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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.

MRA runs past PCS


MADISON — In an unfamiliar situation, you kind of didn’t know what to expect.

Behind the running of Jake Reeves, MRA was able to run past PCS 42-23 in a key MAIS Class AAAA, Division I matchup at Patriot Field on Thursday night.

USM basketball to start small


Expect the Southern Miss basketball team to feature a small lineup this season, especially at the beginning of the season. With only three players taller than 6-foot-6, Golden Eagles coach Doc Sadler only discussed two of those players during his opening statement Tuesday at media day.

OG faces must-win at Pearl


The road doesn’t get any easier for the Oak Grove Warriors, and a road game at the state’s No. 2 team looms Friday night.

Egger to stay on as PRCC coach


POPLARVILLE – Ted Egger was thrown into a difficult situation when he was named interim head football coach at Pearl River Community College at the end of May.

Fortunately, he didn’t have much time to think about it.

Tigers can clinch region title Friday


The Hattiesburg Tigers took a huge step forward with a win at Picayune last week, and now they’re in the driver’s seat to win the region and earn the top seed in the 5A playoffs.