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

Hornets 3rd Round Bound

The Poplarville Hornets collected the first ever 2nd round playoff game in school history Friday night, defeating the Quitman Panthers 39-14.  Clay Garrett passed for a season high 102 yards and was perfect through the air completing all 5 of his passes.  Two of which found the endzone as Will Holliday hauled in a touchdown catch and Brandon McBride secured the second touchdown pass late in the first half.  Malik Lucas had 142 yards on 15 carries and 2 touchdowns in limited action due to illness.  Sophomore fullback Jesse Pernell found the endzone twice while carrying the ball 21 times for 79 yards.  
The O-line led by seniors Justin Dugas, Joey Seal, Keith Dulaune and Kyle Stringer appeared ready to dominate the line of scrimmage Friday as they opened up holes continuously for backs to run through.  Sophomore Zac Rice also contributed heavily to the victory stepping in and playing more snaps than he had all season for an injured wingback Anthony Martin.  The Hornet defense held the Quitman offense in check for the entire evening.  Senior Keith Dotson was all over the field Friday night.  Stepping in for fellow senior Malik Lucas at running back, Keith had 90 yards on 16 carries.  Also on defense, Keith had 2 interceptions.  Jamerrick Waller was the leader in tackles with 5.  
The historical victory sends the Hornets on the road this week.  Poplarville will travel to Purvis to tangle with the Tornadoes in it’s first ever 3rd round game.  Dress warm and make the short trip to support our boys.

PHS Cheerleaders Compete

The High School cheerleaders competed Sunday, November 16,  at the Deep South Blues Classic Competition in Jackson, MS.  Poplarville Varsity Cheerleaders won 1st place in medium varsity division, the spirit award, and Varsity Grand Champion. Mikaela Bilbo competed in and won the individual jump competition. To win the Varsity Grand Champion title, the girls had to beat out five other competitive high school teams. The HS cheerleaders are now preparing for the MHSAA State Competition on December 13.

PHS Cat Pack Attends Clinic

Members of the Poplarville High School Cat Pack attended and volunteered to help at the Pearl River County Animal Shelter's Vaccination/Microchip Clinic & Craft Fair Saturday, November 15, 2014. The purpose of the event was to provide low cost vaccinations and microchips for cats and dogs. The students assisted pet owners with paperwork, mixed wellness shots for dogs, and worked at the baked goods booth to raise money for the animal shelter.  The Pearl River County Animal Shelter plans to host a similar event in the Spring of 2015.  

Erosion Study at PHS

Coach Rogers' Science class wrapped up their unit on Erosion with a lab that demonstrated visually how erosion looks when it takes place.  They used clay, soil, sand, and a combination of the three to view the different effects erosion has on different types of ground. 

PHS Beta Club Recognition of Custodial Staff

The Beta Chapter of PHS surprised Ms. Stacey Wallace, Ms. Cora Nell Hickman, and Mr. Dwight Peters with a breakfast on October 29, 2014.  The Officers of the Beta Club selected these three employees for their dedication and hard work in keeping the physical environment of PHS safe and clean for both students and faculty.

Hornets Sting Richland in First Round of Playoffs

The Hornets won its first round playoff matchup with Richland by a score of 48-13 Friday night at Hornet Field.  Poplarville appeared to be in playoff form accounting for a season high 575 yards of offense.

The Hornets had 3 rushers go over the 100 yard mark.  Malik Lucas rushed 12 times for 205 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Fellow senior Anthony Martin carried the ball 7 times for 134 yards and 1 touchdown.  Sophomore fullback Jesse Pernell went over the 1,000 yard mark for the season rushing for 119 yards on 12 carries and 2 touchdowns.  

The final touchdown of the game was scored by junior Ben Barry.  Richland had some tricks up their sleeve, executing a fake punt on the first possession.  The play would eventually set up their first score of the night.  The Hornet defenders swarmed the Rangers for the remainder of the evening.  Dalton Richardson led the defense with 9 tackles.  Tyler Fricke finished with 8 tackles.  Freshman linebacker Peyton Graham and sophomore linebacker Turan Smith also contributed heavily with 7 tackles.  

The only turnover of the night was collected by Trey Griffin, who intercepted the last play of the first half.  The win Friday night was a historical one, making that the first postseason victory in the history of Hornet Field.  

The Hornets will try to add to an already remarkable year as we will host the Quitman Panthers in round #2.  The Panthers are 7-4 overall and defeated Columbia 43-26 in round 1.

Cross Country 4A District Winners

Poplarville High School and Middle School Cross Country runners participated in The Gulf Coast Region Meet last Saturday in D’Iberville.  Middle school student Janelle Johnson was named 4A District Champion, and Senior Taylor Miller was named one of the 4A Top Ten District Performers.  Congratulations!

Barber Attends Career Explorations for Girls Conference

Kaitlyn Barber recently attended the University of Southern Mississippi, Center for Gifted Studies, Career Explorations for Girls Conference held at USM. This conference is sponsored by Forrest General Hospital's Spirit of Women Program and offered to high school students who are affiliated with the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies Program at USM. Kaitlyn is pictured here with Margaret Ann Morgan, a reporter, from WDAM Hattiesburg, who presented at the conference. The day long conference concentrated on career information that would help high school students make decisions on what major/career they might pursue at a university level.

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.