PRC powers past Stone, stays in playoff hunt

Published 7:00 am Saturday, October 27, 2018

By Mark Franklin

Item Correspondent

Carriere— The Pearl River Central Blue Devils had to win to stay in the race for a playoff birth Friday night and they played an almost flawless game.

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From start to finish the Blue Devils played a very physical game, working the inside run game for a majority of the night.

Stone County struck first with a long 60 yard touchdown pass with 11:14 left in the first, the PAT was good to make the score 7-0.

PRC would mythodically drive down the field on a drive that would end with a 12 yard touchdown run from running back Kobe Whitehead with 6:54 left in the 1st quarter.

PRC would convert a 2 point try to make it 8-7 PRC.

PRC’s onside kick was recovered by Blue Devil Landon Dodd to give possession back to the Blue Devils.

Whitehead would once again lead the charge for PRC scoring on a 2 yard touchdown run.  The PAT would be good making the score PRC 15-7. PRC would onside kick again but Carlos Brown recovered the kick and ran it 50 yards for a Tomcat touchdown.

The Tomcats converted the 2 point play to tie the game 15-15.

PRC would answer back with a lengthy drive that ended with running back Detrich Spikes scoring on a reverse.  PRC would answer the call again with a 7 yard touchdown run from Whitehead with 6:56 left in the 3rd quarter.

The two point try was no good making the score 27-15 PRC.

Stone would stay in contention with a 1 yard touchdown run from quarterback Trey Arrington to make it 27-22 with 9 minutes left in the game.

But PRC would ice the game with drive that would end on Stone’s goal line to end the game 27-22.

PRC will play host to the Picayune Maroon Tide next Friday in the last game of the regular season.