Pearl River Gets Offensive in Win

POPLARVILLE --- A high-powered Pearl River Community College Wildcat offensive team put up 30 points in the first half to the Holmes Community College Bulldogs' 10 and then cruised in the second half to pick up the 42-10 non-division win.

With the loss, the Bulldogs fell to 0-2 on the season while Pearl River went to 2-0. The Bulldogs hit the road again next week against Itawamba in North Division play.

Pearl River scored three touchdowns and a field goal in the first quarter and led 24-0 at the end of the quarter. They then added 6 more in the second quarter while the Bulldogs put up 10 of their own.

Pearl River took the opening kickoff and marched 65 yards for the score as Kiel Angry scored from two yards out. Matt Hoda's kick made the score 7-0 with 13:25 left in the quarter.

The Bulldogs fumbled their possession away on the first play from scrimmage, and the Wildcats took over at the HCC 35. Pearl River ran four plays to the Bulldog 11 before Wildcat quarterback Charlie Reeve found Ike Chekwa on a touchdown pass. Hoda's kick put Pearl River up 14-0 with 10:55 left in the quarter.

The Wildcats scored again later in the quarter when Reeve found Jaron Fountain on a 23-yard touchdown pass. Hoda's kick made the score 21-0 with 6:19 left in the quarter.

With 43 seconds left in the quarter, Hoda added a 19-yard field goal for the Wildcats.

Pearl River added another touchdown with 9:51 left in the first half when Reeve found O'Shek Weekley on a 13-yard touchdown. Hoda's kick was no good.

The Bulldogs first score of the night came when Bulldog freshman kicker Matt Jones nailed a 39-yard field goal with 5:54 left in the first half.

Later in the first half, the Bulldogs got a four-yard touchdown from Marvin Vaughan. Jones kick with 1:18 left in the half ended the Bulldogs scoring at 10.

Pearl River's backup quarterback Daniel Forrest connected twice in the fourth quarter on two touchdown passes. The first, with 1:56 remaining in the game, went to Aaron Dunklin from 84 yards. The second, with 1:25, went to Kris Cannon from 16 yards.

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