Articles Poplarville High School

The Poplarville High School serves students grades 9th through 12th. The campus is located at #1 Hornet Drive, Poplarville MS 39470. You can reach PHS at (vocie) (601) 795 8424 or (fax) (601) 795-1345.

Principal: Jonanthan Will
Assistant Principal: Timmy Story

Tiger Jamboree Schedule

The PHS Varsity Boys Basketball team will participate in a local Jamboree this Saturday, Nov 1, at Hattiesburg High School. Poplarville Varsity boys will face West Jones at 4:00 p.m., and Hattiesburg at 4:45 p.m. Click here for the full schedule.

Full Jamboree schedule attached.  Please come out and support your Hornets!  

PHS Choir Fall Show and Dessert Cafe

The PHS choir is now selling tickets for their Fall Show and 1st Annual Dessert Cafe'. Desserts will be made by the Culinary Arts of PHS - the tickets are $7 and will include your choice of dessert, a drink, and a show performed by the PHS choir.  The Dessert Cafe will be held on Saturday, November 1 at 7 pm in the PHS cafeteria. See Mrs. Will for tickets.

PHS Hornets Take District Title

The Hornets took care of business Friday night taking a 41-29 decision against Bay High.  The win cemented the Hornets as the #1 seed representing District 8-4A in the state playoff system.  Having the #1 seed ensures Poplarville a home playoff game.  The Hornets will host the #4 seed from District 6 on November 7th.
The Hornets found themselves behind at half time 22-21, but came out the second half and outscored their opponent 20-7.  The Hornet offense found the endzone 6 times on their way to 390 yards of total offense.  All 3 Poplarville running backs scored touchdowns.  Anthony Martin scored the first touchdown.  Jesse Pernell had 18 carries for 141 yards and scored 2 touchdowns.  Malik Lucas showed up on this big night rushing for 166 yards on 19 carries and 3 scores.  The Hornets travel to Vancleave for the final regular season game of the year.

PBS at PHS for September

Each month the students at PHS with no tardies, discipline referrals or demerits for the entire month are rewarded for their good behavior with an extra 25 minute break and treat.  
For the PBS break for the month of September, the PBS Committee provided Moonpies and oatmeal pies as a special treat to the students.  “I want to reward students to let them know we thank and appreciate students who respect themselves, classmates and teachers” said High School principal Mr. Will.  A total of 428 students were rewarded for the month of September.
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PHS Beta Officers Attend Summit

The officers of the Beta Club of Poplarville High School joined 200 other Beta officers and members  from across the state of Mississippi at the First Annual Mississippi Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Headquarters of the Beta Club.  The Summit took place in Biloxi, Mississippi from October 20 through October 21, 2014.  Participants had the opportunity to collaborate with other students from Mississippi in a number of activities designed to strengthen leadership, character, communication, and motivational skills to better serve our schools and communities. Representing PHS at this event were:  Emily Mitchell, Drew Smith, Dalton Spiers, Madison Nodurft, Carlie Lambert, and Victoria McMurray.  The students were accompanied by Dr. Miguel Ramirez, Mrs. Kerri Smith, and Coach Jonathan Ray.  

Game to Remember

The Poplarville Hornets went on a mission Friday night and upended St. Stanislaus 47-46 in overtime.  The win ended a 17 game regular season winning streak held by St. Stanislaus.  
The Rockachaws were also ranked #1 in 4A according to the latest AP poll released by the Clarion Ledger last week.  None of that mattered to the 6th ranked Hornets as they battled 4 quarters plus to achieve a historical and memorable victory.  
St. Stanislaus came into the game with the most passing yards in the nation according to  The Hornet defense got after the quarterback with relentless effort and forced punts on 50% of Stanislaus’ possessions.  We would talley a total of 7 sacks on the night.  Jake Smith and Blake Mata had 2 each, while Brandon McBride, Tyler Fricke and Jamerrick Waller had 1 a piece.  Anthony Martin collected the only turnover of the night with an interception.  Malik Lucas turned in a spectacular performance, rushing for a season high 285 yards on 20 carries and 4 touchdowns.  The Hornet offense totaled 469 yards on the night.  Anthony Martin and Sye Blossman combined for 77 yards on 13 carries and fullback Jesse Pernell had 57 yards.  Nick Kirschbaum proved to be the difference maker totaling 10 points, none more important than the last extra point that was successful in overtime.  Devin Bonner blocked the St. Stanislaus PAT to set up the Hornets’ opportunity to win it in overtime.  WIth the win, the Hornets take possession of first place in 8-4A and control their own destiny.  
With a win Friday night, the Hornets could win a District Championship for the first time since 1995.  Join us Friday as we celebrate Senior Night at Hornet Field and possibly A Division 8-4A crown.  Go Hornets!

Lucas Earns Honor

Senior running back Malik Lucas was named The Clarion Ledger’s state player of the week for week 9.  The state chooses a player each week to receive the honor.  Considering the fact that the MHSAA has nearly 290 public schools that participate in football, this is a tremendous honor.  Malik rushed for 285 yards on 20 carries and reached the end zone 4 times to lead the Hornets to a 47-46 victory over previously unbeaten and top ranked St. Stanislaus.  Congratulations Malik!!!  We are proud of you!

A Homecoming to Remember

Madison Nodurft was crowned queen and the Hornets were crowned king of Homecoming 2014 taking a 56-7 decision over the Pass Christian Pirates Friday night at Hornet Field.  

The Hornet defense needed a wakeup call early on surrendering a 65 yard touchdown run to the Pirates on the 3rd play of the game, but Pass Christian would not sniff the end zone for the remainder of the game.  

The Hornet Defense had a season high 9 tackles for loss, created 2 turnovers and smothered a sinking Pirate offense for 4 quarters of play.  Tyler Fricke was once again the leading tackler with 4.  Blake Mata was the ball hawk Friday, collecting 2 turnovers while also causing one fumble.  

Poplarville’s Special Teams were also solid.  Dalton Richardson blocked a punt and Jamerrick Waller scooped it up and raced into the endzone for a Hornet touchdown.  Nicholas Kirschbaum was perfect once again going 8 for 8 on extra points.  

The Hornet Offense finished the night with 383 total yards.  Sophomore fullback Jesse Pernell was the bell cow on Homecoming, rushing for 137 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown. Malik Lucas rushed for 57 yards and 2 touchdowns in just a half of action.  Anthony Martin contributed 58 total yards to the Offensive explosion and had 1 rushing touchdown. Sye Blossman got into the endzone once and had 5 carries for 25 yards.  Tyler Fricke flattened Pirate defenders on his way to 50 yards and 2 touchdowns.  The stage has now been set for the game of the year.  

The Hornets travel to Bay St. Louis to take on the St. Stanislaus Rockachaws.  The Rockachaws are undefeated and are the #1 ranked 4A team in the state. The winner of this contest will have a great chance to win the division 8-4A crown, a title the Rockachaws now hold. Travel to the coast Friday night, and get behind our Hornets as we continue to seek our first division championship since 1995.

Crossing the Finish Line

Coach Deatra Cable is one proud coach after the meet yesterday in Hancock County.  The Varsity boys’ leaders: Seniors Taylor Miller and Jeremy Johnson both came in at under 19 minutes.  Freshman Dominic Shubert received a Personal Best at 20.11, which is 3 minutes faster than last week.  20 minute runners were Junior Cody Johnson, and Freshmen Aaron Gonzales and Dustin Lee.  Poplarville boys finished in the top 20% overall.  “Very impressive meet,” exclaimed Coach Cable!

The Varsity girl leader was Junior Terra Shuler, who finished in the top 30.  Freshman Alyssa Duplantis, and Sophomores Elizabeth Hughes and Aimee Nunez respectively had good efforts and good running.

Coach Cable said both teams are working very hard towards the District Meet, which will be held in Diberville, MS on November 1st.

Runners to watch this season are Taylor Miller, Jeremy Johnston, Tyler Golden and Tanner Miley.  The Hornets will travel to their next meet in St. Martin on Saturday, October 12.