattiesburg secondary.

EATONVILLE – Lumberton head football coach Zach Jones had no doubt in his mind who he was going to count on to win Friday night’s season opener at North Forrest.

PURVIS – The Oak Grove football team begins practice every day with the “jumbo” package on offense. It was only fitting it would start the first game of the season with that same package.

When senior quarterback Ty Howell takes the field Friday night against Oak Grove, it’ll be the first time he’ll see live action – well, besides last Friday night’s jamboree – since last October in the second to last game of the regular season.

On this week’s episode, the first games of the high school regular season are the top of conversation. We go through all six games in the area, finishing the show with Oak Grove-Purvis – our Game of the Week – talk.

PHOTOS: OLA at Oak Grove

By MATT BUSH,

The Oak Grove Lady Warriors fell to Our Lady Academy Crescents in straight sets (25-19, 25-16, 25-12) Tuesday night. It was the first match of the season for both teams.

Oak Grove will play in the Set It Off Challenge in Jackson this weekend before playing a road match at Hattiesburg Thursday. 

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.

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