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LUMBERTON – The Lumberton Panthers put themselves in the driver’s seat for the District 4-1A championship next week against Stringer by rallying to hold off Resurrection Catholic 26-22 Friday night in Lumberton.

PICAYUNE – The Picayune Maroon offense could not be held down Friday night, but all the Hattieburg Tigers needed was one stop to help earn the win.

HATTIESBURG – There’s no doubt nervous played a factor in the beginning of Hattiesburg’s Class II first-round matchup with Florence. Good nervous, though. The kind a player gets before his or her first-ever playoff game, as all of these Lady Tigers were doing.

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.

Southern Miss rides a two-game win streak headed into Saturday night’s Conference USA football game against Louisiana Tech at Ruston, La.

The Golden Eagles defeated UTEP 24-0 last week and beat UTSA 31-29 the week prior.

Bobcats clinch South Division

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

ELLISVILLE – The battle of NJCAA Top 10 teams lived up to its billing here on a wonderful Homecoming Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field.

The 10th-ranked Jones County Junior College Bobcats used a clutch fake punt and prevailed over the No. 4 Hinds Eagles 41-36 in an entertaining MACJC contest.

PRCC upsets MGCCC

By STAN CALDWELL,

POPLARVILLE – The celebration was loud and boisterous in the home locker room at Pearl River Community College.

Oak Grove falls at Brandon

By BRANDON SHIELDS,

BRANDON — Will Rogers and the Brandon Bulldogs had one goal in mind.

Clinch a playoff spot.

Well the Bulldogs did just that in a 52-33 shootout win over Oak Grove in a crucial Region 3-6A matchup at Bulldog Stadium on Friday night.

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