Too many big plays proved to be too much for Pearl River Community College in the 87th Cat Fight against Jones County.
The Wildcats allowed scoring plays of 44, 78 and 93 yards in the first half, and never recovered, as the Bobcats defeated PRCC 52-31 Saturday afternoon at Dobie Holden Stadium.
Pearl River dropped to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the South Division. Fourteenth-ranked JCJC (6-1, 4-0) remained tied with Hinds for first place in the division.
When Pearl River Community College needed big plays against Southwest Mississippi, the Wildcats were able to deliver.
Too many self-inflicted mistakes proved too much for Pearl River Community College to overcome Thursday night against Hinds.
The Wildcats committed five turnovers and eight costly penalties as the Eagles rolled to a 42-16 victory in South Division football action at Dobie Holden Stadium.
PRCC evened its record at 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the division. Hinds remained undefeated at 3-0 and 2-0.
“They beat us in the second half,” said PRCC coach Ted Egger. “They didn’t do anything we didn’t expect. We just beat ourselves tonight.”
Markevion Quinn made his first career start for Pearl River Community College one for the ages.
Quinn, a freshman from Ruleville, was pressed into service due to an injury to starting quarterback Justin Agner, and all he did completely steal the show.
Quinn accounted for 433 yards of offense and four touchdowns, leading the Wildcats to a 59-40 victory over East Central in the South Division opener for both teams.
PRCC improved to 2-1 overall; East Central dropped to 1-2.
Pearl River Community College looks to get back on track and open South Division the right way this week when the Wildcats make their first road trip of the season to East Central.
Kickoff Thursday at Bailey Stadium in Decatur is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
PRCC (1-1 overall) suffered its first loss of the season last week in a 34-21 defeat to No. 5 Northwest at Poplarville. The Wildcats fell behind 27-0 midway through the second quarter and were unable to overcome the deficit.
A pair of disastrous plays in the first half proved too much for Pearl River Community College to overcome against No. 5 Northwest Mississippi.
The Wildcats gave up scores on an interception and a blocked field-goal on the way to a 27-0 deficit that was too much to overcome in a 34-21 defeat at the hands of Rangers in junior college football action Thursday night at Dobie Holden Stadium.
PRCC evened its record at 1-1, while Northwest is 1-0 after its first completed game of the year.
For the first time in a long time, Dobie Holden Stadium felt like home for Pearl River Community College football.
The Wildcats snapped an 11-game, three-year losing streak in their home stadium Thursday night with a thrilling 27-21 victory over ninth-ranked Northeast Mississippi to open the 2017 season.
“The attitude of our kids is that we’re going to play until the clock says zero,” said Wildcat head coach Ted Egger. “We told our kids that we were going to win this football game, and I can’t be any prouder of them.”
The preparations are over, now the time has come to kick off the 2017 football season at Pearl River Community College.
For the second consecutive season, the Wildcats will debut a new head coach, as Ted Egger will lead the team onto the field at Dobie Holden Stadium for the first time against ninth-ranked Northeast.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday
Pearl River Community College staged a dress rehearsal for the 2017 football season under the lights Thursday at Dobie Holden Stadium, and first-year head coach Ted Egger liked most of what he saw.
With two weeks remaining before the opening kickoff of the 2017 football season, Pearl River Community College head coach Ted Egger says the Wildcats are, “right where we need to be.”
PRCC went through an approximately 90-minute scrimmage Thursday afternoon at Dobie Holden Stadium, working on all of phases of the game, and a variety of scenarios, in preparation for the season opener Aug. 31 at home against ninth-ranked Northeast Mississippi.