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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.

Oak Grove's Simon makes presence known after returning from injury

By CAMAL PETRO,

After Oak Grove began the season with a 45-7 win over Purvis, which was highlighted by a dynamic offense that gained 504 yards of total offense by using a plethora of weapons, how could the Warriors get better? Well, their starting running back could come back from injury.  

Sure, that could help.


New Conner at QB, same results

By CAMAL PETRO,

Exactly one year ago, junior Hattiesburg quarterback Jarod “Snoop” Conner was living in Bay Springs and playing quarterback for Sylva Bay Academy. He moved to Hattiesburg just before the Collins game in Week 3 last season and became the team’s third-string running back.


Purvis knows West Marion will be more ready in Week 2

By CAMAL PETRO,

PURVIS – For the Tornadoes, Friday can’t get here soon enough, because Week 1 did not go as planned. However, Purvis coach Perry Wheat is not a coach who likes to throw out film and try to forget how bad of a performance a game was.



Lumberton hosts bigger 4A team

By CAMAL PETRO,

LUMBERTON – Panthers coach Zach Jones said Lumberton is used to playing tough schedules, and in 2017 his team will play another 4A school in Bay High. Jones said his players have embraced the tough tests every season, because it’ll only make them better later down the road.



CLEVELAND: Sports pages are about accomplishments

By RICK CLEVELAND,

It was Earl Warren, the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, who once said, “I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.”

In Mississippi, here lately, we've had plenty of accomplishments to read about. On the sports page, that is. To wit:


JCJC have solid stable of RBs

By SHAWN WANSLEY/JCJC,

ELLISVILLE – Scott Phillips (South Jones) receives the most attention of the Jones County Junior College running backs.

But head coach Steve Buckley believes Phillips, along with Rashaud Green (Bassfield) and DeShawn Smith (Brooksville, Florida) can be equally effective in the backfield.



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