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River-East Central rivalry hits gridiron for 73rd time Saturday

 
            POPLARVILLE — Pearl River has high hopes of getting back on a winning track Saturday, as the Wildcats host MACJC South Division rival East Central for their 2013 homecoming game in Dobie Holden Stadium.
            The River, 3-4 overall and 1-3 in division play, enters the game off a 37-27 setback to fifth-ranked Copiah-Lincoln in Wesson; while ECCC, 1-6 and 0-4, celebrated its homecoming with a 36-31 non-division win over Mississippi Delta in Decatur for its first victory of the year.

Co-Lin smacks River

           POPLARVILLE --- In probably the most wildest game start of the MACJC’s 2013 season, Pearl River’s Wildcats fell victim to ‘too much Wolfpack’ here Saturday in H.L. Stone Stadium and seventh-ranked host Copiah-Lincoln wound up climaxing its homecoming day with a 37-27 South Division victory.

Wildcats tackle nationally-ranked, reigning state champ Wolfpack

            POPLARVILLE —Pearl River’s Wildcats are set to face their fourth nationally-ranked opponent of the 2013 football season this Saturday, when they travel to reigning MACJC state champion Copiah-Lincoln in Wesson with hopes of upsetting the seventh-ranked Wolfpack in its homecoming game.
            A 3 p.m. kickoff is set for the South Division battle in H.L. Stone Stadium.

River rally falls short; Perk 19-17 winner

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College put together a late fourth-quarter scoring drive, but came up short in its 19-17 MACJC South Division loss to 10th-ranked arch-rival Mississippi Gulf Coast here Thursday in Dobie Holden Stadium.
            The Wildcats trailed 19-10 in the final two minutes of the game, but quarterback Shaun White out of Catholic High in Pensacola, Fla., found Chad Cook of Long Beach High in the end zone with a 41-yard touchdown pass with 1:28 left.

River smacks Southwest 38-14

            POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River Community College boasts a winning football record for the first time this season after smacking MACJC South Division rival Southwest Mississippi 38-14 here Thursday in Dobie Holden Stadium.
            The Wildcats amassed a season-high 389 yards of total offense (236 rush, 153 pass) behind a season-high 148 rushing yards by running back Darrell Robinson. The freshman out of Noxubee County High, who now has three straight 100-yard games, also accounted for four of the Wildcats’ five touchdowns in the 24-point win.

River-Southwest rivalry set for 72nd time on Thursday

POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River and Southwest Mississippi enter their 72nd football match up set for this Thursday here in Dobie Holden Stadium under extremely similar circumstances.
    Besides having new head coaches --- PRCC’s William Jones and SMCC’s Tucker Peavey --- both squads sport identical overall records at 2-2 and both enter the critical division match up off victories last week.

River rolls over Coahoma 21-7 for non-division win

            CLARKSDALE --- Pearl River’s Wildcats amassed 341 yards of total offense here Thursday en route to taking a hard-fought 21-7 MACJC non-division victory over Coahoma’s Tigers to even their overall record to 2-2.
            Freshman running back Darrell Robinson of Noxubee County High recorded his second straight 100-yard game with a 103-yard (25 carries) performance to lead The River’s ground game.

Turnovers spell disaster for River in ’Cat Fight

 
            ELLISVILLE --- Five turnovers spelled disaster for Pearl River and a 34-16 victory for home-standing Jones County in the 83rd ’Cat Fight played here Saturday on Sim Cooley Field to open MACJC South Division play for both teams.
            Undefeated and 19th-ranked JCJC took full advantage of the visiting Wildcats’ miscues, cashing in on the first two to take a 10-0 lead in the first quarter.
            Jones, which played turnover-free, improved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in division play, while Pearl River dropped to 1-2 and 0-1.

’Cat Fight hits gridiron for 83rd time Saturday

        POPLARVILLE --- One of the most storied rivalries in the history of community college football hits the gridiron for the 83rd time Saturday when 19th-ranked Jones County hosts Pearl River in the renowned ’Cat Fight between the two schools.
            A 7 p.m. kickoff is set for the game in Bobcat Stadium, marking the MACJC South Division openers for both teams.

River gets first win of season with 30-14 decision over Delta

            POPLARVILLE --- William Jones nabbed his first win as a head coach here Thursday as his Pearl River Wildcats dropped MACJC non-division rival Mississippi Delta 30-14 in Dobie Holden Stadium.
            Jones, who opened his inaugural season as a head coach a week ago with a lopsided 49-6 loss to now-fifth-ranked East Mississippi, saw his defensive unit hold the visiting Trojans to 214 yards of total offense --- 52 on the ground --- en route to the victory.

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