Mississippi JC Football Recap

Mike Frazier of JucoWeekly.org summarizes last week's action in the MACJC for JCFootball.com. East Mississippi and Northeast Miss. continued their winning streaks while Northwest Mississippi can't seem to end their losing ways.

#15 Northeast 34 #10 Northwest 28

Northeast Tiger DB Frankie Lee, had three interceptions, three pass breakups, a fumble recovery and 12 total tackles as Northeast  won at Northwest 34-28. Northeast's defense, which came into the game as the top-ranked defense in the Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges (MACJC), lived up to their billing by intercepting Northwest quarterback Ryan Mossakowski six times and causing seven turnovers from the Ranger offense.

Northeast bolts to 5-0 and will take on fourth ranked East MS Saturday. Northwest drops to 3-2, and 1-2 in the North Division.

#4 East MS 56 Coahoma 6

The fourth-ranked Lions scored touchdowns on five of their first six possessions and cruised past Coahoma 56-6. EM quarterback Bo Wallace, a transfer from Arkansas State University, finished the night 34-of-49 through the air, hitting 12 different receivers, for 401 passing yards and seven touchdowns. He also threw a pair of interceptions. Wallace has now thrown for 17 touchdowns through the first five games of the season. East MS travels to division foe and nationally ranked Northeast Saturday for a first place battle for the MACJC north division.

Southwest 31 Copiah-Lincoln 28

Bears quarterback Vintavious Cooper, who was out of the game for a majority of the third quarter, again led the Southwest offense rushing for 133 yards on 22 carries. He completed eight of 18 passes for 105 yards and three touchdowns and one interception. The Bears also received  some clutch rushing from RB Ashton Elzey who carried it five times for 80 yards and a touchdown. Southwest place kicker Jake Saltalamachia kicked a 27-yard field goal with 15 seconds remaining to get the Bears their first south division victory of the season. Co-lin falls to 3-2 and 1-2 in the MACJC South.

Hinds  31 East Central 19

The Eagles continue to fly high as they move to 4-1 on the season. Sophomore quarterback Deon Anthony led the charge on 12 of 24 passing for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Anthony now has 10 touchdown passes on the season against three interceptions.

The win moved the Eagles to 2-0 in the South division, while the loss dropped the Warriors to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the South.

Jones County JC 38 Holmes CC 20

JCJC RB Tiger Powell, a 6-foot, 205-pound sophomore running back, exploded for six touchdowns and accounted for 273 all-purpose yards to propel the Bobcats to the win. Powell had touchdown runs of 1, 75, and 30 yards. He also added a pair of 27-yard touchdown receptions from Bobcats quarterback Ben Stevens. JCJC finishes 3-0 against the MACJC North this season and now turns their attention to Hinds in a pivotal south division game on the road Thursday.

JCJC improves to 3-2 while Holmes falls to 1-4.

#12 MS Gulf Coast 17 #13 Pearl River 10

MS Gulf Coast (4-1, 3-0) took the lead for good with 12:06 to go in the game as Reginald Matthews scored from one yard out to make the score 17-10. Pearl River completed a 45 yard pass on the last play of the game but WR Jonathan Duncan, while stretching out to make the catch, fell to the turf at the one yard line as time expired. The Bulldogs came back from two deficits against PRCC. The Wildcats drop to (3-2, 2-1) in the MACJC South division.

Itawamba 30 MS Delta 0

The ground game proved effective as ICC rushed it 35 times for 175 yards and sophomore quarterback Canden Dallas was 18 for 35 for 185 yards through the air.  ICC racked up 360 total yards en route to their first win of the season.

MS Delta falls to 0-5 on the year.

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