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The Petal Panthers have found themselves in a rare position.

The Panthers’ backfield returns three players in 2019 who combined for 4,123 offensive yards, which leaves Petal coach Marcus Boyles and his assistant coaches with a lot of options on that side of the ball.

As of July 1, Marcus Boyles is back as the Petal Panthers head football coach.

The Mississippi high school coaching legend announced his retirement from his athletics director and head coach positions in March, but took back the reins last week.

Southern Miss basketball coach Jay Ladner admits his path to his new office inside Reed Green Coliseum isn’t common for other coaches.

“How did you do it? How can I do it?”

The Sacred Heart family is mourning right now.

Oak Grove’s offense spearheaded its state championship appearance last season, which was led by quarterback John Rhys Plumlee.

Freeze resigns from Ole Miss

By ASSOCIATED PRESS,

Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that they found unacceptable.





Sumrall soccer to get its own soccer facility

By CAMAL PETRO,

Sumrall’s basketball gymnasium is less than 10 years old, the Lady Bobcats’ softball complex just completed its second year in use and Larry Knight Field is one of the nicest baseball fields in the area, and now it’s the Sumrall soccer program’s turn to call something its own.


Cooper tabbed to lead Purvis basketball

By CAMAL PETRO,

When Purvis basketball makes its annual trip up Highway 589 to play Sumrall next season, it’ll be a familiar setting for new Tornadoes head coach Eric Cooper. However, the four-year letterman at Sumrall will be on the visiting bench.


Petal returns deep passing game

By CAMAL PETRO,

PETAL – The Panthers are spending their offseason trying to replace a Division I running back in Stephon Huderson, an all-around athlete in Tanner Estill and numerous players on the defensive side of the ball.

Petal head coach Marcus Boyles says it’s been tough, but he likes what he’s seen so far.


Bolar, Bolton ready for senior season

By CAMAL PETRO,

People around the Hattiesburg area know about Purvis as a town and as a football team, but pretty soon, the entire state will get acquainted, if they already haven’t, with two of the better players in the state.

Watch out, because Purvis could have one of the best wide receiver-running back combinations this season.


Lang chooses MGCCC

By CAMAL PETRO,

A former Hattiesburg Tiger and Jackson State commit has a new home for his baseball future.


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