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Again, it’s another week of not much movement for our area teams. Undefeated Hattiesburg stays put at No. 5 in the Overall Poll and No. 2 in the 5A poll, but Lumberton (7-2) did move up to No. 4 in the 1A Poll after being ranked No. 5 last week.
On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, two Hattiesburg football players sit down with sports editor Camal Petro for interviews, as well as breakdowns of other area games.
Not much changed in this week’s Associated Press Prep Poll, as the Hattiesburg remains the only team in the area ranked in Overall Top 10 at No. 5. Petal is also receiving a vote in the poll, but it’s 15 votes behind No. 10 East Central.
Lumberton dropped from T-4 to sitting alone at No. 5 in the 1A poll, too.
The word “focus” has been used a lot over the last couple of weeks when discussing the Petal Panthers, and head coach Marcus Boyles said his team, especially his starters, did what they had to do last week against a winless Jim Hill team to come home with another region win.
On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast Lumberton coach Zach Jones and Petal wide receiver Trent Williams join the show for separate interview.
Two Fridays ago, when I left Oak Grove High School after Petal stunned the Warriors, I considered that one of the best high school games that I have ever witnessed. After last week’s Petal win over Brandon, I believe that was the best finish that I’ve ever seen in a high school game.
When the Petal offense is clicking, it’s hard to stop. Senior quarterback Jordan Wilson has three senior receivers to spread the ball to in Deuce Watts, Marquise Bridges and Nicholas Russell, and moving senior Phat Watts to running back earlier in the season has proven to be the right move.