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With Oak Grove’s top two wide receivers, senior Kevin Barnett and junior Brandon Hayes, out due to injuries the Warriors took a ‘next man up mentality’ in their 39-7 win over George County Friday night.

SEMINARY – On Friday night in Seminary, the Purvis Tornadoes showed some bright spots on both sides of the ball. But, they also had some mistakes.

In the end, the Seminary Bulldogs were too much for the Tornadoes, beating them 42-21 to drop Purvis to 1-4 on the season.

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 6 of high school football this week, we break down the all eight matchups Friday night.

On this week’s episode, Camal and Andrew touch on the high school teams that are starting region play and the numerous Southern Miss storylines surrounding the football program.

The record doesn’t look good, but don’t be fooled. The Purvis Tornadoes could be turning the corner and figuring things out. After earning their first win before the bye week two weeks ago, the Tornadoes hung tough with undefeated Mendenhall last Friday.

Pearl's ground game too much for Petal

By BRANDON SHIELDS,

PEARL — It was a very evenly matchup but in the end, Pearl’s running game that made the difference.

Behind the trio of Kenyatta Harrell, Jerry Johnson and Carleontaye Spires the Pirates were able to get past Petal 28-10 in a crucial Region 3-6A matchup at Ray Rogers Stadium on Friday night.


Jones College wins wild decision over MGCCC

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

ELLISVILLE – The Jones College Bobcats and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs have a colorful history on the gridiron.

Thursday’s 16-13 victory by No. 13 Jones over No. 12 MGCCC before a large crowd at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field fit right in with the series tradition.


Wildcats come to life in second half in loss to ECCC

By PATRICK OCHS,

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River came to life Thursday. Hosting No. 20 East Central at Dobie Holden Stadium, the Wildcats broke off big plays offensively and played a smothering brand of defense to mount a valiant comeback effort in their 24-21 defeat.


After unplanned off week, Southern Miss returns to action against Rice

By ALAN HINTON,

The 2018 football season hasn’t been business as usual for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.

The opener was par for the course, as Southern Miss defeated Jackson State 55-7, but the Eagles lost 21-20 to Louisiana-Monroe in the second game and the third, against Appalachian State, was called off because of Hurricane Florence.



Undefeated Hattiesburg travels to Gautier

By CAMAL PETRO,

The Hattiesburg Tigers are exactly where they want to be five weeks into their season. Yes, they’re 4-0 after last week’s bye week, but the 4-0 record isn’t exactly what Hattiesburg coach Tony Vance means when he says his team is on schedule to being one of the best teams in 5A.


After first win, Petal eager to get back on field

By CAMAL PETRO,

The Petal Panthers had to wait two weeks before taking the field after their first win of the season. At times, the product on the field wasn’t pretty, but they put everything together two weeks ago against Laurel.


Lumberton starts region play with road game to Mt. Olive

By CAMAL PETRO,

The Lumberton Panthers begin their region schedule with a road game to winless Mount Olive Friday night. Fresh off a bye week, Panthers coach Zach Jones thought his team used the off time to rest up some nagging injuries and they had competitive practices to stay locked in on the task at hand.



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