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On senior night, Purvis’ five-game winning streak came to a screeching halt as they were blanked by Poplarville, 61-0. But it got worse. With 2:48 left in the second quarter, junior quarterback Hunter Robinson went out with an injury that sent him to the hospital.

The Hattiesburg Tigers find themselves in a must-win situation this week after suffering another division loss to Picayune 48-15.

With four games remaining in the season, the Tigers must win out to have any chance of post-season play.

Preseason predictions had North Texas, Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech to be the top three football teams in Conference USA’s West Division.

Last week, Southern Miss (4-2 overall, 2-0 C-USA) handled North Texas 45-27 to sweep aside one of its primary rivals.

The Petal Panthers sit atop the 6A Region 3 standings with four games remaining in the regular season.

The Lumberton Panthers are on a five-game winning streak and look to keep things rolling as they face the Richton Rebels Friday night.

PETRO: Region play about to get started for area teams

By CAMAL PETRO,

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.



WATCH: Highlights from USM-ULM Week 3

By CONFERENCE USA,

Southern Miss beat Louisiana Monroe 28-17 Saturday, Sept. 16 in its first road game of the season.

The Golden Eagles will have an off week this week before hosting North Texas the following week for a 6 p.m. first kick. 


Petal native scores for Carey soccer

By FROM WILLIAM CAREY,

Mobile, Ala.- No. 7 William Carey University dominated from start to finish as it defeated Thomas University 4-3 in non-conference action in Mobile.

The Lady Night Hawks notched the first goal of the game just 60 seconds into the match but Carey was unfazed. 


Second half keys JCJC

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

CLARKSDALE – Jones County Junior College used an overwhelming second half performance to defeat Coahoma Community College, 33-16 here Thursday evening at James E. Miller Stadium.

The Bobcats only led 12-10 at halftime and had an 88-87 yard advantage in total offense.



Sumrall's rushing attack heads to Richton Friday night

By CAMAL PETRO,

RICHTON – Just like last season, the Bobcats have posted a 3-1 record through their first four games, and with two games of non-district opponents left to be played, they’ll try to finish it off strong before traveling to Purvis on Friday, Sept. 29.


PCS puts 4-0 mark on the line at Lamar

By CAMAL PETRO,

MERIDIAN – PCS coach Joey Hawkins said prior to official practice beginning it’d take at least four weeks into the regular season to build his team’s offensive identity. Whether or not the Bobcats have achieved that, and it seems they’re on the right track, they’re 4-0 on the young season.



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