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.