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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.

JCJC whips 20th-ranked Wolves


ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Bobcats used a stifling defense, a strong ground attack and big plays to subdue No. 20 Copiah-Lincoln, 35-10, here Thursday night at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field.

Warriors travel to George County


LUCEDALE – After a quick 3-0 start for Oak Grove, it had a scheduled bye week immediately after its first loss of the season to Hattiesburg.

On one hand, players had to stew on their first loss of the season, anxiously waiting for region play to start this Friday, but on the flip side, it gave the Warriors a chance to get healthy.

Crusaders bring momentum to Resurrection to open region play


PASCAGOULA – Sacred Heart needed something good to go in its direction heading into Region 8-1A play this week, and it got that Friday in a 21-14 win over St. Patrick.

The Crusaders snapped a two-game losing skid to get back in the win column, which gives them a little positive momentum before playing Resurrection (1-4) Friday night.

Lumberton's journey for back-to-back district titles begins Friday


LUMBERTON – The Lumberton Panthers are right where they want to be. They’ve posted a 3-1 record through the first four games, and the Panthers start their quest for another district title Friday night at home against Mount Olive.

Coming off a bye, coach Zach Jones said his team did everything he wanted them to do during the off week.

JCJC hosts No. 20 Co-Lin


ELLISVILLE – The preliminaries are over.

It’s time for MACJC South Division play for the Jones County Junior College Bobcats.

Wildcats take on Hinds


POPLARVILLE – Fresh from its biggest offensive game in more than 10 years, Pearl River Community College returns home this week to battle Hinds in a South Division showdown.

Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Dobie Holden Stadium Thursday.

PETRO: Region play about to get started for area teams


With district play starting this week for most teams, I thought it would be a good idea to break down what these teams will be up against in each district. Purvis and Sumrall are the lone teams that aren’t starting district play this week, and the two will get started next week with a matchup against each other.