POPLARVILLE – A difficult football season will come to an end for Pearl River Community College on Thursday when the Wildcats host East Central in a South Division clash.
Kickoff at Dobie Holden Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Wildcats (2-6 overall, 1-4 in the South Division) are hoping to end on a positive note against the 16th-ranked Warriors (6-2 overall), who come in with their playoff hopes still very much alive.
Doss connected with Cameron Montgomery for a 13-yard play on third-and-9, then a face mask call gave the Tigers a critical first down after it appeared the Wildcats had made a stop.
Walker then finished it off with a 9-yard run on fourth down with 22 seconds to play.
The Wildcats will close out the season Thursday night at home against East Central.
PRCC GAME SUMMARY
Saturday at Poplarville
Northeast 26, Pearl River 23
POPLARVILLE – After a short week of preparation leading into a disheartening defeat, Pearl River Community College hopes a well-timed break will be beneficial as it approaches the end of the 2015 junior college football season.
The Wildcats will entertain Northeast Mississippi on Saturday for their annual homecoming festivities, following a 41-10 loss to Mississippi Gulf Coast this past Thursday at Perkinston. Kickoff at Dobie Holden Stadium is scheduled for 2 p.m.
PERKINSTON – Mississippi Gulf Coast scored touchdowns on all five of its possessions in the first half, and the Bulldogs cruised to a 41-10 victory over Pearl River Thursday in a South Division game at A.L. May Stadium.
The seventh-ranked Bulldogs won their fifth consecutive game to improve to 6-1 overall and 5-0 in the division, and clinched a berth in the MACJC playoffs. PRCC dropped to 2-5 and 1-4 and was officially eliminated from any playoff consideration.
POPLARVILLE – One would think that a coach would have a tough time getting his players back down to earth after one of his team’s biggest victories in several years.
But William Jones and his Pearl River Wildcats didn’t need much motivation to put last week’s 17-9 upset of then-No. 1-ranked Copiah-Lincoln in the rearview mirror with a date against Mississippi Gulf Coast looming.
POPLARVILLE – Two Pearl River Community College sophomore football players have been recognized as honorary scholarship award winners.
Center Ryan Rainey is the 2015 recipient of the Dobie Holden Memorial Scholarship at PRCC, while punter Cody Mikell has been awarded the 2015 Keith Daniels Memorial Scholarship.
The two players will be honored at the school’s annual Homecoming luncheon on Oct. 17 at the PRCC Poplarville campus.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College cornerback Tyler Jack has been named Defensive Player of the Week in the Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges.
WESSON – An emotional William Jones had to compose himself before speaking to reporters Saturday afternoon.
And why not? His Pearl River Community College football team had just done something extraordinary.
POPLARVILLE – Coming off a tough loss last week, Pearl River Community College faces arguably its most difficult task of the 2015 season, a trip to face the No. 1 team in the NJCAA rankings.
The Wildcats will square off against undefeated Copiah-Lincoln on Saturday in a South Division game. Kickoff at H.L. Stone Stadium is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
“They’re No. 1 for a reason,” said PRCC coach William Jones.
POPLARVILLE – It was a heartbroken group of Wildcats that walked off the field at Dobie Holden Stadium Thursday night after Pearl River dropped a 31-27 decision to Southwest in a South Division clash.
Justin Blue scored on a 1-yard run with 15 seconds remaining in the game to give the Bears the come-from-behind victory in a see-saw battle.
Pearl River lost its fourth consecutive game, falling to 1-4 overall and 0-3 in the division. Southwest improved to 2-3 and 1-2.