Mississippi JC Report (10/10/11)

The battle of the MACJC undefeated teams - East Mississippi and Northeast Mississippi - ended with EMCC coming out on top, 63-35. Here's a summary of the other games from last weekend in Mississippi.

#3 East MS 63 Northeast 35

The Lions amassed 506 yards and six touchdowns in the first half alone winning at Northeast. EM quarterback Bo Wallace connected with five different receivers for touchdowns in the first two quarters, Wallace finished the first half throwing for a whopping 506 yards and six touchdowns on 24-of-31 passing.

Four Lions receivers went over the century mark through the air. J.J. Harbin led the assault with seven catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns, followed by Lacoltan Bester with 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns on five receptions. Hamp Glover and Antoinne Adkins each contributed four catches for 105 and 100 receiving yards respectively.

The Lions are off to the program's first 6-0 start since 1964, head coach Buddy Stephens' EMCC Lions are now 30-8 overall and 20-2 in division play dating back to the 2008 season. East Mississippi also remains unbeaten (11-0) in MACJC North Division road action over the past four years.

Next week: EM At Pearl River Northeast at Coahoma

#10 MS Gulf Coast 37 East Central 21

The Bulldogs rushed for 372 yards to move to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the MACJC South Division. MGCCC running back James Gillum rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, the Bulldogs registered three turnovers and held East Central to just 81 yards rushing.

The win was the fifth straight for MGCCC with their only loss being a 34-30 road loss in week one to East MS.

Next Week: MGCCC At Copiah-Lincoln East Central at Jones County JC

#17 Hinds 34 Jones County JC 7

The Eagles are now 5-1 overall, 3-0 in the MACJC South Division after beating south division foe JCJC. Eagles quarterback Deon Anthony rushed it for 130 yards on 17 carries and running back Jeremy Palmer carried the ball 14 times for 82 yards. Hinds rushed it for 223 total yards and threw it for 169 yards and ran up 392 yards in total offense. JCJC had minus 6 yards rushing and freshman quarterback Ben Stevens threw for 183 yards.

Next Week: Hinds At Southwest Jones County hosts East Central

Southwest 28 #18 Northwest 14

Southwest quarterback Vintavious Cooper continues to lead the MACJC in rushing and he showed how again against nationally ranked Northwest. Cooper carried the balll 34 times for a season-high 214 yards and two scores. He completed 10-of-15 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown, as the host Bears upset 18th-ranked Northwest. For Northwest DB Dex Herrington had a big night recording a career high 18 tackles.

Next Week: Southwest hosts Hinds. Northwest hosts MS Delta

Pearl River 26 Co-lin 5

The Wildcats rolled up 393 yards of total offense en route to the victory. Wildcat wide out Jonathan Duncan led all receivers with six catches for 67 yards and Rickey Bradley had three catches for 59 yards. Quarterback Melvin German went 24 of 37 for the night. Co-lin running back Joel Davis led all rushers with 89 yards on 15 carries. Wolves running back Danny Hobbs carried the ball 13 times for 85 yards and had an additional 42 yards in receptions. PRCC improved to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in division play with the victory.

Next Week: Pearl River hosts East MS Co-lin hosts MS Gulf Coast

Holmes 33 MS Delta 10

Holmes ran the football for the win, rushing it 46 times for 151 yards and they threw the ball for 51 yards. The Trojans rushed 25 times for 52 yards and completed 10-25 passes for 88 yards for a 140 total yards.

Next Week: Holmes is at Itawamba. MS Delta hosts Northwest

Itawamba 30 Coahoma 27

Sophomore running back Keon McGaughy raced 43 yards for the go ahead touchdown with 3:27 left to play. The Indians then held the Tigers on fourth down from the ICC 42 yard line to seal the victory on the road in Clarksdale.

Next Week Itawamba hosts Holmes Coahoma hosts Northeast

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