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.
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POPLARVILLE — The Pearl River Wildcats will be looking for a South Division victory Saturday evening when they travel to Summit to take on the Southwest Bears.
The Lumberton Panthers have been in this situation before entering Friday night’s game against Sacred Heart. After losing to Taylorsville in 2017, the Panthers traveled to Hattiesburg to play the Crusaders and Sacred Heart “checked out oil,” as Lumberton coach Zach Jones put it.
The Petal Panthers are in trouble and their backs are against the wall. However, sitting at 1-6 overall and 0-3 in Region 3-6A, the Panthers still have a chance to run the table and make the playoffs.
The Oak Grove Warriors and the Terry Bulldogs have played some classics the last couple of seasons. From a last-second field goal in 2016 to give Oak Grove the win to Terry pulling off a one-point upset win last season, there’s been no shortage of drama.
Not every team can go undefeated, and in reality, only one team in each classification can finish with a perfect record – if that even happens.
I’ve spent the last two Friday nights on the Oak Grove Warriors’ sidelines, and now I’ve been to four of their seven games this season. I was talking to a friend who pays a lot of attention to 6A football and he was surprised when I said Oak Grove was 6-1 and 3-0 in the region.
That’s because it has done it quietly.
Harold Jackson, surely the greatest, most productive wide receiver not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, last week was inducted into the inaugural class of Hattiesburg Hall of Fame.