Laurel took down rival West Jones 23-17 in overtime on Friday – overcoming a 17-7 halftime deficit.Senior running back Zias Perryman stepped up with 61 crucial rushing yards and two touchdowns – one that tied the game 17-17 and the second clinching the Tornadoes’ win in the extra period.
For the second straight week Bay Springs put 40 points on the scoreboard. For the second straight week, the Bulldogs are victorious.Bay Springs defeated Newton 40-20 on Thursday night to improve to 6-3.
Hattiesburg (7-0) needed just 27 snaps on Friday to score eight touchdowns in a 60-7 rout of Pearl River Central.Senior Darius Ruffin needed just five catches to score four touchdowns and rack up 249 yards receiving.
The 38th annual Mississippi/Alabama All-star rosters were announced on Wednesday and the Pine Belt is well-represented.The game is set for December 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama.
Nathan Pickering received his Under-Armour All-American jersey on Wednesday morning at Seminary High School.The senior defensive lineman joins 100 of the top football players in the country on January 3 in Orlando, Florida for the All-American game.
Four of Collins’ six games this season have been one-possession affairs – the Tigers prevailing in three of those contests.Head coach Eric Booth believes that experience helps Collins (5-1) as region 8-2A play begins and the postseason looms.
A number of Pine Belt players received invites to two of the most prestigious high school all-star games in the country.Sumrall senior wide receiver Dannis Jackson – an Ole Miss commit – has been invited to the Under Armour All-American game in Orlando, Florida.
The battle of Highway 589 renews on Friday night as Purvis visits Sumrall.The Tornadoes have won the last ten games in the series but they’ll face a Bobcats team on Friday that is 6-0 for the first time since 1988.
South Jones (3-2) enters region play against Laurel on Friday, riding a three-game win streak.Laurel (1-3) comes off a bye week after three straight losses to Hattiesburg, Oak Grove and Petal, respectively.