Football

  How Bassfield shaped Jamal Peters into an NFL prospect

In a Bassfield locker room filled with college and NFL talent, Jamal Peters always seemed to stand out. At one point, he was ranked the No. 1 high school prospect in Mississippi.However, Peters knows he’d be nowhere without his Bassfield brothers pushing him every day.

  1970 Columbia football and the first year of integration

  Fred McNair honored in Mount Olive

  National Signing Day 2019: Southern Miss football commits

  National Signing Day 2019: The latest college commits in the Pine Belt

  Johnathan Abram, Javon Patterson represent Pine Belt at Senior Bowl

  From Bassfield to the NFL - A.J. Moore and Cornell Armstrong

Continued Coverage

Reports: AL quarterback Jalen Hurts takes step towards transfer

  Bassfield’s A.J. Moore enters NFL playoffs

  Early Signing Day 2018: Latest college commits in the Pine Belt

Early Signing Period in full swing in Mississippi

  MS defeats AL 24-20 in MS/AL All-Star Game, Conner named MVP

Mississippi defeats Alabama in 32nd All-Star game

How to watch the MS/AL All-Star Game

Some of Mississippi and Alabama’s finest high school athletes will meet under the lights Monday night in the 32nd Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game.

  Pine Belt players prepare for MS/AL All-Star Game

Monday night’s game can be seen on WDAM Bounce, channel 7.3.

Collins’ McLaurin commits to USM

Collins’ Markel McLaurin commits to Southern Miss

  WDAM Coach of the Year: West Jones head coach Scott Pierson

WDAM Coach of the Year: West Jones head coach Scott Pierson

USM football gets 4 JuCo commitments

  Eight local players head to MS/AL all-star game

  Oak Grove’s Plumlee chosen WDAM’s POY

  Mud & rain highlight 70th Annual Bernard Blackwell All-Star Game

Pine Belt to be well-represented at all-star game

  West Jones falls to West Point in 5A title game

  Scott Central wears down Taylorsville, 21-7

Taylorsville could not defend its Class 2A football championship, falling 21-7 to Scott Central

Poplarville comes up short in 4A finale, Nanih Waiya wins 1A

Louisville rallies past Poplarville, 25-20

Taylorsville falls to Scott Central 21-7 in 2A State Championship game

Taylorsville falls to Scott Central 21-7 in 2A State Championship game

Lady Crusaders reach NAIA soccer finals

Lady Crusaders advance to NAIA women's soccer finals.

Poplarville falls to Louisville 25-20 in 4A State Championship game

Poplarville falls to Louisville 25-20 in 4A State Championship game

  Oak Grove falls short in 6A state title game

The Oak Grove Warriors fell just short of a 6A state championship against Horn Lake on Friday night at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg.

Seminary falls short in Class 3A title game

The Seminary Bulldogs fought back from a 22-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but ultimately lost to the Water Valley Blue Devils 34-28 in the class 3A state championship football game.

MS high school football championships come to The Rock

The MHSAA state football championships are headed to The Rock.

Taylorsville’s Keyes, Hattiesburg’s Conner honored

Taylorsville quarterback and Hattiesburg quarterback Jarod Conner were among six players honored as "Mississippi Mr. Football."

  Seminary battles Water Valley in first state title since 2003

Seminary has been battle-tested this season.Two of the Bulldogs three losses came against Taylorsville and Poplarville – teams that are both competing for a state championship alongside Seminary this weekend.

  West Jones makes first state championship appearance

West Jones has fielded football teams for a number of years.However, when the Mustangs take the field on Saturday at “The Rock,” it will be the first time in a state championship game.

  Oak Grove back in state title for first time since 2014

After a two-year playoff drought, Oak Grove is back in the state championship for the first time since 2014.The Warriors (12-2) battle Horn Lake (14-0) on Friday at 7 p.m. in the class 6A state title.It’s been many of the same players as the past few years who have led Oak Grove to this point.

  Jones preps for Sunday’s Mississippi Bowl

Jones College is a victory away from posting ten wins for the first time since 2001 and just the seventh time in school history.The Bobcats were afforded another chance to play when they earned a bowl bid for the first time since 2004.

  Taylorsville hopes to repeat as 2A state champs

Taylorsville hopes to repeat as 2A state champs

  High School Football Recap: South State recap

Oak Grove, Taylorsville, West Jones, and Seminary headed to State Title game in Hub City.

  West Jones tops Picayune, 21-13, for historic win

West Jones advances to Class 5A state championship game with win over Picayune.

  Seminary tops Jefferson Davis County, 15-9

Seminary advances to the Class 3A state championship game with a win over Jefferson Davis County.

  West Jones at Picayune highlights

Gametime highlights 11/23

  Oak Grove at Brandon highlights

Gametime highlights 11/23

  Jefferson Davis County at Seminary highlights

Gametime highlights 11/23

  Bay Springs at Taylorsville highlights

Gametime highlights 11/23

  Jefferson Davis, Seminary set for rematch in 3A South State

Jefferson Davis, Seminary set for rematch in 3A South State

  West Jones seeks first South State title in school history

West Jones did not win 11 games overnight.The Mustangs have been dominant defensively all season long – yielding just 8.4 points per game. However, it was West Jones’ 37-14 win at previously-unbeaten Hattiesburg High in the quarterfinals of the class 5A playoffs that opened people’s eyes.

  Bay Springs meets Taylorsville in 2A South State showdown

Bay Springs meets Taylorsville in 2A South State showdown

  Oak Grove set for rematch with Brandon at South State

One of Oak Grove’s only two losses this season came against Brandon in mid-October.Since then, the Warriors have won four straight and find themselves practicing the week of Thanksgiving. Oak Grove meets the Bulldogs for a second time on Friday in the 6A South State title.

  East Marion still alive in 1A playoffs

East Marion went down to Lumberton on Friday and beat a one-loss Panthers squad 26-14.The Eagles are peaking at the right time – winners of their last four games and six of their last seven.

  High School Football Recap: Week 14

High School Football Recap: Week 14

  West Jones upsets Hattiesburg 37-14, ending Tigers’ perfect season

The Mustangs (11-2) will travel to Picayune High School (10-3), with the winner playing in Dec. 1 Class 5A state championship football game.

  West Jones upsets Hattiesburg 37-14

The Mustangs will travel to Picayune next Friday for the South Half Title.

  Oak Grove advances to South State title game with 48-35 victory against Petal

Oak Grove advances to South State title with 48-35 victory over Petal

  Taylorsville at Collins highlights

Gametime highlights 11/16

  Petal at Oak Grove highlights

Gametime highlights 11/16

  East Marion at Lumberton highlights

Gametime highlights 11/16

  Jefferson Davis County at Columbia highlights

Gametime highlights 11/16

  Bay Springs at Richton highlights

Gametime highlights 11/16

  West Jones at Hattiesburg highlights

Gametime highlights 11/16

  Winona at Seminary highlights

Gametime highlights 11/16

  Picayune at Laurel highlights

Gametime highlights 11/16

  Pine Belt football slate-South State semis

Playoff schedule for remaining Pine Belt schools as they head into South State semifinals.

All-Region 8-3A football team announced

Region 8-3A football coaches voted on first-team honors as well as various MVPs among the region's six high schools.

  Collins (11-1) hosts Taylorsville (13-0) in class 2A quarterfinals

The last time Taylorsville (13-0) and Collins (11-1) met on a football field, it was for the 2017 Class 2A South State title.The Tartars prevailed 48-32 on their home turf and went on to win the state championship.

  Unbeaten Hattiesburg hosts West Jones in 5A playoffs

Hattiesburg High is one of the most explosive offensive teams in the state. The Tigers (12-0) average nearly 50 points per game.Their opponent on Friday night – West Jones – surrenders just eight points per game. The Mustangs (10-2) have pitched six shutouts on the season.

  Player of the Week - Petal junior Ja’Korian Newsome

Trailing Petal by 20 points, Gulfport was on the verge of letting its season slip away.Moments later, junior Ja’Korian Newsome forced a fumble, the Panthers recovered on their way to a 34-0 upset win over the Admirals (10-2).

High School Football Recap-Week 13

A roundup of Friday's high school football games, including Hattiesburg, West Jones, Stone, Poplarville and Oak Grove.

  1st-half flurry lifts Laurel past Wayne Co.

Laurel advanced on Friday night with a win over Wayne County.

  Wayne County at Laurel highlights

Gametime highlights 11/9

  Brookhaven at Hattiesburg highlights

Gametime highlights 11/9

  Harrison Central at Oak Grove highlights

Gametime highlights 11/9

  Richton at Mize highlights

Gametime highlights 11/9

  Leake County at Lumberton highlights

Gametime highlights 11/9

  Stone at West Jones highlights

Gametime highlights 11/9

  Velma-Jackson at Jefferson Davis County highlights

Gametime highlights 11/9

  Centreville Academy at Sylva-Bay Academy highlights

Gametime highlights 11/9

  Pisgah at Taylorsville highlights

Gametime highlights 11/9

  French Camp at Stringer highlights

Gametime highlights 11/9

USM heads to UAB for C-USA showdown

Southern Miss heading to BIrmingham, Ala., to meet UAB in big C-USA clash

Run games take stage in Class 5A playoff

Ole foes Laurel and Wayne County high schools to face off in opening round of Class 5A playoffs.

Pine Belt players named “Mr. Football”

The 2018 selections for Mississippi’s “Mr. Football” have been released, and a number of Pine Belt athletes are among the crop...