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Oak Grove at Hattiesburg

* Where: D.I. Patrick Stadium, Hattiesburg

* On the Air: Oak Grove – WFMM-FM (97.3), sportsjuice.com; Hattiesburg – WMXI-FM (98.1)

* Records: Oak Grove – 3-0, ranked No. 4 Overall and No. 4 in Class 6A; Hattiesburg – 0-3

* Last Week: Oak Grove – Defeated Biloxi 49-14; Hattiesburg – Lost to Wayne County 50-14

* Last Meeting: Tigers 21, Warriors 14 (2012)

* Worth Noting: Oak Grove leads the series 7-5, but the Tigers have won three of the last four meetings, including the past two seasons, knocking the Warriors out of the playoffs both years.

FCAHS at Purvis

* Where: Cowart Stadium, Purvis

* On the Air: sanmansports. com

* Records: Forrest County AHS – 2-1, ranked No. 1 in 4A; Purvis – 3-0

* Last Week: FCAHS – Defeated Magee 34-20; Purvis – Did not play

* Last Meeting: Aggies 21, Tornadoes 20 (2012)

* Worth Noting: Forrest County has not lost to Purvis since 1999. Last season, the Tornadoes were stopped on a 2-point conversion attempt with seven seconds to play.

Laurel at Mendenhall

* Where: Mendenhall stadium

* Records: Laurel – 3-0; Mendenhall – 0-4

* Last Week: Laurel – Did not play; Mendenhall – Lost to Pearl 41-17

* Last Meeting: Golden Tornadoes 27, Tigers 22 (2010)

* Worth Noting: Junior wide receiver Omar Bayless has caught 13 passes for 349 yards and 2 TDs, and has also thrown an 82-yard TD pass on a flea flicker play.

Harrison C. at West Jones

* Where: Mustang Stadium, Laurel

* Records: Harrison Central – 3-0; West Jones – 1-1.

* Last Week: Harrison Central – Defeated Greene County 28-21; West Jones – Did not play

* Last Meeting: Red Rebels and Mustangs have not played in recent years.

Columbia at Magee

* Where: Trojan Field, Magee

* On the Air: WJDR-FM (98.3)

* Records: Columbia – 1-2; Magee – 3-1

* Last Week: Columbia – Defeated West Marion 49-14; Magee – Lost to Forrest County AHS 34-20

* Last Meeting: Wildcats 32, Trojans 31 (2012 playoffs)

* Worth Noting: Columbia won last year’s first-round playoff game in overtime on a fourth-down TD pass, followed by a two-point conversion run by Ti’Quan Forbes.

Sumrall at St. Stanislaus

* Where: Brother Philip Stadium, Bay St. Louis

* On the Air: ihighsports/sumrall

* Records: Sumrall – 2-2; St. Stanislaus – 4-0, ranked No. 4 in 4A

* Last Week: Sumrall – Lost to Hancock 56-6; St. Stanislaus – Defeated St. Martin 49-45

* Last Meeting: The Bobcats and Rockachaws have never met.

* Worth Noting: St. Stanislaus is one of the state’s biggest surprises of the season thus far, jumping out to a 4-0 start after finishing 0-9 last season.

SE Lauderdale at NE Jones

* Where: Tiger Stadium, Laurel

* Records: Southeast Lauderdale – 2-2; Northeast Jones – 1-3.

* Last Week: SE Lauderdale – Defeated Clarkdale 49-6; NE Jones – Defeated South Jones 30-12

* Last Meeting: SEL Tigers 33, NEJ Tigers 14 (2010)

* Worth Noting: Junior linebacker Reggio Dean had 13 tackles, forced two fumbles – returning one 71 yards for a TD – and had two INTs last week against South Jones.

Pass Christian at W. Marion

* Where: Trojan Field, Foxworth

* Records: Pass Christian – 1-3; West Marion – 2-2

* Last Week: Pass Christian – Lost to West Harrison 28-14; West Marion – Lost to Columbia 49-14.

* Last Meeting: Trojans 40, Pirates 6 (2012)

* Worth Noting: Sophomore wide receiver Money Gaddis caught eight passes for 131 yards and a TD for West Marion last week against Columbia.

Hazlehurst at Bassfield

* Where: Howard Willoughby Field, Bassfield

* Records: Hazlehurst – 4-0, ranked No. 1 in 3A; Bassfield – 4-0, ranked No. 7 Overall and No. 1 in 2A.

* Last Week: Hazlehurst – Defeated East Marion 14-0; Bassfield – Defeated Collins 28-12

* Last Meeting: Indians and Yellowjackets have not met in recent years

* Worth Noting: This is a rare regular-season clash between two defending state champions, Hazlehurst in 3A and Bassfield in 2A. Both teams also bring 20-game winning streaks into the contest.

Perry C. at North Forrest

* Where: Keene Stadium, Eatonville

* Records: Perry Central – 3-1; North Forrest – 1-3

* Last Week: Perry Central – Defeated East Central 32-21; North Forrest – Lost to Wingfield 52-13

* Last Meeting: Bulldogs 49, Eagles 7 (2006)

Seminary at Mize

* Where: Mize field

* Records: Seminary – 3-1; Mize – 3-1

* Last Week: Seminary – Defeated Wesson 39-19; Mize – Defeated Puckett 38-35

* Last Meeting: Mize Bulldogs 28, Seminary Bulldogs 14 (2010)

* Worth Noting: Seminary is averaging 44.7 points in its past three games, after being shut out by Bassfield in its season opener.

Collins at Lawrence Co.

* Where: Cougar Field, Monticello

* Records: Collins – 2-2; Lawrence County – 3-1

* Last Week: Collins – Lost to Bassfield 28-12; Lawrence County – Defeated Prentiss 34-0

* Last Meeting: Tigers and Cougars have not met in recent years.

* Worth Noting: Collins put up 237 yards of offense in the first half last week against Bassfield.

Prentiss at East Marion

* Where: Leslie Peters Field, Columbia

* On the Air: WFFF-FM (96.7), wfffradio.com

* Records: Prentiss – 1-3; East Marion – 3-1

* Last Week: Prentiss – Lost to Lawrence County 34-0; East Marion – Lost to Hazlehurst 14-0

* Last Meeting: Eagles 41, Bulldogs 0 (2012).

* Worth Noting: Junior QB Johnathan Abram led East Marion with 85 yards rushing on 12 runs last week against Hazlehurst.

Richton at Clarkdale

* Where: Clarkdale field

* Records: Richton – 4-0; Clarkdale – 0-4

* Last Week: Richton – Defeated Presbyterian Christian 36-21; Clarkdale – Lost to SE Lauderdale 49-6

* Last Meeting: Rebels 20, Bulldogs 3 (2012)

* Worth Noting: Junior RB Darren Woods ran 21 times for 212 yards, and scored 2 TDs and 3 PAT runs for Richton last week against PCS.

Taylorsville at Quitman

* Where: Panther Stadium, Quitman

* Records: Taylorsville – 3-1, ranked No. 3 in 2A; Quitman – 0-3

* Last Week: Taylorsville – Defeated Raleigh 44-12; Quitman – Did not play

* Last Meeting: Tartars and Panthers have not played in recent years.

Sac. Heart at Bogue Chitto

* Where: Bogue Chitto field

* Records: Sacred Heart – 2-1, 0-1 in 4-1A; Bogue Chitto – 4-0, 2-0 in 4-1A, ranked No. 2 in 1A

* Last Week: Sacred Heart – Lost to Dexter 34-20; Bogue Chitto – Defeated Mount Olive 44-8

* Last Meeting: Crusaders and Bobcats have never met.

Lumberton at Salem

* Where: Salem field

* Records: Lumberton – 1-2, 1-0 in 4-1A, ranked No. 4 in 1A; Salem – 2-2, 1-1 in 4-1A

* Last Week: Lumberton – Defeated Resurrection 40-34; Salem – Lost to Stringer 28-14

* Last Meeting: Panthers and Wildcats have never met.

Simpson at PCS

* Where: PCS field, Hattiesburg

* On the Air: pcsk12.org

* Records: Simpson – 4-0, ranked No. 4 in MAIS; Presbyterian Christian – 2-2

* Last Week: Simpson – Defeated Leake Academy 24-0; PCS – Lost to Richton 36-21

* Last Meeting: Bobcats 28, Cougars 13 (2012).

* Worth Noting: Junior TB Fate Eiland ran 21 times for 144 yards and 2 TDs, and also caught a 38-yard TD pass for PCS last week against Richton.

Oak Forest at Columbia A.

* Where: James E. Pope Field, Columbia

* On the Air: WCJU-AM (1450)

* Records: Oak Forest – 2-2, 0-1 in 2-AAA; Columbia Academy – 3-1, 0-0 in 2-AAA

* Last Week: Oak Forest – Defeated Wilkinson Christian 38-7; Columbia Academy – Defeated Wayne Academy 28-6

* Last Meeting: Yellow Jackets 45, Cougars 6 (2010)

NOTE: All games kick off at 7 p.m. Friday. Rankings are from the Associated Press high school football poll.

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