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Entering his fourth season as the head coach of his hometown team, Lumberton’s Zach Jones has never had a problem finding a running back to tote the ball.

This part of the country is known as an untapped well for the recruitment of high school boy’s soccer players. There are just not many opportunities to go around.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, sports editor Camal Petro kicks off the summer high school football coverage with Oak Grove and a conversation with Mississippi State commit and Warriors’ defensive end, Jack Harris.

A quick look at Jarius Reimonenq’s Twitter account and you’d think he’s a huge Batman fan. His cover photo is from the movie “The Dark Knight Rises” and his Twitter name is “Dark Knight.”

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, long-time Southern Miss beat writer Jason Munz joins the show to discuss his time in Hattiesburg and how tough it is to leave for Memphis.

New Conner at QB, same results


Exactly one year ago, junior Hattiesburg quarterback Jarod “Snoop” Conner was living in Bay Springs and playing quarterback for Sylva Bay Academy. He moved to Hattiesburg just before the Collins game in Week 3 last season and became the team’s third-string running back.

Purvis knows West Marion will be more ready in Week 2


PURVIS – For the Tornadoes, Friday can’t get here soon enough, because Week 1 did not go as planned. However, Purvis coach Perry Wheat is not a coach who likes to throw out film and try to forget how bad of a performance a game was.

Lumberton hosts bigger 4A team


LUMBERTON – Panthers coach Zach Jones said Lumberton is used to playing tough schedules, and in 2017 his team will play another 4A school in Bay High. Jones said his players have embraced the tough tests every season, because it’ll only make them better later down the road.

CLEVELAND: Sports pages are about accomplishments


It was Earl Warren, the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, who once said, “I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.”

In Mississippi, here lately, we've had plenty of accomplishments to read about. On the sports page, that is. To wit:

JCJC have solid stable of RBs


ELLISVILLE – Scott Phillips (South Jones) receives the most attention of the Jones County Junior College running backs.

But head coach Steve Buckley believes Phillips, along with Rashaud Green (Bassfield) and DeShawn Smith (Brooksville, Florida) can be equally effective in the backfield.

Splitting carries works to perfection for PCS


PCS coach Joey Hawkins said after Thursday night’s 38-18 win over West Marion that he missed the memo on the spread offense. Traps and counter runs are what he and the PCS Bobcats do on offense.