HS Football

  Oak Grove fights for final playoff spot in Region 3-6A

With just three regular season games remaining, Oak Grove sits in a three-way tie for the fourth and final playoff spot in region 3-6A.The Warriors (5-3, 2-2 region) visit Brandon (6-3, 3-1) on Thursday at 7 p.m.

  Player of the Week - FCAHS senior Evan Clark

High School Football Recap: Week 9; Part 3

High School Football Recap: Week 9: Part 2

High School Football Recap: Week 9; Part 1

West Jones takes control of Region 3-5A

  Gametime - Week 9 of high school football

Continued Coverage

  Columbia tops West Marion, 33-14, in county clash

  Petal’s 3-game win streak places them atop region

  Marion County clash features two unbeatens

  Player of the Week - Zhakerreun “Phat” Wesley

High School Football Recap: Week 8; Part 4

High School Football Recap: Week 8; Part 3

  Gametime - Week 8 of high school football

Week 8 of the high school football slate featured many key region contests. Here’s a look at some of the Friday night scores from around the Pine Belt...

Pine Belt Football Recap: Week 8; Part 2

Taylorsville, West Jones, West Marion and Lumberton high schools pick up football wins this past weekend.

  Columbia takes down Jefferson Davis County, 36-22

Columbia High School top Jefferson Davis County, 36-22, Friday night.

High School Football Recap: Week VIII; Part I

Laurel and Bay Springs high schools picked up football victories Thursday night.

Purvis powers past Sumrall, 28-17, in region play

  Thursday Night Football Scores

  Columbia, Jeff Davis clash in region 8-3A

  Sumrall, Purvis renew “Battle of Highway 589”

LIST: Pine Belt high schools reschedule football games

  Player of the Week - Petal’s Micah McGowan

High School Football Recap: Week 7; Part 3

Wayne County, Laurel, Purvis, pick up football wins Friday night.,

High School Football Recap: Week 7; Part 2

Richton, Mt. Olive and Lumberton high schools picked up football victories Friday night.

High School Football Recap: Week 7; Part 1

Northeast Jones, West Jones, West Marion and Taylorsville high schools picked up football victories over the weekend.

  Gametime - Week 7 of high school football

The first Friday in October provided plenty of thrills – and lightning. Many weather delays across the Pine Belt pushed games late into the night, while some were postponed to later dates.Here’s a look at some of the scores from week seven of the high school football season...

  Game of the Week Preview: Petal at Oak Grove

Petal and Oak Grove renew rivalry on Friday night.

  Taylorsville dominates Bay Springs, 42-6

Taylorsville head coach Mitch Evans described the Tartars’ 28-0 loss at Jackson Prep last Friday as a little slice of “humble pie.”The loss was Taylorsville’s first of the season and first shutout since 2004. The Tartars responded on Thursday by dominating Bay Springs 42-6 to open Region 5-2A play

Prep all-star football rosters include area standouts

Players and coaches from teams in the Pine Belt will be participating in both games.

  Player of the Week - Bay Springs junior Eddie Payton

In its 6-0 start to the season, Bay Springs has found different ways to win ball games.At Clarke County on Friday, it was the defense that stepped up and yielded just seven points. Junior Eddie Payton had a hand in the Bulldogs’ success with 11 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles.

High School Football Recap: Week 6; Part 3

Wrapping up Week 6 of high school results in the Pine Belt.

High School Football Recap: Week 6, Part 2

Petal, West Marion, Lumberton and George County each picked up high school football victories Friday night.

  High School Football Recap: Week 6, Part 1

West Marion, West Jones, Sumrall, Petal high schools log football wins Friday night.

PCS runs past mistake-prone Columbia Academy, 41-22

Presbyterian Christian School rolled past Columbia Academy 41-22 Friday night.

  Gametime - Week 6 of high school football

District play began for many teams in week six of the high school football season. Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s scores from around the Pine Belt...

  Game of the Week Preview: PCS at Columbia Academy

Columbia Academy is set to host PCS on Friday night for its homecoming game.

Seminary travels to Purvis for final, non-region

Purvis to welcome Seminary to town for the final. no-region game for both high schools.

  Hattiesburg, Wayne County open region play with a rumpus

District play begins Friday for class 5A – a new season and new life for many programs around the Pine Belt.Hattiesburg High is hoping to start strong at Wayne County after a 1-3 non-district record.

  Petal opens district play against pesky Pearl Pirates

In what is shaping up to be one of the toughest regions in class 6A, Petal is glad to play host to Pearl in Friday’s region 3-6A opener.Both the Panthers (3-1) and Pirates (3-1) enter Friday’s game after a bye week.

High School Football Recap: Week 5; part 2

Lumberton, Bay Springs, Columbia, Taylorsville and Purvis high schools each picked up a Friday night football win.

High School Football Recap: Week 5; part 1

West Marion High School shut out Sumrall High School 43-0 Friday night.

  Hattiesburg stuns Jefferson Davis County with 2nd-half rally

Hattiesburg rallies past Jefferson Davis County for 28-27 football win.

  Gametime - Week 5 of high school football

It was Homecoming week for many schools across the Pine Belt area. Here’s a look at some of the high school football scores from week five...

  Game of the Week Preview: Jeff Davis vs. Hattiesburg

Friday's matchup will be a test for both teams. The Jaguars are 2-2 on the season and are coming off a win over Lawrence County. The Tigers are off to an 0-3 start, although head coach Tony Vance said he saw a big improvement last week against Oak Grove.

Richton to meet Sacred Heart in 4-1A tiff

Richton High School to visit Sacred Heart in Region 4-1A showdown Friday.

  Columbia off to 4-0 start, but not satisfied

From the outside looking in, Columbia High seems to be rolling.The Wildcats (4-0) are averaging 53 points per game and have trailed just once this season.However, second-year head coach Chip Bilderback still sees ways Columbia can improve and feels like it must with district play just two weeks...

  PCS finding ways to win close games

In their 3-1 start to the season, the PCS Bobcats have found ways to win close football games.Every contest has been decided by one possession including two one-point wins and the latest coming down to Garrett Lunceford’s field goal.

  Player of the Week - Lumberton junior Robert Henry

Since he was a freshman, Robert Henry has made plays for Lumberton High.As a junior, he seems to be making them all over the field. Henry rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries in the Panthers’ 41-7 win over Stringer.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RECAP: Week 4; part 2

Oak Grove, Laurel, Purvis and Northeast Jones high schools earn football victories Friday.

High School Football Recap: Week 4; part 1

Columbia, West Marion, Bay Springs and Lumberton high schools pick up football victories Friday night.

  West Jones snaps streak against Wayne Co., 31-10

West Jones High School peeled Wayne County High School 31-10 Friday night in Soso.

  Gametime - Week 4 of high school football

Friday the 13th provided thrills on the football field across the Pine Belt. Here’s a look at some of high school scores from week 4...

  Game of the Week Preview: Wayne County vs. West Jones

The War Eagles and the Mustangs renew rivalry Friday night at 7 p.m. in Soso.

  Petal to travel to Laurel in final, non-region tune-up

Petal High School to visit Laurel High School for football game.

  Oak Grove, Hattiesburg meet in Hub City brouhaha

An intercity, non-district clash that has picked up steam in recent years – Oak Grove and Hattiesburg again do battle on Friday night.The Tigers are 0-2 for the first time since 2013 while the Warriors visit D.I. Patrick Stadium with a 2-0 record.“

  Player of the Week - Oak Grove quarterback Damon Stewart

When Oak Grove sent John Rhys Plumlee to Ole Miss, it said goodbye to 5,430 career passing yards, 2,314 rushing yards and 82 total touchdowns.

High School Football Recap: Week 3; Part 2

Petal, Perry Central and Seminary high schools, Columbia Academy pick up prep football victories.

High School Football Recap: Week 3, part 1

Oak Grove, West Jones, Wayne County and Bay Springs high schools all pick up wins in the third week of the season.

  Cheerleader with Down Syndrome inspires Biloxi Junior High students

At Biloxi Junior High, one cheerleader is also inspiring her school and community.

West Marion shuts out East Marion, 20-0

West Marion High School shuts out East Marion High School, 20-0.

  Gametime - Week 3 of high school football

Week three of high school football featured a number of rivalry games and close contests. Here’s a look at some of the Friday night scores from around the area...

  2nd-half surge sends Taylorsville past Jeff Davis, 46-14

Taylorsville High School clobbers Jefferson Davis High School, 46-14.

  Game of the Week Preview: East Marion vs. West Marion

East Marion is set to face off against rival West Marion for a cross-county showdown on Friday night in Foxworth.

  Authorities investigating threat of violence at Wayne County, Laurel football game

Authorities in Wayne County say they are taking a phone call warning of shots to be fired at Friday night’s football game between Wayne County and Laurel seriously.

  Taylorsville hosts Jeff Davis in “Clash of Titans” Thursday night

Taylorsville and Bassfield High used to meet quite a bit on the football field back when the Yellowjackets roamed class 2A.Thursday night’s contest will be the first since Bassfield consolidated with Prentiss to form Jefferson Davis County.

  Player of the Week - Laurel quarterback Xavier Evans

Surveying his group of Golden Tornadoes last August, coach Todd Breland knew Xavier Evans would be a playmaker for Laurel.He just needed to find a way to get No. 10 on the field.

High School Football Recap: Week 2, part 3

Perry Central, South Jones each picked up high school football wins Friday night.

High School Football Recap: Week 2, part 2

Petal, Bay Springs and Sumrall high schools move to 2-0 on young football season.

  High School Football Recap: Week 2, part 1

Oak Grove, Taylorsville, West Marion, West Jones pick up high school football wins.

  Gametime - Week 2 of high school football

Another Friday night is in the books. Here’s a look at some of the week 2 scores from around the Pine Belt...

  Laurel seizes Jug from Hattiesburg, 35-19

Laurel High School tops Hattiesburg High School for Lil' Brown Jug.

Madison Central football player off ventilator and awake according to family

The family of a Madison Central High School football player who collapsed Tuesday, says he is now awake and off a ventilator.

  Player of the Week: Columbia’s Kentrel Bullock

The Wildcats found success early with a big week one win, led by senior running back Kentrel Bullock.

High School Football Recap: Week 1, part 2

Laurel, Northeast Jones win season-opening football games.

  Petal defeats Hattiesburg, 38-15

Petal takes down Hattiesburg, 38-15.

High School Football Recap: Week 1, part 1

West Jones, West Marion, Mt. Olive and Taylorsville open 2019 football season with wins.

  Defense preserves Seminary’s 19-14 win over Collins

Seminary holds off Collins, 19-14.

  Gametime - Week 1 of high school football

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

  Bay Springs shuts out Stringer in season opener

Bay Springs High School smacked Stringer High School in Thursday night's season opener.

Nearby rivals to take measure of one another

Rival high schools, Collins and Seminary, will square off against one another to open the 2019 football at 7 p.m. Friday.