Summers powers Hinds past Northwest

Published 11:47 am Friday, September 26, 2014

In its first game since the calendar officially turned to autumn, Hinds Community College celebrated Summers.

Sophomore quarterback James Summers ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns, and added 114 yards and another TD through the air to lead Hinds to a 31-17 victory over Northwest Mississippi Community College on Thursday night.

All of Summers’ touchdowns came in the third quarter, when Hinds (3-2) turned a slim three-point halftime lead into a comfortable 21-point cushion.

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Summers ran for an 8-yard TD, threw a 16-yard scoring pass to Jahmmir Taylor, then ran 47 yards for his final touchdown to make it 31-10 with 2:45 left in the third quarter.

Northwest didn’t score again until Marcel Newson’s 53-yard punt return with 1:43 left in the game.

Tyus Raine ripped off a 62-yard TD run for Hinds on the first series of the game, and the Eagles racked up 228 rushing yards as a team.

Hinds’ defense sacked Northwest quarterback Karsten Miller five times and forced four turnovers -— two of them interceptions by Keith Turner.

Miller was 19-of-37 passing for 282 yards for the Rangers (1-4). Justin Crawford rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown, and Jamarius Mabry caught eight passes for 114 yards.

Hinds has won three of its last four games, and will host East Central Community College next Thursday in Raymond.