Bulldogs get off skid against Lions, 19-14

GOODMAN --- The Holmes Community College Bulldogs got in the win column here Saturday on Homecoming as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 19-0 lead at halftime and hung on for a 19-14 win. With the win, the Bulldogs went to 1-3 on the season and 1-3 in the North Division. The Bulldogs travel to Mississippi Delta on Saturday for a 6 p.m. contest.

The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard first in the first quarter on a 34-yard field goal from Matthew Powell with 7:00 left.

After a 63-yard punt by East Mississippi set the Bulldogs up at their own 10, Bulldog freshman running back Jamal Scott took the handoff from sophomore quarterback Jerimy Watson and raced some 90 yards for a touchdown. Scott, who got tied up initially at the line of scrimmage broke free and untouched the rest of the way. Powell's kick made the score 10-0 with 4:57 left in the first.

The Bulldogs added another score late in the quarter with 43 second remaining when Watson found Da'Varius Jackson on a 41-yard touchdown. Powell's kick failed making the score 16-0.

On the Bulldogs last play of the half, Powell added a 27-yard field goal to end the Bulldog scoring at 19-0.

East Mississippi did all their scoring in the fourth quarter. The first score came when the Lions blocked a Powell punt, and Korey Raymond returned it some 51 yards for a score. Hunter Porter's kick made the score 19-7 with 11:27 remaining in the game.

The Lions added their other score with 2:46 to go as Tony White scored from a yard out. Porter's kick ended all scoring at 19-14.

East Mississippi had a chance to score with less than two minutes remaining but a Jeremy Sherman interception ended that threat as he returned the interception from near midfield to the Lion 18.

Scott led the Bulldogs in rushing with 125 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown. Watson was 17-of-29 for 211 and a touchdown. Jackson had six catches for 127 yards and a touchdown while Jeremy Packer had six catches for 45 yards.

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