Eager for Egger

Published 7:00 am Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pearl River Community College is currently undergoing an exciting transition with new leadership in many areas.

A new president, athletic director and head coach for the Wildcats’ football program all walk the halls of the two-year college, and with change on their minds, excitement is sure to follow.

Newly instated President Adam Breerwood, who has a deep-rooted affiliation with sports, said during Dr. William Lewis’ retirement ceremony that he is excited to lead PRCC, using the skills he acquired from playing Wildcat baseball in 1994-95 and as an assistant coach since 1997.

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He mentioned his enthusiasm about watching the college’s sports, and what better time to watch PRCC football than now.

With a new athletic director, head coach and incoming talent from across the southeast and Pearl River County, I believe Wildcat football will be a force to be reckoned with.

Head Coach Ted Egger said he is looking forward to working with the Wildcats’ new quarterback from Kent State who started for the Division I university last year.

Poplarville Hornets standout Jesse Pernell will be taking handoffs and bulldozing his way to the end zone just like he did 26 times for the Hornets last year along with accumulating over 1,600 yards on the ground.

Also, whether they knew it or not, PRCC got a great look into how their offense will perform after Pernell and the Hornets travelled to Lumberton September 2 last season to take on another talented future Wildcat running back Dre Coleman.

In that game, Pernell rushed for 88 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries. In response, Coleman ran for 201 yards, using his impressive speed and agility to break out for two lengthy touchdowns, the longest being 80 yards.

PRCC also got plenty of talent on the defensive side of the ball from schools within the county and across the state. This season should be one to watch and I am eager to see the performances Egger and the Wildcat nation will get from the talented All-State, Pearl River County natives.