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Because of a Mississippi Association of Independent School rule, the Presbyterian Christian School football team has been disqualified from this year’s playoffs after suffering several injuries to players that forced the school to forfeit three junior varsity games.

On senior night, Purvis’ five-game winning streak came to a screeching halt as they were blanked by Poplarville, 61-0. But it got worse. With 2:48 left in the second quarter, junior quarterback Hunter Robinson went out with an injury that sent him to the hospital.

The Hattiesburg Tigers find themselves in a must-win situation this week after suffering another division loss to Picayune 48-15.

With four games remaining in the season, the Tigers must win out to have any chance of post-season play.

Preseason predictions had North Texas, Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech to be the top three football teams in Conference USA’s West Division.

Last week, Southern Miss (4-2 overall, 2-0 C-USA) handled North Texas 45-27 to sweep aside one of its primary rivals.

The Petal Panthers sit atop the 6A Region 3 standings with four games remaining in the regular season.



Tough road game ahead; USM facing division foe

By ALAN HINTON,

Preseason predictions had North Texas, Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech to be the top three football teams in Conference USA’s West Division.

Last week, Southern Miss (4-2 overall, 2-0 C-USA) handled North Texas 45-27 to sweep aside one of its primary rivals.


6-1 Petal hits the road to NW Rankin

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Petal Panthers sit atop the 6A Region 3 standings with four games remaining in the regular season.

Many have looked past Petal during the season, but with quality wins against No. 4 Brandon and No. 9 Pearl, the Panthers have proven they belong in the conversation as one of the best teams in the state.


Lumberton perfect in region play

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Lumberton Panthers are on a five-game winning streak and look to keep things rolling as they face the Richton Rebels Friday night.

Junior running back Robert Henry led the way for the Panthers Friday night with 11 rushes for 202 yards and six touchdowns as Lumberton cruised past Salem 69-6.





Sumrall, Purvis ready for battle of 589 as game is moved to Thursday.

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Sumrall Bobcats will host the Purvis Tornadoes in a key district game Thursday evening and the Battle of 589. The Bobcats are 3-4 on the season and are looking to get things back on track with the home game. Losing to Greene County this past week, Coach Shannon White is focused on the task at hand.


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