MGCCC renews PRCC rivalry

MGCCC renews PRCC rivalry

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast and Pearl River will meet for the 96th time Saturday in Poplarville.

 

It will be new Bulldogs coach Jack Wright's first time to participate, but he is not unfamiliar with the rivalry.

 

"This is my first time, but it's something I'm aware of," he said. "I'm aware of the history. I'm aware of the hard feelings between the schools over time, especially on gameday. I'm looking forward to experiencing it firsthand. I've seen the films (while coaching elsewhere), and I can feel the emotions and intensity coming through when you watch it from the outside in."

 

Kickoff for the Wildcats' homecoming is set for 2 p.m. at Dobie Holden Field. The game will be streamed by Pearl River at http://mgcccbulldogs.com/stream and you can listen to the MGCCC radio broadcast at https://livestream.com/MGCCCBulldogs/events/8414763. The game will be joined in progress on SuperTalk Mississippi 103.1 FM after the Ole Miss-Auburn football game.

 

Gulf Coast (5-2, 2-2 MACJC South) has won its last two games by a combined score of 83-21. The Bulldogs are still alive for a postseason berth, and the only they can control is beating the Wildcats.

 

Pearl River (1-6, 1-4) got its first win last week. The Wildcats are led by sophomore running back Ron Thompson, who is averaging 106.1 yards per game and has scored five total touchdowns. He had two rushing touchdowns in the first half of last week's 37-9 victory over Southwest.

 

"Ron Thompson is a dangerous running back," Wright said. "He probably has more explosive runs from the line of scrimmage than anybody I've seen in this league in a long time. When he gets in the open field, he's dangerous. He's hard to bring down. He's really good in tight spaces, too. We definitely have a challenge to rein him in and contain him Saturday."

 

There's one part of the Gulf Coast defense that's elevated its game recently, which will go a long way to slowing down Thompson. Jacobi Hearn (So., Clinton/Clinton), Darius Townsend (So., Laurel/Laurel) and Corey Proctor (So., Brandon/Brandon) are sophomores who are flexing their muscles.

 

"I'm really pleased with our linebacker play, especially the veterans: Jacobi, Darius and Corey," Wright said. "They've been really good all year, but it seems like of late they've taken more of a leadership role, they've taken more ownership of this team. I'm really pleased with their attitude and their performance all year long, and it's only getting better."

Game #8

WHO: No. 19 MGCCC (5-2, 2-2 MACJC South) vs. Pearl River (1-6, 1-4)

WHEN: Saturday, Oct 20, 2 p.m.

WHERE: Dobie Holden Stadium, Poplarville

ONLINE: Watch http://mgcccbulldogs.com/stream or listen to the MGCCC radio broadcast at https://livestream.com/MGCCCBulldogs/events/8414763

LISTEN: SuperTalk Mississippi 103.1 FM

The Series

Series record: PRCCC leads 55-39-1

First Meeting: 1926

Last Meeting: Oct. 21, 2017, PRCC 31, MGCCC 27

Notes: Last year's result snapped a six-game MGCCC win streak, and Gulf Coast has won 10 of the last 12 … The six-game streak was the longest for MGCCC in the series … PRCC won 17 straight between 1949 and 1965 … Gulf Coast has seven shutouts in the series, Pearl River 19 … Gulf Coast's most points scored is 55, but the Bulldogs are 1-1 (55-47 win in 2005, 61-55 loss in 1997)

Series History

Date Result
11/5/26 Pearl River Junior College 6, MGCCC 0
11/5/27 Pearl River Junior College 13, MGCCC 0
11/17/28 Pearl River Junior College 7, MGCCC 6
11/16/29 Pearl River Junior College 20, MGCCC 0
11/15/30 Pearl River Junior College 12, MGCCC 0
11/14/31 Pearl River Junior College 37, MGCCC 7
11/12/32 Pearl River Junior College 13, MGCCC 0
11/11/33 Pearl River Junior College 28, MGCCC 0
11/10/34 Pearl River Junior College 19, MGCCC 12
11/9/35 MGCCC 14, Pearl River Junior College 0
11/21/36 MGCCC 27, Pearl River Junior College 6
11/19/37 Pearl River Junior College 6, MGCCC 0
11/19/38 Pearl River Junior College 19, MGCCC 0
11/17/39 MGCCC 7, Pearl River Junior College 0
11/15/40 Pearl River Junior College 14, MGCCC 0
11/14/41 Pearl River Junior College 29, MGCCC 20
10/13/44 MGCCC 13, Pearl River Junior College 6
11/17/44 MGCCC 7, Pearl River Junior College 7
10/11/45 MGCCC 32, Pearl River Junior College 6
11/9/45 MGCCC 6, Pearl River Junior College 0
11/22/46 Pearl River Junior College 7, MGCCC 6
11/13/47 Pearl River Junior College 2, MGCCC 0
12/5/47 MGCCC 25, Pearl River Junior College 6
11/6/48 MGCCC 20, Pearl River Junior College 19
11/5/49 Pearl River Junior College 20, MGCCC 7
11/4/50 Pearl River Junior College 33, MGCCC 0
11/3/51 Pearl River Junior College 46, MGCCC 0
11/1/52 Pearl River Junior College 38, MGCCC 6
10/31/53 Pearl River Junior College 22, MGCCC 0
10/16/54 Pearl River Junior College 12, MGCCC 7
10/15/55 Pearl River Junior College 13, MGCCC 6
10/13/56 Pearl River Junior College 21, MGCCC 0
10/12/57 Pearl River Junior College 26, MGCCC 13
10/11/58 Pearl River Junior College 12, MGCCC 6
10/10/59 Pearl River Junior College 24, MGCCC 7
11/12/60 Pearl River Junior College 32, MGCCC 12
11/11/61 Pearl River Junior College 60, MGCCC 6
9/29/62 Pearl River Junior College 22, MGCCC 20
9/28/63 Pearl River Junior College 24, MGCCC 20
10/31/64 Pearl River Junior College 30, MGCCC 0
10/28/65 Pearl River Junior College 20, MGCCC 6
11/12/66 MGCCC 33, Pearl River Junior College 0
11/11/67 MGCCC 27, Pearl River Junior College 7
10/5/68 MGCCC 7, Pearl River Junior College 6
10/4/69 Pearl River Junior College 35, MGCCC 0
10/3/70 Pearl River Junior College 12, MGCCC 0
9/25/71 MGCCC 37, Pearl River Junior College 21
9/30/72 Pearl River Junior College 22, MGCCC 21
9/29/73 Pearl River Junior College 10, MGCCC 3
10/12/74 MGCCC 21, Pearl River Junior College 0
10/11/75 MGCCC 36, Pearl River Junior College 29
10/16/76 Pearl River Junior College 14, MGCCC 3
10/8/77 MGCCC 21, Pearl River Junior College 20
10/7/78 MGCCC 21, Pearl River Junior College 6
10/6/79 MGCCC 28, Pearl River Junior College 23
10/11/80 MGCCC 28, Pearl River Junior College 10
10/10/81 Pearl River Junior College 14, MGCCC 10
10/16/82 MGCCC 17, Pearl River Junior College 14
10/15/83 MGCCC 28, Pearl River Junior College 7
10/13/84 MGCCC 24, Pearl River Junior College 14
10/12/85 MGCCC 10, Pearl River Junior College 6
10/11/86 MGCCC 9, Pearl River Junior College 7
10/17/87 Pearl River Junior College 33, MGCCC 7
10/1/88 Pearl River Community College 21, MGCCC 14
9/30/89 Pearl River Community College 22, MGCCC 19
10/6/90 Pearl River Community College 27, MGCCC 0
10/5/91 Pearl River Community College 13, MGCCC 6
10/10/92 Pearl River Community College 16, MGCCC 13
10/9/93 Pearl River Community College 64, MGCCC 20
10/8/94 MGCCC 25, Pearl River Community College 14
10/7/95 Pearl River Community College 21, MGCCC 14
10/12/96 MGCCC 27, Pearl River Community College 23
10/11/97 Pearl River Community College 61, MGCCC 55
10/17/98 MGCCC 34, Pearl River Community College 13
10/16/99 MGCCC 48, Pearl River Community College 16
10/21/00 MGCCC 36, Pearl River Community College 7
10/20/01 Pearl River Community College 52, MGCCC 9
10/26/02 Pearl River Community College 42, MGCCC 41
10/25/03 Pearl River Community College 38, MGCCC 0
10/21/04 Pearl River Community College 52, MGCCC 26
10/20/05 MGCCC 55, Pearl River Community College 47
11/19/05 Pearl River Community College 25, MGCCC 19
9/14/06 Pearl River Community College 36, MGCCC 22
9/13/07 MGCCC 24, Pearl River Community College 17
9/25/08 MGCCC 10, Pearl River Community College 3
11/8/08 MGCCC 52, Pearl River Community College 7
9/24/09 MGCCC 38, Pearl River Community College 28
9/30/10 Pearl River Community College 30, MGCCC 27
9/29/11 MGCCC 17, Pearl River Community College 10
10/4/12 MGCCC 34, Pearl River Community College 0
10/3/13 MGCCC 19, Pearl River Community College 17
10/11/14 MGCCC 7, Pearl River Community College 0
10/8/15 MGCCC 41, Pearl River Community College 10
10/22/16 MGCCC 30, Pearl River Community College 17
10/21/17 Pearl River Community College 31, MGCCC 27

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