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When the Oak Grove Warriors take the field in just a couple of weeks, they’ll be doing so on brand new turf. But they aren’t the only ones benefitting.

All athletic activities scheduled between Sacred Heart Catholic School and Presbyterian Christian School – including next Thursday’s football game – have been cancelled by Sacred Heart.

In a wide receivers room loaded with experience, perhaps none is bigger than redshirt senior Jordan Mitchell's.

When Travis Creel finished up his playing days in Hattiesburg, Southern Miss coach Scott Berry knew he could have a career in coaching. Berry didn’t, however, necessarily think Creel would end up back in Hattiesburg.

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.


Bobcats rout Southwest

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

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.


PCS will try to bounce back Friday

By CAMAL PETRO,

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.”



Bobcats continue division play with road trip to Southwest

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

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.


PRCC steps out of division this week

By STAN CALDWELL,

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College will get a much-needed break from South Division play this week when the Wildcats venture north to battle Itawamba in their final non-division game of the season.



PREP POLL: Oak Grove moves up

By STAFF REPORTS,

Oak Grove was the only area team that saw a bump up in its rankings, moving from No. 9 in the state to No. 8. Positioned at No. 5 overall, Hattiesburg is still the highest ranked team in the area.


Mistakes too much for PRCC in loss

By STAN CALDWELL,

POPLARVILLE – Too many self-inflicted mistakes proved too much for Pearl River Community College to overcome Thursday night in a 42-16 setback at the hands of Hinds in South Division football action at Dobie Holden Stadium.


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