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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
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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
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    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
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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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    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
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    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
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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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    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
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    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
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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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    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
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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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    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
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    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
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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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    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
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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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    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
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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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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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    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
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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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    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
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    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
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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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    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
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    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
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
  • 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
    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!  

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  • USM, Howard stuns Louisiana Tech in 2OT

    USM, Howard stuns Louisiana Tech in 2OT

    Sunday, October 22 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-10-22 22:00:26 GMT
    Coach Hopson and Golden Eagles win in overtime in La. TechCoach Hopson and Golden Eagles win in overtime in La. Tech

    The University of Southern Mississippi rallied for 11 points down with a little more than four minutes to play Saturday night and then pulled off a 34-27 double-overtime victory at Louisiana Tech University. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi rallied for 11 points down with a little more than four minutes to play Saturday night and then pulled off a 34-27 double-overtime victory at Louisiana Tech University. 

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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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  • USM opens second half of season at Louisiana Tech

    USM opens second half of season at Louisiana Tech

    Friday, October 20 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:17:35 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    The University of Memphis. University of Louisville. University of South Florida. All once were football opponents of the University of Southern Mississippi who gave Golden Eagle fans not only something to cheer about on game day, but someone to really pull against. From the late 1940s through the 1980s, Louisiana Tech University arguably could have been included in that category of steadfast rivalry. The Golden Eagles and the Bulldogs met for 27 consecutive seasons from 1946 throug...More >>
    The University of Memphis. University of Louisville. University of South Florida. All once were football opponents of the University of Southern Mississippi who gave Golden Eagle fans not only something to cheer about on game day, but someone to really pull against. From the late 1940s through the 1980s, Louisiana Tech University arguably could have been included in that category of steadfast rivalry. The Golden Eagles and the Bulldogs met for 27 consecutive seasons from 1946 throug...More >>
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