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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
POPLARVILLE --- The Pearl River-Southwest Mississippi football rivalry hits the gridiron for the 73rd time when the Wildcats hit the road for Summit for a big MACJC South Division match up this Thursday in John I. Hurst Stadium in Summit.
A 7 p.m. kickoff is set on Monroe McEleveen Field on the SMCC campus.