POPLARVILLE – Hinds Community College jumped all over Pearl River with two big pass plays in the first quarter and never looked back, as the Eagles defeated Pearl River 35-7 Thursday, spoiling the Wildcats’ 2015 home opener at Dobie Holden Stadium.
Hinds, ranked 15th in this week’s NJCAA poll, improved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the South Division; PRCC dropped to 1-2 and 0-1.
The Eagles scored on pass plays of 29 yards to DeJarvis Chambers and 48 yards to Bryant McDuffie to grab a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College hopes the friendly confines of Dobie Holden Stadium are a more agreeable environment as the Wildcats look to rebound from last week’s 34-14 loss at Holmes last week.
PRCC will open its home schedule Thursday night, hosting No. 20 Hinds in the South Division opener for both teams. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
GOODMAN – Holmes Community College used a devastating ground attack and timely passing to hand Pearl River its first defeat of the season 34-14 at Ras Branch Stadium.
The Bulldogs (1-1) ran the ball 69 times for 368 yards, and added 182 yards in passing.
Holmes set the tone from the opening kickoff, driving for a touchdown. PRCC took a brief 7-6 lead on a 57-yard touchown pass from Mack Lowrie to Cameron Bolton, then got a fumble inside the Holmes 10-yard line.
POPLARVILLE – After a successful season debut last week at Coahoma, the Pearl River Wildcats will hit the road again this week for another non-division contest at Holmes Community College.
Kick off Thursday at Ras Branch Stadium in Goodman is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Wildcats are 1-0 after their 32-6 victory over Coahoma, while Holmes is 0-1 after a hard-fought 32-28 loss to Hinds.
CLARKSDALE – Pearl River jumped on Coahoma for 20 points in the first quarter and cruised to a 32-6 victory over the Tigers in the 2015 season opener Thursday night at James E. Miller Stadium.
The Wildcats (1-0) forced three turnovers in the first half, and got a safety in the second half, and used big plays on offense to get going early.
Freshman tailback Darious Leggett ran 12 times for 121 yards, including an 85-yard burst on PRCC’s second play from scrimmage.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College opens its 93rd season of intercollegiate football Thursday night, as the Wildcats travel to Clarksdale to battle Coahoma.
Kickoff at James E. Miller Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m.
After guiding the Wildcats to a 5-4 record in 2014 – the school’s first winning season since 2010 – third-year head coach William Jones is looking for bigger things this fall.
POPLARVILLE – There are still some personnel decisions yet to be made before next week’s season-opening kickoff, but it appears that Pearl River Community College will go into battle with redshirt sophomore Mac Lowrie as its quarterback.
Lowrie, a transfer from Boston College, completed 11 of 16 passes for 184 yards, and guided the No. 1 offense on two long scoring drives against the back-up defense as the Wildcats conducted their final scrimmage of preseason Thursday night under the lights at Dobie Holden Stadium.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College football fans got their first look at the 2015 Wildcats, as head coach William Jones put his team through its first extended scrimmage of the preseason Saturday morning at Dobie Holden Stadium.
“At times, it looked like the expectations we have,” Jones said. “Obviously, there were some mistakes. But that’s part of it. That’s why you scrimmage and that’s why you practice, and we did have 10 guys who were banged up that didn’t play.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College football team completed its first week of preseason practice Tuesday night with a spirited session of drills under the lights.
The Wildcats are hard at work preparing for the 2015 season opener at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Coahoma.
“We looked pretty good; we’re just beat up a little bit,” said third-year coach William Jones. “Guys have been running around all summer with shorts on, then they get in pads and helmets, start getting after it. So you’re going to have some bumps and bruises.”
POPLARVILLE – Former University of Southern Mississippi football star Kelvin Bolden has been hired as wide receivers coach at Pearl River Community College.