• Clay Sweet

Poplarville wins 42-27 over Northeast Lauderdale in playoff opener


Poplarville--The Poplarville Hornets extended their record to 11-0 and advanced to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs with a 42-27 win over Northeast Lauderdale.

D.J. Travis, the star senior defensive back, made the play of the game in the second quarter with a 55 yard interception return for a touchdown to give the Hornets a 21-13 lead going into the half.

The Hornets rallied behind Travis' big play and were able to get the win utilizing a strong ground attack lead by sophomore running back Corey Knight who rushed for nearly 200 yards and a touchdown, while Austin Bolton ran for 3 touchdowns.

Poplarville will go on the road next week traveling to play St. Stanislaus in round two. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00pme ground.


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