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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.

Southern Miss travels to North Texas


The Southern Miss football team remains a work in progress.

“We’re talented and we haven’t even come close to playing our best football yet,” Golden Eagle head coach Jay Hopson said earlier this week.

Heading in opposite directions, Lumberton hosts Sacred Heart


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.

OG should be motivated when it travels to Terry Friday


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. 

PETRO: Is Oak Grove legit?


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.