302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470

Barnes Commits to PRCC

On April 8, 2016,Senior Craig Barnes, the son of Craig and Lisa Barnes signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for Pearl River Community College.

Craig, a 3 year starter, has played Center for the Poplarville Hornet Basketball Team for the past 6 years.  Craig was selected for District Best Defensive Player of the Year for the past two years, and was chosen for All District three years in a row.

The 6’8”, 190 pound senior finished out his high school basketball career with a total of 540 rebounds, 42 steals, 62 blocks and 34 assists.

Craig’s current basketball coach, Chareck Cable , boasted of his player saying, “Craig was a tremendous asset to the team.  Leading the team to a 20-10 record his senior year and advancing to the second round of the state play-offs, losing to then undefeated and 2x defending 4-A State Champion McComb High School.  Craig averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds”.

Craig states, “I’m very excited to see what my future at PRCC is going to be like.  I am also blessed to be receiving a full ride.  I am proud to say I am now a Wildcat”.

Pictured left to right: Standing: Rickee Raine, Coach Cable, Coach Russell.  Sitting: Lisa, Craig, and CraigShae Barnes.





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The Poplarville School District offers educational/vocational opportunities on a nondiscriminatory basis in compliance with the requirements of the following federal civil rights legislation: Title VI, Title IX, the Vocational Amendments of 1976 and 1979, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act. Further, the Poplarville School District offers equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without regard to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age, or disability. The district’s contact coordinator for compliance with these requirements is Stachia Peterson, Title IX Coordinator and 504 Coordinator 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470, Phone (601) 795-6153.

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