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PETAL – Holding just a two-point lead over Petal with just three seconds left before halftime, Oak Grove’s Jay Barnes came up with a steal and nailed a 3-point shot that gave the Warriors a 23-18 half time lead.

Sacred Heart’s boys basketball team is off to a rocky 4-12 start, but first-year Crusader coach Andrew Little said his young team has promise for years to come.

If you've hunted hard this season, yet haven't gotten your deer, now is NOT the time to throw in the towel. Instead, it's time to get serious. REAL serious.

If you were watching pro football Sunday, you probably saw 76-year-old Jimmy Johnson, the former two-time Super Bowl champion coach of the Dallas Cowboys, tearfully receive the news he has been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Tornadoes hope to whirl way through Perry Central

By JESSE JOHNSON,

Purvis is looking for its first win of the season Friday night as it get its offense rolling. The Tornadoes had good game play Friday night out of their offense, but costly turnovers caused the team to let another game slip away and into the hands of Pass Christian.


Sumrall, PCS meet for the first time since 2014

By JESSE JOHNSON,

A showdown is set for Sumrall Friday night as the 2-1 Bobcats travel to 2-1 Presbyterian Christian.

Coaches are expecting a packed house, as the game will be played honoring military veterans from all branches of service.


Hattiesburg foes meet in cross-town rivalry game

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Hattiesburg Tigers will play host to cross-town rival Oak Grove Friday night. The two teams that are familiar with each other look for a victory to establish bragging rights for the next year in the Hub City. Only 7.1 miles separate the two schools, which makes this a special rivalry.


Aggies travel to West Marion for touch matchup

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Aggies of Forrest County Agriculture High School are coming off back-to-back losses and are looking to get back on track against West Marion this Friday.

The Aggies have seen some improvement but Coach Brad Calcote believes there is room for more.


Petal hopes to keep perfect record

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Petal Panthers head into Friday’s game at Laurel with a 3-0 record and are looking to keep things on track. The Panthers defeated Laurel 27-0 a year ago at home but have to play ‘between the bricks’ on Friday night.




Lumberton opens division play

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Lumberton Panthers experienced a road loss to a very good Bay Springs team 24-21 on Friday night.

The Panthers, now 1-2, are looking to get back on track as they host Stringer in the first division game for each team.


Eagles to use defensive momentum against Yazoo Co.

By JESSE JOHNSON,

In last week’s play, the North Forrest Eagles defeated Newton County 24-0, bringing the Eagles their first win of the season.

Solid defense lead the Eagles to victory and Coach Anthony Dillon looks to continue putting the pressure on that side of the ball.


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