- Published: Friday, 27 February 2015 01:35
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
Thursday, February 3, three Seniors from Poplarville High School signed national letters of intent to play football at the next level.
Pictured from left to right: Anthony Martin, Keith Delaune and Malik Lucas.
All District 1st team Wing Back and Safety, Anthony Martin, signed with Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Mississippi.
Anthony finished his senior year at Poplarville with 111 carries rushing for a total of 752 yards with 8 touchdowns, and 8 receptions for a total of 157 yards.
All District 1st Team Honorable Mention Offensive Tackle, Keith Delaune, also signed with Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Mississippi.
All District 1st Team Running Back, Malik Lucas, signed with Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi. Malik was named All-State Team and All Division MVP Team for Mississippi District 8-4A. Malik was the recipient of Poplarville High School’s Most Valuable Offensive Player and the 2014 Ironman Award.
Malik finished his senior year at Poplarville with 177 carries rushing for a total of 1816 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Mr. and Mrs. PHS
Noah Pearson and Mercedes Mayfield
Most Beautiful and Most Handsome
Madison Nodurft and Malik Lucas
Hayden Freeman, Blake Mata, Austin Darden, Brandon Bunales, Parker Wells, and Mason Nodurft
Haley McClendon, Rachel Barrass, Lexey Breerwood, Myranda Diamond, Harlee Stuart, and Ali Glasscock
Class Favorites: Jake Smith and Drew Smith
Most Likely to Succeed: Kyle Stringer and Emily Mitchell
Most School Spirit: Brandon Spiers and Tristan Wheat
Most Athletic: Keith Dotson and Camryn Pierce
Class Favorites: Jaden Owen and Ariel Dunn
Most Likely to Succeed: Taylor Wells and Victoria McMurray
Most School Spirit: Marc Ducote and Abby Holliday
Most Athletic: Derrick Houston and Mallory Nuccio
Class Favorites: Nick Kirschbaum and Mallory Smith
Most Likely to Succeed: Dylan Rosenbaum and Kaitlyn Barber
Most School Spirit: Zack Rice and Kristin Smith
Most Athletic: Camden Ray and Merisa Myrick
Class Favorites: Ethan Ladner and Anna Beth Davis
Most Likely to Succeed: Zach Couvillon and Elizabeth Burge
Most School Spirit: Alan Holliday and Faith Necaise
The MaxPreps/NSCAA High School State Players of the Week have been announced for the week of January 19-24th. The NSCAA will use results and statistics provided by MaxPreps to select one boy and one girl Player of the Week in each state across the country.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and MaxPreps.com, the online high school sports leader and a CBSSports.com site, are expanding their partnership in 2014 to include a State Player of the Week program. This program was created in an effort to promote high school soccer and highlight accomplishments of the nearly 800,000 student-athletes participating in the sport annually throughout the entire nation.
Poplarville High School
MaxPreps/NSCAA High School State Players of the Week for Jan. 19-24th
This was Carter’s second time to receive this award!!
The Poplarville Hornet Boys Soccer team went to North Pike on Tuesday January 27th to play in the school’s first ever soccer playoff game.
The Hornets missed some very good scoring opportunities early in the 1st half. Coach Smith said “You could tell early in the game our guys had the playoff jitters, it was the first time these kids had played in a playoff game. North Pike had a very good chance to score on a penalty kick but the shot hit the cross bar.” The first half was scoreless. In the second half, the Hornets came out fired up and played with a higher level of intensity. Smith added, “We talked about some things at the half and we were able to get all the first half miscues out of our head. We knew that we were the better team, but we had to capitalize on our chances to score.
The second half we have played much better all year long. We kind of take a boxers mentality when it comes to the second half. We use the first half to see what kind of punches you will throw and then in the later rounds (2nd half) we go for our knockout blow.”
The Hornets found their knockout punch in the first 3 minutes of the second half, when leading goal scorer, senior Noah Pearson, earned a penalty in the box. Noah was able to capitalize on the penalty kick to give the Hornets a 1-0 lead. Five minutes later the Hornets were able to net their 2nd goal of the night, also scored by Pearson. The next 30 minutes would see a flurry of chances by the Hornets to add to their lead. North Pike had a few scoring chances but were denied by sophomore goal keeper Austin Carter. Smith added, “We had some guys step up tonight and play with a lot of intensity and passion. Sophomores Nick Kirschbaum and Austin Carter played exceptionally well for us tonight. Our two forwards Pearson and Houston were tough all night in the attacking third. We had some great leadership from the upper classmen. Sophomore Turan Smith does so many good things for our team. He is a very high motor kid that just leaves everything he has on the field night in and night out. I could not be any more proud of how these boys just kept competing throughout the course of the game. It’s a special group of boys that when they need to come together as one they find ways to put everything behind them and focus on becoming a team. They understand this is a team game and they will win as a team or lose as an individual.”
The game would end with a 2-0 Hornet victory.
On Saturday January 31st the Poplarville Hornet boys’ soccer team clashed with the 4A powerhouse and number 1 seeded Bay High Tigers. Both teams had plenty of scoring opportunities throughout the first half of play. Poplarville was awarded a free kick midway through the first that was saved by the Bay High goal keeper and bounced off the cross bar and eventually found the back of the net, but the goal was waived off because the ball was ruled it hit the field goal post which deems the ball out of play. The first half saw sophomore goal keeper Austin Carter make quality save after save to shutout the Tigers in the first half. The score was 0-0 at halftime.
The second half was much the same as the first half, except about 10-15 minutes in the Tigers were able to play a long ball and all-star nominated #24 Parker Rose was able to put a head on the ball to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. Both teams would give them chances to score but only the Tigers were able to grab the early goal and held that lead to the end. The final was 1-0.
Coach Smith commented on the game and his season afterwards, “Today we were able to go toe to toe with one of the better soccer programs year in and year out. Not many people were giving us a chance in today’s game and my guys wanted to prove that we belong on this level of competition. I think today we showed that Poplarville soccer is relevant. We battled, fought, and competed so hard today to just come up short, but I told my kids there is no reason not to hold their heads high today. We just gave a very quality opponent all they wanted and then some. We should be very proud of how we competed and on all the accomplishments we were able to achieve. Some of those accomplishments were the most wins in a season (13), most goals scored in a season (86), and least goals allowed on a season (23). Also this was the first time the Hornet boys’ program reached the playoffs and also recorded a win in the first round. This is a great stepping stone for the Hornet soccer program and with us returning 9 of 11 starters next season we will be looking to grow on this year.
For the first time we (Poplarville Soccer) have been getting recognized on the state level and by national organizations. We have had 2 players receive ‘State player of the week’ presented by maxpreps.com (Noah Pearson, Austin Carter (2). Carter just received the award for his second time this season for the week on January 19-25th. Also Senior forward and PRCC Signee Noah Pearson finished the season with 37 goals which puts him atop the state in goals scored (he also is the leading goal scorer for a single season at Poplarville). Noah finished his career with the most goals in a 4 year span in Boys soccer at Poplarville with 70 goals in 47 games”.