POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River linebacker Noah Mitchell (Leakesville; Greene County) has been named the MACJC Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
Mitchell was also named Pearl River's Forrest Health Wildcat of the Week on Monday.
The honors come on the heels of what's believed to be a record-setting performance in Pearl River's 25-3 loss at No. 1 Gulf Coast.
Mitchell was a big reason why the Wildcats (2-6 overall) held MGCCC to just six points in the first quarter.
Mitchell finished the game with a career-high 23 total tackles, including 11 solo stops. The number is the highest single-game mark by a Wildcat since at least the 2015 season, according to PRCC records.
Mitchell also recorded two tackles-for-loss, one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry in the game.
The freshman has been one of the top tacklers not only in the MACJC but also the NJCAA all season.
Through seven games, Mitchell's 11.4 tackles-per-game lead the state and are third nationally.
Mitchell's 80 tackles are already a single-season high-water mark for Pearl River, dating back to at least 2015.
Mitchell is the third Wildcat to receive a MACJC honor this season.
The Wildcats close out the 2019 season at 6 p.m. Thursday against Mississippi Delta at Dobie Holden Stadium.
In addition to the game being the home finale, it will also be a pink-out and Sophomore Night.
General admission will be free.
The game will be streamed at PRCCAthletics.com and PRCCMedia.com/gold with David Sutton calling the action. The game will also be carried on WRJW 1320 AM in Picayune, WCJU 1450 AM in Columbia, WCJU 104.9 FM in Prentiss and both WHSY 950 AM and WHSY 105.9 FM in Hattiesburg. Carey Meitzler will provide the play-by-play with Barry Harper adding color commentary and Jacob Hickman delivering insight from the sideline.