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PURVIS – For the first time since 2017, Purvis defeated Sumrall on the hardwood by a score of 66-33 Monday night.

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.


Panthers head to Big Easy

By CAMAL PETRO,

NEW ORLEANS – There are a lot of unknowns and uncertainties in this matchup of out-of-state foes, and Petal coach Marcus Boyles admits this week is a little more challenging.


Tornadoes prepare for game at CA

By CAMAL PETRO,

COLUMBIA – Purvis coach Perry Wheat will take an ugly win over a pretty loss every time, and that’s exactly what he thought about last week’s 24-14 win over West Marion.


After big win, Panthers hit the road

By CAMAL PETRO,

HEIDELBERG – The Lumberton Panthers are coming off a huge win over a 4A program, but they don’t have time to rest on their laurels. The Panthers (2-0) travel to Heidelberg this week, a team that beat 5A Wingfield on the road in Week 1 and nearly pulled off a win at Southeast Lauderdale last week.


Four Downs: Early season thoughts

By CAMAL PETRO,

We’re a couple of weeks into the season and I’ve seen five of our eight teams, so I thought I’d share some thoughts on what I’ve seen or heard so far. I’ve separated this column into four separate topics that have caught my attention so far this young season.

First down: The undefeated teams in the area



PREP POLL: Oak Grove, Hattiesburg in Top 10

By AP,

After 2-0 starts to the season, Oak Grove and Hattiesburg have been voted into the Overall Top 10 of the Associated Press Mississippi Prep Poll, as the Warriors check in at No. 5 in 6A and Hattiesburg as the second-ranked team in 5A.


Oak Grove's Simon makes presence known after returning from injury

By CAMAL PETRO,

After Oak Grove began the season with a 45-7 win over Purvis, which was highlighted by a dynamic offense that gained 504 yards of total offense by using a plethora of weapons, how could the Warriors get better? Well, their starting running back could come back from injury.  

Sure, that could help.


New Conner at QB, same results

By CAMAL PETRO,

Exactly one year ago, junior Hattiesburg quarterback Jarod “Snoop” Conner was living in Bay Springs and playing quarterback for Sylva Bay Academy. He moved to Hattiesburg just before the Collins game in Week 3 last season and became the team’s third-string running back.


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