Southwest Bears bury Co-Lin Wolves 50-7

Published 5:00 am Friday, September 29, 2000

WESSON – The Bears of Southwest Mississippi Community Collegequickly responded to an early wakeup call Thursday night.

WESSON – The Bears of Southwest Mississippi Community Collegequickly responded to an early wakeup call Thursday night. AfterCo-Lin claimed an early 7-0 lead, the Bears responded with 50unanswered points and smashed the Wolves 50-7 in Stone Stadium.

Southwest got three big touchdown pass connections fromquarterback Andreco Hines to wide receiver Joe Hill and a soliddefensive effort as the Bears (5-0), ranked No. 11 in the NationalJunior College Athletic Association poll, whipped Co-Lin (1-4) fora fourth straight year.

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“We were very surprised to win this big,” said Southwest coachKen Edenfield. “I hope the people didn’t think I was trying to runup the score.”

Co-Lin got a quick touchdown to start the game as tailbackAndrew Burks scored on the second play from scrimmage. Burksappeared to be trapped behind the line but he cut back and streaked64 yards to paydirt. Matt Powers kicked the extra point and Co-Linled 7-0 over their archrivals from Summit.

“Our defense buckled down and played hard after that firsttouchdown,” said Edenfield. The Wolves were limited to just 146yards total offense, 140 of it coming on the ground. They only hadone first down the second half.

For Co-Lin, the game went from bad to worse. Quarterback CoreyChase sustained a shoulder injury midway through the third quarter.Co-Lin lost all-state quarterback Denard Parks three games ago to atorn ACL and backup Randall Montgomery quit the team a weeklater.

Wide receiver Odell Bradley replaced Chase at the start of thefourth quarter and Co-Lin continued to struggle offensively.

“We are down to our fourth quarterback and that’s scary,” saidCo-Lin head coach Phil Broome. “Hopefully, Corey will be ready bynext Saturday,” when the Wolves travel to East Central atDecatur.

“Southwest has some very good athletes,” said Broome. “Hines canthrow the ball well.”

Hines (6-3, 225), a sophomore from Riverdale, Ga., completed 5of 8 passes for 121 yards and 3 TDs. Hill (5-9, 170), a swiftsophomore receiver from Kentwood, La., made the touchdowns lookeasy. He caught TD passes of 53, 36 and 42 yards, finishing with 4catches for 128 yards.

The Bears finished with 50 rushes for 203 yards. They got a48-yard run from Jacob Prim which set up the first Southwesttouchdown, a 4-yard plunge by Alonzo Ard.

On their next possession, Hines hooked up with Hill on a 53-yardscoring strike. Hines faked a handoff and threw a strike to Hillwho was wide open near the goal line. Daniel Boyd’s PAT gaveSouthwest a 14-7 lead with 6:45 left in the first quarter.

The Bears got a safety when Chad Mascoe, Kelvin Morris andReginald Reese smeared Chase in the end zone. It was 16-7.

On the free kick, the Bears got a dazzling 49-yard return byReggie Anderson to the Co-Lin 34. Five plays later, backupquarterback Steven Erdey tossed a 16-yard TD pass to tight endLamarcus Turner who was wide open in the end zone.

The Bears led 30-7 at halftime on a Hines-to-Hill TD pass of 36yards. Hines and Hill hooked up on a 42-yard scoring play which putthe Bears up 37-7 with 10:05 left in the third quarter.

A 1-yard touchdown run by Brandon Badon and a 5-yard scamper byErdey concluded the TD parade.