Sports

PREP POLL: Hattiesburg remains No. 5 in state

By STAFF REPORTS,

Not much changed in this week’s Associated Press Prep Poll, as the Hattiesburg remains the only team in the area ranked in Overall Top 10 at No. 5. Petal is also receiving a vote in the poll, but it’s 15 votes behind No. 10 East Central.

Lumberton dropped from T-4 to sitting alone at No. 5 in the 1A poll, too.

JCJC ranked in Top 10

By FROM JCJC,

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College has made it into the Top 10 in the NJCAA football poll.

Head coach Steve Buckley’s Bobcats are rated No. 10 in the latest poll, which was released Tuesday afternoon. Jones was No. 14 last week.

Southern Miss shuts out UTEP

By CAMAL PETRO,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss did get the win over the winless UTEP Miners, but it wasn’t pretty.

The Golden Eagles’ offense missed three great scoring opportunities in the first half, but thanks to the USM defense, the 24-0 score was good enough to push USM’s record to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in Conference USA.

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