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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.

Bobcats blitz Mississippi Delta


ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College was solid all the way around in gaining its first victory of the season Thursday night at Bobcat Stadium-Sim Cooley Field.

Wildcats come up short


POPLARVILLE – No. 5 Northwest Mississippi was every bit as good as its ranking Thursday night as the Rangers dominated Pearl River 34-21 in MACJC football action at Dobie Holden Stadium.

PRCC (1-1) fell behind 27-0 in the second quarter and never recovered; Northwest is 1-0 after its first completed game of the year.

WATCH: Highlights from Southern Miss-Kentucky Week 1


Watch Southern Miss football highlights from its 24-17 loss to Kentucky from Saturday, Sept. 2. 

The conference has provided more than seven minutes of footage from the game. 

Southern Miss will host Southern (La.) Saturday at 6 p.m.

Lumberton looks to bounce back Friday after last week's loss


LUMBERTON – The Panthers had their chances to preserve their perfect record last week against Heidelberg, but a fumbled snap with less than two minutes was a big difference in the ballgame.

The loss hurts the win-loss column, sure, but in reality, it might benefit the team moving forward.

Petal, Laurel set for showdown


LAUREL – When asked, Petal coach Marcus Boyles said last year’s loss to Laurel isn’t lost on his mind, and he’s not afraid to remind his team of the 30-28 loss to the Golden Tornadoes as they prepare for the rematch this week.

There are a couple of take-a-ways from the loss he wants to remind his team about.