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Lumberton looks to bounce back Friday after last week's loss

By CAMAL PETRO,

LUMBERTON – The Panthers had their chances to preserve their perfect record last week against Heidelberg, but a fumbled snap with less than two minutes was a big difference in the ballgame.

The loss hurts the win-loss column, sure, but in reality, it might benefit the team moving forward.


Petal, Laurel set for showdown

By CAMAL PETRO,

LAUREL – When asked, Petal coach Marcus Boyles said last year’s loss to Laurel isn’t lost on his mind, and he’s not afraid to remind his team of the 30-28 loss to the Golden Tornadoes as they prepare for the rematch this week.

There are a couple of take-a-ways from the loss he wants to remind his team about.


Sumrall 'not in position' to judge opponent's record

By CAMAL PETRO,

ENTERPRISE – So far, the switch for the Sumrall offense has worked out well. After the Week 1 loss to South Jones with the Wing-T offense, the Bobcats have won back-to-back games with junior Billy Garrity at quarterback with a more traditional style of offense.

With only two games under his belt, Garrity will only get better, too.


JCJC tries to bounce back after loss

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College did a lot of things right against No. 2 East Mississippi in last week’s season opener.

But the Lions rallied from a 28-14, third quarter deficit and beat the Bobcats, 47-34.


PRCC back to work after win

By STAN CALDWELL,

POPLARVILLE – The biggest task facing the football coaching staff at Pearl River Community College this week may be getting the players back down to earth.



PREP POLL: Oak Grove, Hattiesburg move up

By STAFF REPORTS,

Oak Grove and Hattiesburg each jumped two spots in the Overall poll, coming in at No. 4 and No. 6 in the entire state, respectively. The two will meet this week in a Week 4 contest at Hattiesburg High School.


Garrity improvises in second win

By CAMAL PETRO,

Junior Billy Garrity took over the quarterback role before Sumrall’s Week 2 game against Wesson. Since the change, he’s 2-0 as the starter with wins over the Cobras last week and Sacred Heart Friday night.


Pearl River wins season opener

By STAN CALDWELL,

POPLARVILLE – For the first time in a long time, Dobie Holden Stadium felt like home for Pearl River Community College football.

The Wildcats snapped an 11-game, three-year losing streak in their home stadium Thursday night with a thrilling 27-21 victory over ninth-ranked Northeast Mississippi to open the 2017 season.


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