Pearl River announces updates for football season

photo:  JUCO Weekly
photo: JUCO Weekly

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — In an effort to preserve the fan experience at Dobie Holden Stadium while Pearl River's Poplarville campus continues to evolve, Athletics Director Jeff Long has announced several changes for the 2019 football season.

Many of the changes are due to continued construction across the street from the stadium, where PRCC is building two new dorms that include more than 260 beds.

"Our fans are our utmost priority," Long said. "Keeping fan safety in mind, we have implemented a number of changes this season as we continue to enhance our gameday atmosphere."

Changes include:

  • Alumni tailgating has been moved from behind the South end zone to behind the home side of the stadium
  • There will not be a Kids Jump Zone
  • All home fans are asked to enter the stadium through the main gates, which are located next to the ticket office behind the South end zone
  • Home fans will enter the stands through the three entrances located under the home press box
  • Fans will not be allowed on the field without appropriate credentials



PRCC's football stadium has also undergone a number of changes the last two seasons. Prior to the 2018 season, the Wildcats installed a 17-foot by 31-foot LED videoboard. PRCC's football stadium has also undergone a number of changes the last two seasons. Prior to the 2018 season, the Wildcats installed a 17-foot by 31-foot LED videoboard. This offseason, Pearl River installed a state-of-the-art field turf system.



Thursday's Meet The Wildcats extravaganza will serve as an unofficial kickoff for the 2019-20 athletics calendar. The event will feature introductions for PRCC's men's and women's soccer, women's cross country, rodeo and volleyball programs as well as performances by the String of Pearls, Spirit of the River Marching Band, PRCC cheer squad and W.C. Rivers. Of course, the Gridiron Wildcats will also scrimmage.

Meet The Wildcats is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and select concessions will be available.

PRCC opens the season Aug. 29 at Itawamba. After visiting East Mississippi on Sept. 5, the Wildcats will play their home opener Sept. 12 against Copiah-Lincoln.



Each home game this season will have a theme. The Co-Lin game will be First Responders and Military Night, where this country's heroes will be recognized. Additionally, it will be a Maroon-Out game, where fans are asked to wear maroon. PRCC will also recognize its 2019 Region XXIII Champion men's basketball and baseball teams.

The Sept. 26 game against Hinds will be Southern Miss Night and High School Junior/Senior Night. It will also serve as PRCC's Gold-Out night, where fans are asked to wear gold. Highland Community Hospital will also sponsor the employee and alumni tailgate.

Oct. 12 against Southwest is Homecoming. PRCC's Homecoming court, Sports Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized along with The River's other annual honorees.

PRCC's final competition, Oct. 24, against Delta is Sophomore Night and the Pink Out Game.



All Pearl River football games will once again be livestreamed at and Games will also be broadcast on WRJW 1320 AM, WCJU 1450 AM in Columbia, WCJU 104.9 FM in Prentiss, and both WHSY 950 AM and WHSY 105.9 FM in Hattiesburg.


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Patrick Ochs

Pearl River Community College

Director of Marketing Communications