High School

  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...

  Player of the Week - Ty Keyes captains Taylorsville comeback

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week II-Roundup III

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week II-Roundup II

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week II-Roundup I

West Jones stifles Wayne County, 18-2

  Gametime - Week 2

Continued Coverage

  West Jones-Wayne County rivalry adds a chapter Friday

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

  COVID-19 restrictions limit high school sports revenue

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’

Hattiesburg High School senior safety Walton Thompson was named WDAM-TV's "Player of the Week" after coming up with three interceptions in the Tigers' win over Laurel High School in the 99th annual edition of The Battle for the Lil' Brown Jug.

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week I-Roundup II

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week I-Roundup II

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

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

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

Pine Belt MAIS prep football roundup

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

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

  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.

  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.

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.

  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.

  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.

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.

‘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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Jonathan Harris plays big for Petal

Petal High School receiver Johnathan Harris never may be the biggest football player on the field, so he'll just have to to settle for making the biggest plays.

  Wayne Academy drops 2020 season opener, 34-14

Kadin Johnston and Colin Trigg scored on short runs in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough as Wayne Academy fell 34-14 to visiting Natchez Cathedral High School Friday in the football season opener for both teams.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Laurel’s dual-threat QB Xavier Evans to transition to dual-threat RB/WR

Laurel High School quarterback Xavier Evans sliding into full-time role as running back.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Sylva Bay’s Holden Brown ready for final season with Saints

Senior Holden Brown hopes to help Sylva Bay Academy make another Class 4A playoff run in Midsouth Association of Independent Schools football.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Wayne Academy’s Will Hodo ready for Friday night’s lights

Wayne Academy receiver/linebacker Will Hodo said he's anxious to see football kick off Friday night.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Oak Grove senior E.J. Newell to anchor Warriors’ ground game

Oak Grove High School running back E.J. Newell is looking forward to his senior season.

  Players of the Pine Belt: South Jones’ Reid Gavin expected to have big impact for Braves

Senior offensive lineman Reid Gavin will give the South Jones High School offensive line a big boost this football season.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Sumrall’s Cole Daniels ready to come up big

Sumrall High School senior defensive tackle Cole Daniels will be starting his fifth season up front for the Bobats' defense.

Milestone musings from the Isle of Isolation ...

More musings from WDAM's Tim Doherty as he enters Week 21 of self-shuttering in deference to the coronavirus on the Isle of Isolation.

  Players of the Pine Belt: East Marion’s Carlos Stubbs a threat on both sides of the football

East Marion High School senior Carlos Stubbs is heading into his fourth season at wide receiver and his second as a shake-'em-up pass rusher off the edge.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Sacred Heart’s Kasen Noble ready to go on two fronts

Sacred Heart's Kasen Noble will be a key player on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Crusaders.

  Friday nights to look different for more than just football teams this fall

The game of football may seem trivial during a time in which districts across Mississippi are simply trying to figure out how to best return their students to school.It certainly doesn’t feel trivial to some.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Purvis RB Ty Badon to take on larger role in 2020

Purvis High School junior running back Ty Badon is expected to take on a bigger role for the Tornadoes during the 2020 football season.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Columbia Academy’s Robert Johnson set to double down

Columbia Academy receiver/free safety Robert Johnson is all set to pull double duty.

  Players of the Pine Belt: West Jones QB Alan Follis primed for senior season

West Jones High School senior quarterback Alan Follis is set to be front and center while behind center for the Mustangs.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Dream comes true for Lumberton’s Steven Lonadier

Lumberton High School offensive tackle Steven Lonadier is living out the dream of playing football for the team he idolized as a youngster.

  Players of the Pine Belt: PCS’ Marquis Crosby expected to be major force

Presbyterian Christian School running back Marquis Crosby is healthy and that could be bad news for the Bobcats' football opponents this fall.

Stone 2020 Football Schedule

Stone 2020 football schedule

  Players of the Pine Belt: Columbia’s Dashod Ball ready for leadership role

Columbia High School football player Dashod Ball is ready to step up in his final football season as a Wildcat.

No Mask, No Entry: MHSAA releases Fall sports guidelines

This is not an exhaustive list and there might be additional steps in each community to help prevent the spread of virus.

Mt. Olive 2020 Football Schedule

Mt. Olive 2020 football schedule

Heidelberg 2020 Football Schedule

Heidelberg 2020 football schedule

Greene County 2020 Football Schedule

Greene County 2020 football schedule

West Marion 2020 Football Schedule

West Marion 2020 football schedule

Jefferson Davis Co. 2020 Football Schedule

Jefferson Davis County 2020 football schedule

Magee 2020 Football Schedule

Magee 2020 football schedule

Columbia 2020 Football Schedule

Columbia 2020 football schedule

Columbia Academy 2020 Football Schedule

Columbia Academy 2020 football schedule

Presbyterian Christian School 2020 Football Schedule

Presbyterian Christian School 2020 football schedule

Wayne Academy 2020 Football Schedule

Wayne Academy 2020 football schedule

Sylva Bay 2020 Football Academy

Sylva Bay 2020 football schedule

Picayune 2020 Football Schedule

Picayune 2020 football schedule

Seminary 2020 Football Schedule

Seminary 2020 football schedule

Perry Central 2020 Football Schedule

Perry Central 2020 football schedule

North Forrest 2020 Football Schedule

North Forrest 2020 football schedule

East Marion 2020 Football Schedule

East Marion 2020 football schedule

Collins 2020 Football Schedule

Collins 2020 football schedule