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A year ago, Mendenhall was fighting for first place in Region 5-4A as it hosted a struggling Northeast Jones Tigers team.

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Four South Jones band members auditioned for and earned a place on the prestigious Mississippi Lions All-State Band. They are, from left, Jacob Roney (euphonium), Seth Estes (trumpet), Kragen Lewis (flute) and Jared Bush (trumpet and All-State Jazz Band). Almost 1,000 young musicians auditio…

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When Chad Locklear snagged the onside kick out of the air in Laurel territory with less than two minutes to play Friday night, South Jones’ faithful were believing.

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Tigers ready to regroup for ‘second season’

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BAY SPRINGS — Jacario Ducksworth’s 86-yard punt return 86’ed Northeast Jones’ comeback hopes as Bay Springs ended its losing streak to the Tigers, 34-17, on Friday night.

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South Jones No. 7 Chad MosesSenior running back scored a TD on a 54-yard run and caught a pass for 24 yards in a 24-6 victory. He is pictured with Farm Bureau Insurance agent Jordan Walters.Northeast Jones No. 11 Tony BarnesCarried the ball 13 times for 97 yards in a loss to Collins. He is p…

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Collins’ high-octane offense was firing on all cylinders Friday night before Northeast Jones got cranked up in The Jungle, speeding away with a 39-10 victory.

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West Jones added some offensive pop Friday night to an already dominant defense.

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South Jones came within a few minutes of snagging their first victory of the season, but in the end, it was just too much Blake Comeaux to over-come.

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Hattiesburg finished with a bang to beat Laurel for the fifth straight time in the Lil’ Brown Jug Game, 41-20, on Saturday night at D.I. Patrick Stadium. 

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West Jones took advantage of early turnovers, short fields and a stifling defense to defeat Northeast Jones 33-0 Friday night at The Shoe in Soso.

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 Walker Thompson kicked a pair of field goals and two last-gasp passes fell incomplete as West Jones lost to rival Wayne County 10-6 on Friday night in the season-opener for both teams.

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Jackson Callaway High School is known much more for its rich basketball tradition than for its work on the gridiron. But with one of the top running backs in the state, Callaway will charge into Laurel Friday night for the season opener for both schools.

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Because of injuries, one of the top wide receiving prospects in the state will line up under center when Sumrall invades The Reservation to face South Jones in coach Roger Satcher’s first game as head coach for the Braves.

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This column was first published in The Vicksburg Post in 2000 in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to ban prayer at public school events. With apologies to the late Willie Morris, who penned a beautiful prayer for the opening of Little League Baseball season, here’s a prayer for the o…

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‘And before the calendar flips to September, the Mustangs will have already played three games. That seems a bit out of whack to me, always has.’

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Highly touted Laurel lineman commits to Seminoles on Sunday

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Northeast Jones standout Malachi Harrison signed to play soccer for the Jones County Junior College Bobcats. The star soccer player and kicker/safety for the Tigers’ football team is the son of Timothy and Valerie Harrison of the Powers community, who are pictured seated with him. Standing, …