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HATTIESBURG – Another Friday night, another blowout win for the Hattiesburg Tigers. This time Hattiesburg handed Wayne County a 49-6 loss, which moves it to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in Region 4-5A.

Just before the end of the first quarter, starting quarterback DeCarlos Nicholson was pulled for three plays after a penalty was called and an incomplete pass was thrown.

Every week during the football season, Camal Petro and Andrew Abadie will hop on Facebook Live to preview the week’s slate of games. With Week 8 of high school football this week, we break down the all eight matchups Friday night.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal and Andrew discuss a few topics around the area.

It’s been a long time coming, but the Hattiesburg Public School District inducted its inaugural class to the Hattiesburg Hall of Fame last week. The class was made up of 14 honorees, including a handful of former professional athletes and a legendary sportswriter.

Hattiesburg begins first of four road games Friday


From the outside looking in, the Hattiesburg Tigers have lived up to the hype high school football fans were giving them leading up to the season. Most thought they were the favorite to make it back to the 5A State Championship, and not too many people have changed their minds after the Tigers’ 2-0 start to the season.

Petal set for first home game of the season Friday


After two very unfriendly weeks on the road, and collecting two losses, the Petal Panthers are finally playing at home. Petal traveled to Hattiesburg and Gulfport in the first two weeks and took two tough losses, but it hopes it can get back on track this week against Brother Martin of New Orleans.

PRCC begins season at home against Itawamba


The start of the 2018 MACJC football season is just days away.

Pearl River Community College and coach Ted Egger will kick off the season Thursday with a home opener against Itawamba Community College. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

PETRO: Crusaders show heart in second half


I don’t usually go into a team’s locker room after the end of a game, but I did Friday night when I was covering Sacred Heart’s game with Richton. I’m so glad I did, too.

JCJC soccer sweeps Northwest


ELLISVILLE – The Jones College soccer teams knocked off Northwest Mississippi in a pair of games here Monday evening at Bobcat Soccer Field.

In the women’s game, the Lady Bobcats blitzed the Lady Rangers, 8-0. In the men’s contest, Jones posted a 3-1 decision. Both Jones teams are now 2-0.

Prep roundup: Week 2


Friday featured seven contests for our area schools, as Laurel and Hattiesburg will cap off Week 2 on Saturday night. Recap six area games with a quick roundup from the night.