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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.

Tart ‘groomed’ to be Hattiesburg’s next star

By CAMAL PETRO,

Sophomore Caleb Tart is following in some impressive footsteps. Just like Hattiesburg seniors Joe Gray and Dexter Jordan, Tart is in line to be a four-year starter for the Hattiesburg Tigers after beginning his varsity career as a freshman shortstop in 2017.


Billy Cannon’s return ingrained in minds of Ole Miss' fans

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Billy Cannon, who died at age 80 over the weekend, remains the answer to a most interesting trivia question:

What native Mississippian scored perhaps the most famous touchdown in college football history, one that still gets replayed countless times nearly 60 years after the deed was performed.


Reedy an asset in leadoff role

By CAMAL PETRO,

As one of the more underrated players on the 2018 Hattiesburg Tigers team, senior Jay Reedy was the one who got the 5A State Championship started on a good note. Facing Bryce Brock, Lewisburg’s Mississippi State signee, he worked a full-count walk to start the game.





JCJC Lady Bobcats claim national softball championship

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

CLINTON – Jones County Junior College had finished runner-up three times in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament.

But the fourth time was the charm for the Lady Bobcats.

JCJC crushed Phoenix College (Arizona) 18-2 in the championship game Saturday afternoon at Traceway Park.




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