Here are your Forrest, Lamar, and Covington County predictions as picked by Kevan Lindsey.
Current record: 76-28, 73.08%
Petal (9-1) at Terry (2-9)
Petal is not playing for much other than keeping their playmakers healthy. Still, the region champions will want to finish the season on a high note and stay hot as they get ready for the playoffs. This game might be a bit closer than Panther fans want to see, but a win is a win.
Petal 31, Terry 18
Northwest Rankin (3-7) at Oak Grove (7-3)
Oak Grove is in a much different position than what some fans were thinking a month ago. With a win against Northwest Rankin, Oak Grove can move to the two seed with a first-round home game. Expect the Warriors to do just that and get the win in front of their rowdy crowd.
Oak Grove 42, Northwest Rankin 15
Hattiesburg (4-6) at East Central (6-4)
Hattiesburg needs a win to get in the playoffs. The Tigers have been playing good football lately, but East Central is a tough test. The Hornets held Picayune to 35 points and nearly defeated Wayne County, losing 42-20.
With that said, I’m pulling for the Tigers to sneak around and get the victory by playing solid, all-around football. Get in the playoffs, Tigers.
Hattiesburg 35, East Central 31
Purvis (6-5) at Pass Christian (7-3)
These two teams meet again in the playoffs after their week three contest which saw Pass Christian take a close, 39-36 victory over the Tornadoes. Will this one be close again? Maybe. Will the Tornadoes get the victory? Maybe. They’ll need another great performance from their running backs, though.
Purvis 38, Pass Christian 34
Collins (3-7) at Amite County (6-5)
The season is not exactly how Collins looked for it to turn out. Their starting quarterback was lost due to a knee injury, and the team has been banged up. However, the Tigers have scratched their way to the playoffs behind their gritty defense. Amite County wins this, but they will have the unfortunate task of playing the buzzsaw that is Taylorsville in the second round.
Amite County 21, Collins 12
Lumberton 42, Mt. Olive 12
Sebastopol 35, Sacred Heart 6
Wesson 27, North Forrest 16