Player of the Week - Taylorsville’s talented tailback Jeffery Pittman

The offensive juggernaut that is Taylorsville High School has proven it doesn’t just beat you through the air.The ground game, spearheaded by senior Jeffery Pittman, is just as potent.

Carey finishes 2-1 at ‘Battle of the Beach’ tourney

No. 6 Mississippi State routs Jackson State 88-58

Friday’s USM-UTEP football game cancelled

Carey splits games at ‘Battle of the Beach’

Oak Grove football headed to Class 6A championship

USM falls 66-51 to Jacksonville in season opener

Continued Coverage

  Gametime - Week 13

Ole Miss, State see Dec. 5 football games bumped deeper into December

Egg Bowl: Everything you need to know for Saturday’s matchup

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week XII-Roundup I

Player of the Week - West Jones Defensive Back Cedric Bender

  Columbia battles unbeaten Magee for trip to State

  Lumberton welcomes Simmons to “The Pit” for South State

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.

West Jones earns spot in South State football finale for 3rd consecutive season

West Jones topped Laurel 42-21 Friday to punch its ticket to the Class 5A South State football title game for a third consecutive season.

Crusaders roll past Carver College, 96-49, to pick up season’s first win

William Carey University logged its foist win of the season with a 96-49 win Monday over visiting Carver College at Clinton Gym

Positive COVID-19 tests prompt cancelation of Ole Miss basketball classic, match vs. Memphis

Last week, coach Kermit Davis tested positive. A news release Monday says there have been additional positive cases and contact tracing is ongoing.

Saints defense stifles the Falcons to the tune of 8 sacks and 2 INT’s

  USM falls short against UTSA, drops 23-20 C-USA decision

  Gametime - Week 12

Long-time football foes meet in playoffs for first time in long time

  West Jones, Laurel back “between the bricks” for postseason showdown

Bobcats season ends in Perkinston

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with Wayne Academy football coach Todd Mangum

This week's podcast episode will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty talking with Wayne Academy football coach Todd Mangum.

  Marion County rivals meet again for shot at South State

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.

  Sumrall stays alive in 4A playoffs, preps Mendenhall

The Coronavirus season has, more times than not, thrown a wrench into football season.Sumrall High School has been no stranger to the COVID curveballs.

  Jones College battles MGCCC for division title

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.

  Player of the Week - Stone Ross helps carry Wayne Academy to state championship

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.

  Hattiesburg Public School District using mobile ticketing for athletics

The Hattiesburg Public School District will use GoFans to distribute tickets for athletic events.

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week XI-Roundup II

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week XI-Roundup II

Brees may be out with injury up to 6 weeks according to doctors but fans are still hopeful for his return

Many Saints fans are upset to learn about Drew Brees' injuries but some are confident he will make a comeback.

Report: Drew Brees suffered multiple rib fractures and a collapsed lung

Brees is out for unknown amount of time

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week XI-Roundup I

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week XI-Roundup I

Ole Miss vs Texas A&M postponed due to COVID outbreak

Ole Miss' football game against Texas A&M will not take place this weekend.

Lady Crusaders down Southeastern Baptist College to pick up 1st win

William Carey University pocketed its first win of the 2020-21 women's basketball season with a 78-62 victory Saturday over visiting Southeastern Baptist College.

Western Kentucky holds off Southern Miss, 10-7

The University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles dropped a 10-7 Conference USA football decision Saturday at Western Kentucky University.

Hattiesburg tops South Jones, 50-10, in playoffs

Hattiesburg High School opened the Class 5A playoffs with a convincing, 50-10 victory at South Jones High School

  Gametime - Week 11

The high school playoffs heated up on Friday the 13th. Here’s a look at some of the football scores from around the Pine Belt...

  Mustangs meet Picayune in playoffs for 3rd straight year

West Jones knows exactly what’s in store on Friday.Picayune – a team the Mustangs face for the third straight season in the playoffs; a team that runs the football over 90 percent of the team.

  Wayne Academy’s Will Hodo signs with Alabama

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.

  Pine Belt schools to see change in 2021-23 after MHSAA reclassification

Every two years, high school football teams around the state of Mississippi undergo a shift in regions and/or classifications due to population size. Schools in the Pine Belt will feel the effects of these changes come next fall.

JC’s Holliday overcomes injury to earn scholarship

Jones College forward Endia Holliday signed to play at Western Carolina University.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with USM baseball coach Scott Berry

This week's podcast episode features WDAM's Tim Doherty with USM baseball coach Scott Berry.

MHSAA: Six high school football teams sidelined by COVID-19

Six teams exiting high school playoffs early due to infections

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week X-Roundup II

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week X-Roundup II

3 Pine Belt players chosen for 2020 MHSAA Mr. Football honors

Lumberton's Henry, Taylorsville's Keyes and Magee's Pittman were three players who were chosen to be recipients for this year’s award.

  Player of the Week - Petal QB Jackson Allen leads Panthers into 6A playoffs

The Panthers needed a win on Friday night in order to clinch the playoffs, which is something Petal quarterback Jackson Allen didn’t take lightly.

Philip Gunn presents new Mississippi flag to the Ole Miss football team

Gunn had been a vocal advocate of changing the state flag since 2015 and spearheaded the change this summer.

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week X-Roundup I

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week X-Roundup I

Mississippi State-Auburn postponed due to positive COVID testing at MSU

The decision was made due to a number of positive tests within the Mississippi State football program.

Pine Belt high school football results/schedule

Pine Belt high school football results/schedule

  USM rallies to get past North Alabama, 24-13

The University of Southern Mississippi had to rally to defeat the University of North Alabama, 24-13, Saturday at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Hattiesburg wins 4th consecutive game with 20-18 win over East Central

Hattiesburg High School picked up its fourth consecutive win Friday night with a 20-18 victory over East Central High School.

  Gametime - Week 10

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...

Wildcats outscore Southwest in 4th quarter to claim 37-26 victory

Pearl River Community College quarterback Jakob Greer accounted for 380 yards offense and three touchdowns in the Wildcats' 37-26 victory Southwest Community College Thursday at Dobie Holden Stadium

Deion Sanders’ son commits to Jackson State

Shedeur Sanders announced his commitment to Jackson State University via Twitter on Friday.

  Hattiesburg looks to keep winning streak going against East Central

Hattiesburg High School will host East Central High School at 7 p.m. Friday in the Region 4-5A regular-season finale for both.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with Jefferson Davis Co. athletic director/football coach Lance Mancuso

This week's Tim's Two Cents podcast features Jefferson Davis County athletic director and football coach Lance Mancuso.

Carey falls, 77-63, in season opener to 20th-ranked Xavier

A cold shooting touch at the end of each half doomed William Carey University to a 77-63 loss in its season-opening men's basketball game at 20th-ranked Xavier University.

C-USA announces make-up dates for postponed USM football games

The University of Southern Mississippi will have two December make-up football games for ones postponed earlier in the season by the coronavirus.

  Player of the Week - Kabe Barnett next in line at Oak Grove

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.

High school football playoffs start Friday

The opening round of the Class 2A, Class 3A and Class 4A high school football postseason will start Friday night across the Pine Belt.

Ole Miss freshman ‘has regained movement’ after receiving severe injury at practice

Ole Miss freshman Damarcus Thomas has “regained movement in all of his extremities” after receiving a severe injury during practice.

Pair of Lady Eagles earn All-C-USA cross-country honors

The University of Southern Mississippi women's cross country team had a pair of runners named All-Conference USA.

VIDEO: Saints celebrate win over the Bears with locker room dance party

Saints improve to 5-2 on the season

  Rice hands USM a 30-6 trouncing

Rice University laid a 30-6 licking on the University of Southern Mississippi Saturday in Hattiesburg.

  Laurel holds off Bay Springs, 26-20

The Laurel High School Golden Tornadoes held off the Bay Springs High School Bulldogs, 26-20, Friday night in the first ever football game between the two.

  Gametime - Week 9

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...

NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre endorses Donald Trump for president

NFL Hall of Famer and Mississippi native Brett Favre endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election.

  Jones jumps out early, cruises to 37-13 victory over PRCC

Jones College takes 37-13 victory over Pearl River Community College Thursday.

  Bay Springs, Laurel to face off in football for 1st time

Laurel High School head coach Ryan Earnest has his Golden Tornadoes heading to Bay Springs High School Friday night for the first football between the schools.

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week VIII-Roundup IV

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week VIII-Roundup IV

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with Hattiesburg High football coach/AD Tony Vance

This week's podcast will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty talking with HHS football coach/athletic director Tony Vance.

  PRCC, Jones College prepare for 90th “Catfight”

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.

  Player of the Week - Quandarius Hubbard paces the Pirates

Mount Olive has passed the football just 14 times this season. The Pirates have carried it 250 times for 2,089 yards rushing.Even though opponents know what’s coming, they still can’t seem to stop it.

  Walden leaves USM for Austin Peay

University of Southern Mississippi interim head football coach Scotty Walden leaves Hattiesburg behind for Austin Peay State University.

SEC fines Lane Kiffin over officiating complaints

The Southeastern Conference has fined Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin $25,000 for his complaints about officiating on social media.

MGCCC pauses football for 14 days due to COVID concerns

Mississippi Gulf Coast is pausing football operations for 14 days beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27, because of COVID-19 concerns.

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week VIII-Roundup III

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week VIII-Roundup III

Herrington to be inducted into Jones’ sports hall of fame

Katie Herrington, the first-ever female athletic director at Jones College, will be inducted Thursday into the school's sports hall of fame

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week VIII-Roundup II

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week VIII-Roundup II