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  • Booth named Region 8-2A Coach of Year

    Booth named Region 8-2A Coach of Year

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 7:30 PM EST2017-12-20 00:30:38 GMT
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    Second-year head football coach Eric Booth was named Region 8-2A Coach of the Year after leading Collins High School to the region title and a postseason run to the South State title game. North Forrest High School quarterback Daylyn Croom was named Region 8-2A Player of the Year, while Collins receiver Markel McLaurin was named Offensive Most Valuable Player and Perry Central outside linebacker Tijuane Bolton was named Defensive MVP. Collins (12-3), which dropped its first two game...More >>
    Second-year head football coach Eric Booth was named Region 8-2A Coach of the Year after leading Collins High School to the region title and a postseason run to the South State title game. North Forrest High School quarterback Daylyn Croom was named Region 8-2A Player of the Year, while Collins receiver Markel McLaurin was named Offensive Most Valuable Player and Perry Central outside linebacker Tijuane Bolton was named Defensive MVP. Collins (12-3), which dropped its first two game...More >>
  • Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game returns to Roberts Stadium

    Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game returns to Roberts Stadium

    Friday, December 15 2017 7:58 PM EST2017-12-16 00:58:39 GMT
    SOURCE: MS Association of CoachesSOURCE: MS Association of Coaches
    The Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game is returning to Mississippi soil Saturday for just the second time in the series’ history. That inaugural game at M.M. Roberts Stadium on the University of Southern Mississippi campus worked out well for the home-standing team. In 2015, former Laurel High School quarterback Keon Howard threw four touchdown passes and Mississippi snapped a seven-game losing streak to Alabama with a 28-21 victory. Saturday at noon, the 31st an...More >>
    The Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game is returning to Mississippi soil Saturday for just the second time in the series’ history. That inaugural game at M.M. Roberts Stadium on the University of Southern Mississippi campus worked out well for the home-standing team. In 2015, former Laurel High School quarterback Keon Howard threw four touchdown passes and Mississippi snapped a seven-game losing streak to Alabama with a 28-21 victory. Saturday at noon, the 31st an...More >>
  • Mississippi/Alabama game more than an exhibition for MS all-stars

    Mississippi/Alabama game more than an exhibition for MS all-stars

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:50 PM EST2017-12-15 04:50:53 GMT
    The Mississippi/Alabama all-star game will be played in the state of Mississippi for just the second time. Courtesy: WDAMThe Mississippi/Alabama all-star game will be played in the state of Mississippi for just the second time. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Mississippi All-Stars wrapped up its third practice at Hattiesburg High school ahead of the 31st Mississippi/Alabama All-star game on Saturday at noon. Although Saturday’s contest at Southern Miss’ M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg is just an exhibition, the Mississippi players are taking it seriously.

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    The Mississippi All-Stars wrapped up its third practice at Hattiesburg High school ahead of the 31st Mississippi/Alabama All-star game on Saturday at noon. Although Saturday’s contest at Southern Miss’ M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg is just an exhibition, the Mississippi players are taking it seriously.

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  • Columbia football names Chip Bilderback new head coach

    Columbia football names Chip Bilderback new head coach

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:10 AM EST2017-12-12 05:10:54 GMT
    Chip Bilderback was introduced as Columbia High's new head football coach on Monday afternoon. Courtesy: WDAMChip Bilderback was introduced as Columbia High's new head football coach on Monday afternoon. Courtesy: WDAM

    A new era has begun for Columbia High football. The Wildcats announced the hiring of Chip Bilderback as the new head coach on Monday afternoon. “[Bilderback] defined what the C is on Columbia and that’s character,” said Columbia School District superintendent Jason Harris. Bilderback replaces James Harvey, who served as Columbia’s head coach from 2015-17.

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    A new era has begun for Columbia High football. The Wildcats announced the hiring of Chip Bilderback as the new head coach on Monday afternoon. “[Bilderback] defined what the C is on Columbia and that’s character,” said Columbia School District superintendent Jason Harris. Bilderback replaces James Harvey, who served as Columbia’s head coach from 2015-17.

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  • South falls to North in Bernard Blackwell Classic

    South falls to North in Bernard Blackwell Classic

    Saturday, December 9 2017 11:44 PM EST2017-12-10 04:44:11 GMT
    The South All-stars fell to the North in the Bernard Blackwell Classic on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMThe South All-stars fell to the North in the Bernard Blackwell Classic on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    After defeating the North 21-14 in 2016, the South failed to score a point in the 69th Bernard Blackwell Classic. The North All-stars beat the South 13-0 on Saturday at Joseph Milner Stadium in Gulfport.

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    After defeating the North 21-14 in 2016, the South failed to score a point in the 69th Bernard Blackwell Classic. The North All-stars beat the South 13-0 on Saturday at Joseph Milner Stadium in Gulfport.

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  • Through tragedy, Kendyl Terrell makes state title history

    Through tragedy, Kendyl Terrell makes state title history

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 12:34 AM EST2017-12-05 05:34:45 GMT
    Hattiesburg sophomore Kendyl Terrell. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg sophomore Kendyl Terrell. Courtesy: WDAM

    In a season-opening rivalry game at Petal, Kendyl Terrell made history by becoming the first female in Hattiesburg High history to kick an extra point in win one of the Tigers’ undefeated run to the class 5A state title. “I’ve always talked about it with my dad,” said Kendyl following the Petal contest on August 19.

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    In a season-opening rivalry game at Petal, Kendyl Terrell made history by becoming the first female in Hattiesburg High history to kick an extra point in win one of the Tigers’ undefeated run to the class 5A state title. “I’ve always talked about it with my dad,” said Kendyl following the Petal contest on August 19.

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  • Locked for Lauren: Taylorsville's state title win more than just a football game

    Locked for Lauren: Taylorsville's state title win more than just a football game

    Monday, December 4 2017 12:41 AM EST2017-12-04 05:41:19 GMT
    Taylorsville cheerleaders chant "locked for Lauren" following the Tartars' state title win. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville cheerleaders chant "locked for Lauren" following the Tartars' state title win. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the sixth time in school history and the first time since 2002, the Taylorsville Tartars are state champions after beating Winona 41-26 in the class 2A state title. However, Friday’s contest was more than just a football game for Taylorsville. The Tartars were playing for Lauren Phipps, a junior cheerleader who was killed in a car accident on October 12. Phipps was 16-years-old.

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    For the sixth time in school history and the first time since 2002, the Taylorsville Tartars are state champions after beating Winona 41-26 in the class 2A state title. However, Friday’s contest was more than just a football game for Taylorsville. The Tartars were playing for Lauren Phipps, a junior cheerleader who was killed in a car accident on October 12. Phipps was 16-years-old.

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  • Murphy, West Point too much for Hattiesburg

    Murphy, West Point too much for Hattiesburg

    Sunday, December 3 2017 12:18 AM EST2017-12-03 05:18:07 GMT
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    For a second consecutive year, West Point High School let its opponent hang around for a while in the Class 5A state championship football game.

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    For a second consecutive year, West Point High School let its opponent hang around for a while in the Class 5A state championship football game.

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  • With bow to its history, Jefferson Davis Co. football creates new tradition

    With bow to its history, Jefferson Davis Co. football creates new tradition

    Sunday, December 3 2017 12:16 AM EST2017-12-03 05:16:48 GMT
    Jeff Davis defeats Yazoo Co. 36-7.; Photo credit: WDAM StaffJeff Davis defeats Yazoo Co. 36-7.; Photo credit: WDAM Staff

    The 2017 football season wasn’t necessarily all that easy for Jefferson Davis County High School.

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    The 2017 football season wasn’t necessarily all that easy for Jefferson Davis County High School.

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  • Taylorsville knocks off Winona for Class 2A football crown

    Taylorsville knocks off Winona for Class 2A football crown

    Friday, December 1 2017 10:01 PM EST2017-12-02 03:01:43 GMT
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    Taylorsville received to start the game and the drove down the field into Winona territory. On a fourth down and 7 from the 15-yard line, Tartar quarterback Ty Keyes rolled out of the pocket to find Letreal Jones open in the back of the endzone to take a 7-0 lead.  The Tigers responded on the next possession after a Taylorsville personal foul extended the drive, leading to a 6-yard touchdown run by D.J. Ringo and an extra point to tie the game at 7.  In the secon...

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    Taylorsville received to start the game and the drove down the field into Winona territory. On a fourth down and 7 from the 15-yard line, Tartar quarterback Ty Keyes rolled out of the pocket to find Letreal Jones open in the back of the endzone to take a 7-0 lead.  The Tigers responded on the next possession after a Taylorsville personal foul extended the drive, leading to a 6-yard touchdown run by D.J. Ringo and an extra point to tie the game at 7.  In the secon...

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  • Mississippi high school football championship game times and where to watch

    Mississippi high school football championship game times and where to watch

    Friday, December 1 2017 4:05 PM EST2017-12-01 21:05:21 GMT
    SOURCE: MHSAA websiteSOURCE: MHSAA website
    All games can be watched live on the WDAM affiliate Bounce TV, channel 7.3 or Comcast channel 216 in Hattiesburg.  Friday games: 1A: Nanih Waiya (15-0) vs. Simmons (14-0) at 11 a.m. 2A: Winona (11-3) vs. Taylorsville (14-1) at 3 p.m. Game preview: Taylorsville not concerned with expectations, just playing good football 6A: Pearl (15-0) vs. Starkville (13-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday games:  3A: Yazoo County (14-0) vs. Jefferson Davis County (14-1) at 1...More >>
    All games can be watched live on the WDAM affiliate Bounce TV, channel 7.3 or Comcast channel 216 in Hattiesburg.  Friday games: 1A: Nanih Waiya (15-0) vs. Simmons (14-0) at 11 a.m. 2A: Winona (11-3) vs. Taylorsville (14-1) at 3 p.m. Game preview: Taylorsville not concerned with expectations, just playing good football 6A: Pearl (15-0) vs. Starkville (13-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday games:  3A: Yazoo County (14-0) vs. Jefferson Davis County (14-1) at 1...More >>
  • Taylorsville not concerned with expectations, just playing good football

    Taylorsville not concerned with expectations, just playing good football

    Friday, December 1 2017 3:55 PM EST2017-12-01 20:55:52 GMT
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    Expectations are not necessarily a bad thing. Taylorsville High School football coach Chuck Robertson should know. Robertson was with the Tartars when they last played for a state championship 10 years ago, has been the head coach at the school the past two years where double-digit football victories are more the rule than the exception. And Robertson will be on the sideline at 3 p.m. Friday when Taylorsville (14-1) meets Winona High School (11-3) at 3 p.m. in the Class 2A champion...

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    Expectations are not necessarily a bad thing. Taylorsville High School football coach Chuck Robertson should know. Robertson was with the Tartars when they last played for a state championship 10 years ago, has been the head coach at the school the past two years where double-digit football victories are more the rule than the exception. And Robertson will be on the sideline at 3 p.m. Friday when Taylorsville (14-1) meets Winona High School (11-3) at 3 p.m. in the Class 2A champion...

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  • What is a Tartar? The story behind Taylorsville High school's mascot

    What is a Tartar? The story behind Taylorsville High school's mascot

    Friday, December 1 2017 12:43 AM EST2017-12-01 05:43:52 GMT
    Taylorsville Tartars. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville Tartars. Courtesy: WDAM

    With every passing week, the Taylorsville Tartars have been talked about more and more as they’ve made their run to the class 2A state championship. And with every mention of Taylorsville, my curiosity grew. What in the world is a Tartar? I went straight to the source first - Taylorsville High school - as the football team prepared for Friday’s state title game against Winona.

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    With every passing week, the Taylorsville Tartars have been talked about more and more as they’ve made their run to the class 2A state championship. And with every mention of Taylorsville, my curiosity grew. What in the world is a Tartar? I went straight to the source first - Taylorsville High school - as the football team prepared for Friday’s state title game against Winona.

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  • Hattiesburg seeking state championship Saturday

    Hattiesburg seeking state championship Saturday

    Thursday, November 30 2017 9:53 PM EST2017-12-01 02:53:42 GMT
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    Every week of the 2017 football season, Hattiesburg High School successfully has met every challenge. The Tigers will face their biggest of the challenge of the season Saturday night in one of the biggest games in the program’s history. Hattiesburg (14-0) will meet defending champion West Point High School (14-0) in the Class 5A state championship game at 7 p.m. Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. “Me and their coach (...More >>
    Every week of the 2017 football season, Hattiesburg High School successfully has met every challenge. The Tigers will face their biggest of the challenge of the season Saturday night in one of the biggest games in the program’s history. Hattiesburg (14-0) will meet defending champion West Point High School (14-0) in the Class 5A state championship game at 7 p.m. Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. “Me and their coach (...More >>
  • Jefferson Davis County looking for historic finish to football season

    Jefferson Davis County looking for historic finish to football season

    Thursday, November 30 2017 8:18 PM EST2017-12-01 01:18:53 GMT
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    Coming into summer football workouts, Jefferson Davis County High coach Lance Mancuso wasn’t exactly sure just how the meshing of players of two former rival programs was going to work out. As Mancuso’s Jaguars prepare for their final game of the 2017 football season, one would suggest that the combination of the former Bassfield and Prentiss high school programs has worked out more than fine. Jefferson Davis County will play for a Class 3A state championship at 11 a.m. ...More >>
    Coming into summer football workouts, Jefferson Davis County High coach Lance Mancuso wasn’t exactly sure just how the meshing of players of two former rival programs was going to work out. As Mancuso’s Jaguars prepare for their final game of the 2017 football season, one would suggest that the combination of the former Bassfield and Prentiss high school programs has worked out more than fine. Jefferson Davis County will play for a Class 3A state championship at 11 a.m. ...More >>
  • Taylorsville prepares for Winona in class 2A state title

    Taylorsville prepares for Winona in class 2A state title

    Monday, November 27 2017 11:46 PM EST2017-11-28 04:46:59 GMT
    Taylorsville prepares for Winona in the class 2A state title on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville prepares for Winona in the class 2A state title on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Taylorsville is back in the state title game for the first time since 2007. The Tartars seek their sixth state championship and first since 2002 when they line up against Winona on Friday at 3 p.m. After having a chance to watch the 11-3 Tigers on film, Taylorsville coach Chuck Robertson knows his team has its challenge ahead.

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    Taylorsville is back in the state title game for the first time since 2007. The Tartars seek their sixth state championship and first since 2002 when they line up against Winona on Friday at 3 p.m. After having a chance to watch the 11-3 Tigers on film, Taylorsville coach Chuck Robertson knows his team has its challenge ahead.

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  • Jaguars following first-time but familiar path

    Jaguars following first-time but familiar path

    Sunday, November 26 2017 7:58 PM EST2017-11-27 00:58:21 GMT
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    BASSFIELD _ Jefferson Davis County High School may be in its first year of existence, but dang if the Jaguars aren’t playing like the Bassfield High School teams of yesteryear.

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    BASSFIELD _ Jefferson Davis County High School may be in its first year of existence, but dang if the Jaguars aren’t playing like the Bassfield High School teams of yesteryear.

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  • Beyond the Sidelines: Hattiesburg High's South State win

    Beyond the Sidelines: Hattiesburg High's South State win

    Saturday, November 25 2017 11:57 PM EST2017-11-26 04:57:43 GMT
    Hattiesburg High school football. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg High school football. Courtesy: WDAM

    Hattiesburg High school defeated Laurel 33-22 on Friday night in the class 5A South State championship. The Tigers are 14-0 and headed to the state title for the first time since 1998. Here’s a look at Hattiesburg’s historic win beyond the sidelines.

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    Hattiesburg High school defeated Laurel 33-22 on Friday night in the class 5A South State championship. The Tigers are 14-0 and headed to the state title for the first time since 1998. Here’s a look at Hattiesburg’s historic win beyond the sidelines.

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  • Hattiesburg headed to State after 33-22 win over Laurel

    Hattiesburg headed to State after 33-22 win over Laurel

    Saturday, November 25 2017 1:04 AM EST2017-11-25 06:04:05 GMT
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  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 24

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 24

    Friday, November 24 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-11-25 02:57:03 GMT
    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...More >>
    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...More >>
  • Hattiesburg-Laurel to decide class 5A South State title

    Hattiesburg-Laurel to decide class 5A South State title

    Friday, November 24 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-11-24 21:00:39 GMT
    Hattiesburg high school quarterback Jarod Conner. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg high school quarterback Jarod Conner. Courtesy: WDAM
    Every year, the football teams from Hattiesburg and Laurel high schools line up in “The Battle for the Lil’ Brown Jug,” the longest, continually-played rivalry in Mississippi. Friday night, the two teams meet in an even more important game with an even larger prize at stake: a potential Class 5A state championship trophy. The unbeaten Tigers (13-0) will welcome the Golden Tornadoes (9-4) to what is expected to be an over-flowing D.I. Patrick Stadium at 7 p.m. Frida...More >>
    Every year, the football teams from Hattiesburg and Laurel high schools line up in “The Battle for the Lil’ Brown Jug,” the longest, continually-played rivalry in Mississippi. Friday night, the two teams meet in an even more important game with an even larger prize at stake: a potential Class 5A state championship trophy. The unbeaten Tigers (13-0) will welcome the Golden Tornadoes (9-4) to what is expected to be an over-flowing D.I. Patrick Stadium at 7 p.m. Frida...More >>
  • Collins to clash with Taylorsville in Class 2A South State

    Collins to clash with Taylorsville in Class 2A South State

    Friday, November 24 2017 3:49 PM EST2017-11-24 20:49:16 GMT
    Taylorsville high school football. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville high school football. Courtesy: WDAM

    One year ago, the football teams of Collins and Taylorsville high schools found themselves in unfamiliar positions. The Tartars won only four games, slipping into the Class 2A playoffs only to lose in the first round and log the school’s first losing record in a dozen years. The Tigers, who were coming off consecutive Class 3A state championships, won just two games and were on the sidelines at the end of the regular season.

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    One year ago, the football teams of Collins and Taylorsville high schools found themselves in unfamiliar positions. The Tartars won only four games, slipping into the Class 2A playoffs only to lose in the first round and log the school’s first losing record in a dozen years. The Tigers, who were coming off consecutive Class 3A state championships, won just two games and were on the sidelines at the end of the regular season.

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  • Laurel stuns Brookhaven to reach 5th consecutive South State title game

    Laurel stuns Brookhaven to reach 5th consecutive South State title game

    Sunday, November 19 2017 5:07 PM EST2017-11-19 22:07:40 GMT
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    Friday night, the Laurel High School football team found itself in a situation that few thought the Golden Tornadoes could overcome successfully. Few, except a bunch of guys in cardinal and gold on the Laurel sideline. Down 22-14 in its Class 5A South State semifinal game with Brookhaven High School, Laurel scored twice in the final 90 seconds of the game, including Zias Perryman’s game-winning 9-yard touchdown run with 8 seconds to play as the Golden Tornadoes stunned the Pan...More >>
    Friday night, the Laurel High School football team found itself in a situation that few thought the Golden Tornadoes could overcome successfully. Few, except a bunch of guys in cardinal and gold on the Laurel sideline. Down 22-14 in its Class 5A South State semifinal game with Brookhaven High School, Laurel scored twice in the final 90 seconds of the game, including Zias Perryman’s game-winning 9-yard touchdown run with 8 seconds to play as the Golden Tornadoes stunned the Pan...More >>
  • Collins headed to South State under second-year coach Eric Booth

    Collins headed to South State under second-year coach Eric Booth

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:40 AM EST2017-11-19 05:40:15 GMT
    Collins defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to the class 2A south state title. Courtesy: WDAMCollins defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to the class 2A south state title. Courtesy: WDAM

    After losing the first two games of the season by a combined five points, Collins has won 12 consecutive games to advance to the class 2A South State title. The Tigers (12-2) defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to a south state matchup against Taylorsville (13-1). Collins scored twice in the fourth quarter to overcome the Bulldogs on the road. "I feel great," said Collins head coach Eric Booth, a former USM running back.

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    After losing the first two games of the season by a combined five points, Collins has won 12 consecutive games to advance to the class 2A South State title. The Tigers (12-2) defeated Bay Springs 22-8 on Friday to advance to a south state matchup against Taylorsville (13-1). Collins scored twice in the fourth quarter to overcome the Bulldogs on the road. "I feel great," said Collins head coach Eric Booth, a former USM running back.

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  • Beyond the Sidelines: Taylorsville football

    Beyond the Sidelines: Taylorsville football

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:04 AM EST2017-11-19 05:04:53 GMT
    Taylorsville defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

    After finishing 4-7 a season ago, Taylorsville High School is 13-1 and headed to the 2017 class 2A South State championship. The Tartars defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday to advance to a south state battle against Collins. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Taylorsville's playoff win.

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    After finishing 4-7 a season ago, Taylorsville High School is 13-1 and headed to the 2017 class 2A South State championship. The Tartars defeated North Forrest 49-14 on Friday to advance to a south state battle against Collins. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Taylorsville's playoff win.

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  • Hattiesburg, Laurel to meet for South State crown

    Hattiesburg, Laurel to meet for South State crown

    Saturday, November 18 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-11-19 00:27:52 GMT
    Hattiesburg high school football. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg high school football. Courtesy: WDAM

    PERKINSTON _ Another Friday night and another win mean just another step toward the ultimate goal for Hattiesburg High School’s football team.

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    PERKINSTON _ Another Friday night and another win mean just another step toward the ultimate goal for Hattiesburg High School’s football team.

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  • Keyes, Roberts help Taylorsville past North Forrest, 49-14

    Keyes, Roberts help Taylorsville past North Forrest, 49-14

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:03 AM EST2017-11-18 06:03:12 GMT
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  • Laurel pulls off late comeback to advance to south state championship

    Laurel pulls off late comeback to advance to south state championship

    Saturday, November 18 2017 12:54 AM EST2017-11-18 05:54:26 GMT
    Laurel High School is heading back to the south state championship game. The Tornadoes defeated Brookhaven Friday, 26-22. The Panthers got on the board first to take a 3-0 lead, but Laurel responded, though, with 14 unanswered points. A Zias Perryman touchdown run made it 14-6. Brookhaven came back and Laurel trailed 22 - 14 in the final minutes. The Tornadoes scored, but failed to convert a two-point try and trailed 22-20 before recovering an onside kick. Laurel dro...More >>
    Laurel High School is heading back to the south state championship game. The Tornadoes defeated Brookhaven Friday, 26-22. The Panthers got on the board first to take a 3-0 lead, but Laurel responded, though, with 14 unanswered points. A Zias Perryman touchdown run made it 14-6. Brookhaven came back and Laurel trailed 22 - 14 in the final minutes. The Tornadoes scored, but failed to convert a two-point try and trailed 22-20 before recovering an onside kick. Laurel dro...More >>
  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 17

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 17

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:43 PM EST2017-11-18 04:43:48 GMT
    WDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAMWDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAM

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • Unbeaten Hattiesburg visits Stone for a spot in South State

    Unbeaten Hattiesburg visits Stone for a spot in South State

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:17 AM EST2017-11-17 05:17:50 GMT

    Hattiesburg High school won its first region title since 1998 and wrapped up a perfect regular season. But the Tigers are still hungry for more. The proof was in last week's 50-0 shutout victory over South Jones. Hattiesburg is on the road this week to face Stone, a team it defeated in September by the score of 62-27.

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    Hattiesburg High school won its first region title since 1998 and wrapped up a perfect regular season. But the Tigers are still hungry for more. The proof was in last week's 50-0 shutout victory over South Jones. Hattiesburg is on the road this week to face Stone, a team it defeated in September by the score of 62-27.

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  • Collins and Bay Springs meet for class 2A South State bid

    Collins and Bay Springs meet for class 2A South State bid

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:10 AM EST2017-11-17 05:10:22 GMT
    Collins football. Courtesy: WDAMCollins football. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Collins Tigers are one of the best turn-around stories in the Pine Belt area. In his second season as head coach, Eric Booth has led the Tigers to an 11-2 record after winning just two games last season.

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    The Collins Tigers are one of the best turn-around stories in the Pine Belt area. In his second season as head coach, Eric Booth has led the Tigers to an 11-2 record after winning just two games last season.

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  • Taylorsville, North Forrest looking to take another postseason step

    Taylorsville, North Forrest looking to take another postseason step

    Thursday, November 16 2017 8:23 PM EST2017-11-17 01:23:43 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Taylorsville and North Forrest high schools both have progressed further into the Class 2A football playoffs than either did last year. But that doesn’t mean either is ready to stop now. One team will continue its journey after the two teams meet at 7 p.m. Friday in Eatonville in a South State Class 2A semifinal game. “We’ve emphasized all week, ‘Hey, you’ve come this far, you’ve come this close, let’s not have a letdown,’”...More >>
    Taylorsville and North Forrest high schools both have progressed further into the Class 2A football playoffs than either did last year. But that doesn’t mean either is ready to stop now. One team will continue its journey after the two teams meet at 7 p.m. Friday in Eatonville in a South State Class 2A semifinal game. “We’ve emphasized all week, ‘Hey, you’ve come this far, you’ve come this close, let’s not have a letdown,’”...More >>
  • Poplarville visits Purvis in playoff rematch

    Poplarville visits Purvis in playoff rematch

    Thursday, November 16 2017 8:04 PM EST2017-11-17 01:04:31 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Pressure can do many things. Pressure can make diamonds. Pressure can tear things apart. We applaud grace under pressure, the exquisite performance under the gun. We extol those who seemingly ignore it, shoulder it, can cope with it, or better yet, excel despite it. Pressure makes for intrigue in the Friday night Region 7-4A rematch between Poplarville and Purvis high schools in a semifinal of the South State Class 4A playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Purvis. Both have hand...More >>
    Pressure can do many things. Pressure can make diamonds. Pressure can tear things apart. We applaud grace under pressure, the exquisite performance under the gun. We extol those who seemingly ignore it, shoulder it, can cope with it, or better yet, excel despite it. Pressure makes for intrigue in the Friday night Region 7-4A rematch between Poplarville and Purvis high schools in a semifinal of the South State Class 4A playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Purvis. Both have hand...More >>
  • "Thunder and Lightning" lead Lumberton backfield

    "Thunder and Lightning" lead Lumberton backfield

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 1:30 AM EST2017-11-14 06:30:12 GMT
    Lumberton junior running back Davion Edwards. Courtesy: WDAMLumberton junior running back Davion Edwards. Courtesy: WDAM

    Normally when a team loses a player like Dre Coleman, who rushed for over 2,500 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2016, its run game will take a step back. Not the case for Lumberton High School this season, as freshman Robert Henry and Davion Edwards have made a name for themselves. "I would say thunder and lightning," said Panthers head coach Zach Jones.

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    Normally when a team loses a player like Dre Coleman, who rushed for over 2,500 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2016, its run game will take a step back. Not the case for Lumberton High School this season, as freshman Robert Henry and Davion Edwards have made a name for themselves. "I would say thunder and lightning," said Panthers head coach Zach Jones.

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  • Petal ready for rematch with Meridian in class 6A playoffs

    Petal ready for rematch with Meridian in class 6A playoffs

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:57 AM EST2017-11-14 05:57:07 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

    The Petal Panthers have been in playoff mode for several weeks now, having to win their final regular season games against George County and Terry to qualify for the class 6A playoffs. Petal (8-4) enters the second round of the "official" postseason this week at Meridian (6-6). The Panthers fell to the Wildcats 28-21 on October 20.

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    The Petal Panthers have been in playoff mode for several weeks now, having to win their final regular season games against George County and Terry to qualify for the class 6A playoffs. Petal (8-4) enters the second round of the "official" postseason this week at Meridian (6-6). The Panthers fell to the Wildcats 28-21 on October 20.

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  • Laurel sets up Class 5A rematch with Brookhaven, Poplarville to face Purvis in Class 4A south state semis

    Laurel sets up Class 5A rematch with Brookhaven, Poplarville to face Purvis in Class 4A south state semis

    Monday, November 13 2017 8:32 PM EST2017-11-14 01:32:42 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    PICAYUNE: In a football game that on offense resembled two heavyweight boxers walking into the middle of the ring to take turns swapping haymakers, Laurel High School’s defense, in the end, simply stole the bout. Three interceptions on three consecutive Picayune High School possessions in the latter part of the fourth quarter set up the Golden Tornadoes’ go-ahead touchdown Friday night and then sealed a 42-35 victory over the Maroon Tide in the in the opening round o...

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    PICAYUNE: In a football game that on offense resembled two heavyweight boxers walking into the middle of the ring to take turns swapping haymakers, Laurel High School’s defense, in the end, simply stole the bout. Three interceptions on three consecutive Picayune High School possessions in the latter part of the fourth quarter set up the Golden Tornadoes’ go-ahead touchdown Friday night and then sealed a 42-35 victory over the Maroon Tide in the in the opening round o...

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  • Pine Belt teams to vie for Class 2A South State football crown

    Pine Belt teams to vie for Class 2A South State football crown

    Monday, November 13 2017 5:41 PM EST2017-11-13 22:41:30 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Heading into the weekend of the semifinals of the South State high school football playoffs, each of the six classifications features at least one team from the Pine Belt viewing area still chasing a state championship dream. The whittling resumes Friday night, and in the case of Class 2A, the Pine Belt is assured of having a representative playing for a state football title the first weekend in December on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. North Forrest 50, Enterprise...More >>
    Heading into the weekend of the semifinals of the South State high school football playoffs, each of the six classifications features at least one team from the Pine Belt viewing area still chasing a state championship dream. The whittling resumes Friday night, and in the case of Class 2A, the Pine Belt is assured of having a representative playing for a state football title the first weekend in December on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. North Forrest 50, Enterprise...More >>
  • Gametime show - November 10

    Gametime show - November 10

    Monday, November 13 2017 1:00 AM EST2017-11-13 06:00:18 GMT
    Hattiesburg high school football. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg high school football. Courtesy: WDAM

    All the high school football highlights from November 10, 2017 around the Pine Belt.

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    All the high school football highlights from November 10, 2017 around the Pine Belt.

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  • Lumberton, Jefferson Davis, Stringer, Petal advance to South State semifinals

    Lumberton, Jefferson Davis, Stringer, Petal advance to South State semifinals

    Sunday, November 12 2017 8:24 PM EST2017-11-13 01:24:25 GMT
    courtesy: wdamcourtesy: wdam

    LUMBERTON _ Lumberton High School has made a habit of starting slowly in its football games this fall.

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    LUMBERTON _ Lumberton High School has made a habit of starting slowly in its football games this fall.

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  • Beyond the Sidelines: North Forrest football

    Beyond the Sidelines: North Forrest football

    Sunday, November 12 2017 12:20 AM EST2017-11-12 05:20:28 GMT
    North Forrest high school hosts Taylorsville in the class 2A South State semfinals. Courtesy: WDAMNorth Forrest high school hosts Taylorsville in the class 2A South State semfinals. Courtesy: WDAM

    North Forrest High (9-4) defeated Enterprise-Clarke 56-30 in the second round of the class 2A playoffs. The Eagles host Taylorsville (12-1) in the South State semifinals on Friday night.

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    North Forrest High (9-4) defeated Enterprise-Clarke 56-30 in the second round of the class 2A playoffs. The Eagles host Taylorsville (12-1) in the South State semifinals on Friday night.

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  • Hattiesburg defense sets tone in Class 5A win over South Jones

    Hattiesburg defense sets tone in Class 5A win over South Jones

    Saturday, November 11 2017 2:25 PM EST2017-11-11 19:25:40 GMT
    Photo credit: Ryan Moore, WDAMPhoto credit: Ryan Moore, WDAM

    Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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    Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 10

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 10

    Friday, November 10 2017 11:07 PM EST2017-11-11 04:07:08 GMT
    WDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAMWDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAM

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • Stakes even higher in Perry Central-Taylorsville rematch

    Stakes even higher in Perry Central-Taylorsville rematch

    Thursday, November 9 2017 7:42 PM EST2017-11-10 00:42:25 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    When Taylorsville and Perry Central high schools met on the football field Sept. 22 in New Augusta, a potential unbeaten regular season was on the line. Friday night, both teams will be competing to continue playing this season. The Bulldogs (10-1) will visit the Tartars (11-1) at 7 p.m. Friday for a second-round showdown in the Class 2A playoffs. The winner will face the winner of Friday’s Enterprise (Clarke)-North Forrest second-round game in a Class 2A South State semifina...More >>
    When Taylorsville and Perry Central high schools met on the football field Sept. 22 in New Augusta, a potential unbeaten regular season was on the line. Friday night, both teams will be competing to continue playing this season. The Bulldogs (10-1) will visit the Tartars (11-1) at 7 p.m. Friday for a second-round showdown in the Class 2A playoffs. The winner will face the winner of Friday’s Enterprise (Clarke)-North Forrest second-round game in a Class 2A South State semifina...More >>
  • Unbeaten Hattiesburg meets South Jones in opening-round 5A clash

    Unbeaten Hattiesburg meets South Jones in opening-round 5A clash

    Thursday, November 9 2017 5:18 PM EST2017-11-09 22:18:16 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    For the past three months, Hattiesburg High School football has followed a simple mantra during its weekly preparation for each upcoming opponent. “When the game is over, we want to be 1-0 that week,” HHS coach Tony Vance has said on more than one occasion. “We tell our guys we want to be 1-0 every week.” So far, that creed has worked to perfection, with the Tigers ripping off 11 consecutive victories on their way to a Region 4-5A championship and the first u...More >>
    For the past three months, Hattiesburg High School football has followed a simple mantra during its weekly preparation for each upcoming opponent. “When the game is over, we want to be 1-0 that week,” HHS coach Tony Vance has said on more than one occasion. “We tell our guys we want to be 1-0 every week.” So far, that creed has worked to perfection, with the Tigers ripping off 11 consecutive victories on their way to a Region 4-5A championship and the first u...More >>
  • Sacred Heart ends tough football season on high note

    Sacred Heart ends tough football season on high note

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 8:42 PM EST2017-11-08 01:42:14 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    HATTIESBURG: Sacred Heart High School may not be going to postseason play this year, not after a series of midseason injuries contributed to a four-game losing streak that all but dashed the Crusaders’ playoff hopes. 

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    HATTIESBURG: Sacred Heart High School may not be going to postseason play this year, not after a series of midseason injuries contributed to a four-game losing streak that all but dashed the Crusaders’ playoff hopes. 

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  • North Forrest ready for rematch with Enterprise in the postseason

    North Forrest ready for rematch with Enterprise in the postseason

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 12:22 AM EST2017-11-07 05:22:37 GMT
    North Forrest head football coach Anthony Dillon. Courtesy: WDAMNorth Forrest head football coach Anthony Dillon. Courtesy: WDAM

    North Forrest took care of business in the first round of the class 2A playoffs, beating Mize 50-30 on the road. The win earns the Eagles (8-4) a home playoff game against Enterprise-Clark (4-8).

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    North Forrest took care of business in the first round of the class 2A playoffs, beating Mize 50-30 on the road. The win earns the Eagles (8-4) a home playoff game against Enterprise-Clark (4-8).

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  • Seminary hopes to ride momentum into second round of playoffs

    Seminary hopes to ride momentum into second round of playoffs

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 12:10 AM EST2017-11-07 05:10:20 GMT
    Seminary football. Courtesy: WDAMSeminary football. Courtesy: WDAM

    At 5-6, Seminary entered the class 3A playoffs as a No. 4 seed. The Bulldogs evened their record and advanced the second round after knocking off one-seeded Velma Jackson 21-20 on the road.

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    At 5-6, Seminary entered the class 3A playoffs as a No. 4 seed. The Bulldogs evened their record and advanced the second round after knocking off one-seeded Velma Jackson 21-20 on the road.

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  • Columbia Academy takes another step forward on football field

    Columbia Academy takes another step forward on football field

    Monday, November 6 2017 9:09 PM EST2017-11-07 02:09:45 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    COLUMBIA: Last season, the Columbia Academy Cougars made the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools football playoffs for the first time since 2012, winning an opening-round game before falling in the second round of the postseason. This fall, the Cougars have taken another step forward. Sophomore quarterback Ras Pace rushed for 139 yards and four touchdowns and threw for a fifth as Columbia Academy took down once-beaten Riverfield Academy Friday 38-26 in Rayville, La. The ...More >>
    COLUMBIA: Last season, the Columbia Academy Cougars made the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools football playoffs for the first time since 2012, winning an opening-round game before falling in the second round of the postseason. This fall, the Cougars have taken another step forward. Sophomore quarterback Ras Pace rushed for 139 yards and four touchdowns and threw for a fifth as Columbia Academy took down once-beaten Riverfield Academy Friday 38-26 in Rayville, La. The ...More >>
  • Hattiesburg wraps up unbeaten regular-season

    Hattiesburg wraps up unbeaten regular-season

    Sunday, November 5 2017 12:08 PM EST2017-11-05 17:08:41 GMT
    Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM

    GULFPORT_ For the first time since 1998, the Hattiesburg High School football team finished a regular season unbeaten. . 

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    GULFPORT_ For the first time since 1998, the Hattiesburg High School football team finished a regular season unbeaten. . 

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  • Perry Central rolls, sets up Class 2A rematch with Taylorsville

    Perry Central rolls, sets up Class 2A rematch with Taylorsville

    Saturday, November 4 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-11-04 04:42:05 GMT
    Perry Central vs. St. Joseph Catholic; 49-0Perry Central vs. St. Joseph Catholic; 49-0

    Perry Central High School got off to a very fast start Friday night in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs.

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    Perry Central High School got off to a very fast start Friday night in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs.

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  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 3

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 3

    Friday, November 3 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-11-04 02:45:51 GMT
    WDAM Gametime appWDAM Gametime app

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • Perry Central opens Class 2A title quest with Madison St. Joseph

    Perry Central opens Class 2A title quest with Madison St. Joseph

    Friday, November 3 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-11-03 21:22:02 GMT
    Perry Central BulldogsPerry Central Bulldogs

     Last week, Perry Central High School put the finishing touches on one of the more successful football regular seasons in school history.

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     Last week, Perry Central High School put the finishing touches on one of the more successful football regular seasons in school history.

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  • West Jones, Brookhaven to duel for Region 3-5A crown

    West Jones, Brookhaven to duel for Region 3-5A crown

    Thursday, November 2 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-11-03 01:54:29 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    The Class 5A football playoffs won’t start for another week. But the showdown at 7 p.m. Friday at West Jones High School ought to provide one heck of a preview of coming events when the Mustangs (8-2, 6-0 Region 3-5A) welcome Brookhaven High School (9-1, 6-0). “The way we look at it this starts the playoffs one week early for us,” West Jones coach Scott Pierson said. “What it does, and not in exact terms, but it lets you start preparing to play against a team...More >>
    The Class 5A football playoffs won’t start for another week. But the showdown at 7 p.m. Friday at West Jones High School ought to provide one heck of a preview of coming events when the Mustangs (8-2, 6-0 Region 3-5A) welcome Brookhaven High School (9-1, 6-0). “The way we look at it this starts the playoffs one week early for us,” West Jones coach Scott Pierson said. “What it does, and not in exact terms, but it lets you start preparing to play against a team...More >>
  • Mize hosts North Forrest in class 2A first rounder

    Mize hosts North Forrest in class 2A first rounder

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 12:54 AM EDT2017-10-31 04:54:25 GMT
    Mize Bulldogs. Courtesy: WDAMMize Bulldogs. Courtesy: WDAM

    After enduring just the second losing season (4-7) in program history last year, Mize has bounced back with a 7-4 campaign in 2017. The Bulldogs are rewarded with a home playoff game as they host North Forrest (7-4) on Friday in the first round of the class 2A playoffs. In his 37th year with the Mize program, head coach Kenny Robinson understands the importance of playing at home in November.

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    After enduring just the second losing season (4-7) in program history last year, Mize has bounced back with a 7-4 campaign in 2017. The Bulldogs are rewarded with a home playoff game as they host North Forrest (7-4) on Friday in the first round of the class 2A playoffs. In his 37th year with the Mize program, head coach Kenny Robinson understands the importance of playing at home in November.

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  • Taylorsville enters class 2A playoffs at 10-1

    Taylorsville enters class 2A playoffs at 10-1

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 12:37 AM EDT2017-10-31 04:37:12 GMT
    Taylorsville high school. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville high school. Courtesy: WDAM

    After finishing 4-7 in Chuck Robertson's first season as head coach, Taylorsville is thrilled to enter the 2017 postseason at 10-1. However, the Tartars have a lot more they want to accomplish, starting with a win over Bogue Chitto in the opening round of the class 2A playoffs on Friday.

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    After finishing 4-7 in Chuck Robertson's first season as head coach, Taylorsville is thrilled to enter the 2017 postseason at 10-1. However, the Tartars have a lot more they want to accomplish, starting with a win over Bogue Chitto in the opening round of the class 2A playoffs on Friday.

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  • Columbia Academy advance in Class AAA playoffs

    Columbia Academy advance in Class AAA playoffs

    Monday, October 30 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-10-30 05:14:05 GMT
    Columbia Academy Cougars. Courtesy: WDAMColumbia Academy Cougars. Courtesy: WDAM

    Senior Aaron Thomas scored on a pair of long interception returns and hauled in four passes for 110 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown, as Columbia Academy rolled past Wayne Academy 60-14 Friday night in the first round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ playoffs. The Cougars (6-5) will travel to Rayville, La., Friday to take on Riverfield Academy (10-1) at 7 p.m. in the Class AAA quarterfinals.

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    Senior Aaron Thomas scored on a pair of long interception returns and hauled in four passes for 110 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown, as Columbia Academy rolled past Wayne Academy 60-14 Friday night in the first round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ playoffs. The Cougars (6-5) will travel to Rayville, La., Friday to take on Riverfield Academy (10-1) at 7 p.m. in the Class AAA quarterfinals.

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  • West Jones Rolls past Jackson Wingfield

    West Jones Rolls past Jackson Wingfield

    Saturday, October 28 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-10-28 04:53:16 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    West Jones continues to roll. 

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    West Jones continues to roll. 

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  • Hattiesburg clinches Region 4-5A with 48-19 win over Long Beach

    Hattiesburg clinches Region 4-5A with 48-19 win over Long Beach

    Friday, October 27 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-10-27 04:20:55 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Unbeaten Hattiesburg High School won Thursday night its first region football championship in nearly two decades with a 48-19 Region 4-5A victory over Long Beach High School at D.I. Patrick Stadium. But the Tigers insist they still have plenty of other goals ahead of them. “It’s real fun, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said senior safety Dexter Jordan.

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    Unbeaten Hattiesburg High School won Thursday night its first region football championship in nearly two decades with a 48-19 Region 4-5A victory over Long Beach High School at D.I. Patrick Stadium. But the Tigers insist they still have plenty of other goals ahead of them. “It’s real fun, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said senior safety Dexter Jordan.

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  • Region powers meet to settle 4-1A title

    Region powers meet to settle 4-1A title

    Thursday, October 26 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-10-27 00:15:22 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
     Both Lumberton High School coach Zach Jones and Stringer High School coach John Brown insist that their respective football teams are approaching Friday night’s Region 4-1A showdown as they would any other game. For the supporters of each school, probably not so much. In Stringer, memories likely are short and feelings still a bit frayed recalling Lumberton’s 34-14 regular-season victory that gave the Panthers the 2016 region title, followed up by a 66-14 thrashing...More >>
     Both Lumberton High School coach Zach Jones and Stringer High School coach John Brown insist that their respective football teams are approaching Friday night’s Region 4-1A showdown as they would any other game. For the supporters of each school, probably not so much. In Stringer, memories likely are short and feelings still a bit frayed recalling Lumberton’s 34-14 regular-season victory that gave the Panthers the 2016 region title, followed up by a 66-14 thrashing...More >>
  • Long-time rivals meet with playoffs on the line

    Long-time rivals meet with playoffs on the line

    Thursday, October 26 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-10-27 00:11:39 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Situated 19 miles apart, Forrest County Agricultural High School and Purvis High have engaged in a long, time-tested football rivalry. This year, the teams meet with the Class 4A playoffs at stake. While the exact postseason scenarios are myriad, in part depending on the outcome of another Region 7-4A game between Sumrall and Greene County high schools, Purvis (4-5, 2-2) and FCAHS (5-5, 1-3) both need a win to remain in the conversation for the most part. “There’re...More >>
    Situated 19 miles apart, Forrest County Agricultural High School and Purvis High have engaged in a long, time-tested football rivalry. This year, the teams meet with the Class 4A playoffs at stake. While the exact postseason scenarios are myriad, in part depending on the outcome of another Region 7-4A game between Sumrall and Greene County high schools, Purvis (4-5, 2-2) and FCAHS (5-5, 1-3) both need a win to remain in the conversation for the most part. “There’re...More >>
  • Hattiesburg comes from behind to remain unbeaten

    Hattiesburg comes from behind to remain unbeaten

    Monday, October 23 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-10-24 03:57:31 GMT

    The Friday night showdown between the leaders of Region 4-5A lived up to its pregame billing and then some. Trailing by nine points, Hattiesburg High School scored two touchdowns in the final six minutes of the game to pull off a 41-37 win at Picayune High School. “Just real proud of these guys,” Hattiesburg coach Tony Vance said.

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    The Friday night showdown between the leaders of Region 4-5A lived up to its pregame billing and then some. Trailing by nine points, Hattiesburg High School scored two touchdowns in the final six minutes of the game to pull off a 41-37 win at Picayune High School. “Just real proud of these guys,” Hattiesburg coach Tony Vance said.

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  • PCS playing for home-field advantage

    PCS playing for home-field advantage

    Monday, October 23 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-10-24 03:54:20 GMT
    PCS/Photo credit: WDAMPCS/Photo credit: WDAM

    Presbyterian Christian School likely faces a simple proposition Thursday night: Defeat Madison-Ridgeland Academy and the Bobcats will host a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAAA playoff game. The opponent: the very same MRA. “There’s one scenario, but it’s a low percentage one, so it looks we’re going to play back to back,” PCS coach Joey Hawkins said.

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    Presbyterian Christian School likely faces a simple proposition Thursday night: Defeat Madison-Ridgeland Academy and the Bobcats will host a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAAA playoff game. The opponent: the very same MRA. “There’s one scenario, but it’s a low percentage one, so it looks we’re going to play back to back,” PCS coach Joey Hawkins said.

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  • West Jones rallies past South Jones, 30-21

    West Jones rallies past South Jones, 30-21

    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:37 AM EDT2017-10-21 05:37:03 GMT
    Photo credit: Ryan Moore WDAMPhoto credit: Ryan Moore WDAM

    Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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    Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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  • Meridian defeats Petal, 28-21

    Meridian defeats Petal, 28-21

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-10-21 04:49:17 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
    Petal had it’s winning streak stopped at three games Friday after falling to Meridian 28-21. The Panthers got the scoring going with a touchdown connection from Jordan Wilson to Natorian Watts. The Wildcats answered with three straight touchdowns to take a 21-7 lead. Petal  visits George County next week. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
    Petal had it’s winning streak stopped at three games Friday after falling to Meridian 28-21. The Panthers got the scoring going with a touchdown connection from Jordan Wilson to Natorian Watts. The Wildcats answered with three straight touchdowns to take a 21-7 lead. Petal  visits George County next week. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
  • WATCH: WDAM Gametime show Oct. 20

    WATCH: WDAM Gametime show Oct. 20

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:28 AM EDT2017-10-21 04:28:52 GMT
    WDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAMWDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAM

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • Perry Central to visit Collins in Region 8-2A clash

    Perry Central to visit Collins in Region 8-2A clash

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:46:53 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Perry Central High School hasn’t missed a beat on the football field all season. Collins High School hasn’t lost a football game since August. Friday night, something will have to give. The co-leaders in Region 8-2A square off starting at 7 p.m. in Collins, with the winner holding the inside track to claim the title of the five-team region. “I don’t know the playoff scenarios or how that all works, I really don’t,” Perry Central coach Chip ...More >>
    Perry Central High School hasn’t missed a beat on the football field all season. Collins High School hasn’t lost a football game since August. Friday night, something will have to give. The co-leaders in Region 8-2A square off starting at 7 p.m. in Collins, with the winner holding the inside track to claim the title of the five-team region. “I don’t know the playoff scenarios or how that all works, I really don’t,” Perry Central coach Chip ...More >>
  • Jones County rivals clash in key Region 3-5A contest

    Jones County rivals clash in key Region 3-5A contest

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:44:07 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    South Jones High School football has been here before. Now, Coach Cory Reynolds wants his Braves to take the next step forward. 

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    South Jones High School football has been here before. Now, Coach Cory Reynolds wants his Braves to take the next step forward. 

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  • Poplarville stays unbeaten; West Marion tops Wesson

    Poplarville stays unbeaten; West Marion tops Wesson

    Sunday, October 15 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-10-16 00:28:33 GMT
    Poplarville vs Sumrall (WDAM staff)Poplarville vs Sumrall (WDAM staff)

    SUMRALL _ For lack of a better phrase, Poplarville High School football is on a roll. 

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    SUMRALL _ For lack of a better phrase, Poplarville High School football is on a roll. 

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  • Jefferson Davis County rolls past Columbia, 46-7

    Jefferson Davis County rolls past Columbia, 46-7

    Saturday, October 14 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-10-15 02:19:17 GMT
    Jeff Davis vs Columbia (WDAM)Jeff Davis vs Columbia (WDAM)

    BASSFIELD _ Columbia High School coach James Harvey stood near the 50-yard line of Howard L. Willoughby Friday night watching his Wildcats wrap up the ritualistic postgame congratulations with Jefferson Davis County High School.

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    BASSFIELD _ Columbia High School coach James Harvey stood near the 50-yard line of Howard L. Willoughby Friday night watching his Wildcats wrap up the ritualistic postgame congratulations with Jefferson Davis County High School.

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  • Hattiesburg rolls on; West Jones tops Laurel

    Hattiesburg rolls on; West Jones tops Laurel

    Saturday, October 14 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-10-14 23:37:00 GMT

    WAYNESBORO _ When Tony Vance looks at Hattiesburg High School’s record this football season, he acknowledges the eight consecutive victories next to the Tigers’ name in the standings. 

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    WAYNESBORO _ When Tony Vance looks at Hattiesburg High School’s record this football season, he acknowledges the eight consecutive victories next to the Tigers’ name in the standings. 

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  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Oct. 13

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Oct. 13

    Friday, October 13 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-10-14 03:10:25 GMT
    WDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAMWDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAM

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • Jefferson Davis County welcomes Columbia for 8-3A showdown

    Jefferson Davis County welcomes Columbia for 8-3A showdown

    Thursday, October 12 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-10-13 01:26:16 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Lance Mancuso knows plenty about winning football. In his nine seasons at Bassfield High School, the Yellowjackets played for the South State football championship eight times and went on  to win five Class 2A state crowns, including four consecutive titles from 2012-15. Bassfield High is no more, merging with Prentiss High School this fall to form Jefferson Davis County High School. As JDCHS’s athletic director, Mancuso has overseen the merger of the new school&rsq...

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    Lance Mancuso knows plenty about winning football. In his nine seasons at Bassfield High School, the Yellowjackets played for the South State football championship eight times and went on  to win five Class 2A state crowns, including four consecutive titles from 2012-15. Bassfield High is no more, merging with Prentiss High School this fall to form Jefferson Davis County High School. As JDCHS’s athletic director, Mancuso has overseen the merger of the new school&rsq...

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  • Sumrall gets back on track; Poplarville stays unbeaten

    Sumrall gets back on track; Poplarville stays unbeaten

    Monday, October 9 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-10-10 01:54:38 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    After losing second half leads for two consecutive weeks, Sumrall High School was determined that a third time would not be the charm Friday. Quarterback Billy Garrity scored on four, short touchdown runs and threw a scoring pass for a fifth as the Bobcats claimed a 34-20 victory over visiting Lawrence County High School in Region 7-4A play. “Played pretty (well), and closed it out this time,” Sumrall coach Shannon White said. “Hopefully, we’ve figured o...More >>
    After losing second half leads for two consecutive weeks, Sumrall High School was determined that a third time would not be the charm Friday. Quarterback Billy Garrity scored on four, short touchdown runs and threw a scoring pass for a fifth as the Bobcats claimed a 34-20 victory over visiting Lawrence County High School in Region 7-4A play. “Played pretty (well), and closed it out this time,” Sumrall coach Shannon White said. “Hopefully, we’ve figured o...More >>
  • Hattiesburg stays unbeaten; Petal wins overtime thriller

    Hattiesburg stays unbeaten; Petal wins overtime thriller

    Sunday, October 8 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-10-08 23:43:43 GMT
    Photo cred: WDAMPhoto cred: WDAM

    CARRIERE _ The Automatic Touchdown Machine also known as the Hattiesburg High School offense had been quite the prolific scoring instrument this season, averaging 46 points in the Tigers’ first six games.

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    CARRIERE _ The Automatic Touchdown Machine also known as the Hattiesburg High School offense had been quite the prolific scoring instrument this season, averaging 46 points in the Tigers’ first six games.

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  • Collins wins 8-2A showdown over North Forrest, 35-20

    Collins wins 8-2A showdown over North Forrest, 35-20

    Saturday, October 7 2017 1:01 AM EDT2017-10-07 05:01:53 GMT
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  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Oct. 6

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Oct. 6

    Saturday, October 7 2017 12:43 AM EDT2017-10-07 04:43:57 GMT
    WDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAMWDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAM

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • Fan of the Night: Taylorsville's Billy Hamilton

    Fan of the Night: Taylorsville's Billy Hamilton

    Saturday, October 7 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-10-07 04:33:36 GMT
    Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM

    Former Taylorsville Tartar Billy Hamilton was in town on Friday night to watch his alma mater defeat Lumberton 48-22. Hamilton just wrapped up his fifth season with Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds, batting .247 with a .299 on-base percentage. The speed Hamilton was known for in Taylorsville has translated to the major leagues.

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    Former Taylorsville Tartar Billy Hamilton was in town on Friday night to watch his alma mater defeat Lumberton 48-22. Hamilton just wrapped up his fifth season with Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds, batting .247 with a .299 on-base percentage. The speed Hamilton was known for in Taylorsville has translated to the major leagues.

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  • Petal defeats Brandon in overtime

    Petal defeats Brandon in overtime

    Saturday, October 7 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-10-07 04:31:16 GMT
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    The Petal Panthers got a huge win over Oak Grove last week, but they couldn’t relax this week. They hosted Brandon Friday in another tough Region 3-6A game. The Panthers built an early 21-7 lead only to see the Bulldogs come back. The game went into overtime before the Panthers got the 31-28 victory. Petal opened the scoring with a touchdown pass from Jordan Wilson to Nataurean Watts. This lead increased to 14-0 after a connection from Wilson to Trent Williams. The Bulldogs a...More >>
    The Petal Panthers got a huge win over Oak Grove last week, but they couldn’t relax this week. They hosted Brandon Friday in another tough Region 3-6A game. The Panthers built an early 21-7 lead only to see the Bulldogs come back. The game went into overtime before the Panthers got the 31-28 victory. Petal opened the scoring with a touchdown pass from Jordan Wilson to Nataurean Watts. This lead increased to 14-0 after a connection from Wilson to Trent Williams. The Bulldogs a...More >>
  • North Forrest faces Collins in Region 8-2A showdown

    North Forrest faces Collins in Region 8-2A showdown

    Thursday, October 5 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-10-05 22:16:56 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Collins and North Forrest high schools seemingly have been working from the same playbook this football season. Both opened with consecutive, close losses. The Tigers dropped a 9-6 decision to Seminary High School and 22-20 to Jefferson Davis County High School. The Eagles fell 12-8 to Lumberton High School and 36-30 in overtime to Magee High School. Today, both are among the Pine Belt’s hottest teams, each riding five game winning streaks as North Forrest (5-2) heads to Colli...More >>
    Collins and North Forrest high schools seemingly have been working from the same playbook this football season. Both opened with consecutive, close losses. The Tigers dropped a 9-6 decision to Seminary High School and 22-20 to Jefferson Davis County High School. The Eagles fell 12-8 to Lumberton High School and 36-30 in overtime to Magee High School. Today, both are among the Pine Belt’s hottest teams, each riding five game winning streaks as North Forrest (5-2) heads to Colli...More >>
  • Purvis gets past Sumrall late; Poplarville wins battle of unbeatens

    Purvis gets past Sumrall late; Poplarville wins battle of unbeatens

    Monday, October 2 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-10-03 03:19:05 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    For a second consecutive week, the Purvis High School football team was able to gut out a victory. And for a second, consecutive week, Sumrall High School saw a double-digit lead slip away in a heartbreaking defeat. Purvis recovered a muffed punt late in the fourth quarter to set up a senior quarterback Ty Howell’s 4-yard run touchdown run with less than a minute to play as the Tornadoes got past the visiting Bobcats 35-28 n the Region 7-4A opener for both schools. “Tha...More >>
    For a second consecutive week, the Purvis High School football team was able to gut out a victory. And for a second, consecutive week, Sumrall High School saw a double-digit lead slip away in a heartbreaking defeat. Purvis recovered a muffed punt late in the fourth quarter to set up a senior quarterback Ty Howell’s 4-yard run touchdown run with less than a minute to play as the Tornadoes got past the visiting Bobcats 35-28 n the Region 7-4A opener for both schools. “Tha...More >>
  • Lumberton wins third straight; Laurel loses heartbreaker

    Lumberton wins third straight; Laurel loses heartbreaker

    Monday, October 2 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-10-02 20:13:18 GMT

    COLUMBIA _ Lumberton High School remained unbeaten in Region 4-1A football after a 38-34 road win at East Marion High School. 

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    COLUMBIA _ Lumberton High School remained unbeaten in Region 4-1A football after a 38-34 road win at East Marion High School. 

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  • Hattiesburg rolls Stone, 62-27; Perry Central remains unbeaten

    Hattiesburg rolls Stone, 62-27; Perry Central remains unbeaten

    Saturday, September 30 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-09-30 21:17:10 GMT
    HATTIESBURG _ Last week, Hattiesburg High School football coach Tony Vance talked about how proud he was of Tigers for taking care of the football, having committed just one turnover all season. So, of course, Hattiesburg goes out Friday and turns the ball over three times in the game’s opening half, including an interception returned for a touchdown and a lost fumble at the Tigers’ 1-yard line. While the early turnovers allowed Stone High School to hang around and keep ...More >>
    HATTIESBURG _ Last week, Hattiesburg High School football coach Tony Vance talked about how proud he was of Tigers for taking care of the football, having committed just one turnover all season. So, of course, Hattiesburg goes out Friday and turns the ball over three times in the game’s opening half, including an interception returned for a touchdown and a lost fumble at the Tigers’ 1-yard line. While the early turnovers allowed Stone High School to hang around and keep ...More >>
  • Petal turns away Oak Grove, 41-37

    Petal turns away Oak Grove, 41-37

    Saturday, September 30 2017 2:36 AM EDT2017-09-30 06:36:44 GMT
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  • Hattiesburg remains unbeaten with win over Stone

    Hattiesburg remains unbeaten with win over Stone

    Saturday, September 30 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-09-30 04:53:46 GMT
    Source: WDAM archivesSource: WDAM archives
    Hattiesburg continued to flex its offensive muscles Friday with a 62-27 win over Stone. The Tigers exploded on the very first offensive play of the game when Jarod Conner tossed the ball to D’andre Humbles, who found William Robinson wide open for a touchdown. The Tomcats responded with a touchdown. Conner, Drexlan Allen and Fabian Franklin responded with touchdowns of their own to help push Hattiesburg to the win. Hattiesburg is on the road for the next three games with game...More >>
    Hattiesburg continued to flex its offensive muscles Friday with a 62-27 win over Stone. The Tigers exploded on the very first offensive play of the game when Jarod Conner tossed the ball to D’andre Humbles, who found William Robinson wide open for a touchdown. The Tomcats responded with a touchdown. Conner, Drexlan Allen and Fabian Franklin responded with touchdowns of their own to help push Hattiesburg to the win. Hattiesburg is on the road for the next three games with game...More >>
  • PCS defeats Oak Forest, 42-28

    PCS defeats Oak Forest, 42-28

    Saturday, September 30 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-09-30 04:49:20 GMT
    PCS/Photo credit: WDAMPCS/Photo credit: WDAM
    PCS ended homecoming on a positive note Friday, taking down Oak Forest Academy 42-28. The Bobcats led 28-21 at the half before the Yellowjackets scored on the opening kickoff of the third quarter. PCS answered with a touchdown run from Alden Rhian. The Bobcats visit Parklane Academy next week. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
    PCS ended homecoming on a positive note Friday, taking down Oak Forest Academy 42-28. The Bobcats led 28-21 at the half before the Yellowjackets scored on the opening kickoff of the third quarter. PCS answered with a touchdown run from Alden Rhian. The Bobcats visit Parklane Academy next week. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 29

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 29

    Friday, September 29 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-09-30 01:58:51 GMT

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • Oak Grove, Petal set to renew rivalry

    Oak Grove, Petal set to renew rivalry

    Friday, September 29 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-09-29 16:21:26 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Even if it were horseshoes or checkers, put teams from Oak Grove High School across from Petal High School and the competition will be fierce. While the long-time rivalry reached another level in baseball long ago, that intensity has been matched on the football field, especially now with the schools slotted in the same region. “It’s a rivalry game, and now that we’re in the same (region), it makes it even more important,” Petal coach Marcus Boyles said. Fri...

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    Even if it were horseshoes or checkers, put teams from Oak Grove High School across from Petal High School and the competition will be fierce. While the long-time rivalry reached another level in baseball long ago, that intensity has been matched on the football field, especially now with the schools slotted in the same region. “It’s a rivalry game, and now that we’re in the same (region), it makes it even more important,” Petal coach Marcus Boyles said. Fri...

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  • Last-second field goal lifts Taylorsville over Bay Springs

    Last-second field goal lifts Taylorsville over Bay Springs

    Friday, September 29 2017 12:54 AM EDT2017-09-29 04:54:31 GMT
    Taylorsville defeated Bay Springs 42-40 on Kenner Todd's game-winning 37-yard field goal. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville defeated Bay Springs 42-40 on Kenner Todd's game-winning 37-yard field goal. Courtesy: WDAM

    Taylorsville and Bay Springs certainly upstaged the NFL's Thursday night football, as the two high schools battled in one of the more memorable editions to this storied Mississippi rivalry. Taylorsville junior Kenner Todd kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Tartars to a 42-40 road win over Bay Springs.

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    Taylorsville and Bay Springs certainly upstaged the NFL's Thursday night football, as the two high schools battled in one of the more memorable editions to this storied Mississippi rivalry. Taylorsville junior Kenner Todd kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Tartars to a 42-40 road win over Bay Springs.

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  • Lamar County rivals square off in Region 7-4A opener

    Lamar County rivals square off in Region 7-4A opener

    Thursday, September 28 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-09-28 23:50:04 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Shannon White and Perry Wheat will find themselves along opposite wings of a grassy and lime-lined stage as the curtain opens Friday night on a five-week drama that will decide whether their football teams will have the opportunity to potentially play for a Class 4A state football championship. 

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    Shannon White and Perry Wheat will find themselves along opposite wings of a grassy and lime-lined stage as the curtain opens Friday night on a five-week drama that will decide whether their football teams will have the opportunity to potentially play for a Class 4A state football championship. 

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  • West Marion wins historic meeting with Columbia Academy

    West Marion wins historic meeting with Columbia Academy

    Monday, September 25 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-09-25 23:14:24 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    For the first time, Columbia Academy faced off with one of Marion County’s high school football teams Friday night. Those in attendance certainly got their money’s worth. The teams combined for 98 points, as West Marion High School built a large lead and then held off the visiting Cougars 58-40. “I was very proud of our guys,” West Marion coach Brad Duncan said. “They kind of understood the importance of (the game), the historic nature of it. The acade...More >>
    For the first time, Columbia Academy faced off with one of Marion County’s high school football teams Friday night. Those in attendance certainly got their money’s worth. The teams combined for 98 points, as West Marion High School built a large lead and then held off the visiting Cougars 58-40. “I was very proud of our guys,” West Marion coach Brad Duncan said. “They kind of understood the importance of (the game), the historic nature of it. The acade...More >>
  • Lumberton whips Mount Olive; Perry Central remains unbeaten

    Lumberton whips Mount Olive; Perry Central remains unbeaten

    Sunday, September 24 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-09-24 20:22:07 GMT

    LUMBERTON _ For a team that Coach Zach Jones said still is feeling its way along on offense, the Lumberton High School Panthers certainly did plenty enough right Friday night.

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    LUMBERTON _ For a team that Coach Zach Jones said still is feeling its way along on offense, the Lumberton High School Panthers certainly did plenty enough right Friday night.

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  • Hattiesburg rolls in 4-5A opener

    Hattiesburg rolls in 4-5A opener

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-09-24 02:12:26 GMT

    HATTIESBURG _ The education of Hattiesburg High School junior quarterback Jarod Conner continued along a very productive path Friday night. 

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    HATTIESBURG _ The education of Hattiesburg High School junior quarterback Jarod Conner continued along a very productive path Friday night. 

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  • Jackson Prep storms past PCS, 41-9

    Jackson Prep storms past PCS, 41-9

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:35 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:35:33 GMT

    Simply put, Jerrion Ealy is a difference make on the football field, and Friday night, the junior running back/return man from Jackson Preparatory School made all the difference against Presbyterian Christian School. Playing just three quarters, Ealy rushed for 235 and four touchdowns on 19 carries and returned a kickoff 97 yards for another score as the visiting Patriots topped the Bobcats 41-9. JPS (6-0, 1-0 AAAA-District 1), the five-time Division I Mississippi Association of Ind...

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    Simply put, Jerrion Ealy is a difference make on the football field, and Friday night, the junior running back/return man from Jackson Preparatory School made all the difference against Presbyterian Christian School. Playing just three quarters, Ealy rushed for 235 and four touchdowns on 19 carries and returned a kickoff 97 yards for another score as the visiting Patriots topped the Bobcats 41-9. JPS (6-0, 1-0 AAAA-District 1), the five-time Division I Mississippi Association of Ind...

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  • High school football roundup: Hattiesburg, North Forrest win at home

    High school football roundup: Hattiesburg, North Forrest win at home

    Saturday, September 23 2017 1:24 AM EDT2017-09-23 05:24:16 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Hattiesburg/Gautier Hattiesburg continued its winning ways Friday with a 56-13 win over Gautier. Jarod Conner scored twice to help ignite the Tigers offense. The Tigers host Stone next week. North Forrest/Heidelberg North Forrest won its fourth game in a row, taking down Heidelberg 20-6. Daylyn Croom found Jalen Grant in the corner of the end zone to finish the scoring for the Eagles. North Forrest will host St. Patrick next week while Heidelberg visits Collins. Copyrig...

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    Hattiesburg/Gautier Hattiesburg continued its winning ways Friday with a 56-13 win over Gautier. Jarod Conner scored twice to help ignite the Tigers offense. The Tigers host Stone next week. North Forrest/Heidelberg North Forrest won its fourth game in a row, taking down Heidelberg 20-6. Daylyn Croom found Jalen Grant in the corner of the end zone to finish the scoring for the Eagles. North Forrest will host St. Patrick next week while Heidelberg visits Collins. Copyrig...

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  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 22

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 22

    Friday, September 22 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-09-23 02:29:03 GMT
    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...More >>
    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...More >>
  • Perry Central, Taylorsville to meet in battle of Class 2A unbeatens

    Perry Central, Taylorsville to meet in battle of Class 2A unbeatens

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:51:05 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Chip Bilderback and Chuck Robertson were once fellow assistant coaches and remain good friends these days. Friday night, the two will lead their respective undefeated high school teams onto the football field ion New Augusta for a Class 2A showdown. “We both coached together at Jones (County Junior College), and we’ve had a good time with it this week,” said Robertson, Taylorsville High School’s head coach. “We’ve given each other a hard time with...More >>
    Chip Bilderback and Chuck Robertson were once fellow assistant coaches and remain good friends these days. Friday night, the two will lead their respective undefeated high school teams onto the football field ion New Augusta for a Class 2A showdown. “We both coached together at Jones (County Junior College), and we’ve had a good time with it this week,” said Robertson, Taylorsville High School’s head coach. “We’ve given each other a hard time with...More >>
  • PCS to host Jackson Prep in AAAA-Division I clash

    PCS to host Jackson Prep in AAAA-Division I clash

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:21:15 GMT
    PCS/Photo credit: WDAMPCS/Photo credit: WDAM
    The last time Jackson Preparatory School visited Presbyterian Christian School, the Patriots broke the at-the-time-unbeaten Bobcats’ hearts with a 27-24 victory in the semifinals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ playoffs. Friday night, the Bobcats (4-1) will get their first crack at payback when the Patriots (5-0) return for a 7 p.m. kickoff that will open AAAA-Division I play for both teams. But for PCS to avenge that loss, the Bobcats wi...More >>
    The last time Jackson Preparatory School visited Presbyterian Christian School, the Patriots broke the at-the-time-unbeaten Bobcats’ hearts with a 27-24 victory in the semifinals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ playoffs. Friday night, the Bobcats (4-1) will get their first crack at payback when the Patriots (5-0) return for a 7 p.m. kickoff that will open AAAA-Division I play for both teams. But for PCS to avenge that loss, the Bobcats wi...More >>
  • Sacred Heart bounces back to bounce St. Patrick, 21-14

    Sacred Heart bounces back to bounce St. Patrick, 21-14

    Sunday, September 17 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-09-18 00:14:24 GMT

    Sacred Heart High School made enough mistakes to lose Friday night’s game with visiting St. Patrick High School But the Crusaders dug in and made enough plays to come away with a 21-14 victory over the Fighting Irish.

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    Sacred Heart High School made enough mistakes to lose Friday night’s game with visiting St. Patrick High School But the Crusaders dug in and made enough plays to come away with a 21-14 victory over the Fighting Irish.

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  • Sumrall pushes past Richton, 42-18

    Sumrall pushes past Richton, 42-18

    Saturday, September 16 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-09-17 02:10:14 GMT

    RICHTON _ Winning makes a football coach’s world a brighter place. 

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    RICHTON _ Winning makes a football coach’s world a brighter place. 

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  • Poplarville wears down Heidelberg, 33-14

    Poplarville wears down Heidelberg, 33-14

    Saturday, September 16 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-09-16 05:14:33 GMT
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  • High school football roundup: Sumrall, Sacred Heart pick up wins

    High school football roundup: Sumrall, Sacred Heart pick up wins

    Saturday, September 16 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-09-16 04:38:18 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Sumrall at Richton Sumrall won its fourth straight game Friday with a 42-18 win over Richton. The Bobcats led 7-6 after one quarter of play. They took a 14-6 lead after a rushing touchdown from Derrick Lemieux and did not look back. Sumrall will face Pass Christian at home next week, while Richton will travel to Meridian to face Clarkdale.  St. Patrick at Sacred Heart Sacred Heart defeated St. Patrick 21-14 Friday, snapping a two-game losing streak for the Crusaders. A...More >>
    Sumrall at Richton Sumrall won its fourth straight game Friday with a 42-18 win over Richton. The Bobcats led 7-6 after one quarter of play. They took a 14-6 lead after a rushing touchdown from Derrick Lemieux and did not look back. Sumrall will face Pass Christian at home next week, while Richton will travel to Meridian to face Clarkdale.  St. Patrick at Sacred Heart Sacred Heart defeated St. Patrick 21-14 Friday, snapping a two-game losing streak for the Crusaders. A...More >>
  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 15

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 15

    Friday, September 15 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-09-16 01:46:34 GMT

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • Poplarville puts perfect record on line at Heidelberg

    Poplarville puts perfect record on line at Heidelberg

    Friday, September 15 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-09-15 17:20:00 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    So far, unbeaten Class 4A Poplarville High School has split its football season between playing laughers and nailbiters. Poplarville head coach Jay Beech is expecting more of the latter Friday night when the Hornets head north up Interstate 59 to take on Class 2A Heidelberg High School. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. “They have playmakers on offense, are athletic on defense, and I just think they’re really good,” Beech said of the Oilers. “They’re just a re...

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    So far, unbeaten Class 4A Poplarville High School has split its football season between playing laughers and nailbiters. Poplarville head coach Jay Beech is expecting more of the latter Friday night when the Hornets head north up Interstate 59 to take on Class 2A Heidelberg High School. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. “They have playmakers on offense, are athletic on defense, and I just think they’re really good,” Beech said of the Oilers. “They’re just a re...

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  • PCS, Taylorsville remain unbeaten; Laurel upends Petal in last seconds

    PCS, Taylorsville remain unbeaten; Laurel upends Petal in last seconds

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 9:50 AM EDT2017-09-12 13:50:38 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

    MENDENHALL _ Presbyterian Christian School had made its living through the first three games of the football season by overpowering opponents with a running game that was averaging right at 390 rushing yards per game.

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    MENDENHALL _ Presbyterian Christian School had made its living through the first three games of the football season by overpowering opponents with a running game that was averaging right at 390 rushing yards per game.

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  • Lumberton pulls away in 4th quarter; Perry Central stays unbeaten

    Lumberton pulls away in 4th quarter; Perry Central stays unbeaten

    Saturday, September 9 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-09-09 22:28:32 GMT
    Lumberton/Photo credit: WDAMLumberton/Photo credit: WDAM

    Zach Jones has seen his share of dominating football performances during his time along the Lumberton High School sideline.

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    Zach Jones has seen his share of dominating football performances during his time along the Lumberton High School sideline.

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  • Heidelberg Oilers off to 3-1 start

    Heidelberg Oilers off to 3-1 start

    Saturday, September 9 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-09-09 20:55:25 GMT
    Heidelberg beat Wilkinson County 34-0 on Friday. Courtesy: WTOKHeidelberg beat Wilkinson County 34-0 on Friday. Courtesy: WTOK

    Heidelberg has returned from its 2016 third-round playoff exit with vengeance. The Oilers are off to a 3-1 start after beating Wilkinson County 34-0 on Friday.

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    Heidelberg has returned from its 2016 third-round playoff exit with vengeance. The Oilers are off to a 3-1 start after beating Wilkinson County 34-0 on Friday.

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  • Hattiesburg-Oak Grove meet in battle of unbeatens

    Hattiesburg-Oak Grove meet in battle of unbeatens

    Thursday, September 7 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-09-07 23:33:31 GMT
    In any given football season, Hattiesburg High School squaring off against Oak Grove High School looms large, from the field to the gate to the grocery store. “It’s always a good game for both schools,” Oak Grove coach Drew Causey said. “It’s going to be fun.” Friday’s renewal of the cross-town rivalry carries even more cachet this season. Both will come into D.I. Patrick Stadium at 7 p.m. unbeaten, sporting gaudy offensive numbers and rank...More >>
    In any given football season, Hattiesburg High School squaring off against Oak Grove High School looms large, from the field to the gate to the grocery store. “It’s always a good game for both schools,” Oak Grove coach Drew Causey said. “It’s going to be fun.” Friday’s renewal of the cross-town rivalry carries even more cachet this season. Both will come into D.I. Patrick Stadium at 7 p.m. unbeaten, sporting gaudy offensive numbers and rank...More >>
  • Jeff Davis runs past Wayne County; Collins, East Marion pick up 1st wins

    Jeff Davis runs past Wayne County; Collins, East Marion pick up 1st wins

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 7:13 AM EDT2017-09-05 11:13:06 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    One week after playing its worst game of the young football season, Jefferson Davis County High School turned in its best.

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    One week after playing its worst game of the young football season, Jefferson Davis County High School turned in its best.

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  • North Forrest mounts second-half rally for 24-21 win

    North Forrest mounts second-half rally for 24-21 win

    Saturday, September 2 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-09-03 00:09:21 GMT
    For the first two weeks of the 2017 high school football season, North Forrest High School had played tough but come up just short, losing by four points to Lumberton High School and falling on the road in double overtime to Magee High School. Friday night, the Eagles broke through with a comeback that not only eased the pain but gave North Forrest its first non-region win in two seasons. Senior quarterback Daylyn Croom turned in the scoring trifecta, throwing for one score, rushing...More >>
    For the first two weeks of the 2017 high school football season, North Forrest High School had played tough but come up just short, losing by four points to Lumberton High School and falling on the road in double overtime to Magee High School. Friday night, the Eagles broke through with a comeback that not only eased the pain but gave North Forrest its first non-region win in two seasons. Senior quarterback Daylyn Croom turned in the scoring trifecta, throwing for one score, rushing...More >>
  • Oak Grove rolls past Laurel, 42-12

    Oak Grove rolls past Laurel, 42-12

    Saturday, September 2 2017 1:11 AM EDT2017-09-02 05:11:05 GMT
  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 1

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 1

    Saturday, September 2 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-09-02 04:45:38 GMT

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • North Forrest defeats Columbia with second half comeback

    North Forrest defeats Columbia with second half comeback

    Saturday, September 2 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-09-02 04:27:20 GMT
    North Forrest got it’s first win of the season Friday with a 24-21 win over Columbia. The Eagles came back from a 21-0 halftime deficit. North Forrest will travel to Sacred Heart next week, while Columbia will face Perry Central at home. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved.  More >>
    North Forrest got it’s first win of the season Friday with a 24-21 win over Columbia. The Eagles came back from a 21-0 halftime deficit. North Forrest will travel to Sacred Heart next week, while Columbia will face Perry Central at home. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved.  More >>
  • Laurel bracing for visit to Oak Grove

    Laurel bracing for visit to Oak Grove

    Thursday, August 31 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-08-31 21:15:55 GMT

    Laurel High School football coach Todd Breland didn’t hesitate when asked his assessment of his Golden Tornadoes’ upcoming foe, Oak Grove High School. “They are playing better than anybody in the state,” Breland said. The Class 5A Tornadoes (1-1) will get a close up look at the Class 6A Warriors (2-0) at 7 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Stadium. The Warriors, indeed, have dominated. Oak Grove has outscored its first two opponents 87-10, while averaging 492.5 yards...

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    Laurel High School football coach Todd Breland didn’t hesitate when asked his assessment of his Golden Tornadoes’ upcoming foe, Oak Grove High School. “They are playing better than anybody in the state,” Breland said. The Class 5A Tornadoes (1-1) will get a close up look at the Class 6A Warriors (2-0) at 7 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Stadium. The Warriors, indeed, have dominated. Oak Grove has outscored its first two opponents 87-10, while averaging 492.5 yards...

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  • PCS moves to 2-0; Purvis tops West Marion, 24-14

    PCS moves to 2-0; Purvis tops West Marion, 24-14

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 12:30 AM EDT2017-08-29 04:30:47 GMT
    Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM

    No question, Presbyterian Christian School football coach Joey Hawkins likes to toss in a bit of the unexpected, a trace of the unconventional into his game plans from week to week.

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    No question, Presbyterian Christian School football coach Joey Hawkins likes to toss in a bit of the unexpected, a trace of the unconventional into his game plans from week to week.

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  • Hattiesburg holds off Laurel for 20-14 Jug victory

    Hattiesburg holds off Laurel for 20-14 Jug victory

    Monday, August 28 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-08-28 19:29:48 GMT
    Hattiesburg defeated Laurel 20-14 in the 96th battle for the Lil' Brown Jug. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg defeated Laurel 20-14 in the 96th battle for the Lil' Brown Jug. Courtesy: WDAM

    Just two weeks ago, Dexter Jordan approached Hattiesburg High School football coach Tony Vance and asked if he could come back and pick back up a sport he hadn’t played in two years. Saturday night, Jordan became part of the lore of the Battle for the Lil’ Brown Jug.

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    Just two weeks ago, Dexter Jordan approached Hattiesburg High School football coach Tony Vance and asked if he could come back and pick back up a sport he hadn’t played in two years. Saturday night, Jordan became part of the lore of the Battle for the Lil’ Brown Jug.

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  • Week 2 Recap: Columbia continues to roll; 1A Lumberton downs 4A Bay

    Week 2 Recap: Columbia continues to roll; 1A Lumberton downs 4A Bay

    Sunday, August 27 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-08-27 23:01:21 GMT

    COLUMBIA _ In a showdown of Marion County football rivals Friday night, Columbia High School ran away from East Marion High. Literally.

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    COLUMBIA _ In a showdown of Marion County football rivals Friday night, Columbia High School ran away from East Marion High. Literally.

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  • Purvis survives West Marion, 24-14

    Purvis survives West Marion, 24-14

    Saturday, August 26 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-08-27 03:54:42 GMT
    Purvis head football coach Perry Wheat. Courtesy: WDAMPurvis head football coach Perry Wheat. Courtesy: WDAM

    Two teams searching for their first win of the season met in Purvis on Friday night. The Purvis Tornadoes escaped with a 24-14 win over West Marion in a hard fought, back-and-forth game.

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    Two teams searching for their first win of the season met in Purvis on Friday night. The Purvis Tornadoes escaped with a 24-14 win over West Marion in a hard fought, back-and-forth game.

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  • Sacred Heart opens 2-0; West Jones logs season’s first win

    Sacred Heart opens 2-0; West Jones logs season’s first win

    Saturday, August 26 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-08-27 03:52:12 GMT
    Sacred Heart football. Courtesy: WDAMSacred Heart football. Courtesy: WDAM

    Sacred Heart High School football coach Lonny Schraeder wasn’t delighted with the way his Crusaders played Friday at Richton High School. But Schraeder said he did like that his team claimed a 42-36 road win while not playing its best brand of football.

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    Sacred Heart High School football coach Lonny Schraeder wasn’t delighted with the way his Crusaders played Friday at Richton High School. But Schraeder said he did like that his team claimed a 42-36 road win while not playing its best brand of football.

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  • Oak Grove rolls past Wayne County, 42-3

    Oak Grove rolls past Wayne County, 42-3

    Saturday, August 26 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-08-26 18:22:53 GMT

    Oak Grove High School football coach Drew Causey said that Friday night’s visit from Wayne County High School would provide a good early-season test for his Warriors. Oak Grove passed with flying colors. Quarterback Jon Rhys Plumlee may have turned the stadium’s lights off on the way out the door because he did just about everything else for the Warriors, throwing for four touchdowns and rushing for two more as Oak Grove rolled past the War Eagles 42-3. “I th...

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    Oak Grove High School football coach Drew Causey said that Friday night’s visit from Wayne County High School would provide a good early-season test for his Warriors. Oak Grove passed with flying colors. Quarterback Jon Rhys Plumlee may have turned the stadium’s lights off on the way out the door because he did just about everything else for the Warriors, throwing for four touchdowns and rushing for two more as Oak Grove rolled past the War Eagles 42-3. “I th...

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  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Aug. 25

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Aug. 25

    Saturday, August 26 2017 1:45 AM EDT2017-08-26 05:45:51 GMT
    WDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAMWDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAM

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • Petal bounces back with win over Gulfport

    Petal bounces back with win over Gulfport

    Saturday, August 26 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-08-26 04:46:26 GMT
    Petal bounced back from it’s loss to Hattiesburg last week with a 28-21 victory over Gulfport Friday. The Panthers’ defense came up huge early with two fumble recoveries. Micah McGowan got a rushing touchdown to open the scoring for the Panthers. Natorian Wattas and Marquise Bridges had receiving touchdowns in the first half as well. Petal visitis Brother Martin next week. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved.  More >>
    Petal bounced back from it’s loss to Hattiesburg last week with a 28-21 victory over Gulfport Friday. The Panthers’ defense came up huge early with two fumble recoveries. Micah McGowan got a rushing touchdown to open the scoring for the Panthers. Natorian Wattas and Marquise Bridges had receiving touchdowns in the first half as well. Petal visitis Brother Martin next week. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved.  More >>
  • Sacred Heart defeats Richton for second win

    Sacred Heart defeats Richton for second win

    Saturday, August 26 2017 12:43 AM EDT2017-08-26 04:43:05 GMT
    Sacred Heart improved to 2-0 Friday with a 42-36 victory at Richton. Tied at six in the second quarter, the Rebels took a 14-6 lead following a touchdown run from Daylen Jones and two-point conversion. The Crusaders answered with a touchdown toss from Zach Weatherell to Jeremiah Smith. Richton took a 22-14 into the half. Sacred Heart hosts Sumrall next week while Richton faces Enterprise at home. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved.  More >>
    Sacred Heart improved to 2-0 Friday with a 42-36 victory at Richton. Tied at six in the second quarter, the Rebels took a 14-6 lead following a touchdown run from Daylen Jones and two-point conversion. The Crusaders answered with a touchdown toss from Zach Weatherell to Jeremiah Smith. Richton took a 22-14 into the half. Sacred Heart hosts Sumrall next week while Richton faces Enterprise at home. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved.  More >>
  • Hattiesburg, Laurel renew battle for Lil' Brown Jug

    Hattiesburg, Laurel renew battle for Lil' Brown Jug

    Friday, August 25 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-08-25 21:03:15 GMT
    Laurel High School coach Todd Breland would not be considered a greedy man, except, of course, when it comes to the final score on a football field. This weekend, that hunger for victory is only magnified. Laurel will welcome Hattiesburg High School at 7 p.m. Saturday “Between the Bricks” of Blair Stadium in the 96th edition of the “Battle for the Lil’ Brown Jug.” In the past two seasons, the Golden Tornadoes have advanced in the Class 5A football...More >>
    Laurel High School coach Todd Breland would not be considered a greedy man, except, of course, when it comes to the final score on a football field. This weekend, that hunger for victory is only magnified. Laurel will welcome Hattiesburg High School at 7 p.m. Saturday “Between the Bricks” of Blair Stadium in the 96th edition of the “Battle for the Lil’ Brown Jug.” In the past two seasons, the Golden Tornadoes have advanced in the Class 5A football...More >>
  • Oak Grove, Wayne County looking forward to Friday night showdown

    Oak Grove, Wayne County looking forward to Friday night showdown

    Thursday, August 24 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-08-25 02:57:52 GMT
    The football series between Oak Grove and Wayne County high schools might not be at quite the same level as the Warriors cross-county rivalry with Petal High School or the War Eagles’ annual face-offs with West Jones High School. But for the past five seasons, the early-season, non-regional games have served up some compelling football, and neither coach is expecting anything less when Wayne County visits Oak Grove at 7 p.m. Friday. “It’s more two really good ...More >>
    The football series between Oak Grove and Wayne County high schools might not be at quite the same level as the Warriors cross-county rivalry with Petal High School or the War Eagles’ annual face-offs with West Jones High School. But for the past five seasons, the early-season, non-regional games have served up some compelling football, and neither coach is expecting anything less when Wayne County visits Oak Grove at 7 p.m. Friday. “It’s more two really good ...More >>
  • Jefferson Davis welcomes Collins for historic home opener

    Jefferson Davis welcomes Collins for historic home opener

    Thursday, August 24 2017 8:27 PM EDT2017-08-25 00:27:05 GMT
    The surroundings won’t have changed much come kickoff at the town’s football stadium come Friday night. Only the circumstances. And the name. Silver and blue have replaced black and gold and red and white, as Yellowjackets and Bulldogs have transformed into Jaguars with the 2017-18 union of the former Bassfield and Prentiss high schools. Jefferson Davis County High School ushered in a new football era last week in fine fashion, topping Harrison Central High School 25-1...More >>
    The surroundings won’t have changed much come kickoff at the town’s football stadium come Friday night. Only the circumstances. And the name. Silver and blue have replaced black and gold and red and white, as Yellowjackets and Bulldogs have transformed into Jaguars with the 2017-18 union of the former Bassfield and Prentiss high schools. Jefferson Davis County High School ushered in a new football era last week in fine fashion, topping Harrison Central High School 25-1...More >>
  • Hattiesburg, Laurel mayors trash talk over "Lil Brown Jug"

    Hattiesburg, Laurel mayors trash talk over "Lil Brown Jug"

    Thursday, August 24 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-08-24 22:54:12 GMT
    For the last two years, Hattiesburg High School has won the Little Brown Jug against rival Laurel Tornadoes. The game has been around since 1922 and is the longest standing continuous rivalry game in the state of Mississippi. With that, the Mayors of each city decide to get in on the fun, always with a little trash talk. “First of all, I would like to apologize to Mayor Barker that his first year with the little brown jug game will be a loss,” said Laurel Mayo...More >>
    For the last two years, Hattiesburg High School has won the Little Brown Jug against rival Laurel Tornadoes. The game has been around since 1922 and is the longest standing continuous rivalry game in the state of Mississippi. With that, the Mayors of each city decide to get in on the fun, always with a little trash talk. “First of all, I would like to apologize to Mayor Barker that his first year with the little brown jug game will be a loss,” said Laurel Mayo...More >>
  • Columba Academy, Sacred Heart, Mount Olive open season with road wins

    Columba Academy, Sacred Heart, Mount Olive open season with road wins

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-08-22 21:52:19 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Randy Butler wasn’t quite sure what to feel this past Friday, though in the end, he could only shake his head at the resilience of his Columbia Academy Cougars. 

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    Randy Butler wasn’t quite sure what to feel this past Friday, though in the end, he could only shake his head at the resilience of his Columbia Academy Cougars. 

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  • Terrell getting a kick out of playing football

    Terrell getting a kick out of playing football

    Monday, August 21 2017 1:53 AM EDT2017-08-21 05:53:36 GMT
    Kendyl Terrell (Hattiesburg kicker)Kendyl Terrell (Hattiesburg kicker)

     Kendyl Terrell swore she wasn’t nervous, at all, when  about four minutes into the first football game of her high school career, she pulled on her helmet to trot out on to the field and into the Hattiesburg High School history books.

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     Kendyl Terrell swore she wasn’t nervous, at all, when  about four minutes into the first football game of her high school career, she pulled on her helmet to trot out on to the field and into the Hattiesburg High School history books.

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  • Jefferson Davis opens inaugural season with win; Wayne County grabs Timber Bowl victory

    Jefferson Davis opens inaugural season with win; Wayne County grabs Timber Bowl victory

    Monday, August 21 2017 1:03 AM EDT2017-08-21 05:03:14 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    There wasn’t a state football championship on the line, or even the extra juice of a huge rivalry game.

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    There wasn’t a state football championship on the line, or even the extra juice of a huge rivalry game.

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  • Interceptions help Hattiesburg past Petal, 43-37

    Sunday, August 20 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-08-20 16:29:58 GMT
    Interceptions help Hattiesburg past Petal, 43-37Interceptions help Hattiesburg past Petal, 43-37

     From the second the football hit gloved hands, Hattiesburg High School cornerback Raykill Ducksworth knew he was touchdown-bound Saturday night against Petal High School.

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     From the second the football hit gloved hands, Hattiesburg High School cornerback Raykill Ducksworth knew he was touchdown-bound Saturday night against Petal High School.

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  • Lumberton outlasts North Forrest, 12-8

    Lumberton outlasts North Forrest, 12-8

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:59 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:59:32 GMT
    Davion Edwards ran for 124 yards and a touchdown Friday night in Lumberton High School’s 12-8 victory over North Forrest High School in Eatonville. The junior scored ripped off a 41-yard run that set up his 9-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, as he scoried what turned out to be the game-winning points for the visiting Panthers. But Edwards’ biggest run was an 8-yard carry with less than 2 minutes left in the game and Lumberton facing a fourth-and-3 at the North Fo...More >>
    Davion Edwards ran for 124 yards and a touchdown Friday night in Lumberton High School’s 12-8 victory over North Forrest High School in Eatonville. The junior scored ripped off a 41-yard run that set up his 9-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, as he scoried what turned out to be the game-winning points for the visiting Panthers. But Edwards’ biggest run was an 8-yard carry with less than 2 minutes left in the game and Lumberton facing a fourth-and-3 at the North Fo...More >>
  • Jefferson Davis County wins first game in program history

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:54 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:54:21 GMT
    Jefferson Davis County won its first game in program history over Harrison Central. Courtesy: WDAMJefferson Davis County won its first game in program history over Harrison Central. Courtesy: WDAM

    Jefferson Davis County is undefeated in its program history. The first-year school defeated Harrison Central 25-10 on Friday to open the 2017 season. Bassfield and Prentiss high schools consolidated to form Jefferson Davis County this year, and the Jaguars didn't waste time making a name for themselves in class 3A football.

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    Jefferson Davis County is undefeated in its program history. The first-year school defeated Harrison Central 25-10 on Friday to open the 2017 season. Bassfield and Prentiss high schools consolidated to form Jefferson Davis County this year, and the Jaguars didn't waste time making a name for themselves in class 3A football.

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  • South Jones shuts out Sumrall to begin season

    South Jones shuts out Sumrall to begin season

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:12:31 GMT
    South Jones dominated it’s season-opener Friday, getting a 36-0 victory over Sumrall. The Braves built a 23-0 lead through two quarters. This turned into a 29-0 edge following a fumble recovery and touchdown from Terrell Keys. Copyright WDAM 2017. All right reserved.  More >>
    South Jones dominated it’s season-opener Friday, getting a 36-0 victory over Sumrall. The Braves built a 23-0 lead through two quarters. This turned into a 29-0 edge following a fumble recovery and touchdown from Terrell Keys. Copyright WDAM 2017. All right reserved.  More >>
  • Oak Grove defeats Purvis in season opener

    Oak Grove defeats Purvis in season opener

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:07:41 GMT
    Oak Grove showed out Friday, opening the 2017 season with a 45-7 win at Purvis. The Warriors showcased plenty of offensive weapons, including the likes of quarterback John Rhys Plumlee, wide outs Kevin Barnett and Deltarus Thompson and running backs Hayes Maples and Jack Harris (both star on defense as well). Plumlee opened the scoring with a touchdown run of his own. He followed this with a touchdown pass to Thompson to make it 14-0. A run from Maples made it 21-0 in the second qu...More >>
    Oak Grove showed out Friday, opening the 2017 season with a 45-7 win at Purvis. The Warriors showcased plenty of offensive weapons, including the likes of quarterback John Rhys Plumlee, wide outs Kevin Barnett and Deltarus Thompson and running backs Hayes Maples and Jack Harris (both star on defense as well). Plumlee opened the scoring with a touchdown run of his own. He followed this with a touchdown pass to Thompson to make it 14-0. A run from Maples made it 21-0 in the second qu...More >>
  • Hattiesburg, Petal ready for Saturday night football

    Hattiesburg, Petal ready for Saturday night football

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-08-18 23:14:41 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Both Hattiesburg and Petal high schools got a taste of the 2017 season ahead  during a few quarters worth of jamboree football. Now, both the Tigers and the Panthers are ready for the real thing, and the teams will square off in one of the Pine Belt’s most anticipated games of the opening weekend of high school football. “I’m just anxious to play somebody,” Petal coach Marcus Boyles said. “It’s really hard to evaluate yourselves without ...More >>
    Both Hattiesburg and Petal high schools got a taste of the 2017 season ahead  during a few quarters worth of jamboree football. Now, both the Tigers and the Panthers are ready for the real thing, and the teams will square off in one of the Pine Belt’s most anticipated games of the opening weekend of high school football. “I’m just anxious to play somebody,” Petal coach Marcus Boyles said. “It’s really hard to evaluate yourselves without ...More >>
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    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Aug. 18

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Aug. 18

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:41 AM EDT2017-08-18 13:41:48 GMT
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  • USM falls to hot-shooting UAB, 86-75

    USM falls to hot-shooting UAB, 86-75

    Friday, January 12 2018 7:42 PM EST2018-01-13 00:42:26 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)
    The University of Southern Mississippi ran into a University of Alabama-Birmingham team with a red-hot shooting touch Thursday night at Bartow Arena. The Blazers fired away from the field, hitting 61.5 percent of their shots, as then withstood a second-half rally by the Golden Eagles to claim an 86-75 Conference USA victory. UAB’s starting five combined to shoot 68.8 percent from the floor and four starters made seven baskets apiece as the Blazers (12-5, 3-1 C-USA) won their t...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi ran into a University of Alabama-Birmingham team with a red-hot shooting touch Thursday night at Bartow Arena. The Blazers fired away from the field, hitting 61.5 percent of their shots, as then withstood a second-half rally by the Golden Eagles to claim an 86-75 Conference USA victory. UAB’s starting five combined to shoot 68.8 percent from the floor and four starters made seven baskets apiece as the Blazers (12-5, 3-1 C-USA) won their t...More >>
  • Brees remains the ace up the sleeve

    Brees remains the ace up the sleeve

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 10:07 PM EST2018-01-10 03:07:00 GMT
    Brees completed 69.6 percent of his passes in win over Panthers. (Photo source: neworleanssaints.com)Brees completed 69.6 percent of his passes in win over Panthers. (Photo source: neworleanssaints.com)
    Who woulda thunk it? Drew Brees, New Orleans slam dunk, first-ballot Hall of Fame quarterback, relegated to a complementary Plan B status of sorts, as if the heart and soul of the franchise for 12 years was not the guy to beat if you were going to beat Dem Saints? Who Dat say dat? Well, Sunday evening in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Carolina Panthers, after sifting the evidence of their two, regular-season losses to the Saints, seemed to conclude that the odds for victory in a ...More >>
    Who woulda thunk it? Drew Brees, New Orleans slam dunk, first-ballot Hall of Fame quarterback, relegated to a complementary Plan B status of sorts, as if the heart and soul of the franchise for 12 years was not the guy to beat if you were going to beat Dem Saints? Who Dat say dat? Well, Sunday evening in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Carolina Panthers, after sifting the evidence of their two, regular-season losses to the Saints, seemed to conclude that the odds for victory in a ...More >>
  • Saints hold off Panthers to secure wild playoff win, 31-26

    Saints hold off Panthers to secure wild playoff win, 31-26

    Sunday, January 7 2018 11:08 PM EST2018-01-08 04:08:29 GMT
    Saints Defeat Carolina Panthers 31-26; Photo Source: Wesley Hitt/Getty ImagesSaints Defeat Carolina Panthers 31-26; Photo Source: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images
    For the first three quarters, the New Orleans Saints’ defense managed to keep the Carolina Panthers out of the end zone Sunday evening at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. And then, with the season on the line, the defense rose up to keep the Panthers from scoring the touchdown they had to have in the end. Saints strong safety Vonn Bell sacked Carolina quarterback Cam Newton with 6 seconds left in the game to lock down a 31-26 victory in the Wild Card round of the National Football...More >>
    For the first three quarters, the New Orleans Saints’ defense managed to keep the Carolina Panthers out of the end zone Sunday evening at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. And then, with the season on the line, the defense rose up to keep the Panthers from scoring the touchdown they had to have in the end. Saints strong safety Vonn Bell sacked Carolina quarterback Cam Newton with 6 seconds left in the game to lock down a 31-26 victory in the Wild Card round of the National Football...More >>
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