In a night where temperatures dipped to the mid 40’s, the Lumberton Panthers were red hot enroute to a 50-16 win over visiting Mount Olive. The night was full of energy as the Panthers dominated for the majority of the game on senior night.
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The Hattiesburg High Tigers extended their winning streak to three games with the 45-21 victory over the Gautier Gators on senior night. The Tigers are now looking to face the East Central Hornets next as both teams are hoping to clinch a spot in the playoffs.
Battle of The Eagles
There was not much soaring in the matchup between the Eagles of North Forrest and East Marion Thursday night as the visitors took hold of the 8-0 victory.
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.
Many have looked past Petal during the season, but with quality wins against No. 4 Brandon and No. 9 Pearl, the Panthers have proven they belong in the conversation as one of the best teams in the state.
The Lumberton Panthers are on a five-game winning streak and look to keep things rolling as they face the Richton Rebels Friday night.
Junior running back Robert Henry led the way for the Panthers Friday night with 11 rushes for 202 yards and six touchdowns as Lumberton cruised past Salem 69-6.