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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.

AP Prep Poll: Hattiesburg, Lumberton hold positions


Hattiesburg remains the No. 2 team in the state in the Mississippi AP Prep Poll, while Oak Grove dropped out after losing to the Tigers Friday night. The Tigers are also No. 1 in 5A, collecting 10 of the 12 first-place votes.


Pearl River continues winning ways with lopsided wins


POPLARVILLE— Friday was the latest example that Pearl River Community College should be in the conversation as one of the state’s top men’s soccer programs.

But even in the wake of a 5-1 victory over Meridian Community College that pushed the team’s record to 5-0, head coach Drew Gallant challenged his players.

Bobcat soccer teams sweep MGCCC


ELLISVILLE – The Jones College soccer teams continue to impress during the early part of the season.

The 14th-rated Lady Bobcats blanked Mississippi Gulf Coast 3-0 here Friday evening at Bobcat Soccer Field. The Lady Bobcats still have not allowed a goal this season.

Prep roundup: Week 4


Friday featured five contests for our area schools, so recap all of the games with a quick roundup from the night.

Petal 27, Laurel 0

Late touchdown pass lifts Holmes past No. 8 Jones


ELLISVILLE – It was a frustrating night for the No. 8 Jones College Bobcats here Thursday at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field.

Reggie Hayes threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Demarcus Johnson with just 7.2 seconds left to lead the Holmes Bulldogs to a 25-23 victory over the Bobcats.

PRCC can’t keep momentum against No. 1 EMCC


POPLARVILLE— Pearl River Community College scored first Thursday night but couldn’t maintain the early momentum against the nation’s No. 1 team, ultimately falling to East Mississippi at Dobie Holden Stadium 59-10.