Pearl River announces 2015 football schedule

POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College has released its football schedule for the upcoming 2015 season.
The Wildcats, who finished 5-4 in 2014 in head coach William Jones’ second season with the program, will play four home and five away games this fall --- seven on Thursdays and two on Saturdays.
PRCC opens the season with back-to-back non-division road battles at Coahoma in Clarksdale Aug. 27, and Holmes in Goodman Sept. 3 --- both with 7 p.m. kickoffs --- before hosting Hinds in Poplarville Sept. 10 (7 p.m.), to open its MACJC South Division slate.

River signs 27 prospects on National Signing Day

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

Eight Pearl River Wildcats nab MACJC football honors

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.”

Eight River football standouts ink pacts with senior colleges

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.

Eight Pearl River Wildcats nab MACJC football honors

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.

Winning season at stake for River when Wildcats tackle division foe East Central in finale Thursday

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.

'Cats bomb Tigers 45-28

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.

Wildcats tackle Tigers Thursday in Booneville

        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.