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HATTIESBURG – Another Friday night, another blowout win for the Hattiesburg Tigers. This time Hattiesburg handed Wayne County a 49-6 loss, which moves it to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in Region 4-5A.

Just before the end of the first quarter, starting quarterback DeCarlos Nicholson was pulled for three plays after a penalty was called and an incomplete pass was thrown.

Every week during the football season, Camal Petro and Andrew Abadie will hop on Facebook Live to preview the week’s slate of games. With Week 8 of high school football this week, we break down the all eight matchups Friday night.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal and Andrew discuss a few topics around the area.

It’s been a long time coming, but the Hattiesburg Public School District inducted its inaugural class to the Hattiesburg Hall of Fame last week. The class was made up of 14 honorees, including a handful of former professional athletes and a legendary sportswriter.

AP Prep Poll: Hattiesburg, Lumberton move up

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A panel of Associated Press state sports writers and editors, including Camal Petro of PineBeltSPORTS, vote in the Mississippi’s AP High School Poll.

Logan, Phillips honored by SEC


Two former area standouts helped Ole Miss earn a Week 1 win over Texas Tech last Saturday. In return, they were honored with Player of the Week accolades by the Southeastern Conference Monday.

Watkins named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week


HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss redshirt sophomore Quez Watkins (Athens, Ala.) collected the first Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week award Monday by the league office.

Watkins returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown for one of four scores for the Golden Eagles on the day.

Prep roundup: Week 3


Sumrall 33, Sacred Heart 6

The Sumrall Bobcats are 3-0 for the first time since 2006 after beating the Crusaders Friday night. Sumrall built a 33-0 lead before Sacred Heart got the on the board, and it was led by senior Tyrek Preston at running back with 105 yards on 10 carries.

No. 9 Bobcats smother Coahoma


ELLISVILLE – The Jones College Bobcats got rolling late in the first quarter and could not be stopped.

Jones scored on four straight possessions to end the first half and went on to rip Coahoma 44-0 here Thursday night at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field in the season opener.

Lumberton seeking redemption against Heidelberg


The Heidelberg Oilers handed Lumberton its first loss of the season in 2017, and it was a game coach Zach Jones thought his team had a chance in winning. Jones and the Panthers have always said they take it one game at a time, but there’s some sort redemption factor that’s involved in Friday night’s contest.