Hinds rips Southwest Mississippi, 41-14
Published 4:15 pm Friday, September 21, 2018
SUMMIT — Hinds Community College started fast and never let off the gas Thursday night, as it rolled to a 41-14 victory over Southwest Mississippi.
Don Ragsdale broke a 73-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game for Hinds, and finished with 195 yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles (2-2, 1-1 MACJC South) totaled 567 yards of offense, with 367 of it on the ground.
Quarterback Tylan Morton ran for 62 yards and a touchdown, and was also 8-of-14 passing for 167 yards and two TDs. Former Warren Central star Joe Shorter caught a 60-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.
Ragsdale had 139 of his 195 yards on two carries — his long touchdown to start the game, and a 66-yarder in the final minute of the first half. The second long run set up a 14-yard touchdown pass from Morton to Eric Clark that gave Hinds a 28-7 lead at halftime.
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Hinds will return to action next Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at home against Pearl River.
Jones 16, Gulf Coast 13
Donte Edwards’ 25-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter gave Jones County Junior College (3-1, 1-0 MACJC South) the lead for good, and it went on to beat Mississippi Gulf Coast (3-1, 0-1) for a key division win.
Kalyn Grandberry rushed for 171 yards for Jones. The Bobcats also ran two fake field goals — one of which resulted in a 2-yard touchdown run by Davis Harrison — and returned a blocked extra point for a two-point conversion.
Gulf Coast held Jones to 268 total yards and forced two takeaways, but also had a fumble of its own at the Jones 1-yard line in addition to giving up half the Bobcats’ points on special teams.
Terrion Avery led Gulf Coast with 120 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Northwest Mississippi 23, Co-Lin 14
Kevin Perkins ran for three touchdowns, and Northwest Mississippi (4-0) held Copiah-Lincoln (2-2) to 233 total yards to win a defensive slugfest.
Perkins only had 38 rushing yards for Northwest, but scored on runs of 1, 5 and 10 yards. His 10-yard TD run with 1:07 left in the game sealed the victory.
Chris Taylor gave the Rangers the lead for good with a 34-yard field goal with 1:32 remaining in the third quarter.
Co-Lin quarterback Hayden Davis threw a pair of touchdown passes to Malik Heath, but was sacked five times. Davis was 10-of-14 passing for 191 yards.
East Central 24, Pearl River 21
Mario Asagunla threw three touchdown passes, and East Central Community College (3-1, 2-0 MACJC South) continued its charmed season by holding off Pearl River (0-4, 0-2).
All of Asagunla’s touchdown passes came in the first quarter as the Warriors jumped out to a 24-3 halftime lead. Pearl River made it close late, thanks a touchdown run and a touchdown pass by quarterback Tavis Williams, but couldn’t complete the comeback.
Williams finished with 78 rushing yards, and Ron Thompson carried the ball 26 times for 178 yards for Pearl River.
East Central’s first four games have been decided by a total of 20 points. It has led by two touchdowns or more at halftime in all three of its wins, but not won any of them by more than seven points.
Holmes 28, Northeast Mississippi 13
Holmes Community College (3-1, 1-0 MACJC North) racked up 323 rushing yards and jumped out to a 21-3 halftime lead on its way to an easy win over Northeast Mississippi (1-3, 1-1)
Terry Bryant rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns for Holmes, while quarterback Reggie Hayes had nine carries for 100 yards. Former Warren Central star Jesse Wilson threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Dylan Kelly in the fourth quarter. Kelly also had a 29-yard TD run in the first half.
Luke Wilson led the Bulldogs’ defense with 10 tackles.
Itawamba 49, Coahoma 28
Clark Mills was 10-of-14 passing for 257 yards and two touchdowns, and De’Sean Dinkins had 68 total yards and a pair of rushing touchdowns as Itawamba Community College (2-2, 1-1 MACJC North) routed Coahoma Community College (0-4, 0-2).
East Mississippi 54, Mississippi Delta 13
Top-ranked East Mississippi Community College scored seven different ways — with rushing and passing touchdowns, on punt, blocked punt and interception returns, and with a field goal and a safety — as it beat Mississippi Delta for its 30th consecutive home victory.
Vijay Miller threw for 172 yards and three touchdowns for East Mississippi (4-0, 2-0 MACJC North). Dontario Drummond was the leading receiver with seven catches for 100 yards and a touchdown.
Deon McIntosh tied the national lead with his ninth touchdown of the season and had just seven carries for 57 yards.