Hattiesburg, Picayune collide in Region 4-5A

Hattiesburg and Picayune high schools will meet tonight to decide Region 4-5A's frontrunner.

Columbia rolls past West Marion, 28-6

Columbia High used a 22-0 second-half advantage to crack cross-county rival West Marion, 28-6, Thursday night.

Oak Grove rolls into region battle with Brandon

Oak Grove (7-1) puts its unbeaten region record on the line Friday night against No. 3 Brandon.The No. 10 Warriors have won four straight, outscoring their last two opponents 71-12.

Player of the Week - Laurel senior Zias Perryman

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.

High School Football Recap-Week Nine

Columbia, Collins, South Jones and Stringer high schools all came up with big region football wins Friday night.

High School Football Recap-Week Nine

A roundup of four high school games from Friday night: Hattiesburg-Wayne County; Taylorsville; Lumberton-Sacred Heart; and West Marion.

Laurel defeats West Jones in OT thriller, 23-17

Laurel defeats West Jones in OT, 23-17

Bay Springs beats Newton 40-20 on Thursday night

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.

Jefferson Davis (6-2) visits Columbia (6-1) in region clash

Friday marks a huge region 8-3A game for Jefferson Davis and Columbia High.Both schools are 2-0 atop the region, sitting in a three-way tie with Seminary.

West Jones to visit Laurel in Region 3-5A clash

West Jones visits Laurel Friday in a key Region 3-5A high school football game.

Wayne County (5-2) visits unbeaten Hattiesburg (7-0)

Wayne County is just three years removed from a state championship.Even so, there seems to be a new type of excitement around Waynesboro with Shelton Gandy heading the program.

  Player of the Week - Hattiesburg’s Darius Ruffin

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.

High School Football Recap-Week 8

Recap of week eight in high school football, including West Jones, Wayne County, Seminary, Stringer and Mt. Olive high schools

High School Football Recap-Week 8

Recap of four high school football games from Friday night: Hattiesburg-Pearl River Central; Jefferson Davis County-West Marion; Collins-North Forrest; Bay Springs-Clarkdale.

Taylorsville pushes by Lumberton, 35-9

Taylorsville pushes by Lumberton, 35-9

Unbeatens to duel in Lumberton Friday night

Unbeatens to duel in Lumberton Friday night

Pine Belt well-represented in MS/AL All-Star game

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.

Seminary’s Nathan Pickering receives Under-Armour All-American jersey

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.

North Forrest, Collins ride 4-game win streaks into region matchup

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.

Player of the Week - West Jones senior Antoine Kirk

The West Jones defense has been out of this world through six games – allowing just five points per contest, which has translated to five straight wins and three shutouts.

Collins and North Forrest prep for region clash

The important stretch of the high school football season looms as region play begins for many Pine Belt area teams.Collins (5-1) opens Region 8-2A action at North Forrest (4-3) on Friday night.

  WDAM 7 All-Star: Dannis Jackson

Sumrall quarterback Dannis Jackson humbly received his Under Armour All-American jersey Monday morning. Friends and family gathered at Sumrall High School for the presentation.

High School Football Recap: Week 7

Hattiesburg remains unbeaten; West Marion takes 1st loss

Oak Grove wins “instant classic” over Petal 26-19

The Warriors defeated the Panthers in a close game 26-19

Taylorsville takes 35-14 win over Bay Springs

A dominant second half carried Taylorsville to a 35-14 Region 5-2A football victory Thursday night over Bay Springs.

Charles Cross, Byron Young invited to All-American Game

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.

Sumrall hosts Purvis in battle for Highway 589

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.

USM relishes opportunity to battle No. 10 Auburn

Southern Miss will battle Auburn on the gridiron for the 23rd time on Saturday at 3 p.m.For many Golden Eagles, it will be their first time playing at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Player of the Week - Richton senior Za’Darius Mitchell

Za’Darius Mitchell touched the ball just six times on offense in Richton’s win over Clarkdale on Friday. However, Mitchell turned those six receptions into 223 yards and four touchdowns.

Hattiesburg (5-0) visits Stone on Friday

Hattiesburg High (5-0) remains on the road for the fourth straight week when it travels to Stone High.Head coach Tony Vance believes the biggest challenge for the Tigers is to not become complacent.

High school football recap: Week 6

Oak Grove, East Marion get off on the right foot in respective region play.

High School Football Recap: Week 6

Jefferson Davis, Lumberton, Richton log bog wins

West Marion swamps Columbia Academy, 46-8

The Trojans defeated the Cougars 46-8

Columbia Academy, West Marion square off Friday night

Marion County will see a mix of public-private athletics Friday night when West Marion High School visits Columbia Academy.

South Jones hosts Laurel in Jones County battle

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.

Player of the Week - Stringer senior Anthony Thomas

“There’s been some pretty good players come through Stringer,” said Red Devils head coach John Brown.

High School Football Recap: Week 5 part 2

Bay Springs bounces back; North Forrest wins second straight in this week's high school football recap.

High School Football Recap: Week 5

West Marion, Taylorsville remain undefeated

Undefeated Sumrall tops Richton, 33-20

The Bobcats defeated the Rebels to improve to 5-0.

Taylorsville hosts Columbia in a battle of unbeatens

It will be a battle of unbeatens in Smith County on Friday night.Taylorsville (4-0) hosts Columbia (4-0) at 7 p.m.

Sumrall, Richton football back on right track

This year, while both teams have benefited from accommodating, early-season schedules, Richton and Sumrall both feature senior-laden rosters boasting experience and playmakers.