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The Oak Grove Warriors’ season came to an end Friday night and with the it the hope of a state championship title .

Nanih Waiya proved to be too big and too strong for Lumberton and the Warriors from Winston County ended the Panthers 2019 season Friday afternoon with a 28-13 win in the 2019 1A state title game.

The Lumberton Panthers will be served one last plate of spaghetti this week in the hopes it serve them one last win – a 1A state.

And then there were two…

The Oak Grove Warriors find themselves back in M.M. Roberts Stadium for the second year in a row after a 35-28 South State championship win on the road against Petal.

Hattiesburg won Tuesday night’s hard court battle 53-47 in a back and forth exchange between crosstown-rival Oak Grove.

Nick Walker lead the Tigers with 18 points and gave the Warriors its first defeat of the season as they hosted Oak Grove in front of a packed house.


USM turns to archives to prepare for Troy matchup

By ALAN HINTON,

Southern Miss coaches knew right where to start when preparing for Saturday’s 5 p.m. football game at Troy.

Their own archives.

That’s because first-year Troy head coach Chip Lindsey was the offensive coordinator under former Golden Eagle head coach Todd Monken in 2014-15.


Tornadoes hope to whirl way through Perry Central

By JESSE JOHNSON,

Purvis is looking for its first win of the season Friday night as it get its offense rolling. The Tornadoes had good game play Friday night out of their offense, but costly turnovers caused the team to let another game slip away and into the hands of Pass Christian.


Sumrall, PCS meet for the first time since 2014

By JESSE JOHNSON,

A showdown is set for Sumrall Friday night as the 2-1 Bobcats travel to 2-1 Presbyterian Christian.

Coaches are expecting a packed house, as the game will be played honoring military veterans from all branches of service.


Hattiesburg foes meet in cross-town rivalry game

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Hattiesburg Tigers will play host to cross-town rival Oak Grove Friday night. The two teams that are familiar with each other look for a victory to establish bragging rights for the next year in the Hub City. Only 7.1 miles separate the two schools, which makes this a special rivalry.


Aggies travel to West Marion for touch matchup

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Aggies of Forrest County Agriculture High School are coming off back-to-back losses and are looking to get back on track against West Marion this Friday.

The Aggies have seen some improvement but Coach Brad Calcote believes there is room for more.


Petal hopes to keep perfect record

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Petal Panthers head into Friday’s game at Laurel with a 3-0 record and are looking to keep things on track. The Panthers defeated Laurel 27-0 a year ago at home but have to play ‘between the bricks’ on Friday night.




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