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The Hattiesburg Tigers find themselves in a must-win situation this week after suffering another division loss to Picayune 48-15.

With four games remaining in the season, the Tigers must win out to have any chance of post-season play.

Preseason predictions had North Texas, Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech to be the top three football teams in Conference USA’s West Division.

Last week, Southern Miss (4-2 overall, 2-0 C-USA) handled North Texas 45-27 to sweep aside one of its primary rivals.

The Petal Panthers sit atop the 6A Region 3 standings with four games remaining in the regular season.

The Lumberton Panthers are on a five-game winning streak and look to keep things rolling as they face the Richton Rebels Friday night.

The Purvis Tornadoes have won five games in a row after starting the season winless in its first three games.

Petal brings the thunder as the Panthers defeat rival Oak Grove.


The annual Oak Grove-Petal rivalry game was one for the books. A slight chance for rain turned into a deluge with thunder, lightning and more than a two-hour weather delay at Warrior Stadium.

But the visiting Petal Panthers didn’t let the weather dampen their momentum as they improved to 6-1, knocking off rival Oak Grove 21-7.

FCAHS host Poplarville in division opener.


The Forrest County AHS Aggies got back to solid defense and ball control as they beat Northeast Jones 14-3 Friday. Starting district play this week is a way to wipe the slate clean and make a playoff push. And coming off a win provides big-time momentum for the team.

QB Abraham named offensive 'Player of the Week'


Southern Miss quarterback Jack Abraham earned the Conference USA Player of the Week honors for his role in a 31-13 victory over UTEP last Saturday.

The redshirt junior threw for a season-high 351 yards passing and three touchdowns passes on 19-of-28 attempts, including a 74-yard scoring strike to De’Michael Harris.

Bobcats hopes to keep momentum moving forward


The Sumrall Bobcats look to keep things moving forward as they travel to Greene County Friday night. This will be the first district game for the Bobcats, and they look to carry the momentum of last week’s win over Newton County forward.