Seven Wildcat sophomores set to play in MACJC All-Star Game Saturday

POPLARVILLE – Seven sophomore football players from Pearl River Community College will play their final junior college game on Saturday, when they compete for the South Division team in the annual MACJC All-Star Game.

Kickoff at Biloxi Indian Stadium is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Wildcats who are on the South All-Star roster are quarterback Mac Lowrie, wide receiver Corey Husband, linebackers Jarkeith Ruffin and Jason Funchess, tight end Anthony Jones, center Ryan Rainey and defensive end Kenneth Edwards.

PRCC players earn All-MACJC honors

POPLARVILLE – Five football players for Pearl River Community College earned postseason honors in the Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges.

Two Wildcats were named first-team South Division All-State selections, and three others earned second-team honors.

Sophomore Tarvarious Moore was named as a first-team pick as both a returner and a defensive back, and sophomore linebacker Jarkeith Ruffin was also a first-team selection.

Jones resigns after three seasons as PRCC football coach

POPLARVILLE – William Jones has resigned as head football coach at Pearl River Community College, the school announced today.
Jones was 11-16 in his three seasons as head coach of the Wildcats, including a disappointing 2-7 campaign this past season in which PRCC was 0-4 at home. The highlight of the season was a 17-9 upset victory over then-No. 1 Copiah-Lincoln on Oct. 3.

Pearl River ends season with 20-3 loss to playoff-bound East Central

POPLARVILLE – The defense showed up for Pearl River Community College, but the offense was once again nowhere to be found Thursday night against East Central.

As a result, the Warriors took a 20-3 victory over the Wildcats in the season finale for PRCC. Pearl River finished 2-7 overall and 1-5 in the South Division, while the Warriors (7-2, 4-2) will continue their season next week in the MACJC semifinals at East Mississippi.

Turnovers proved to be PRCC’s downfall, as three fumbles and an interception led directly to 13 of the Warriors’ points.

Wildcats close season at home against East Central

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.

Northeast holds on to spoil homecoming at Pearl River 26-23

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.


Saturday at Poplarville
Northeast 26, Pearl River 23

Wildcats host Northeast for homecoming in non-division battle

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.

Gulf Coast rides dominant first half to 41-10 victory over Pearl River

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.

Wildcats take on Mississippi Gulf Coast in key South Division battle

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.

Rainey, Mikell earn football honorary scholarship awards

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.