Here are your Forrest, Lamar, and Covington County predictions as picked by Kevan Lindsey.
Current record: 15-7
Oak Grove (2-0) at Hattiesburg (0-2)
Hattiesburg had a much-needed bye week after falling to Petal and then to Laurel in their first two contests. Oak Grove has started the season off hot with wins over Wayne County and Gulfport. The Warriors might have trouble early with a well-rested Hattiesburg, but expect Oak Grove to take care of business and pull away with a victory.
The Warriors set sail to 3-0.
Oak Grove 37, Hattiesburg 17
Petal (3-0) at Laurel (2-1)
Petal found a bit more of a passing game last Friday night as DeCarlos Nicholson threw for 161 yards in a 42-10 win over Brookhaven. Laurel went toe-to-toe with the Wayne County War Eagles but heartbreakingly fell in double-overtime. Look for Petal to continue their dominance over Region-3 5A football teams with a quality win.
Petal 35, Laurel 18
Seminary (3-0) at Taylorsville (3-0)
This is a tough one for me to pick. I believe Seminary is Columbia’s closest competition in their district with Magee closely behind. Head coach Brian Rials has optimized his talent in the best way he can, while his defense has taken the ball away 10 times in the two games I have covered them (Collins, Sumrall). The only issue is the Taylorsville Tartars are a machine. Their dominating win over Jefferson Davis County confirmed what I thought when I saw them play Raleigh in the fact that they are almost unstoppable.
Taylorsville upends Seminary.
Taylorsville 31, Seminary 12
Yazoo County (2-1) at North Forrest (1-2)
North Forrest got their first victory of the 2019 season last week as they took care of business against Newton, shutting them out 24-0. Meanwhile, Yazoo County has played well in three games and sit 2-1 with their only loss coming in a close 20-13 contest with Charleston. The Eagles may fight hard, but the Panthers will be just a bit too much. They win this game.
Yazoo County 40, North Forrest 18
Sumrall (2-1) at Presbyterian Christian (2-1)
Sumrall will look to rebound after being shut out by Seminary 20-0. Presbyterian Christian is fresh off of a thrilling 41-40 victory over Parklane Academy. While PCS has doubled its win total from last season, Sumrall will want to make sure to amend their loss from last weekend and come away with a quality win. Still, Sumrall is banged up and vulnerable. This will be a fun match-up and either way, a Bobcat will win.
Presbyterian Christian 28, Sumrall 18
West Marion 31, Forrest County Agricultural 14
Mt. Olive 24, Clarkdale 10
Sacred Heart 21, Salem 16
Perry Central 34, Purvis 27
Collins 21, Mendenhall 6