Presbyterian Christian School’s C.J. Buckhalter and Cameron Shaw didn’t know each other a few months ago. C.J. was entering the summer before his sophomore year on the Bobcats’ football team, while Shaw was making the move from Fort Worth, Texas, to Hattiesburg.
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The PCS Lady Bobcats took down Oak Forest Academy in the first round of the MAIS playoffs to advance to play Jackson Academy in the semifinals Thursday.
Jillian Rhian had a hat trick and Avery Smith, Emmy Harvey and Lilly Stayer all notched goals in the contest.
Hattiesburg is now the lone area team in the AP Top 10, as it stays in the No. 5 slot, and Oak Grove, which was No. 8 last week, dropped out after its loss to Petal. The Warriors are receiving votes, though.
Lumberton remains at No. 3 in the 1A poll, and PCS is the leading vote-getting not in the Private School Top 5.
SUMMIT – Jones County Junior College head coach Steve Buckley said his Bobcats would not overlook winless Southwest.
The second-year head Bobcat proved to prophetic as JCJC routed the Bears 61-20 here Thursday night at John I. Hurst Stadium.
HATTIESBURG – It’s been quite a while since the Bobcats have lost two games in a row, but here they are in that situation.
There’s no panic from PCS coach Joey Hawkins, though.
“Hey, it’s a long season,” he said. “You have to keep playing and continue to be excited and do the things you have to do to win the ballgame.”
COLUMBIA – While the players on each team weren’t part of it, Lumberton and East Marion are former 2A rivals that played in the same region for many years.
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College is riding a three-game winning streak and received votes in the latest NJCAA football poll.
Southwest is winless and has had a number of injuries during the first part of the season.
But JCJC head coach Steve Buckley said the Bears will provide a test for the Bobcats this week.