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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 host No. 2 ranked Pearl Friday


Petal will host the Pearl Pirates in a key district game as the two powerhouse teams square up Friday night for the Game of the Week in Pine Belt area play.

It’s also Homecoming for the Panthers.

Fresh from first win of the season, Tornadoes welcome NE Jones


The Purvis Tornadoes got their first win of the season Friday night as they defeated Perry Central 27-8. The Tornadoes look to carry that winning momentum forward as they face a tough Northeast Jones Tiger team this week.

Overall, Coach Brad Hankins felt his guys played well against Perry Central.

Sacred Heart Crusaders Aim to pick up first win.


  Sacred Heart is looking to get its first win of the season as the Crusaders host Richton in a conference matchup Friday night.

Coach Ed Smith is pleased with his team’s progress and looks to continue to build off learning experiences.