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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.

The undefeated Hattiesburg Tigers continued their march through the 2018 season with a dominating 52-6 win over Brookhaven in the first round of the 5A playoffs.

While getting a dominant first-round playoff win is great, what may have been even better for Oak Grove was seeing several former injured players make their debuts in the Warriors’ 45-14 win over Harrison Central. 

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

By CAMAL PETRO,

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

By CAMAL PETRO,

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...

By CAMAL PETRO,

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.


CLEVELAND: Montgomery's transfer from JSU differs from popular opinion

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Most astute football historians can tell you Greenville's Wilbert Montgomery played at Abilene Christian before he went on to NFL stardom as a remarkably productive Philadelphia Eagles running back.

A few probably could tell you Montgomery briefly attended Jackson State before transferring to NAIA Abilene Christian.


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