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Hattiesburg at Petal

* When: 7 p.m. Saturday

* Where: Panther Stadium, Petal

* On the Air: Hattiesburg – WMXI-FM (98.1); Petal – WGDQ-FM (93.1)

* Records: Hattiesburg – 9-4 (lost to Brandon in 2nd round of 6A playoffs); Petal – 12-2 (lost to Brandon in 6A South State finals)

* Players to Watch: Hattiesburg – QB Tristen Walley, LB Aikeem Coleman; Petal – RB Tyus Raine, WR Jesse Jackson

* Last Year: Panthers 28, Tigers 14

Laurel at Quitman

* Where: Quitman field

* Records: Laurel – 6-5 (lost to Greene County in 1st round of 4A playoffs); Quitman – 12-3 (lost to Greene County in 4A South State finals)

* Players to Watch: Laurel – QB Keon Howard, DB Kenton Cooley; Quitman – RB Josh Davis, S Tarvarious Moore

* Last Year: Panthers 55, Golden Tornadoes 20

Bay Springs at South Jones

* Where: Braves Field, Ellisville

* Records: Bay Springs – 7-5 (Lost to Bassfield in 2nd round of 2A playoffs); South Jones – 4-7 (did not make 5A playoffs)

* Players to Watch: Bay Springs – QB Jonas Spivey, DL Antonio Jones; South Jones – RB Keante Smith, TE Rylan Ford

* Last year: Bulldogs and Braves did not play

Purvis at North Forrest

* Where: Keene Stadium, Eatonville

* On the Air: sanmansports.com

* Records: Purvis – 6-5 (lost to Mendenhall in 1st round of 4A playoffs); North Forrest – 3-7 (did not make 2A playoffs)

* Players to Watch: Purvis – WR Markell Pack, QB Nathan Roseberry; North Forrest – WR Denver Magee, LB Pat Walker

* Last Year: Tornadoes 28, Eagles 24

St. Martin at Columbia

* Where: Gardner Stadium, Columbia

* On the Air: WJDR-FM (98.3)

* Records: St. Martin – 4-6 (did not make 6A playoffs); Columbia – 7-4 (lost to Quitman in 2nd round of 4A playoffs)

* Players to Watch: St. Martin – QB Tyler Polk, LB Jamal Lydie; Columbia – QB Ti’Quan Forbes; RB Tomaz Conerly

* Last Year: Yellowjackets and Wildcats did not play

NE Jones at Germantown

* Where: Maverick Stadium, Gluckstadt

* Records: Northeast Jones – 7-5 (lost to Bay High in 1st round of 4A playoffs); Germantown – 8-4 (lost to Bay High in 2nd round of 4A playoffs)

* Players to Watch: Northeast Jones – RB Jarrell McCann, DL Justin Stewart; Germantown – QB Tyler Shell, WR Reid Kelly

* Last Year: Mavericks and Tigers did not play

Sumrall at Enterprise (Clarke)

* Where: Enterprise field

* Records: Sumrall – 8-5 (lost to Hazlehurst in 2nd round of 3A playoffs); Enterprise – 2-9 (lost to Madison St. Joseph in 1st round of 2A playoffs)

* Players to Watch: Sumrall – RB Conner Landrum, LB Clay Touchstone; Enterprise – QB Jason McCutheon, OL Caleb Griffin

* Last Year: Bobcats and Bulldogs did not play

Seminary at Bassfield

* Where: Howard Willoughby Field, Bassfield

* Records: Seminary – 8-6 (Lost to Hazlehurst in 3rd round of 3A playoffs); Bassfield – 16-0 (won 2A state championship)

* Players to Watch: Seminary – QB Austin Balthazor, RB-DB Shaq Keys; Bassfield – RB Calvin Moore, DB Cornell Armstrong

* Last Year: Yellowjackets 41, Bulldogs 0

Perry Central at Richton

* Where: Richton field

* Records: Perry Central – 2-9 (did not make 3A playoffs); Richton – 8-4 (lost to Union in 1st round of 2A playoffs)

* Players to Watch: Perry Central – QB-DB Ashanta Bolton, RB Stevie Scott; Richton – QB Jacob Finley, LB Darren Woods

* Last Year: Bulldogs and Rebels did not play

Dexter at West Marion

* Where: Trojan Field, Foxworth

* Records: Dexter – 6-6 (lost to Noxapater in 1st round of 1A playoffs); West Marion – 13-1 (lost to Hazlehurst in 3A South State finals)

* Players to Watch: Dexter – QB Clifford Fernandez, WR Kendaris Robinson; West Marion – RB Brandon Husband, DB Josh Miller

* Last Year: Trojans 44, Bulldogs 6

Collins at Taylorsville

* Where: Tartar Field, Taylorsville

* Records: Collins – 4-8 (lost to Philadelphia in 1st round of 3A playoffs); Taylorsville – 11-2 (lost to East Marion in 3rd round of 2A playoffs)

* Players to Watch: Collins – QB Mark McLaurin, RB Timothy Durr; Taylorsville – QB James Keyes, OL Doug Lofton

* Last Year: Tartars 38, Tigers 6

East Marion at Tylertown

* Where: Tylertown field

* On the Air: WFFF-FM (96.7)

* Records: East Marion – 10-4 (lost to Bassfield in 2A South State finals); Tylertown – 10-2 (lost to Greene County in 2nd round of 4A playoffs)

* Players to Watch: East Marion – RB Jaylin Akins, DB Johnathan Abram; Tylertown – QB Jamoz Mark, DE Joe Gesse

* Last Year: Eagles and Chiefs did not play

St. Patrick at PCS

* When: 7 p.m. today

* Where: PCS field, Hattiesburg

* On the Air: pcsk12.org

* Records: St. Patrick – 3-7 (did not make 3A playoffs); Presbyterian Christian – 9-3 (lost to Jackson Academy in AAA-1 semifinals)

* Players to Watch: St. Patrick – LB Josh Luke, QB Anthony Migues; Presbyterian Christian – RB Fate Eiland, DL Tyler Henderson

* Last Year: Fighting Irish and Bobcats did not play

Bowling Green at Columbia Acad.

* Where: James Pope Field, Columbia

* On the Air: WCJU-AM (1450)

* Records: Bowling Green – 4-6 (did not make AA playoffs); Columbia Academy – 6-6 (lost to Brookhaven Academy in 1st round of AA playoffs)

* Players to Watch: Bowling Green – LB Trent Ball, WR Patrick Roublow; Columbia Academy – K Logan Cooke, OL Garrett Barnes

* Last Year: Buccaneers 8, Cougars 7

NOTE: All games kick off at 7 p.m. Friday unless otherwise indicated. Records are from 2012.

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