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HATTIESBURG – Tied at 28-28 in the third quarter, senior wide receiver Darius Ruffin scored his second of three touchdowns on a one-on-one matchup, and it that gave the Hattiesburg Tigers the momentum it needed in the 49-35 win against Picayune. 

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 10 of high school football this week, we break down the all seven matchups Friday night.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal and Andrew discuss what’s left of the high school football schedule. Five area teams are still alive for the playoffs, and every team has a big-time matchup this week.

The Oak Grove Warriors have put themselves in position to compete for a region title with two big games on the horizon. With a 4-0 region record, Oak Grove welcomes Brandon and Pearl – both 4-0 as well – for back-to-back games at Warrior Field.

The Hattiesburg Tigers have breezed through their region schedule so far. Not a single team has come within 27 points of the Tigers, and they’ve won three straight games by more than 41 points.

PHOTOS: Lady Warriors sweep Pascagoula


HATTIESBURG – The Oak Grove Lady Warriors worked fast Thursday night against Pascagoula to advance to the second round of the Class III volleyball playoffs. Oak Grove defeated Pascagoula 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-19) and it’ll play the winner between Pearl-Hancock Tuesday for the right to play in the state semifinals.

USM returns home for homecoming game with UTSA


Southern Miss’ defense knows it needs to slow down UTSA quarterback Cordale Grundy at Saturday’s homecoming football game at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Southern Miss’ offense knows it needs to quit making mistakes when it gets close to the goal line.

Pearl River welcomes MGCCC for Homecoming Saturday


POPLARVILLE — Fresh off of a convincing win at Southwest, Pearl River’s football team will look to build on the momentum this Saturday when the Wildcats host No. 19 Mississippi Gulf Coast for homecoming. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.

Sumrall wants to get back on track Friday


The Sumrall Bobcats are one win away from clinching a playoff spot for the second straight year, as Forrest County AHS comes to town Friday night. Sumrall is currently on a two-game losing streak after the 7-0 start of the season, but coach Shannon White believes his team was a few plays away from winning both games.

Petal faces must-win at Meridian Friday


The Petal Panthers don’t have any room for error as the end of the regular season draws near. The Panthers (2-6, 1-3 in Region 3-6A) can’t afford another loss, because the chance of an 11th straight playoff berth will be out the window.