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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.

Garrity improvises in second win

By CAMAL PETRO,

Junior Billy Garrity took over the quarterback role before Sumrall’s Week 2 game against Wesson. Since the change, he’s 2-0 as the starter with wins over the Cobras last week and Sacred Heart Friday night.

Pearl River wins season opener

By STAN CALDWELL,

POPLARVILLE – For the first time in a long time, Dobie Holden Stadium felt like home for Pearl River Community College football.

The Wildcats snapped an 11-game, three-year losing streak in their home stadium Thursday night with a thrilling 27-21 victory over ninth-ranked Northeast Mississippi to open the 2017 season.

EMCC rallies past Jones County

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

SCOOBA – Jones County Junior College held a 28-14 lead over No. 2 East Mississippi early in the third quarter.

But the Lions grabbed the momentum with a blocked extra point return and scored the game’s final 26 points en route to a 47-34 victory over the Bobcats here Thursday night at a windy Sullivan-Windham Field.

Sacred Heart QB Weatherell leading Crusaders to hot start

By CAMAL PETRO,

It didn’t take long for junior Sacred Heart quarterback Zach Weatherell to get hot after not playing football for nearly 11 months. After going down with a shoulder injury early in 2016, he’s back slinging touchdown passes to his receivers, which has helped the Crusaders jump out to a 2-0 record.

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