In a night where temperatures dipped to the mid 40’s, the Lumberton Panthers were red hot enroute to a 50-16 win over visiting Mount Olive. The night was full of energy as the Panthers dominated for the majority of the game on senior night.
On senior night, Purvis’ five-game winning streak came to a screeching halt as they were blanked by Poplarville, 61-0. But it got worse. With 2:48 left in the second quarter, junior quarterback Hunter Robinson went out with an injury that sent him to the hospital.
The Petal Panthers sit atop the 6A Region 3 standings with four games remaining in the regular season.
Many have looked past Petal during the season, but with quality wins against No. 4 Brandon and No. 9 Pearl, the Panthers have proven they belong in the conversation as one of the best teams in the state.
The Sumrall Bobcats will host the Purvis Tornadoes in a key district game Thursday evening and the Battle of 589. The Bobcats are 3-4 on the season and are looking to get things back on track with the home game. Losing to Greene County this past week, Coach Shannon White is focused on the task at hand.