POPLARVILLE – It will be a battered and bruised Pearl River Wildcat football team that will return home this week to take on Southwest Mississippi in a South Division contest.
Kickoff Thursday at Dobie Holden Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m. as the Wildcats pass the halfway point in the 2015 campaign.
PRCC (1-3 overall, 0-2 division) has lost three straight and is coming off a 34-6 defeat at the hands of Jones County last week in the annual Cat Fight.
“We had some good practices this week,” said Pearl River coach William Jones.
The Wildcats had plenty of opportunities to take a lead in the first half, but couldn’t take advantage of those chances. Pearl River missed two field goals and an extra-point in the first half, and also dropped passes that could have resulted in two interceptions and a near-certain touchdown.
Both of the dropped picks came on the opening drive of the game, as the Bobcats drove72 yards in 15 plays, getting the score on a 1-yard run by DeSherrious Flowers.
POPLARVILLE – It is often said of rivalry games that one can throw out the records when they are played.
And that’s the case for Pearl River Community College this week as the Wildcats travel to Ellisville to face Jones County in the 85th Cat Fight.
Kickoff at Sim Cooley Field/Bobcat Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday.
Both teams are 1-2 overall, but the Bobcats are 1-0 in the South Division after last week’s 27-14 victory over Southwest, while PRCC is 0-1 in division play following a 35-7 defeat at the hands of Hinds last week at Dobie Holden Stadium.
POPLARVILLE – Hinds Community College jumped all over Pearl River with two big pass plays in the first quarter and never looked back, as the Eagles defeated Pearl River 35-7 Thursday, spoiling the Wildcats’ 2015 home opener at Dobie Holden Stadium.
Hinds, ranked 15th in this week’s NJCAA poll, improved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the South Division; PRCC dropped to 1-2 and 0-1.
The Eagles scored on pass plays of 29 yards to DeJarvis Chambers and 48 yards to Bryant McDuffie to grab a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College hopes the friendly confines of Dobie Holden Stadium are a more agreeable environment as the Wildcats look to rebound from last week’s 34-14 loss at Holmes last week.
PRCC will open its home schedule Thursday night, hosting No. 20 Hinds in the South Division opener for both teams. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
GOODMAN – Holmes Community College used a devastating ground attack and timely passing to hand Pearl River its first defeat of the season 34-14 at Ras Branch Stadium.
The Bulldogs (1-1) ran the ball 69 times for 368 yards, and added 182 yards in passing.
Holmes set the tone from the opening kickoff, driving for a touchdown. PRCC took a brief 7-6 lead on a 57-yard touchown pass from Mack Lowrie to Cameron Bolton, then got a fumble inside the Holmes 10-yard line.
POPLARVILLE – After a successful season debut last week at Coahoma, the Pearl River Wildcats will hit the road again this week for another non-division contest at Holmes Community College.
Kick off Thursday at Ras Branch Stadium in Goodman is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Wildcats are 1-0 after their 32-6 victory over Coahoma, while Holmes is 0-1 after a hard-fought 32-28 loss to Hinds.
CLARKSDALE – Pearl River jumped on Coahoma for 20 points in the first quarter and cruised to a 32-6 victory over the Tigers in the 2015 season opener Thursday night at James E. Miller Stadium.
The Wildcats (1-0) forced three turnovers in the first half, and got a safety in the second half, and used big plays on offense to get going early.
Freshman tailback Darious Leggett ran 12 times for 121 yards, including an 85-yard burst on PRCC’s second play from scrimmage.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College opens its 93rd season of intercollegiate football Thursday night, as the Wildcats travel to Clarksdale to battle Coahoma.
Kickoff at James E. Miller Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m.
After guiding the Wildcats to a 5-4 record in 2014 – the school’s first winning season since 2010 – third-year head coach William Jones is looking for bigger things this fall.
POPLARVILLE – There are still some personnel decisions yet to be made before next week’s season-opening kickoff, but it appears that Pearl River Community College will go into battle with redshirt sophomore Mac Lowrie as its quarterback.
Lowrie, a transfer from Boston College, completed 11 of 16 passes for 184 yards, and guided the No. 1 offense on two long scoring drives against the back-up defense as the Wildcats conducted their final scrimmage of preseason Thursday night under the lights at Dobie Holden Stadium.