It was on their minds all spring, summer and the start of fall.After winning region 8-3A and 13 straight games en route to the 2019 South State Title, Columbia came up one win shy of the state championship last season.The Wildcats have a chance to redeem themselves against Magee on Black Friday.
Lumberton High School’s grown accustomed to practicing on Thanksgiving Day.The Panthers prepare for their fourth South State game in the last six years on Friday. Simmons (4-0) comes to “The Pit” having played just four games this season.
As December nears, the number of schools still playing football dwindles. Week 12 of the high school season did not disappoint in the Pine Belt. Here’s a look at some of the scores from around the area and who punched their ticket to South State...
The Bobcats hung tough with Mississippi Gulf Coast for a quarter until the Bulldogs pulled away much like they have in their last 20 games.MGCCC took down Jones College 35-8 on Thursday to win its 21st game in a row and clinch the MACCC South Division.
Competing in Region 8-3A – a region that’s represented the South in the last three state championships – Columbia and West Marion were bound to meet again in November. October 16th’s matchup is about as good as it gets in high school football.
For the first time in 21 days, Jones College will take to the football field when it visits Mississippi Gulf Coast on Thursday.It just so happens to be for the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference South Division Title.
Twenty-two carries for 250 yards is not too shabby – especially for a quarterback.Stone Ross handled just about every snap in Wayne Academy’s 49-21 win over Brookhaven Academy. The junior has been the straw stirring a drink that’s brought the Jaguars all the way to the MAIS 4A state championship.
It’s a big week for Will Hodo as his Wayne Academy Jaguars prepare to host Brookhaven Academy in the semifinals of the MAIS 4A playoffs.It became an even bigger week when Hodo signed a baseball scholarship with the University of Alabama on Thursday morning.
The playoffs officially arrived in the Pine Belt. The first Friday of November provided a number of competitive games across the area.Here’s a look at some of the scores from week 10 of the high school football season...
He makes it sound easy."I just trust the [offensive line] to not let any [defensive] lineman, linebacker touch me and then [I] just give the receiver a chance to catch the ball,” said Oak Grove junior quarterback Kabe Barnett.
Once again, the Coronavirus got in the way of another Friday night of high school football with several games cancelled across the Pine Belt.But the games that remained turned out to be thrillers on the eve of Halloween. Here’s a look at some of the scores from around the area...
They’ve been doing battle for nearly a century.When you factor in Jones College and Pearl River Community College are separated by just 60 miles, it’s no wonder this game is considered a “Catfight” the last 90 years.
Steve Buckley said it felt like the longest week of all time.But seven days after Jones College’s crushing loss at Hinds, the Bobcats bounced back with a 40-27 win over Southwest Mississippi Community College.Jones put up 553 yards of total offense in Summit on Thursday...
After four losses in five weeks, including three by a field goal or less, Petal was desperate for some positive momentum on Thursday.The Panthers found it with a 37-20 win at Meridian. Petal improves to 4-4 (2-3 Region 3-6A).
For the first time in seven weeks, Presbyterian Christian suffered a loss last Friday.The Bobcats (8-2) don’t have time to lick their wounds with undefeated Madison-Ridgeland Academy coming to town this week.
The Oak Grove Warriors are off to their first 6-0 start since 2014, which is also the best start under head coach Drew Causey. Oak Grove (6-0) sits atop Region 3-6A with three games to play but Brandon (4-4) will have something to say about that unblemished record on Friday.
Tim Billings made a good point after USM’s Wednesday practice.He might very well be the answer to a trivia question some time down the road. Which school had three different head coaches in 2020? Southern Miss.
In the variety of ways a team can lose a football games, Jones College’s defeat at Hinds last Thursday has to be one of the toughest.The Eagles scored nine points in less than 45 seconds to shock the Bobcats 18-16 and drop their record to 1-1 in a no-margin-for-error six-game season.
It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster for Tony Vance’s crew since the Tigers opened the 2020 season by claiming the Lil’ Brown Jug over Laurel.However, Hattiesburg (4-3, 2-2 region) is in the middle of a fight for the fourth and final playoff spot in region 4-5A.
Week seven of the high school football season did not disappoint. With key region matchups across the Pine Belt, it made for a thrilling Friday night. Here’s a look at some the scores from around the area...
It took until week three but Seth Smith can finally lift that monkey off his back and celebrate win No. 1 as Pearl River Community College’s head football coach.The Wildcats grinded out a back-and-forth battle with East Central Community College on Thursday for a 28-21 win.
Region play is beginning to ramp up around the Pine Belt.Lumberton (5-1) clinched a playoff spot with Monday’s win over Salem but the Panthers still need to fight off some scrappy football teams to claim Region 4-1A.
Off to an 0-4 start, it was quite clear Laurel High School was missing something – or perhaps, someone.Xavier Evans’ second game in uniform was exactly what the doctor ordered for the Golden Tornadoes.