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The Lumberton Panthers will be served one last plate of spaghetti this week in the hopes it serve them one last win – a 1A state.

The Lumberton Panthers will be served one last plate of spaghetti this week in the hopes it serve them one last win – a 1A state.

The Lumberton Panthers will be served one last plate of spaghetti this week in the hopes it serve them one last win – a 1A state.

And then there were two…

The Oak Grove Warriors find themselves back in M.M. Roberts Stadium for the second year in a row after a 35-28 South State championship win on the road against Petal.

Hattiesburg won Tuesday night’s hard court battle 53-47 in a back and forth exchange between crosstown-rival Oak Grove.

Nick Walker lead the Tigers with 18 points and gave the Warriors its first defeat of the season as they hosted Oak Grove in front of a packed house.

JCJC whips 20th-ranked Wolves

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Bobcats used a stifling defense, a strong ground attack and big plays to subdue No. 20 Copiah-Lincoln, 35-10, here Thursday night at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field.


Warriors travel to George County

By CAMAL PETRO,

LUCEDALE – After a quick 3-0 start for Oak Grove, it had a scheduled bye week immediately after its first loss of the season to Hattiesburg.

On one hand, players had to stew on their first loss of the season, anxiously waiting for region play to start this Friday, but on the flip side, it gave the Warriors a chance to get healthy.


Crusaders bring momentum to Resurrection to open region play

By CAMAL PETRO,

PASCAGOULA – Sacred Heart needed something good to go in its direction heading into Region 8-1A play this week, and it got that Friday in a 21-14 win over St. Patrick.

The Crusaders snapped a two-game losing skid to get back in the win column, which gives them a little positive momentum before playing Resurrection (1-4) Friday night.


Lumberton's journey for back-to-back district titles begins Friday

By CAMAL PETRO,

LUMBERTON – The Lumberton Panthers are right where they want to be. They’ve posted a 3-1 record through the first four games, and the Panthers start their quest for another district title Friday night at home against Mount Olive.

Coming off a bye, coach Zach Jones said his team did everything he wanted them to do during the off week.



JCJC hosts No. 20 Co-Lin

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

ELLISVILLE – The preliminaries are over.

It’s time for MACJC South Division play for the Jones County Junior College Bobcats.


Wildcats take on Hinds

By FROM JCJC,

POPLARVILLE – Fresh from its biggest offensive game in more than 10 years, Pearl River Community College returns home this week to battle Hinds in a South Division showdown.

Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Dobie Holden Stadium Thursday.



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.


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