High School Sports

Poplarville rushes past Greene County

Poplarville running back Austin Bolton
Poplarville running back Austin Bolton Ttisbell@sunherald.com

Austin Bolton, Jesse Pernell and Chris Fowler each scored three touchdowns as Poplarville hammered Greene County 60-13 in the Region 7-4A opener on Friday night.

Bolton ran for 237 yards on 12 carries. Pernell had 126 yards on 12 carries. Holston added 89 yards on eight carries and scored once to lead the Hornets (4-1, 1-0).

The Hornets had 590 rushing yards.

“It was an overall team effort,” Hornets coach Jay Beech said. “We did well. We hadn’t played in two weeks.”