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LUMBERTON – It took 15 seconds into the Friday’s season opener for Lumberton coach Zach Jones to throw his hat to the ground in disgust. Thankfully for Jones, that feeling didn’t last long.

Every week during the football season, Camal Petro and Andrew Abadie will hop on Facebook Live to preview that week’s games. With Week 1 of high school football starting this week, we break down the four games Friday night and the big one Saturday.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal and Andrew hit on topics regarding Southern Miss football and this week’s high school football matchups.

The Leaf River Rivalry has become the showcase of Mississippi High School football over the last couple of years, and all eyes will be on the Saturday night contest. With very few games being played on the same night, fans will pack D.I.

Montenegro tabbed Freshman All-American

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss outfielder Gabe Montenegro (Guatemala City, Guatemala) earned Freshman All-America honors by Collegiate Baseball Wednesday morning in a release by the news outlet.




Quick Glance: Arkansas' Fayetteville Regional

By CAMAL PETRO,

The Conference USA regular season and tournament champions, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, are heading Fayetteville Regional, along with Dallas Baptist, Oral Roberts and the host team, Arkansas.


USM starting pitching dominates in C-USA tournament

By CAMAL PETRO,

BILOXI – There’s no denying it – the Southern Miss’ starting pitching has had a phenomenal week at the Conference USA Tournament in Biloxi.

“They’ve done a tremendous job,” Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said of the four starters. “Coach (Christian) Ostrander has done a great job lining those guys up and calling pitches.”


WATCH: Charlotte downs USM to force decisive game

By CAMAL PETRO,

BILOXI – The Charlotte 49ers gave Southern Miss a little taste of its own medicine Saturday in the Conference USA Tournament. After former Southern Miss star Taylor Braley hit a walk-off on Charlotte in the same semifinal game to force another contest, the same happened Saturday night at MGM Park.


In Powers' return, USM advances to C-USA Semifinals

By CAMAL PETRO,

BILOXI – Stevie Powers’ first start since May 5 was certainly eventful. After leaving a contest three weeks ago due to forearm soreness, the junior left-hander pitched a clean first inning before the tournament’s sixth lightning delay of the week.


Sandlin blanks UAB in C-USA Tournament opener

By CAMAL PETRO,

BILOXI – The near 24-hour delay of Southern Miss’ opening game of the Conference USA Tournament didn’t faze junior Nick Sandlin. He was scheduled to start the Thursday game of the tournament anyway.



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