Leggett earns MACJC honor

Darious Leggett mugPearl River Community College running back Darious Leggett has been voted as MACJC Offensive Player of the Week for his play last week against Itawamba.

Leggett, a sophomore from Hattiesburg who played high school ball at Forrest County AHS, ran 27 times for 186 yards and two touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 51-34 loss to the Indians last week. He also caught two passes for 22 yards.

Wildcats drop home opener to East Central 35-21

It’s difficult to beat a good team when you turn the ball over four times in critical spots, and that was the story for Pearl River Community College in its football home opener Thursday night against East Central.

The visiting Warriors took advantage of those mistakes, and added a stout ground game to defeat the Wildcats 35-21 at Dobie Holden Stadium.

PRCC dropped to 0-3, while East Central improved to 1-2 in the South Division opener for both teams.

Wildcats make home debut against East Central

Through the first two weeks of the 2016 football season, injuries have been the big story at Pearl River Community College.

Starting quarterback D.J. Gillins has been sidelined with a knee injury, and his return this season is doubtful.

Also, starting running back Darious Leggett missed last week’s game against Northwest, and his replacement, sophomore Caleb Kinlaw, went down early in last week’s game with an ankle injury.