Pearl River football’s Justin Jefferson named MACCC Defensive Player of the Week

Published 12:50 pm Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Pearl River football standout Justin Jefferson has been named the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference Defense Player of the Week for his performance in the Wildcats narrow 28-22 loss against No. 1 Jones College.

Jefferson helped the Wildcat defense hold the Bobcats to their lowest yardage total of the season in the game.

The freshman tallied a team-high 15 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, and two fumble recoveries.

Jefferson has been a force on the defensive side of the ball this season, tallying 45 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, two fumble recoveries and one pass breakup.

Jefferson is the second Wildcat football player to be recognized by the MACCC, joining Tony Brown (Hurley; East Central) who claimed the offensive award one week ago.

Pearl River travels to Southwest Saturday for its last road game of the 2021 season. Kickoff at John I. Hurst field is set for 5 p.m.

All Pearl River football games are livestreamed for free at Fans who have Roku, Amazon Fire or Apple TV devices can also watch the Wildcat broadcasts by downloading the “Pearl River CC” channel from their app stores.

Games will also be available over the air in Pearl River County by tuning into 1320 AM and 106.9 FM., in Columbia on WCJU 102.7 FM and 1450 AM, and in Hattiesburg on WHSY 105.9 FM and 950 AM. The radio broadcast is also available at and by downloading the WRJW app.

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