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.

Wildcats come up short 7-0 in 88th meeting with Bulldogs

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.

No. 3-ranked, unbeaten Perk visits Pearl River Saturday

            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.

Wolfpack smacks Wildcats

            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.

Wildcat-Wolfpack match up reflects huge ramifications on division playoff derby

            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.

River smashes Southwest 34-7

            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.