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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 (voice) (601) 795 8424 or (fax) (601) 795-1345.

Principal: Jonanthan Will
Assistant Principal: Timmy Story

2016 Homecoming Court


Poplarville High School is proud to broadcast the Homecoming Court for the 2016-2017 school year.  The court is nominated and voted on by their classmates.  The voting for Homecoming Queen will be school wide (PHS only) and will begin on October 10th. The 2016 Homecoming Queen will be announced before the football game on Friday, October 14th.

Pictured from left to right:

Standing: Sophomore Maids RaKeya Travis and McKenzie Wash; Freshman Maid Star Newson; Junior Maids Kelsey Strahan, Holli Ard and Gabrielle Lewis.

Sitting: Senior Maids Merisa Myrick, Sidni Crain, Harlee Stuart, Abby Smith and TaKyla Parker.




The Poplarville Green Machine Ranks All Superior


The Poplarville Green Machine, Colorguard and Honeybees competed in the Gulf Coast Invitational Marching Festival and Competition at Biloxi High School on Saturday, September 24th.  Nineteen high school bands from the surrounding area competed and were scored on nine categories: music ensemble, visual ensemble, general effect visual, general effect musical, percussion, band, drum major, colorguard and dance tam.  Each category receives a ranking of 1-4, 1 being the highest.  Poplarville was one of only two bands that made a 1 in every category which resulted in an All Superior ranking.  Mr. Tidwell, the director of the Green Machine Band, exclaimed, “That’s the first time this has happened in six years!”  Mr. Tidwell has been the band director at Poplarville High School since 2010.

The band, colorguard and dance team have been working hard preparing for the competition, sometimes practicing twice a day in the sweltering heat.  Saturday was no different with a heat index on the field of 105 degrees, resulting in heat exhaustion for three band members and one honeybee.

The Green Machine, Colorguard and Honeybees performed two songs for this competition: A mash of The House of the Rising Sun and Mardis Gras Mambo; and A Closer Walk with Thee.  They are busy adding another song to the mix, which they will perform at the next competition in under two weeks.

This group will travel to Gulfport, MS on Saturday, October 8th where they will compete in the State Regional Marching Evaluations.  We are extremely proud of our band, colorguard and dance team!  Go Hornets!

Band Director- Joshua Tidwell

Assistant Band Director- Andrew Demolat

Colorguard Sponsor- Skye Kong

Dance Sponsor- Stacia Peterson

Drum Major- Ben Neff


Homecoming Parade Details


The Homecoming Parade will be Thursday, October 13th at 6:00 P.M. This year the parade will begin at Poplarville High School and end at the Poplarville Courthouse.  The community-wide pep-rally will be at the courthouse following the parade.

If anyone wishes to participate with a group or float, forms are available in the high school office.  Please see Mrs. Allison Lee if you have any questions.




Cross Country is Back in Action


The PHS Cross Country Team competed in their first meet of the season on Saturday, September 17 in Biloxi. There were 346 female runners who competed in the varsity girls meet.  Janelle Johnson finished 20th followed by Jasmine Sharp who finished 50th.  Logan Santiago brought in our varsity boys crew, finishing 61st out of 413 boys.  Great Job!

Cross Country will travel to McLeod Park for a meet sponsored by Hancock County High School on Thursday, September 29th at 4:00 p.m.

PHS Cross Country team is coached by Coach Deatra Robinson-Cable.

Manager: Senior Kenya Tillman


PHS Cheerleaders Conduct Annual Little Hornet Cheer Camp


On Saturday, September 17th, the Poplarville High School varsity Cheerleaders held their annual “Little Hornet Cheer” camp at the high school gym.  Nearly sixty girls, ranging in age from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade, joined together to learn how to cheer for the Hornets!  PHS cheerleaders taught the “Mini-Cheerleaders” a variety of cheers, chants and dances which were performed for the parents following the camp.  

All participants received a Cheer Camp t-shirt and will participate in a Pre-Game performance on October 7, 2016 at the PHS football stadium beginning at 6:40 p.m. before the PHS vs. Forrest County AHS Varsity game.


Lady Hornets Remain 1st in the District


Lady Hornet slowpitch softball went back into action Tuesday, September 20th at Purvis High School.  This game was a very important game, since it determined whether the Lady Hornets would become the 2016 Class 4A District Champions or not.  The team won with a final score of 6-3 against the Lady Tornadoes, winning 1st place in the district with a record of 5-0 in the region!

The ladies play Purvis at home this Thursday, September 22nd.  J.V- 5:30; Varsity-7:00. Sting Hornet Sting!


PHS Announces 2016 Homecoming Court


Freshman Maid: Star Newson

Sophomore Maids: RaKeya Travis and McKenzie Wash

Junior Maids: Holli Ard, Gabrielle Lewis and Kelsey Strahan

Senior Maids: Sydni Crain, Merisa Myrick, TaKyla Parker, Abby Smith and Harlee Stuart

Homecoming Queen will be announced before the football game on October 14th, 2016!  Congratulations!


Rain Rain Go Away


Too much rain caused the Poplarville Hornets and the Hancock Hawks to cancel their contest scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2016.  The contest was not a division contest and therefore will not be made up.  The Hornets are open this week and will resume action on September 30, 2016 at Greene County.  The contest against Greene County will be the first Division 7-4A contest of the season.


Hornets Have Winning Edge In Hwy 26 Rivalry


Poplarville varsity football was victorious over Stone County at The Hornet’s Nest on Friday, September 9th with a final score of 38-35.  

Poplarville won once again in dramatic fashion as Austin Bolton crossed the goal line with just 1:45 remaining in the contest to give the Hornets their last lead of the evening in a ball game that the fans saw the lead change hands 3 times.  Poplarville didn’t waste any time getting off to a fast start scoring on its first two possessions and taking a commanding 14-0 lead.  Stone County would eventually find the endzone and take advantage of some Hornet miscues to make the score 21-21 at the half.  The Tomcats came out and continued to control the momentum and success that they owned late in the 2nd quarter scoring TDs on their first two possessions.  The Hornet Offensive Line led by seniors Austin Arceneaux and Evan Smith continued to dominate the Tomcat line of scrimmage and Jesse Pernell and Austin Bolton managed to find the endzone once each in the second half.  For the second week this season a kick proved to be the winning edge as Nick Kirschbaum kicked a 36 yard field goal to pull the Hornets within 4 with just over 6 minutes remaining.  The Hornets Offense finished the night with 370 yards on 57 carries en route to their victory over arch rival Stone County.  

This past Friday, September 16th, the varsity game against Hancock County was rained out and will not be made up.  The Hornets will be off this coming Friday, September 23rd, for their By-Week.

Hornets will resume action on September 30th when they travel to Greene County to begin their District Competitions.    


Lady Hornets Clinch a Playoff Spot, Winning 3 Games This Week

Lady Hornet slowpitch softball stays in the lead with 4-0 in Region play.  With a score of 8-2, the girls once again overcame Moss Point on Monday, September 12th.  They defeated the Aggies 14-2 at home on Tuesday, September 13th.

Last night, September 15th, the Lady Hornets traveled to Forrest County and swept the Lady Aggies with a score of 11-0.  From the first inning, the Lady Hornets started a stretch of runs when Senior Samantha Shields hit a line drive, which led to a run for Rakeya Travis.  From there the game progressed, giving the Lady Hornets the victory and clinching a spot in the Playoffs.  With the positivity of the team and fans, the Hornets will succeed.  As Coach Jackson says, “Just a team full of LOVE.”

The Lady Hornets will play Purvis on Tuesday, September 20th for the District Championship.  Everyone come out and support these girls, Coach Jackson, and Coach Dedeaux.


Lady Hornets 1-0 in District 4A

The Lady Hornets’ slow pitch softball team take a win against Moss Point at home on Thursday, September 8th.  The game started out slow for the Hornets with Moss Point up by 2 runs at the bottom of the first inning.  However, by the third inning, Megan McGill jump-starts the team with a run.  Soon after Megan’s score, the Lady Hornets were in the lead with 5 points.  The Lady Hornets stay on top as the game progresses, and finish big with a final score of 12-2 putting them 1-0 in district play.

The Lady Hornets will have a replay tonight (September 12th) at Moss Point.

Tuesday, September 13th- Home game against Forrest County.

Thursday, September 15th- At Forrest County

All Junior Varsity games are at 5:30; Varsity at 7:00