Tonight, the Pearl River wildcats returned to Poplarville for only the second time this season, and looked to take down Copin Lincoln. Meanwhile, the Jones County bobcats are still on the road, this time at Hinds, and hoped to break two-game losing skid and win their first game in the South Division.
Jones County- 7
After tonight, Jones County (3-3, 0-3) still seeks its first win in South Division play. An early mistake by freshman quarterback Ben Steven and a poor defensive showing in the second half led to a 34-7 Hinds win.
Trailing 10-7 in the closing minute before half-time, Jones moved the ball all the way to the eagle 25-yard line, and could have tied the game with a field goal or taken the lead before the break. But Stevens delivered an errant pass that eagles defensive back Andonis Armstrong picked off and returned 63 yards for a touchdown. The extra point that followed made it 17-7 entering half-time.
The eagles took command with scoring drives of 74, 68 and 73 yards in the second half, while the bobcats never scored again. the bobcats will try to break their three-game losing streak when they return to Bobcat Stadium on Saturday Oct. 15 to host East Central for Homecoming.
Pearl River- 26
After being held under 20 points for the first time this season last week, Pearl River (4-2) returned home and back to their scoring ways, beating Copin Lincoln at home 26-5. Quarterback Melvin German began the scoring early in the first quarter, when he rolled out to his right and found the receiver he's latched on to all season long.
Jonathan Duncan calmly collected the pass from German and scored in the corner of the endzone to make it 7-0. For the first time this season, the wildcats did not allow a touchdown. Next up for Pearl River is East Mississippi Community College in Poplarville on Saturday Oct. 15.