Gametime - Week 3

We’re three weeks in to the high school football season. Another Friday night in the Pine Belt offered some great ball games. Here’s a look at some of the scores from around the area...

  Petal, West Jones meet in early-season battle of unbeatens

  Scotty Walden ushers in new era of USM football

  Bobcats two weeks out from season-opener

Jimmy Smith makes list of NFL Hall of Fame nominees

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with Southern Miss AD Jeremy McClain

  Player of the Week - Ty Keyes captains Taylorsville comeback

Continued Coverage

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week II-Roundup III

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week II-Roundup II

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week II-Roundup I

Southern Miss begins Scotty Walden era

West Jones stifles Wayne County, 18-2

  Gametime - Week 2

  West Jones-Wayne County rivalry adds a chapter Friday

West Jones and Wayne County high schools will renew their football rivalry Friday night in Waynesboro.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with WDAM sports anchor Lexi Hughes

On this week’s episode of Tim’s Two Cents, we sit down with WDAM 7 sports anchor and reporter Lexi Hughes.

Bubba Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season’s end

Bubba Wallace is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season.

  COVID-19 restrictions limit high school sports revenue

Public schools have only been playing football for the last week but the changes can already be seen.

Collins High football team to miss 2 games because of COVID quarantine

Magee High football team quarantined, cancels next 2 games

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week I-Roundup III

  Hattiesburg’s Thompson named WDAM ‘Player of Week’

  Southern Miss students react to football coaching change

Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Tokyo Olympics

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week I-Roundup II

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week I-Roundup II

Jay Hopson steps down as USM head football coach

University of Southern Mississippi head football coach Jay Hopson resigned Monday.

Pine Belt Prep Football: Week I/1st roundup

Pine Belt Prep Football: Week 1-1st roundup

Lil’ Brown Jug returns to Hattiesburg

Lil Brown Jug game

  Gametime - Week 1

The first full slate of high school football games is in the books. Here’s a look at the scores and highlights from around the Pine Belt...

  Underdog Jaguars take down Golden Eagles, 32-21

The University of Southern Mississippi surrendered more than 500 yards and 30 points in a 32-21 season-opening loss to visiting University of South Alabama.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with long-time sports journalist Stan Caldwell

This week's Tim's Two Cents podcast will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty talking with former colleague and long-time local sports journalist Stan Caldwell.

  USM police working to make first football game in COVID era safe

Because of the pandemic, only 9,000 fans are allowed to attend the game.

  Five Richton football players test positive for COVID-19, team quarantined

According to Richton School District Superintendent Clay Anglin, the school believes the cases stem from last Friday night’s football game.

  Golden Eagles ready to kick off 2020 football season

University of Southern Mississippi head football coach Jay Hopson and his Golden Eagles kick off the 200 season at 7 p.m. Thursday when the University of South Alabama arrives at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

  Jones College, PRCC football schedules set

The stage is set for Junior College football in Mississippi.The Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference released its schedule on Wednesday, which includes six division games for each team.

Miss. company donates football tractor-trailers to several universities

KLLM Transport Services (KLLM) donated several tractor-trailers to Ole Miss, Mississippi State University, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

  Lamar County School District preps for football season

The Lamar County School District will be starting its first football games this Friday and fans can expect several new changes.

Alvin Kamara not present at Saints Camp

The fourth-year back out of Tennessee is coming off an injury-riddled 2019, where he saw a dip in production, after a career-high in all purpose yards and touchdowns in 2018.

Pine Belt MAIS prep football roundup

Football roundup featuring our four Midsouth Association of Independent Schools.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with Oak Grove football coach Drew Causey

This week's podcast will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty talking with Oak Grove High football coach Drew Causey.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Taylorsville quarterback Ty Keyes

Those who grew up with Taylorsville quarterback Ty Keyes could see his potential clear from the start.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Al’jurae Arnold working for one more Jefferson Davis County title run

Al'jurae Arnold is working for one more Jefferson Davis County High School title run

Southern Miss football just five days from first game

Despite being separated by just 90 miles, this will be the first ever match-up between the two teams.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Perry Central’s Jaden Scott planning for Bulldogs’ big year

Perry Central High School senior Jaden Scott expecting big year for the Bulldogs.

  USM football players skip practice, march against social injustice

The football team will not practice Friday as players intend to march in protest of “instances of racial injustice in our country.”

Ole Miss football team protesting police brutality in front of Confederate monument

The Ole Miss football team gathered in The Square in Oxford on Friday morning to protest police brutality.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Stringer running back JoJo Sampson is set to go-go for the Red Devils

Stringer High School running back JoJo Sampson is set to go-go for the Red Devils.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Northeast Jones counting on senior Sam White on its front line

Northeast Jones High School counting on senior Sam White on its front line.

MSU football team skips practice to protest racial injustice

Mississippi State’s football team skipped practice on Thursday in protest of racial injustice.

HPSD release fan attendance guidelines for 2020-21 athletic events

Hattiesburg High School Athletics Director Tony Vance released their fan attendance guidelines for the 2020-2021 athletic events Wednesday morning.

  USM’s “silent assassin” makes noise in 2nd scrimmage

It’s hard to say Tim Jones flew “under-the-radar” when he caught a team-best 73 balls for 902 yards last season.It was easy to point to Quez Watkins on any given Saturday as the future Philadelphia Eagle led Conference USA with 1,178 yards receiving in 2019.

  North Forrest varsity football cancels 2020 season

North Forrest High School made the decision to cancel the 2020 varsity football season on Monday night due to COVID-19 concerns and unforeseen circumstances, according to Eagles head coach Anthony Dillon.

  Players of the Pine Belt: HHS’ Jaquez Andrews earns expanded running back role

Hattiesburg High School cornerback Jaquez Andrews appears poised for a bigger role on offense for the Tigers this fall.

  Players of the Pine Belt: North Forrest’s Michael Martin a force on both sides of the football

North Forrest High School senior lineman Michael Martin a force on both sides of the football.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Wayne County’s Tim Bonner ready for larger role

Wayne County High School senior receiver Tim Bonner is looking forward to a larger role on offense.

  Players of Pine Belt: Seminary’s Seth Gilmore ready for 4th season on offensive line

Seminary High School offensive guard Seth Gilmore is about to begin 4th season on offensive line for Bulldogs.

  Laurel awards $3.8M bid for sportsplex expansion project

The City of Laurel has awarded a bid for Phase I of the Laurel Sportsplex expansion project.

  USM soccer, volleyball postponed to spring

There will be no women’s soccer or volleyball played on the campus of Southern Miss this fall.Conference USA announced on Friday the postponement of fall team sports (with the exception of football) to the spring of 2021.

  HIGHLIGHTS - Week 2 of MAIS football

The second week of MAIS games is in the books as several Pine Belt teams opened their 2020 campaigns on Friday night. Here’s a look at some of the area scores...

  Parents react to East Jasper School District canceling fall sports

Parents WDAM spoke with say they wish they had been allowed some input when it came to making this decision.

  USM athletic director, students react to tailgating ban

Football season is approaching for the University of Southern Mississippi, but now without the option to tailgate, we hear how this changes campus life for the university.

Taylorsville football team quarantined due to COVID-19

Another high school football team in the Pine Belt has been quarantined due to COVID-19.

  Players of the Pine Belt: West Marion duo, Jartavious Martin, Qavonte Swanigan, share the spotlight

West Marion High School seniors Jartavious Martin and Qavonte Swanigan ready to share spotlight in final season for Trojans.

  WCHS football set to play home game Sept. 4 amid COVID-19 restrictions

Wayne County High School will be playing their first home football game of the year on Sept. 4 in Waynesboro.

Tim’s Two Cents podcast with WDAM Chief Meteorologist Nick Lilja

This week's podcast will feature WDAM's Tim Doherty talking with Chief Meteorologist Nick Lilja.

‘Heart-wrenching’: East Jasper School District cancels all fall sports, activities

The Friday night lights will stay dark in the East Jasper School District this fall.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Collins’ Emmanuel Lockhart hoping to play senior year

Collins High School running back/free safety Emmanuel Lockhart is hoping he'll be able to get in his senior football season.

Ole Miss reports 14 positive COVID-19 cases as part of mass screening of student-athletes

Ole Miss says 11 are members of the same team. All 14 are currently in isolation.

WDAM to rebroadcast 4 classic Saints games

Saints fans will be able to view four of the most memorable wins in franchise history.

  2 Covington Co. football programs suspended after players test positive for coronavirus

Both Seminary and Mount Olive High School football teams are on 14-day quarantine.

  USM’s Steven Anderson enters transfer portal

The redshirt junior becomes the fourth Golden Eagle to opt out of 2020 season. After 23 career games with the Black and Gold, Anderson plans to become a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Bay Springs’ LaMarcus Stubbs ready to hit

Bay Springs High School senior running back/linebacker LaMarcus Stubbs is ready to go for his senior season.

Seminary football player tests positive for COVID-19

The Seminary High School football team has shut down activities for 14 days after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

USM football boosts schedule back to 12 games

University of Southern Mississippi athletic director Jeremy McClain announced Tuesday the addition of a 12th football game to the Golden Eagles' 2020 football schedule.

  Players of the Pine Belt: FCAHS’ Josh Daniels wants his senior season to happen

Forrest County Agricultural High School running back Josh Daniels said he hopes his senior season does not fall victim to COVID-19.

  Sports physicians provide tips for athletes during COVID-19

COVID-19 is on the minds of many coaches and athletes as they prepare to return to the field and court. Sports medicine experts want all high schools to remember these tips during the pandemic.

Egg Bowl set for Nov. 28 in revised SEC schedule

Conference announces new 10-game schedule for upcoming season

Trio of Golden Eagles opt out of 2020 football season

Three University of Southern Mississippi football players have opted out of the 2020 season.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Richton’s Devin Miller talks softly, but delivers big hits

Richton High School's Devin Miller lets his actions speak for him.

Southern Miss defensive lineman opts out of season

Defensive lineman Jacques Turner announced on Twitter that he would be opting out of the 2020 season and become a graduate transfer.

  A glimpse at Golden Eagle camp 10 days in

For the first time since January, Jay Hopson was actually able to watch his football team compete in shoulder pads and helmets.Southern Miss held its first scrimmage of summer camp on Saturday morning at the Rock.

  Wayne County sends Lady War Eagle to next level

Shakirria Everett has come a long way from her freshman season at Wayne County – so long that she now has the opportunity to play college basketball.The Wayne County senior guard signed a scholarship with Northwest Mississippi Community College on Wednesday.