Poplarville earns victory over Terry, PRC fell to Sumrall on Friday

Published 11:18 am Monday, September 19, 2022

Poplarville had a blow out win against Terry while Pearl River Central suffered another loss, this time against Sumrall, on Friday night.

PRC vs. Sumrall

The Pearl River Central Blue Devils lost 20-7 on the road to the Sumrall Bobcats.

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“Early on we let the nerves get the better of us and it took us a while to settle in, once we started playing we did a lot better,” said Head Coach Jacob Owen. “Our guys didn’t quit. We had to roll some guys both ways. We dealt with cramps, some (players) got hurt, we just couldn’t quite get to the finish line. But I thought the kids played hard, they never quit, they never gave up.”

Sumrall scored two early field goals and reached the end zone off two rushing drives. PRC scored on their first drive of the third quarter thanks to a BJ Bellelo goal-line rush. Defensively, Treyton Mitchell led the Blue Devils in tackles with 12 and Konnor Cazenave had two sacks.

PRC is now 0-3 on the season. They’ll host the Picayune Maroon Tide (4-0) this Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Poplarville vs. Terry

The Poplarville Hornets scored two touchdowns in all three quarters then one touchdown in the fourth quarter to beat the Terry Bulldogs 48-6.

In the frist quarter, Maurice Travis scored first, then Avan Jarvis had the second touchdown of the night. Both were rushing drives. In the second quarter, Terry completed a pass for a touchdown but the PAT attempt was blocked by Mark Will. Poplarville went up 21-6 after a Jarvis rushing touchdown, then 28-6 after a 2-yard Travis rushing touchdown. In the third quarter, quarterback Matt Will scored a 32-yard rushing touchdown then Jarvis scored from 10-yards out. The last Poplarville score was made by Benny Jarvis Jr., who ran it 70-yards.

Matt Will threw 2/4 for 69 yards. Maurice Travis had 11 carries for 113 yards with two touchdowns, and Avan Travis had 16 carries for 108 yards and three touchdowns.

“We played a big and physical football team in Terry, I was looking forward to seeing how we fared against a team like that. We’re physical ourselves, we played real hard, we ended up wearing them down and put a lot of points on the board,” said Head Coach Jay Beech.

The Hornets are now 3-1 and will host the Pass Christian Pirates this Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m.