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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.

Oak Grove falls at Brandon

By BRANDON SHIELDS,

BRANDON — Will Rogers and the Brandon Bulldogs had one goal in mind.

Clinch a playoff spot.

Well the Bulldogs did just that in a 52-33 shootout win over Oak Grove in a crucial Region 3-6A matchup at Bulldog Stadium on Friday night.

Purvis travels to Poplarville

By CAMAL PETRO,

Friday’s win over Lawrence County was the type of offensive output Purvis coach Perry Wheat has been wanting to see for all season. The Tornadoes racked 455 total yards of offense, which was led by a ground attack that had 353 yards.

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