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On this week’s episode of the PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, sports editor Camal Petro discusses the two biggest matchups in the area – Petal-Oak Grove and Sumrall-Purvis.
The beginning of the show is dominated with Petal-Oak Grove, and interviews from both Petal and Oak Grove coaches are played.
HATTIESBURG – It’s just another week of the district schedule, but there’s no doubt this game means a little more to the teams playing in it.
Oak Grove (4-1, 1-0 in Region 3-6A) and Petal (2-3, 0-1) are sure to be locked into another tight region race to make the playoffs, and this is just another game on the schedule.
PURVIS – Is this a rivalry? An easy answer is yes, but Sumrall hasn’t had much success over Purvis on the gridiron in the last decade.
Sumrall has beaten Purvis in football since Oct. 5, 2007.
HATTIESBURG – It’s been quite a while since the Bobcats have lost two games in a row, but here they are in that situation.
There’s no panic from PCS coach Joey Hawkins, though.
“Hey, it’s a long season,” he said. “You have to keep playing and continue to be excited and do the things you have to do to win the ballgame.”
COLUMBIA – While the players on each team weren’t part of it, Lumberton and East Marion are former 2A rivals that played in the same region for many years.