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When senior quarterback Ty Howell takes the field Friday night against Oak Grove, it’ll be the first time he’ll see live action – well, besides last Friday night’s jamboree – since last October in the second to last game of the regular season.

On this week’s episode, the first games of the high school regular season are the top of conversation. We go through all six games in the area, finishing the show with Oak Grove-Purvis – our Game of the Week – talk.

PURVIS – The Tornadoes and Warriors are pretty familiar with one another. Even though they haven’t met in a meaningful game since 2012, the two have played in jamborees the past couple of seasons.

PETAL – For the fourth straight season, the battle of Leaf River foes kicks off the high school football season on a Saturday night, pitting two programs with high expectations against each other.

For the first two seasons Zach Jones has been the head coach of Lumberton, his team has had some wild games against North Forrest, and 2017 shouldn’t be any different.

New-look PCS takes on West Marion

By CAMAL PETRO,

HATTIESBURG – When PCS and West Marion kicked off the season in 2016, it took the PCS until the second half to jumpstart its offense. The Trojans dominated the first half, but the Bobcats turned the table and finished with five interceptions and nearly 300 rushing yards on offense in a huge win.

Crusaders opens season on the road

By CAMAL PETRO,

BROOKHAVEN – Again, the new Sacred Heart Athletic Facilities saved the day. Sacred Heart was schedule to play a jamboree at Bogue Chitto last Friday night, but the weather forced the teams to relocate the game to Sacred Heart.

Former USM standout Dozier heating up again for Twins

By JIM COLL,

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza just missed his spot, elevating his pitch slightly from the catcher’s target and catching too much of home plate. At the crack of the bat it was obvious — Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier had not missed the opportunity.

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