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Because of a Mississippi Association of Independent School rule, the Presbyterian Christian School football team has been disqualified from this year’s playoffs after suffering several injuries to players that forced the school to forfeit three junior varsity games.

On senior night, Purvis’ five-game winning streak came to a screeching halt as they were blanked by Poplarville, 61-0. But it got worse. With 2:48 left in the second quarter, junior quarterback Hunter Robinson went out with an injury that sent him to the hospital.

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.



Lumberton opens division play

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Lumberton Panthers experienced a road loss to a very good Bay Springs team 24-21 on Friday night.

The Panthers, now 1-2, are looking to get back on track as they host Stringer in the first division game for each team.


Eagles to use defensive momentum against Yazoo Co.

By JESSE JOHNSON,

In last week’s play, the North Forrest Eagles defeated Newton County 24-0, bringing the Eagles their first win of the season.

Solid defense lead the Eagles to victory and Coach Anthony Dillon looks to continue putting the pressure on that side of the ball.



Lumberton on road to Bay Springs

By JESSE JOHNSON,

Lumberton experienced its first loss of the season to West Marion Friday night 36-13 in non-league play.

Going into the game the Panthers knew they were going to face a tough opponent.


PCS hosts Parklane; Bobcats looking for spark

By JESSE JOHNSON,

Presbyterian Christian had a tough loss against Lamar High School, the defending 5A District 2 State Champions, in a high-scoring affair, 51-43, Friday night in Meridian.

PCS Coach Derick White said he felt like he did a poor job in his part of the game.


Warriors must battle fatigue, improve defense at Gulfport

By JESSE JOHNSON,

Oak Grove started the season looking a little rusty but came through with a tough win, 43-28, against Wayne County Friday night.

The Warriors had an up-and-down night but managed to stay consistent on both defensive and offensive sides of the ball.


Southern Miss, MS State series tied at 14 wins each

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Mississippi State College and Mississippi Southern College first played one another in football in 1935.

Southern, as it was called then, hosted. State, coached by ex-Army coach Ralph Sasse, defeated Southern, coached by ex-Alabama football captain Pooley Hubert, 27-0.


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