Co-Lin spoil EMCC homecoming
SCOOBA — Co-Lin spoiled East Mississippi Community College’shomecoming celebration Saturday, exploding for three unanswered,second-half touchdowns. The Wolfpack defeated EMCC 35-12, hikingtheir record to 6-2 overall. They remain 4-1 in the South Divisionrace.
Co-Lin travels to Jones County Junior College in Ellisville fora Thursday night South Division showdown. The winner should land aberth in the state playoffs.
“East Mississippi had some kids with ability who played hard,”said Co-Lin head coach Glenn Davis. “We played better the secondhalf.”
Commenting on Co-Lin’s must-win situation at Jones CountyThursday, Davis said, “We really have got a short week of practice.This is a big game for us.”
The Lions (3-5) pleased the homecoming crowd with afirst-quarter touchdown. LeGarrette Blount took a screen pass fromChris Mitchell 76 yards to paydirt. Blount later scored on a14-yard, second-quarter run.
The Wolfpack managed a 14-12 halftime lead.
In the second quarter, safety Johnny Sanders intercepted a passto set up Co-Lin’s touchdown. That led to a 15-yard TD pass fromquarterback Cedric Johnson to wide receiver Anthony Chambliss. NickGunter kicked the extra point for a 7-6 advantage.
Johnson scrambled 3 yards for Co-Lin’s second TD and a 14-12advantage.
In the third quarter, linebacker Trey Hardaway sacked the EMCCquarterback on fourth down, leading to Co-Lin’s third touchdown, a2-yard run by Aaron Johns.
Wide receiver Bud Chatman caught a 13-yard scoring toss fromJohnson in the third quarter. Johnson scored the final TD on a1-yard plunge in the final frame.
Also in the fourth quarter, Co-Lin freshman cornerback AnthonyCaffie of Brookhaven intercepted a Lion pass and returned it 54yards to EMCC’s 3-yard line. But time expired before the Pack couldscore another TD.