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Oak Grove three-sport athlete Tyson Keys prefers smooth peanut butter over crunchy. He loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, too. The senior eats a lot of peanut butter, but that’s not only because it’s his favorite snack.

SUMRALL – Senior Hunter Barrett was supposed to be primarily a bullpen arm for the Sumrall Bobcats this season. That’s at least what coach Larry Knight said a few weeks before the season started.

RUSTON – On a day where the Southern Miss Golden Eagles recorded 10 runs on 12 hits, the Southern Miss catchers shined the brightest in Sunday’s win over Louisiana Tech.

The Sumrall Bobcats completed their two-game sweep over Poplarville with a 13-3 win Friday night. The Bobcats defeated the Hornets 9-3 Thursday night to set up the sweep.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal visits with Sumrall baseball coach Larry Knight to discuss a number of topics. Also, Andrew and Camal preview the Conference USA basketball tournament, as well as talk a little bit about Southern Miss baseball’s offensive woes.

Sumrall 'not in position' to judge opponent's record


ENTERPRISE – So far, the switch for the Sumrall offense has worked out well. After the Week 1 loss to South Jones with the Wing-T offense, the Bobcats have won back-to-back games with junior Billy Garrity at quarterback with a more traditional style of offense.

With only two games under his belt, Garrity will only get better, too.

JCJC tries to bounce back after loss


ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College did a lot of things right against No. 2 East Mississippi in last week’s season opener.

But the Lions rallied from a 28-14, third quarter deficit and beat the Bobcats, 47-34.

PRCC back to work after win


POPLARVILLE – The biggest task facing the football coaching staff at Pearl River Community College this week may be getting the players back down to earth.

PREP POLL: Oak Grove, Hattiesburg move up


Oak Grove and Hattiesburg each jumped two spots in the Overall poll, coming in at No. 4 and No. 6 in the entire state, respectively. The two will meet this week in a Week 4 contest at Hattiesburg High School.

Garrity improvises in second win


Junior Billy Garrity took over the quarterback role before Sumrall’s Week 2 game against Wesson. Since the change, he’s 2-0 as the starter with wins over the Cobras last week and Sacred Heart Friday night.

Pearl River wins season opener


POPLARVILLE – For the first time in a long time, Dobie Holden Stadium felt like home for Pearl River Community College football.

The Wildcats snapped an 11-game, three-year losing streak in their home stadium Thursday night with a thrilling 27-21 victory over ninth-ranked Northeast Mississippi to open the 2017 season.

EMCC rallies past Jones County


SCOOBA – Jones County Junior College held a 28-14 lead over No. 2 East Mississippi early in the third quarter.

But the Lions grabbed the momentum with a blocked extra point return and scored the game’s final 26 points en route to a 47-34 victory over the Bobcats here Thursday night at a windy Sullivan-Windham Field.

Sacred Heart QB Weatherell leading Crusaders to hot start


It didn’t take long for junior Sacred Heart quarterback Zach Weatherell to get hot after not playing football for nearly 11 months. After going down with a shoulder injury early in 2016, he’s back slinging touchdown passes to his receivers, which has helped the Crusaders jump out to a 2-0 record.