South Mississippi’s shining stars (11/29/2020)

Another week in the books means another busy week of South Mississippi’s finest showing out on some of the biggest stages in sports. Let’s take a look at just some of this week’s South Mississippi’s shining stars.

  Poplarville seeking third straight South State title win

  Pascagoula looks to remain hot in South State title

  Ole Miss, MSU preview Egg Bowl

  South Mississippi Strong: Coast doctor brings people from across the globe together to play soccer

  South Mississippi’s shining stars (11/22/2020)

  Jaden Walley scores first collegiate touchdown in MSU’s loss

Continued Coverage

  Jack Abraham reportedly enters transfer portal

  Lacrosse continues to take off in Ocean Springs

  Southern Miss ‘gaining confidence’ as season progresses

Hickory Hill Country Club to close Nov. 30

  Pass Christian holds special Senior Night for teen athlete diagnosed with cancer

  Southern Miss falls to Western Kentucky

  Ameshya Williams named to Lisa Leslie Award Watch List

Williams averaged a double-double last year, with nearly 13 points and over 10 rebounds per contest.

  Five Pearl River baseball standouts sign with 4-year programs

Wednesday marked what feels like an annual “Christmas in November” event for the Pearl River baseball team as five Wildcats signed with four-year programs.

  Justin Walley awarded 6A Mr. Football

Walley ran for a dozen touchdowns on just 74 carries in the regular season, racked up 49 total tackles on defense, hauled in two interceptions, blocked two punts and blocked a field goal.

  Myles Brennan may be out for season

Brennan has not played since October 10th, when the Tigers fell to Missouri despite his 430 passing yards and 4 passing touchdowns.

  South Mississippi’s shining stars

  USM responds to Tim Billings’ halftime challenge

  Monday night high school football roundup

High school football schedule for Monday

  Scotty Walden steps down at USM, accepts head coaching job at Austin Peay

  Biloxi’s Elijah Sabbatini decommits from Ole Miss

  Four-peat Complete! Vancleave Bulldogs claim fourth Class 4A Title

Vancleave took down Pontotoc Saturday, sweeping the competition throughout the postseason in straight sets and winning the program's fourth straight state championship.

  Southern Miss falls to Liberty

Scotty Walden and Jack Abraham did not make the trip, but Tate Whatley filled in for Abraham and was impressive, with 4 rushing touchdowns on the afternoon.

  Vancleave eyes fourth consecutive state title

The three-time reigning state champion Vancleave Bulldogs will aim for their fourth in a row on Saturday.

  Resurrection previews state championship tilt with Hickory Flat

Resurrection is heading to state after capturing the first South State championship in program history.

  Tim Billings to lead Golden Eagles against Liberty

Billings steps in as the interim for interim head coach Scotty Walden who tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and will not travel with the team this weekend.

  Sumrall versus Stone canceled due to COVID-19

The forfeit now gives Stone a 4-3 overall record, with a 3-1 record in Region 7-4A. The Tomcats will look to secure the second seed in the playoffs with a win over Forrest County AHS on the road next week.

  Long Beach wins second straight 5A South State Crown

Bearcats seek to win their first state title since 2011, will face Lake Cormorant Saturday at Madison Central at 6 p.m.

  Michael Thomas status for Carolina game “uncertain”

Saints star receiver has been out since Week 1 with an ankle injury and discipline issues.

  Pelicans hire Stan Van Gundy as new head coach

In 12 seasons as a NBA head coach, Van Gundy has worked with the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons with a 57 percent winning percentage in the regular season and 48-43 record in the playoffs.

  USM’s Scotty Walden Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Golden Eagles coach plans to take a PCR test on Wednesday to confirm his status and will monitor team activities from home. His status remains unclear for this weekend’s non-conference game at Liberty.

  Saints, Mayor Cantrell reach agreement to host fans

Beginning Sunday, Saints season ticket holders will have access to 3,000 tickets for the Saints-Panthers contest. An increase in crowd size will only be possible if current trends in terms of COVID-19 numbers "remain stable".

  George County football undergo 2-week COVID-19 quarantine

Rebels become six coast team to fall victim to virus. The team will be forced to forfeit their next two games, crushing any potential playoff hopes.

  Myles Brennan “questionable” for LSU versus South Carolina Saturday

Head coach Ed Orgeron told media Monday that the former St. Stanislaus standout is dealing with a significant lower-body injury and says he's questionable for Saturday.

  Saints staying in New Orleans to play Carolina Sunday

A quick turnaround from LSU night games, along with securing hotel arrangements for the Saints away team, prevents New Orleans from playing in Baton Rouge this weekend.

  Former Shucker Devin Williams named finalist for NL Reliever of the Year

The 26-year-old pitcher led all MLB relievers with an ERA of 0.33 and 53 strikeouts, which he threw in just 27 innings over his 22 relief appearances.

  Navonteque Strong receives offer from Florida State

Strong is currently a Mississippi State commit.

  Southern Miss pushing forward after consecutive COVID-related byes

The Golden Eagles are currently scheduled to take on former Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and Liberty this coming Saturday, and the Flames are not a team to be taken lightly.

  Will Rogers a bright spot in MSU’s loss

Mike Leach and the Mississippi State Bulldogs earned their third loss on Saturday, as they fell to Texas A&M.

  Wildcats hand Seth Smith first win at Pearl River

Seth Smith grabs his first collegiate win as the head coach of his alma mater, beating the Warriors 28-21 in Dobie Holden Stadium.

  Myles Brennan was ‘doubtful’ for Florida game

Brennan hasn’t been able to practice all week and will now have nearly two weeks to heal his injured shoulder before facing South Carolina in Tiger Stadium.

  Gulfport football team returns to practice

The pandemic has forced more than a handful of teams to remain off the field over the last six weeks. The Gulfport Admirals are one of the most recent examples, as they were forced to forfeit their game against West Harrison on October 2 as part of the two-week quarantine process.

  Gulf Coast football game postponed

Mississippi Gulf Coast’s game against Copiah-Lincoln this Thursday has been postponed. Co-Lin has suspended football operations for two weeks because of COVID-19 concerns.

  Southern Miss Football Game Versus Florida Atlantic Postponed

Due to precautionary measures concerning the availability of student-athletes for Florida Atlantic, Southern Miss announced Thursday that this weekend’s football game against the Owls has been postponed.

  Elijah Sabbatini receives Georgia offer

The Ole Miss commit earned another SEC offer.

  MJ Daniels receives invite to All American Bowl

Daniels is a two-way star for the Rebels, with five total touchdowns on offense this year as well as three pass deflections and one interception as a defensive back.

  MACCC South Football: Hinds vs. Gulf Coast

Mississippi Gulf Coast ran its winning streak to 18 games Thursday in the gutsiest of gut checks, beating Hinds 31-24 in an overtime thriller.

  Five South Mississippi stars named to MS/AL all-star game

George county's MJ Daniels, Harrison Central's Jacobi Moore, D'iberville's Justin Walley, and Biloxi's Elijah Sabbatini and Devon Smith headline the Mississippi roster.

  Several local standouts chosen for South squad of 2020 Bernard Blackwell North/South All-Star game

12 South Mississippi standouts were chosen to play for the South team, as well as two coast coaches.

  Saints staying put in New Orleans for Monday Night Football

The Black and Gold had plans to evacuate to Indianapolis to continue preparations for the L.A. Chargers, but decided to stay home for now with the storm weakening.

  Gulf Coast prepare for home opener Thursday

Bulldogs don't have any game film on the Eagles since they had an open week to start the season, making it a bit difficult to prepare for their home opener.

  D’iberville’s Jaden Walley becoming playmaker for Bulldogs

Former coast standout finished second in receiving yards in Mississippi State's home-opening loss to Arkansas. Head Coach Mike Leach says Walley can emerge into a future star for the program.

  Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin reunites with Nick Saban

From 2014-2016, Kiffin was the Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator and helped lead Bama to a national title in 2015. Nick Saban is currently 20-0 when facing former assistant coaches.

  Coast Football: Thursday Games for Week 6

Several coast football games have been rescheduled to Thursday as Hurricane Delta is expected to make landfall Friday.

  Myles Brennan, LSU bounce back with win over Vanderbilt

The St. Stanislaus alum threw for 337 yards and 4 touchdowns in a much-needed bounce back game for LSU.

  Southern Miss earns first win of season

It was another hot start, as the Golden Eagles jumped out to a 17-3 lead in the first, and kept their foot on the gas behind a big night from freshman Frank Gore Jr.

  MACCC South 2020 Season Opener: Gulf Coast vs. Pearl River

Bulldogs piled up 649 yards in total offense on their way to a 42-25 win Thursday over archrival Pearl River. MGCCC have won 17 straight, the third-longest winning streak in school history.

  Southern Miss look to rebound from early mistakes against North Texas

Golden Eagles have been outscored 129 to 75 by the opposition despite have their first three games in Hattiesburg. USM have given up at least 487 yards of offense in three games this season.

  Ocean Springs’ Garrett Crochet injured in MLB postseason debut

Former Greyhound had two strikeouts in 0.2 innings before being pulled for left forearm tightness.

  Coast Football: Canceled Games for Week 5

Several coast teams have to forfeit Friday games due to COVID-19.

  Gov. Tate Reeves increases crowd capacity at high school football games

In the new COVID-19 executive order, high school stadiums can fill up to 50 percent capacity.

  Michael Thomas returns to practice on limited basis

It's unclear if Thomas will be able to play Sunday at the Detroit Lions, but New Orleans could use the boost on offense.

  Gulf Coast & Pearl River ready for MACCC South opener

Gulf Coast has won eight of the last nine meetings, dating back to 2011 and 12 of the last 14 back to 2007, but Pearl River leads the all-time series 55-41-1.

  MGCCC’s “impressive, gentle giants” on offense

Gulf coast bring back a veteran offensive line for the 2020 season. Head Coach Jack Wright says it might be the biggest - in terms of size - that he's ever had.

  Pearl River football team set to enter Seth Smith era

Former East Central High coach enters his first year at his alma mater where he plans to reenergize the program from obscurity. Smith opens tenure against archrival and defending national champion Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  Hancock Hawks in quarantine due to COVID-19

Football team will miss the next two weeks of their 2020 schedule and will have to forfeit games against St. Martin and Gulfport, both Region 4-6A opponents.

  Ole Miss defense must improve after loss to Florida

Rebels surrendered 642 yards of offense to No. 5 Gators - most for Florida against an SEC opponent - in their season opener.

  Experience pays off for Mississippi State’s record-breaking performance

Mike Leach's SEC Debut was one to remember as his famous "Air Raid" offense broke school & conference records for passing yards in a single game.

  Garrett Crochet finishes scoreless regular season

He surrendered just three hits, issued zero walks, and struck out eight batters out of the bullpen.

  Sarah Thomas makes NFL history again

Along with Washington’s coaching intern Jennifer King and Cleveland’s chief of staff Callie Brownson, Sunday’s game became the first in NFL history with a female official and female coaches on both sidelines.

  Myles Brennan, LSU fall in first game of 2020

The St. Stanislaus alum threw for three touchdowns and 345 yards, but was also responsible for a pair of interceptions.

  Ole Miss suspends team activities until October 8

The school announced that multiple members of the team tested positive for COVID-19. Rebels will return to practice October 8th.

  Gulf Coast Bulldogs ready to defend MACCC title

Bulldogs look to take advantage of a six-game divisional schedule to repeat as conference champions. With the NJCAA moving football to Spring 2021, Gulf Coast will not have a chance to defend national title.

  Sarah Thomas will make NFL history on Sunday - again

Already the first full-time female official in NFL history, she will join Washington coaching intern Jennifer King and Browns' chief of staff Callie Brownson to make up the first NFL game in history with a female official and female coaches on both sidelines.

  MGCCC cuts the ribbon on new student union, breaks ground on new arena

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is expanding and it has educators, students and administrators at the college excited.

  Southern Miss prepare for Tulane in the “Battle for the Bell” Saturday

Golden Eagles seek their first victory of 2020 while also preparing to face former quarterback Keon Howard, who is now the starter for the Green Wave.

  USM’s Nick Mullens likely to start for 49ers Sunday

Former Southern Miss quarterback will be making his ninth career start as he replaces starter Jimmy Garoppolo who suffered a high ankle sprain in week two.

  Coach Prime anxious to recruit Mississippi’s top talent

Sanders says coaching staff is already in place and will officially be announced in October. Sanders wants to level the playing field for HBCU programs by recruiting top local talent.

Myles Brennan ready to forge his own path as QB1 at LSU

Brennan will get his first start at LSU on Saturday