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BILOXI – It’s only fitting Southern Miss’ home run king stepped up to the plate one swing away from winning a first-round game in the Conference USA Tournament.

Some say “magic mustards” and some use “championship golds,” but one thing is for sure, there is something special about those all-gold jerseys Pearl River donned Saturday afternoon.

FULTON — When No. 6 Pearl River packed for Fulton and the Region XXIII Tournament, the Wildcats made sure to bring an extra box — containing “championship gold” uniforms.

PEARL – The Sumrall Bobcats couldn’t find that elusive timely hit in Game 2 of the 4A State Championship series Friday.

PEARL – The Sumrall offense scored seven runs off nine hits Thursday in Game 1 of the 4A State Championship series, but 11 runners left on base came back to haunt the Bobcats.

Wildcats come up short

By STAN CALDWELL,

POPLARVILLE – No. 5 Northwest Mississippi was every bit as good as its ranking Thursday night as the Rangers dominated Pearl River 34-21 in MACJC football action at Dobie Holden Stadium.

PRCC (1-1) fell behind 27-0 in the second quarter and never recovered; Northwest is 1-0 after its first completed game of the year.


WATCH: Highlights from Southern Miss-Kentucky Week 1

By CAMAL PETRO,

Watch Southern Miss football highlights from its 24-17 loss to Kentucky from Saturday, Sept. 2. 

The conference has provided more than seven minutes of footage from the game. 

Southern Miss will host Southern (La.) Saturday at 6 p.m.


Lumberton looks to bounce back Friday after last week's loss

By CAMAL PETRO,

LUMBERTON – The Panthers had their chances to preserve their perfect record last week against Heidelberg, but a fumbled snap with less than two minutes was a big difference in the ballgame.

The loss hurts the win-loss column, sure, but in reality, it might benefit the team moving forward.


Petal, Laurel set for showdown

By CAMAL PETRO,

LAUREL – When asked, Petal coach Marcus Boyles said last year’s loss to Laurel isn’t lost on his mind, and he’s not afraid to remind his team of the 30-28 loss to the Golden Tornadoes as they prepare for the rematch this week.

There are a couple of take-a-ways from the loss he wants to remind his team about.


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

By CAMAL PETRO,

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

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

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

By STAN CALDWELL,

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

By STAFF REPORTS,

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.


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