Mistakes too much for PRCC in loss


POPLARVILLE – Too many self-inflicted mistakes proved too much for Pearl River Community College to overcome Thursday night in a 42-16 setback at the hands of Hinds in South Division football action at Dobie Holden Stadium.

The Wildcats evened their record at 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the division. Hinds remained undefeated at 3-0 and 2-0.

The Eagles jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on a 67-yard touchdown run by DeVante Scott and a 29-yard pass from Tylan Morton to John Hightower, taking advantage of a short field following an interception.

PRCC got back in the game in the second quarter as freshman Jesse Pernell (Poplarville) capped a nine-play, 75-yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown run.

After stopping the Eagles’ next possession on a fumble recovery, Pearl River drove to the Hinds 10-yard-line in the final 2:35 of the first half, but had to settle for a 29-yard field goal by sophomore Mark Johnson (Bay St. Louis) to go into halftime trailing 14-10.

On the opening drive of the second half, the Wildcats appeared to convert a fourth-and-1 from the Wildcat 45, but quarterback Markevion Quinn was ruled down inches short of the first down.

The Eagles promptly turned the failed conversion into a 20-yard touchdown strike from Morton to Ra’Meik Wallace for a 21-10 lead.

PRCC narrowed the margin on a 24-yard touchdown run by redshirt freshman Caleb Batie (Foxworth), but the snap on the PAT kick was fumbled, and the Eagles returned the ensuing kickoff 69 yards to set up a one-play scoring drive on Scott’s 27-yard run.

Hinds added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away and leave with the victory.

The Wildcats had a productive night offensively, racking up 428 yards of offense, 303 on the ground, with freshman Ron Thompson (Bassfield) leading the way with 128 yards on 16 carries.

But eight penalties for 92 yards and five turnovers, three interceptions and two lost fumbles, hurt PRCC’s effort.

The Wildcats will take to the road next week for their longest trip of the season, when they visit Itawamba in a non-division game. Kickoff at Fulton is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday.



Thursday at Poplarville

Hinds 42, Pearl River 16

Hinds   14        0          14        14        --          42

PRCC   0          10        6          0          --          16

First Quarter

HI – Devonte Scott 67 run (Spencer Cole kick), 10:17 (2 plays/75 yards/0:41 possession).

HI – Tylan Morton 29 pass to John Hightower (Cole kick), 7:24 (3/30/0:45).

Second Quarter

PR – Jesse Pernell 11 run (Mark Johnson kick), 4:30 (9/75/4:25).

PR – Johnson 29 field goal, 0:00 (13/58/2:35)

Third Quarter

HI – Morton 20 pass to Ra’Meik Wallace (Cole kick), 10:23 (5/31/2:14).

PR – Caleb Batie 24 run (Kick failed), 1:29 (8/64/3:01).

HI – Scott 27 run (Cole kick), 1:06 (1/27/0:23).

Fourth Quarter

HI – Eric Clark 13 pass to Wallace (Cole kick), 9:39 (10/80/4:13)

HI – Scott 5 run (Cole kick), 7:01 (2/21/0:30).


HI                     PR

First downs                  19                    23

Total net yards            410                  428

Rushes-yards               38-211             50-303

Passing yards              199                  125

Comp-Att-Int               11-18-0            14-35-3

Fumbles-lost                4-2                   5-2

Penalties-yards           6-45                 8-92

Punts-avg                    4-36.0              4-36.0

Sacks-yards                 2-17                 1-8

Third down                  4-10                 8-18

Fourth down                1-2                   2-3

Time of possession      25:48               34-12



Hinds – DeVante Scott 13-150, D.J. Sims 12-38, Billy Kimble 6-30, Eric Clark 2-20, Freddy Jordan Jr. 1-0, Ja’Darius Payne 1-(-1), Team 1-(-2), Tylan Morton 2-(-24) ; Pearl River – Ron Thompson 16-128, Caleb Batie 10-94, Jesse Pernell 4-20, Chandler Roberts 4-16, Markevion Quinn 16-15.


Hinds – Tylan Morton 10-16-0-186, Eric Clark 1-2-0-13; Pearl River – Markevion Quinn 14-35-3-128.


Hinds Ra’Meik Wallace 5-89, DeMichael Harris 2-44, John Hightower 1-29D.J. Sims 1-24, Stephen Guidry 1-8, DeVante Scott 1-8; Pearl River – Malcom Staten 4-35, Shakeenen West 4-26, Tyler Polk 2-62, Ron Thompson 1-5, Jakwaize Walker 1-(-1), K.J. Breland 1-(-2).