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HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss’ bowl hopes remain alive with a thrilling 21-20 win over rival Louisiana Tech Saturday at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

HATTIESBURG – Friday night was only the second ever playoff game for most of the Oak Grove players, but the pressure in a tight second half game didn’t overwhelm the Warriors.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal and Andrew take a deep dive into Petal-Oak Grove game Friday night. In a debate style format, Camal argues for Petal and Andrew argues for Oak Grove, explaining why each team could win or lose in the second-round matchup.

As if the regular season meeting wasn’t intense enough, things will be amplified when Petal and Oak Grove meet Friday night in the second round of the 6A playoffs.

The Lumberton Panthers did what they had to do last week to advance to the second round of the 1A playoffs.

West Jones upsets Hattiesburg in second round


Trailing 16-0 and driving inside West Jones’ 30-yard line, Hattiesburg looked to spark a comeback.  However, West Jones’ Antonie Kirk picked off Hattiesburg quarterback Jarod Conner and scored on a 63-yard pick-6 to give the Mustangs a 23-0 lead heading into halftime.

Sacred Heart's Hyde, Viator sign to play soccer at next level


The Sacred Heart Lady Crusaders soccer program is sending more players to the next level. Seniors Jessica Hyde and Blair Viator inked with Southeastern Louisiana University and Jones College, respectively, Thursday morning, adding to the list of college soccer players to come out of the program in recent years.

PETRO: Petal’s hot streak shouldn't be a surprise


Are we really surprised the Petal Panthers are one game away from the 6A South State Championship? After a 1-6 start to the season, Petal has won when it mattered most, and it’s on a five-game winning streak heading into a second-round matchup with rival Oak Grove.

PETRO: It's playoff time...


It’s finally here – playoff time. Sure, the postseason started for some teams in the state last week, but now every classification’s playoffs are in full swing. That means teams’ seasons are going to start ending one by one.