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.
POPLARVILLE — One of the most-heralded rivalries in the history of junior college football hits the gridiron for the 88th time here Saturday when Pearl River’s Wildcats host the third-ranked Mississippi Gulf Coast Bulldogs for their 2014 homecoming game.
The MACJC South Division battle kicks off at 2 p.m. in Dobie Holden Stadium. Gulf Coast is 6-0 overall and 4-0 in division play, while Pearl River is 3-3 and 1-3.
POPLARVILLE --- Copiah-Lincoln smacked Pearl River 20-9 in the Wildcats’ final home stand of the 2014 football season in MACJC South Division action here Thursday in Dobie Holden Stadium.
The win propelled the visiting Wolfpack, 4-2 overall, 2-1 in division play, into a three-way tie for second place in the South Division playoff derby with Hinds and Jones County, while host PRCC dropped to 3-3 and 1-3 and were virtually eliminated from any post-season contention.
POPLARVILLE — The 80th meeting of the long-time Pearl River vs. Copiah-Lincoln football series will have huge ramifications on the 2014 MACJC South Division playoff derby.
The two teams hit the gridiron here in Dobie Holden Stadium at 7 p.m. Thursday and the visiting Wolfpack face what could be termed a ‘do or die’ scenario in regards to their post-season aspirations. Both squads enter the game with identical 3-2 overall records, while CLCC is 1-1 in division play to PRCC’s 1-2 mark.
SUMMIT --- Pearl River’s Wildcats rebounded from back-to-back MACJC South Division losses to smash Southwest Mississippi 34-7 here Thursday in John I. Hurst Stadium.
The host Bears, fresh off a stunning 45-35 upset win over then-ninth-ranked and division arch-rival Copiah-Lincoln a week earlier, fell into a 7-0 hole on the game’s opening possession and seemingly never recovered.
PRCC improved to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in division play, while SMCC dropped to 1-3 and 1-2.
POPLARVILLE --- The Pearl River-Southwest Mississippi football rivalry hits the gridiron for the 73rd time when the Wildcats hit the road for Summit for a big MACJC South Division match up this Thursday in John I. Hurst Stadium in Summit.
A 7 p.m. kickoff is set on Monroe McEleveen Field on the SMCC campus.
POPLARVILLE --- Football jargon dictates that when you win the turnover battle and you win the game, right?
Not so fast, my friend, as host Pearl River proved that false here Thursday in the 84th-annual ’Cat Fight against arch-rival Jones County. The home-standing Wildcats snatched four Bobcat interceptions and a fumble only to come up on the short end with a 21-14 MACJC South Division loss.
POPLARVILLE --- One of the most storied rivalries in the history of community college football hits the gridiron for the 84th time here Thursday when fifth-ranked Jones County visits Pearl River in Dobie Holden Stadium in the renowned ’Cat Fight between the two schools.
A 7 p.m. kickoff is set for the game, marking the second MACJC South Division contest for both teams.