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

Principal: Jonanthan Will
Assistant Principal: Timmy Story

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.

Pound Them Out

The Hornets gave Moss Point a steady dose of the Wing T amassing 333 yards on 48 carries and a relentless defensive effort to earn its first division victory of the season Friday night.  There was no slow start as the Hornet offense clicked on all cylinders during the first drive that was capped off with a 20 yard touchdown pass from Clay Garrett to Brandon McBride.  Garrett finished his night perfect through the air completing all 3 passes thrown for a total of 30 yards.  Malik Lucas was a welcomed sight after being sidelined against Heidelberg with an injury.  Lucas carried the ball 19 times for 191 yards and 2 touchdowns including an 80 yard touchdown jolt in the second half.  Jesse Pernell knocked on the door of 100 yards finishing the night with 92 yards on 17 carries.  Anthony Martin also chipped in with 40 yards on the ground.  The Hornet defense didn’t give up very much and collected 4 turnovers on the night.  Jamerrick Waller had 2 fumble recoveries and caused another.  Dalton Richardson had a fumble recovery and Keith Dotson collected the lone interception of the night.  Tyler Fricke led the Hornet defense in tackles with 8 and Camden Ray was the second leading tackler with 6.  This week the Hornets will entertain the Pass Christian Pirates for homecoming with hopes of becoming 2-0 in district play.  Come out and support your team and don’t forget GREEN out the stands!!

Hornets Find a Way

It wasn’t easy, but the Hornets found a way to overcome a bevy of turnovers and a questionable spot in the 4th quarter to escape Heidelberg with a 21-14 non-division win Friday, September 19th. 
The Hornets were down a few men after last week’s exciting 43-42 victory over Stone County and needed some new faces to really step up.  Keith Dotson filled in quite nicely rushing for 134 yards on 21 carries and scoring the game winning touchdown with 48 seconds remaining in the game.  Jesse Pernell also contributed to the victory with a tough 18 carries for 127 yards.  The offense was given plenty of opportunities by a defense that was pretty much lights out after the 1st quarter.  The Hornets overcame some obstacles and found a way to enter the bye week at a solid 4-1 record. 
The real road begins next week as the Hornets travel to Moss Point for our first Division contest.  Ride to Jackson County next Friday and let’s get behind our team.

PHS Homecoming Court

The PHS student council is pleased to announce this year’s homecoming court.  The queen, selected from the senior maids, will be voted on during homecoming break festivities in room 205.  The presentation of the court and announcement of the queen will be on the PHS football field at 6:30 p.m., October 10.
Pictured left-right:
Top Row- Sophomore Maid: Merisa Myrick, Freshman Maid: Elizabeth Burge, Sophomore: Maid Harlee Stuart, Junior Maids: Ariel Dunn, Devynn Hart, and Abbi Holliday.
Bottom Row- Senior Maids:  Haley McClendon, Janna Ladner, Angel Hayes, Rachel Barras, and Madison Nodurft.


Running back Keith Dotson, wowed Poplarville with his game-winning two point conversion in overtime on Friday night. The final score was 43-42 against the Stone County Tomcats. The Poplarville Hornets had been neck in neck with the Stone County Tomcats all night. They were tied 14-14 in the first quarter, then 21-21 at halftime, 28-28 third quarter, and ending the fourth quarter tied 35-35, forcing the game into overtime. The Tomcats scored first with a successful extra point bringing their score up to 42-35. Quarterback Clay Garrett scored for Hornets on the second overtime possession. Instead of the extra point, running back, Keith Dotson ran the ball in for a two point conversion, finalizing the game for the Hornets. Fullback Tyler Fricke, Wide Receiver Will Holiday, and Quarterback Clay Garrett each scored a touchdown for the Hornets. Keith Dotson scored 4 touchdowns and a 2 point conversion in an exciting ending to the game.

PHS Homecoming Court Announced

The PHS student council is pleased to announce this year’s homecoming court. The queen, selected from the senior maids, will be voted on during homecoming break festivities in room 205.  The presentation of the court and announcement of the queen will be at 6:30 p.m., October 10.    

Freshman Maid
Elizabeth Burge

Sophomore Maids
Merisa Myrick, Harlee Stuart

Junior Maids
Ariel Dunn, Devynn Hart, Abbi Holliday

Senior Grade Maids
Rachel Barras, Angel Hayes, Janna Ladner, Haley McClendon, Madison Nodurft


PHS 2013-2014 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

Graduating class of 2014 can pick up their copy in the front office with Mrs. Elana.  10th-12th grade can get their copy from Mrs. Owen in room 402.  If you didn’t pre-order a yearbook, cost is $45.