POPLARVILLE —Pearl River’s Wildcats are set to face their fourth nationally-ranked opponent of the 2013 football season this Saturday, when they travel to reigning MACJC state champion Copiah-Lincoln in Wesson with hopes of upsetting the seventh-ranked Wolfpack in its homecoming game.
A 3 p.m. kickoff is set for the South Division battle in H.L. Stone Stadium.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College put together a late fourth-quarter scoring drive, but came up short in its 19-17 MACJC South Division loss to 10th-ranked arch-rival Mississippi Gulf Coast here Thursday in Dobie Holden Stadium.
The Wildcats trailed 19-10 in the final two minutes of the game, but quarterback Shaun White out of Catholic High in Pensacola, Fla., found Chad Cook of Long Beach High in the end zone with a 41-yard touchdown pass with 1:28 left.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College boasts a winning football record for the first time this season after smacking MACJC South Division rival Southwest Mississippi 38-14 here Thursday in Dobie Holden Stadium.
The Wildcats amassed a season-high 389 yards of total offense (236 rush, 153 pass) behind a season-high 148 rushing yards by running back Darrell Robinson. The freshman out of Noxubee County High, who now has three straight 100-yard games, also accounted for four of the Wildcats’ five touchdowns in the 24-point win.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River and Southwest Mississippi enter their 72nd football match up set for this Thursday here in Dobie Holden Stadium under extremely similar circumstances.
Besides having new head coaches --- PRCC’s William Jones and SMCC’s Tucker Peavey --- both squads sport identical overall records at 2-2 and both enter the critical division match up off victories last week.
CLARKSDALE --- Pearl River’s Wildcats amassed 341 yards of total offense here Thursday en route to taking a hard-fought 21-7 MACJC non-division victory over Coahoma’s Tigers to even their overall record to 2-2.
Freshman running back Darrell Robinson of Noxubee County High recorded his second straight 100-yard game with a 103-yard (25 carries) performance to lead The River’s ground game.
ELLISVILLE --- Five turnovers spelled disaster for Pearl River and a 34-16 victory for home-standing Jones County in the 83rd ’Cat Fight played here Saturday on Sim Cooley Field to open MACJC South Division play for both teams.
Undefeated and 19th-ranked JCJC took full advantage of the visiting Wildcats’ miscues, cashing in on the first two to take a 10-0 lead in the first quarter.
Jones, which played turnover-free, improved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in division play, while Pearl River dropped to 1-2 and 0-1.
POPLARVILLE --- One of the most storied rivalries in the history of community college football hits the gridiron for the 83rd time Saturday when 19th-ranked Jones County hosts Pearl River in the renowned ’Cat Fight between the two schools.
A 7 p.m. kickoff is set for the game in Bobcat Stadium, marking the MACJC South Division openers for both teams.
POPLARVILLE --- William Jones nabbed his first win as a head coach here Thursday as his Pearl River Wildcats dropped MACJC non-division rival Mississippi Delta 30-14 in Dobie Holden Stadium.
Jones, who opened his inaugural season as a head coach a week ago with a lopsided 49-6 loss to now-fifth-ranked East Mississippi, saw his defensive unit hold the visiting Trojans to 214 yards of total offense --- 52 on the ground --- en route to the victory.
POPLARVILLE --- The Pearl River Wildcat versus Mississippi Delta Trojan Juco football rivalry hits the gridiron for the 46th time here Thursday after both squads suffered lopsided setbacks in their 2013 season openers last week.
Both squads fell by very similar margins at home last week with PRCC suffering 49-6 setback to No. 8-ranked East Mississippi, the reigning MACJC North Division champions; while MDCC fell 49-7 to No. 15-ranked Hinds in Moorhead.
POPLARVILLE --- William Jones’ debut as head football coach at Pearl River Community College kicked off on a dismal note here Thursday in Dobie Holden Stadium, as his former team --- the eighth-ranked East Mississippi Lions --- bombarded his home-standing Wildcats 49-6.
The season-opening 43-point loss was the third worse defeat by points in PRCC gridiron history.