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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.

PRCC opens South Division play at East Central Thursday night


POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College looks to get back on track and open South Division the right way this week when the Wildcats make their first road trip of the season to East Central.

Kickoff Thursday at Bailey Stadium in Decatur is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

PREP POLL: Hattiesburg moves up in Top 10


Hattiesburg was the big winner in this week’s Associated Press Prep Poll, as the Tigers climbed into the Top 5 after beating previously No. 4-ranked Oak Grove.

The Warriors dropped to No. 8 in the overall poll, and No. 5 in the 6A poll, while Hattiesburg stayed put behind West Point in 5A, which is the No. 1 team in the state.

WATCH: Highlights from Southern Miss-Southern U (Week 2)


Southern Miss took down Southern University 45-0 Saturday, Sept. 9 to earn its first win of the season.

The Golden Eagles (1-1) will travel to Louisiana-Monroe, a Sun Belt Conference team, Saturday for a 6 p.m. contest.

Here are highlights from the Southern University game from Conference USA:

JCJC soccer sweeps


ELLISVILLE – There were plenty of superlatives for both Jones County Junior College soccer teams here on a pleasant Friday night at Bobcat Soccer Field.

Aimee Durn (Watford, England) had four goals and an assist to help the No. 19 Jones County Lady Bobcats whip Meridian, 8-1.