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PETAL – Holding just a two-point lead over Petal with just three seconds left before halftime, Oak Grove’s Jay Barnes came up with a steal and nailed a 3-point shot that gave the Warriors a 23-18 half time lead.

Sacred Heart’s boys basketball team is off to a rocky 4-12 start, but first-year Crusader coach Andrew Little said his young team has promise for years to come.

If you've hunted hard this season, yet haven't gotten your deer, now is NOT the time to throw in the towel. Instead, it's time to get serious. REAL serious.

If you were watching pro football Sunday, you probably saw 76-year-old Jimmy Johnson, the former two-time Super Bowl champion coach of the Dallas Cowboys, tearfully receive the news he has been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.



FCAHS host Poplarville in division opener.

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Forrest County AHS Aggies got back to solid defense and ball control as they beat Northeast Jones 14-3 Friday. Starting district play this week is a way to wipe the slate clean and make a playoff push. And coming off a win provides big-time momentum for the team.


QB Abraham named offensive 'Player of the Week'

By STAFF REPORTS,

Southern Miss quarterback Jack Abraham earned the Conference USA Player of the Week honors for his role in a 31-13 victory over UTEP last Saturday.

The redshirt junior threw for a season-high 351 yards passing and three touchdowns passes on 19-of-28 attempts, including a 74-yard scoring strike to De’Michael Harris.



Bobcats hopes to keep momentum moving forward

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Sumrall Bobcats look to keep things moving forward as they travel to Greene County Friday night. This will be the first district game for the Bobcats, and they look to carry the momentum of last week’s win over Newton County forward.




Petal host No. 2 ranked Pearl Friday

By JESSE JOHNSON,

Petal will host the Pearl Pirates in a key district game as the two powerhouse teams square up Friday night for the Game of the Week in Pine Belt area play.

It’s also Homecoming for the Panthers.


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