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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
A week after their loss to Taylorsville, the Lumberton Panthers rebounded incredibly against Sacred Heart last week. Lumberton improved to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in Region 4-1A after a 51-7 thrashing of the Crusaders, but now the schedule gets a little tougher.
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.