Poplarville topples Greene County 31-14

Published 5:27 pm Saturday, September 29, 2018

By Mark Franklin

Item Correspondent

Poplarville—— The Poplarville Hornets started district play on a high note Friday by defeating Greene County 31-14.

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The Hornets moved to 5-1 on the year and are now 1-0 in district play.

The first half was somewhat of a stalemate as the only score in the half was a 14 yard field goal from kicker Ethan Spiers with 9 seconds left in the half.

The Hornets’ offense would start the second half rolling as on their first drive Antonio Barnes completed with a 44 yard touchdown pass to Cannan Ray to make it a 10-0 game.

Poplarville’s next drive would end with a 5 yard touchdown run from Ethan Taylor to make it 17-0.

Greene County would respond with a touchdown when Jacob Mitchell hit Drake Henderson for the score.

Poplarville would respond with a 53 yard touchdown run from Barnes to add on to their lead.

Greene County would counter with a 3 yard touchdown run from Blake Eubanks.

Barnes would once again punch back for the Hornets with a 13 yard scoring run.

Barnes had over 150 total yards of offense and 3 touchdowns for the Hornets.

The story of the night however was Poplarville’s defense suffocating Greene County, giving up only 9 rushing yards and 121 total yards of offense.