Holmes goes to 2-0 with Win

GOODMAN --- The Holmes Community College Bulldogs improved to 2-0 on the season after a battle with the Southwest Mississippi Community College Bears here Thursday night in the non-division contest. The Bulldogs scored in the third quarter to eke out the 7-3 victory.

The Bears, now 1-1 on the season, got on the scoreboard first in the second quarter on a 22-yard field goal from Tim Wright. Southwest took possession on the scoring drive at their own 34. Bear quarterback Reggie Lindsey wasted no time moving the ball into Bulldog territory as he scampered some 18 yards on third down.

Barry Crockett carried the ball twice to the 31 before a Bulldog penalty gave the Bears first down at the 27. Leonard Brumfield carried once to the 18 before Crockett and Perkins moved the ball to the five before the drive stalled forcing Wright to attempt the field goal.

The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard late in the third quarter as Sedric Clay plunged in from two yards out. Matt Jones' kick made the score 7-3 with 1:58 left in the third quarter. The Bulldog scoring drive began at the Holmes 45. Clay provided most of the firepower on the drive as he carried seven times for 31 yards.

Shelton Richardson carried the ball three times for nine yards, Terrance Fleming once for nine yards and Alex Godfrey once for two.

Southwest had chances in the fourth quarter to add more points on the scoreboard as Damien Huren recovered a Bulldog fumble at the Bulldog 42. Southwest ran one play to the 36 before the Bears coughed it back up the Bulldogs at the 32 as Eddie Ledger recovered the fumble.

After trading punts with the Bears, the Bulldogs got the ball back at the Bear 35 after a good return from Bulldog sophomore Bryan Shumaker.

The Bulldogs fumbled on the first play at the Bear 35 as Huren came up with another fumble recovery. Southwest ran two consecutive big plays to move the ball quickly into Bulldog territory. Brumfield carried the ball some 20 yards to midfield. Backup quarterback Brandon Wagner then found Crockett some 26 yards to the Bulldog 24. A Bear fumble back to near midfield ran the clock out and ended the game.

For the Bulldogs, Richardson had 92 yards on 16 carries. Clay followed with 28 yards on nine carries, Terrance Fleming had 26 yards on seven carries, Brandon Blake 13 yards on two carries, Montez Potts 10 yards on four carries, Michael Antonini five yards on two carries, Godfrey four yards on four carries and Bo Bradberry two yards on three carries.

For the Bears, Lindsey led with 68 yards on seven carries, Brumfield 52 yards on eight carries, Crockett 21 yards on 12 carries and Wagner 10 yards on four carries.

The Bulldogs return to action next week at home against Mississippi Delta while Southwest plays Hinds in Summit. Gametime for the Bulldogs is 7 p.m.


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