PRC powers past Stone, stays in playoff hunt
By Mark Franklin
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.
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.