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With the Petal Panther football team receiving most of the shine with their sSouth State run and District champs title, the men’s basketball team looks to steer the glory to the hard court and continue the progress made from the previous successful year.

The Oak Grove Warriors start the basketball season looking to pick up where they left off last year. Having their best year with Coach LaRon Brumfield at the helm has Oak Grove hungry to build off of a style of play that got the Warriors a 25-win season last year.

The Hattiesburg Tigers have high hopes on the hardwood as they look to take the experienced starters from a successful season a year ago, and make a deep push into the playoffs.

The Oak Grove Warriors’ season came to an end Friday night and with the it the hope of a state championship title .

Nanih Waiya proved to be too big and too strong for Lumberton and the Warriors from Winston County ended the Panthers 2019 season Friday afternoon with a 28-13 win in the 2019 1A state title game.

Southern Miss, MS State series tied at 14 wins each

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Mississippi State College and Mississippi Southern College first played one another in football in 1935.

Southern, as it was called then, hosted. State, coached by ex-Army coach Ralph Sasse, defeated Southern, coached by ex-Alabama football captain Pooley Hubert, 27-0.


Petal off to a hot start

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The No. 4-ranked Petal Panthers continued its winning streak by taking down Harrison Central 21-6 Friday night at home.

The offense put up just 21 points this week and Coach Marcus Boyles thinks there is room for improvement on that side of the ball.


Defense is key to victory for North Forrest

By JESSE JOHNSON,

North Forrest’s defense has only given up two touchdowns this season. That’s usually a key to success, but the Eagles have seen both of those games end in losses as a result of costly turnovers and special teams play.




FCAHS looks for second win against Pass Christian

By JESSE JOHNSON,

In Forrest County Agriculture High School’s opening game Friday night the Aggies easily handled Perry Central’s Bulldogs in this non-league contest. With the win, the Aggies equaled last year’s winning record and look to surpass last year’s total wins.


After loss to Lumberton, Eagles turn focus to Resurrection

By JESSE JOHNSON,

North Forrest had a tough opening loss as they welcomed Lumberton to their home turf Friday night.

The Eagles played a hard-fought game and the 21-6 final proved to be a test for the team. Overall, the team learned a lot about its direction going forward this season.


Warriors welcome Wayne County for home opener

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Oak Grove Warriors still have the taste of a missed state championship season left over from last year. Even though a lot of key players have moved on to college, the Warriors still have a good nucleus of game-time experience to lead this team back to playoff contention.



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