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HATTIESBURG – Another Friday night, another blowout win for the Hattiesburg Tigers. This time Hattiesburg handed Wayne County a 49-6 loss, which moves it to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in Region 4-5A.

Just before the end of the first quarter, starting quarterback DeCarlos Nicholson was pulled for three plays after a penalty was called and an incomplete pass was thrown.

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 8 of high school football this week, we break down the all eight matchups Friday night.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal and Andrew discuss a few topics around the area.

It’s been a long time coming, but the Hattiesburg Public School District inducted its inaugural class to the Hattiesburg Hall of Fame last week. The class was made up of 14 honorees, including a handful of former professional athletes and a legendary sportswriter.

Prep roundup: Week 4

By STAFF REPORTS,

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

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

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

By PATRICK OCHS,

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.


Red-hot Panthers travel to Frankin County Friday

By CAMAL PETRO,

The Lumberton Panthers are rolling right now, and they’re off to a perfect 3-0 record after taking down Heidelberg Friday. At halftime, however, that mark was in question. Lumberton trailed 7-0 after the first two quarters, and Lumberton coach Zach Jones said he had a simple message to his players.


Petal not hitting the panic button just yet

By CAMAL PETRO,

This isn’t a situation the Petal Panthers are not used to by any means. After a 0-3 start to the season, Petal now turns its attention to Laurel in an attempt to earn its first win of the season, which will be a tall task for Petal coach Marcus Boyles and his team.



PETRO: Three games into the season, which undefeated team is legit?

By CAMAL PETRO,

I’m almost hesitant to write this, but I’ll do it anyway.

This time last year I told a handful of people that I thought Oak Grove was going to win a state championship. The Warriors reeled off three dominant wins over Purvis, Wayne County and Laurel to open the season, and all three phases looked very, very impressive.


Problems adding up for PCS

By CAMAL PETRO,

It’s only Week 3, but the Presbyterian Christian Bobcats have gone through a lot already. In rebuilding mode, PCS has played a tough schedule with young and inexperienced players. Now, it’s dealing with injuries at key positions.

Issues keep adding up for the Bobcats, and there’s not much they can do about it.



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