On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal and Andrew discuss what’s left of the high school football schedule. Five area teams are still alive for the playoffs, and every team has a big-time matchup this week. We break down what Friday and Saturday night means for Sumrall, Lumberton, Hattiesburg, Oak Grove and Petal.
Mississippi High School Football
The Oak Grove Warriors have put themselves in position to compete for a region title with two big games on the horizon. With a 4-0 region record, Oak Grove welcomes Brandon and Pearl – both 4-0 as well – for back-to-back games at Warrior Field.
The Sumrall Bobcats are one win away from clinching a playoff spot for the second straight year, as Forrest County AHS comes to town Friday night. Sumrall is currently on a two-game losing streak after the 7-0 start of the season, but coach Shannon White believes his team was a few plays away from winning both games.
A week after their loss to Taylorsville, the Lumberton Panthers rebounded incredibly against Sacred Heart last week. Lumberton improved to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in Region 4-1A after a 51-7 thrashing of the Crusaders, but now the schedule gets a little tougher.
The Petal Panthers don’t have any room for error as the end of the regular season draws near. The Panthers (2-6, 1-3 in Region 3-6A) can’t afford another loss, because the chance of an 11th straight playoff berth will be out the window.
PETAL – Just before the end of the first quarter of last Friday’s Jim Hill-Petal game, starting quarterback DeCarlos Nicholson was pulled for three plays after a penalty was called and an incomplete pass was thrown.
Every week during the football season, Camal Petro and Andrew Abadie will hop on Facebook Live to preview the week’s slate of games. With Week 8 of high school football this week, we break down the all eight matchups Friday night.
POPLARVILLE — The Pearl River Wildcats will be looking for a South Division victory Saturday evening when they travel to Summit to take on the Southwest Bears.