Jones County rallies to beat Hinds

Published 3:47 pm Friday, September 14, 2018

CLINTON — Jones County Junior College got a win over Hinds Community College on Thursday night that was pretty special.

The Bobcats scored two special teams touchdowns in the second half to wipe out a 14-point deficit and beat Hinds 28-25.

Myron Stewart recovered a fumbled punt snap in the end zone, and Jonathan Haynes returned a blocked field goal 80 yards for another touchdown to spark Jones’ comeback.

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Kalyn Grandberry rushed 30 times for 144 yards and a touchdown for Jones (2-1, 1-0 MACJC South).
Hinds (1-2, 0-1) jumped out to a 14-0 lead on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Tylan Morton to Eric Clark, and a 1-yard run by Don Ragsdale. Both scores were set up by Jones turnovers.

Jones answered with a 1-yard TD run by Grandberry and a 2-yard run by Donte Edwards to tie the game. Edwards’ touchdown was set up by an interception from former Vicksburg High star Roderick Hicks.

Stewart’s fumble recovery and Haynes’ field goal return helped Jones pull away in the second half.
Former Vicksburg High star Nick Anderson led Jones’ defensive effort with 6 ½ tackles. The Bobcats forced two turnovers and held Hinds to 241 yards of total offense — all of it through the air. Morton was 19-of-40 passing, with two touchdowns, but Hinds had zero rushing yards on 39 attempts.

Clark caught 13 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns for Hinds.

Hinds wasted a strong defensive effort of its own. It forced five turnovers and held the Bobcats to only 264 total yards.

Northwest Mississippi 59, Mississippi Delta 16

Chris Calvert rushed for 98 yards and four touchdowns as Northwest Mississippi (3-0, 1-0 MACJC North) remained undefeated by running all over Mississippi Delta (0-3, 0-1).

Calvert’s big night was one of many for Northwest’s backs. Jaxton Carson ran for 113 yards on only 14 carries, and Kevin Perkins finished with 56 yards and two touchdowns. The Rangers, as a team, rushed for 338 yards and six touchdowns.

Robert Wilcke also completed 18 of 24 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown for the Rangers. Former Warren Central star Demarcus Jones caught four passes for 45 yards. Northwest Mississippi had 28 first downs and did not punt.

Former Vicksburg High star Raheem Moore had three receptions for 22 yards for Mississippi Delta. The Trojans finished with 45 rushing yards and only eight first downs.

Gulf Coast 48, Holmes 14

Mississippi Gulf Coast (3-0) turned a fumble and a blocked punt into two first-quarter touchdowns and went on to dominate Holmes Community College.

Lowell Narcisse completed 16 of 23 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns for Gulf Coast, and also ran for three touchdowns. Gulf Coast totaled 230 rushing yards and 485 total yards, while holding Holmes to just 266 total yards and 11 first downs.

Reggie Hayes threw two touchdown passes for Holmes (2-1), and running back Dylan Kelly finished with 118 total yards and scored on a 40-yard reception.

East Central 28, Southwest Mississippi 21

James Smith III rushed for 138 yards and scored two touchdowns, one of them on a 62-yard screen pass, as East Central Community College (2-1, 1-0 MACJC South) held off Southwest Mississippi (1-2, 0-1).

Mario Asagunla ran for one touchdown and threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jamarvis Echols in the fourth quarter to put East Central ahead 28-13. Southwest scored on a 7-yard pass from Da’Bryan Magee to Ladarrious Williams with 1:17 to play, and got the ball back when East Central fumbled the ensuing kickoff at its own 24-yard line. Southwest, however, turned it over on downs with 18 seconds left.

Co-Lin 49, Pearl River 0

Hayden Davis threw four touchdown passes, Connor Mire threw two, and Copiah-Lincoln Community College (2-1, 1-0 MACJC South) racked up 419 yards of total offense as it shut out Pearl River Community College.

Co-Lin’s two quarterbacks combined to go 20-for-24 passing for 234 yards and six touchdowns. Antoine Robinson and Kundarrius Taylor caught two touchdown passes apiece.

In other MACJC games Thursday night, East Mississippi beat Itawamba 56-26, and Northeast Mississippi edge Coahoma 20-18.