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HATTIESBURG – Most said it wouldn’t be done, but those people were wrong.

PETAL – The Oak Grove soccer program is rolling right along through the 2017-18 season, and Friday at Petal was another example of its dominance.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Southern Miss bowl preparation, the early signing period and the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game are the talking points.

HATTIESBURG – The best of the best in Mississippi and Alabama have converged on the Hub City in preparation for Saturday’s 31st playing of the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game. Kickoff is set for Noon at Southern Miss’ M.M. Roberts Stadium.

HATTIESBURG – In an important region contest for both the Sacred Heart Lady Crusaders and Crusaders, underclassmen led both squads to big wins over St. Patrick Monday.

Ryder scores 23, OG beats McComb

By CAMAL PETRO,

HATTIESBURG – Oak Grove junior Tate Ryder scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Warriors to a 63-49 over the McComb Tigers Tuesday night. With the win, the Warriors are 3-0 on the young season.

“The team played good defense and got me open shots,” Ryder said. “We just had a good team game.”

Purvis continues to roll

By BRANDON SHIELDS,

FLORENCE — The revenge tour continues for Purvis.

Behind a big second quarter and a strong rushing attack, the Tornadoes ran past Florence 41-21 in the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs at Eagle Stadium on Friday night.

Purvis (6-6) will host Poplarville (12-0) next week in the third round of the Class 4A playoffs.

PHOTOS: Tigers roll South Jones

By MATT BUSH,

HATTIESBURG – The Hattiesburg Tigers put their undefeated record on the line in the first round of the 5A playoffs and left little doubt if they could keep the streak going.

Hattiesburg rolled South Jones 50-0 Friday night, and it’ll travel to Stone in the second round next Friday.

Gavin sees first action at USM

By CAMAL PETRO,

HATTIESBURG – It didn’t take long for former Petal Lady Panthers star Kennedy Gavin to make an impact in a Golden Eagles’ uniform.

Petal's D: from unknown to force

By CAMAL PETRO,

During the offseason, questions swirled about the Panthers’ defense. While the players were busy getting ready for the 2017 season, many didn’t know what Petal would look like on that side of the ball.

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