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.
Hinds then added touchdown runs on 1 yard by quarterback Jaquez Parks and 3 yards by Tyus Raine in the second period to take a commanding 28-0 lead at halftime. The Eagles added a 1-yard scoring run by Brian King in the third quarter.
Pearl River scored a late touchdown on an 8-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Hinds made life miserable for Wildcat quarterback Mack Lowrie, who was sacked four times, and Lowrie was also victimized by a pair of fumbles on a bad snap and an errant pitch for a total of 63 yards in losses.
In all, the Eagles held the Wildcats to a net of 107 yards of offense, most of it coming from freshman tailback Darious Leggett, who rushed 10 times for 62 yards. On defense, sophomore Stevie Scott had a pair of interceptions for PRCC.
Pearl River will be back in action next Thursday, when it travels to Ellisville to face Jones County in the annual Cat Fight.
PRCC GAME SUMMARY
Thursday at Poplarville
Hinds 35, Pearl River 7
Hinds 14 14 7 0 -- 35
PRCC 0 0 0 7 -- 7
H – DeJarvis Chambers 29 pass from Jaquez Parks (Mason Sollie kick), 12:14 (3 plays/64 yards/:52 possession).
H – Bryant McDuffie 48 pass from Parks (Sollie kick), 6:15 (5/79/1:39).
H – Parks 1 run (Sollie kick), 13:41 (6/22/2:41).
H – Tyus Raine 3 run (Sollie kick), 1:46 (7/62/2:35).
H – Brian King 1 run (Sollie kick), 5:44 (8/59/2:09).
PR –Matt Williams 8 run (Brennan O’Keefe kick), 3:02 (13/69/5:34).
Hinds – Tyus Raine 11-62, Brian King 13-61, D.J. Sims 6-24, Bryant McDuffie 1-6, Jaquez Parks 9-(-2) Pearl River – Darious Leggett 10-62, Kevon Marsh 3-12, Matt Williams 5-2, Carlos Ransburgh 5-(-4), Mack Lowrie 6-(-63).
Hinds – Jaquez Parks 15-30-2-235; Pearl River – Mack Lowrie 7-16-1-78, Matt Williams 2-13-20-0.
Hinds – Javon Wims 4-28, Jahmmir Taylor 3-23, DeJarvis Chambers 2-66, Bryant McDuffie 2-53, John McInnis 1-37, Tyus Raine 1-16, Donovan Carter 1-15, D.J. Sims 1-(-3); Pearl River – Joronnie Hinton 2-30, Cameron Bolton 2-21, Anthony Jones 2-16, Carlos Ransburgh 1-18, Darious Leggett 1-9, Will Inlow 1-4.