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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.

Splitting carries works to perfection for PCS


PCS coach Joey Hawkins said after Thursday night’s 38-18 win over West Marion that he missed the memo on the spread offense. Traps and counter runs are what he and the PCS Bobcats do on offense.

PCS runs past West Marion


HATTIESBURG – A close contest at halftime turned in PCS’ favor quickly in the second half thanks to a stout rushing attack and timely defense, as the Bobcats earned a 38-18 win in the regular season opener Thursday night.

New-look PCS takes on West Marion


HATTIESBURG – When PCS and West Marion kicked off the season in 2016, it took the PCS until the second half to jumpstart its offense. The Trojans dominated the first half, but the Bobcats turned the table and finished with five interceptions and nearly 300 rushing yards on offense in a huge win.

Crusaders opens season on the road


BROOKHAVEN – Again, the new Sacred Heart Athletic Facilities saved the day. Sacred Heart was schedule to play a jamboree at Bogue Chitto last Friday night, but the weather forced the teams to relocate the game to Sacred Heart.

Former USM standout Dozier heating up again for Twins


Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza just missed his spot, elevating his pitch slightly from the catcher’s target and catching too much of home plate. At the crack of the bat it was obvious — Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier had not missed the opportunity.