East Central Takes Holmes

DECATUR --- East Central Community College scored nine points with less than six minutes remaining in the game to pull out a 19-10 non-division win over Holmes Community College here Thursday night. With the loss, the Bulldogs fell to 1-3 overall while the Warriors went to 3-1.

East Central scored the game's first ten points and led 10-0 at halftime before the Bulldogs came out in a flurry in the third quarter tying the game at 10 all.

The Warriors got on the scoreboard first in the second quarter when Patrick Prince scored from two yards out. Danny Haynes' extra point put the Warriors up 7-0 with 10:16 left in the first half. Haynes later kicked a 25-yard field goal with 2:32 left in the first half to put East Central up 10-0.

The Bulldogs then took their opening drive of the second half and made the best of it. The Bulldogs started on their own 21-yard line and marched some 51 yards before freshman quarterback Shelton Richardson found Reginald Haralson in the end zone from eight yards out. Matt Jones' kick made the score 10-7 with 4:57 left in the third.

The Bulldogs got the ball right back after East Central took possession when Sherman Eiland intercepted Warrior quarterback Brian Zbydniewski at the East Central 44.

Holmes then began another march to the goal line as Alex Godfrey raced 19 yards to the 25. He then carried twice to the 16. Richardson then went to the 10 and Godfrey to the two before Jones came on to boot an 18-yard field goal to tie the game at 10.

Both teams kept each other at bay until late in the fourth quarter when Ramon Williams scored from two yards out with 5:49 left in the game. Haynes' kick was true putting East Central up 17-10.

The Warriors got their other two points when Courtney Steele tackled Richardson in the end zone for a safety.

The Bulldogs are at home for two weeks in a row as Mississippi Delta and Northwest come to town in North Division games. The Bulldogs face Delta on Saturday, October 6 for a Homecoming contest. Northwest comes to town on October 11.


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