USM’s third straight win on Saturday also marked its seventh of the season – earning the Golden Eagles bowl eligibility for the fifth consecutive season. However, Southern Miss still has much more to play for in its final two regular season games.
West Marion head coach Brad Duncan called over his defensive line coach Don Clanton.“We call him Mr. Motivator,” Duncan said.It only took two questions to realize why Clanton earned that nickname. He was passionate when describing the character of the 2019 Trojans.
It’s deja-vu for Chip Bilderback and the Wildcats.Columbia (12-0) welcomes Magee (10-3) on Friday at 7 p.m. The meeting comes just three weeks after the Wildcats defeated the Trojans 24-14 in Magee.Head coach Teddy Dyess captured his 200th career victory in Magee’s 60-20 win over Raleigh.
Nate Jones’ field goal was the difference in Petal’s 27-24 win over Brandon on October 11.Panthers head coach Marcus Boyles expects Friday’s rematch to be just as close. Petal (11-1) hosts the Bulldogs (9-4) at 7 p.m. in the class 6A quarterfinals.
Baseball tradition runs deep in the Logan family.Brady continues a legacy his great-grandfather Billy started back when he played minor league ball with the Cleveland Indians. Brady – a senior catcher at PCS – signed a scholarship with Northwest Mississippi Community College on Wednesday afternoon.
The Golden Tornadoes were struggling to put away Pascagoula on Friday, desperate for a momentum-shifting play.Khylin Dixon seized the moment, scooping up a fourth-quarter fumble and returning it 35 yards to the house in what proved to be the go-ahead score in Laurel’s 21-18 win.
Richton has been in playoff mode for the last four weeks – needing to win its remaining regular season games to clinch a spot in the class 1A postseason tournament.Trailing West Bolivar 12-7 at halftime on Friday did not phase the Rebels in the slightest.
Postseason soccer returns to Hattiesburg this weekend.William Carey’s men and women soccer teams earned the right to host opening round match-ups of the 2019 NAIA National Championship.Campbellsville battles Keiser on Friday at 4 p.m. The winner takes on No. 6 William Carey on Saturday at 4 p.m.
After a 7-3 season and third straight playoff appearance, Jones College was recognized by the NJCAA with seven nominations to the All-Region 23 football team.The Bobcats earned the most selections with seven - Itawamba had the next most with four.
Omar Bayless piled up 1,122 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in his first three years at Arkansas State.The Laurel native’s caught 73 balls for 1,270 yards and a program-record 14 touchdowns in 2019 with two regular season games left.
Jones College remained unbeaten after a weekend trip to Bossier City, Louisiana.The Bobcats defeated Bossier Parish 70-60 on Saturday to improve to 4-0.SharDarrion Allen paced Jones with a team-high 21 points and eight rebounds.
In its first season back in class 2A, East Marion has made no excuses.The group of 30 has adopted the moniker “Dirty 30,” a football team comprised of two-way players. It’s been this way ever since head coach Kevin Jackson arrived in Columbia six years ago.
Petal High School enjoyed a brilliant run in the regular season – a 7-0 run through region 3-6A and 10-1 overall record.However, the Panthers put the past behind them as coach Marcus Boyles and company embarks on a new season – the playoffs.
Southern Miss will “Serve Up A Cure” on Thursday.The volleyball team is raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society all week-long, culminating in Thursday’s match against Florida International at 6 p.m.
After spending the past year journeying through the Minor League Baseball circuit, a couple of pros were able to be kids for the day.Joe Gray Jr. and Jordyn Adams held a baseball camp at Smokie Harrington Park on Saturday morning.
It’s win or stay homes for Hattiesburg High on Friday night.The Tigers (4-6, 3-3 region 4-5A) host East Central (6-4, 3-3 region 4-5A) at 7 p.m. The winner clinches the fourth and final playoff spot in the region.
UAB did not have a football program in 2015 and 2016. Since returning to the field two years ago, the Blazers are 25-10.One of those wins includes the 2018 Conference USA Championship. UAB has returned to college football with vigor.
There are several scenarios in which Oak Grove can make the class 6A playoffs but the simplest involves the Warriors beating Northwest Rankin on Friday.A win for Oak Grove clinches the No. 2 seed in region 3-6A.
Boban Jacdonmi scored 30 points during the 2018-19 season.He finished with 29 in Tuesday night’s 90-71 season-opening win over Delta State.The Englishman dominated from the opening tipoff, knocking down 12 of his 16 shots to go along with ten rebounds.
What plagued Southern Miss most of the 2019 season bit the Golden Eagles one last time in their season finale against Louisiana Tech.USM struggled to score in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Lady Techsters.
Twenty years ago Friday, football lost one of its better men.Walter Payton died on November 1, 1999 at age 45 of bile duct cancer and liver failure.The Columbia native played his college ball at Jackson State College (now Jackson State University) before playing 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears
Southern Miss has been fighting all season to get back to the “Nasty Bunch” ways that produced the third-ranked defense in 2018.The Golden Eagles looked the part in Saturday’s 20-6 win at Rice, limiting the Owls to 139 total yards including just eight on the ground.