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PETAL – A couple of fast starts in each half gave the Petal Panthers the upper hand in a first-round matchup with the D’Iberville Warriors Friday night.
Despite a furious comeback by the Warriors, Petal held on for a 42-28 win, and the Panthers will travel to Meridian in the second round of the 6A playoffs next week.
On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Purvis football players C.J. Bolar and Mason Kendrick join the show to talk about last week’s win over Mendenhall and this week’s opponent, Florence.
After the interviews, the matchup between the Tornadoes and Florence is broken down.
The girls and boys’ Petal basketball teams earned its first win of the season over Forrest County AHS Tuesday night.
The Lady Panthers beat the Lady Aggies in a 10-point, 48-38 game, while the Panthers turned in a dominant performance with a 68-45 win. Both teams are now 1-0 after playing classic games over the weekend.
Petal senior Hunter Dykes took all of two hours to decide to make his commitment to play baseball at Jones County Junior College. When he was first offered a scholarship over the summer, he quickly called back.
“In about two hours, I made my decision and called right back,” Dykes said.
On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Purvis coach Perry Wheat joins the show to discuss last week’s odd game where his team lost but still made the playoffs because FCAHS didn’t beat Purvis by more than seven points. He also previews Mendenhall, Purvis’ first-round opponent this week.