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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Andrew caught up with former Southern Miss star and Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier. They talk trade rumors and his time at Southern Miss.

They’re not brothers nor are they cousins. Petal’s Kobe Windham and Michael Windham aren’t related at all, but the two do share something in common.

With the 2018 campaign less than seven weeks away, Southern Miss redshirt-senior placekicker Parker Shaunfield has earned Preseason All-Conference USA nods.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal and Andrew discuss a handful of local topics.

Dexter Jordan made a surprise announcement early Tuesday morning. The long-time Louisiana-Lafayette signee declared he will not join the Ragin’ Cajuns’ program this fall, but instead he’ll head down the road to Pearl River Community College in Poplarville.

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

By CAMAL PETRO,

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

By CAMAL PETRO,

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.


Sumrall 'not in position' to judge opponent's record

By CAMAL PETRO,

ENTERPRISE – So far, the switch for the Sumrall offense has worked out well. After the Week 1 loss to South Jones with the Wing-T offense, the Bobcats have won back-to-back games with junior Billy Garrity at quarterback with a more traditional style of offense.

With only two games under his belt, Garrity will only get better, too.


JCJC tries to bounce back after loss

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College did a lot of things right against No. 2 East Mississippi in last week’s season opener.

But the Lions rallied from a 28-14, third quarter deficit and beat the Bobcats, 47-34.


PRCC back to work after win

By STAN CALDWELL,

POPLARVILLE – The biggest task facing the football coaching staff at Pearl River Community College this week may be getting the players back down to earth.



PREP POLL: Oak Grove, Hattiesburg move up

By STAFF REPORTS,

Oak Grove and Hattiesburg each jumped two spots in the Overall poll, coming in at No. 4 and No. 6 in the entire state, respectively. The two will meet this week in a Week 4 contest at Hattiesburg High School.


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.


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