POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College head football coach William Jones signed 27 high school prospects for the Wildcats 2015 season Wednesday on National Signing Day.
The signees (listed alphabetically) included:
JAMAL BAILEY (Pearl): Offensive lineman, Pearl High School, 6-foot-3, 300 pounds
CAMERON BOLTON (Jackson): Athlete, Provine High School (Jackson), 6-foot-1, 180 pounds
KELTON BROWN (Tylertown): Offensive lineman, Tylertown High School, 6-foot-4, 330 pounds
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College tight end Rusty Clark has signed with the University of Houston Cougars.
Clark verbally committed to the Texas school last week. Clark, whose other two Division I offers were Florida Atlantic and Rutgers, will make it official on national signing day next month. Central Arkansas, Tennessee-Martin and Nicholls State were also under consideration.
“I wanted to stay close to home and Houston’s not too far away,” Clark said. “Houston is only about five and a half hours away. I’m glad to be coming into a great program.”
POPLARVILLE --- Eight Pearl River Community College football standouts have signed with senior college programs and will transfer at the start of the 2015 spring semester.
Those signing include defensive lineman Drew Bailey, defensive back Taron Divens, defensive lineman Tyrone Dixon, defensive back Jamarl Holloway, offensive lineman Derrick Isaac, linebacker Richard Thomas, linebacker Stacy Warren, and wide receiver Austin Watts.
BOONEVILLE --- Pearl River Community College football standout Stacy Warren received the South Division’s ‘Most Valuable Defensive Player’ award in the 41st-annual MACJC All-Star Classic played here Dec. 4 in Tiger Stadium at Northeast Mississippi CC.
POPLARVILLE --- Seven Pearl River Community College football standouts will grace the South Division roster in the 41st-annual MACJC All-Star Football Classic set Thursday in Tiger Stadium at Northeast Mississippi CC in Booneville.
POPLARVILLE --- Eight Pearl River Community College Wildcat football standouts have been cited by the MACJC with post-season honors for the 2014 season.
Two defensive stars nabbed All-South Division first-team honors, while six other grabbed second-team accolades.
First-team honorees include defensive back Quartavius Smith out of McComb High and linebacker Richard Thomas of West Lauderdale High.
POPLARVILLE — A winning season is on the line for Pearl River Community College this Thursday when the Wildcats tackle MACJC South Division rival East Central at 6:30 p.m. in Bailey Stadium in Decatur.
PRCC, 4-4 overall and 1-4 in division play, hasn’t seen a winning football season since the 2010 campaign. Host ECCC is 3-5 and 1-4.
BOONEVILLE --- The Pearl River Wildcats are just one win away from their first winning record in three seasons after bombing MACJC non-division foe Northeast Mississippi 48-25 here Thursday in Tiger Stadium.
PRCC, now 4-4 overall, travels to South Division rival East Central in Decatur next Thursday for both teams’ season finales with hopes of clinching a winning mark.
Second-year Wildcat head coach William Jones was pleased with his team’s effort against the home-standing Tigers.
POPLARVILLE — The Pearl River-Northeast Mississippi junior college football rivalry hits the gridiron for the 33rd time Thursday when the home-standing Tigers host the Wildcats in an MACJC non-division battle at 6:30 p.m. in Tiger Stadium.
PRCC, 3-4 overall, enters the contest off a 7-0 homecoming South Division setback to third-ranked Mississippi Gulf Coast in Poplarville, while Northeast, 2-5, suffered a 38-19 North Division loss to Itawamba in Fulton.
POPLARVILLE --- File the 88th meeting between Pearl River and archrival Mississippi Gulf Coast in the ‘wild one’ folder.
The visiting No. 3 and still-unbeaten Bulldogs spoiled the host Wildcats’ homecoming day here Saturday in Dobie Holden Stadium with a hard-fought 7-0 MACJC South Division shutout victory, despite being out-gained by The River 229-163 in total offense.