Co-Lin visits E. Central
WESSON — Co-Lin hopes to regain its winning ways Thursday nightat East Central Community College in Decatur. Kickoff is 6:30 p.m.for the South Division test.
In other South Division action tomorrow, Southwest (2-4, 2-3)hosts Pearl River (6-1, 3-1), and Hinds (3-3, 1-2) hosts Gulf Coast(5-2, 3-1). Jones County (6-1, 4-1) is at Mississippi Delta (4-3)in non-division action.
Although the East Central Warriors (1-4, 0-4) are winless in theSouth, they have been scoring plenty of points. They lost to SouthDivision powers Gulf Coast 38-35 last week and Jones County 42-35three weeks ago.
“Offensively, they are probably one of the best offensive teamsin the state,” said Co-Lin head coach Glenn Davis. “They scored 35points against Gulf Coast and Jones.”
Pulling the trigger in ECCC’s attack is Emmanuel Taylor (6-0,185), an elusive quarterback. He’s a freshman from Blakely, Ga. whohas passed for 1,272 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Taylor’s favorite receiver is Maurice Langston (5-10, 175,soph.) who plays running back and wideout. Langston is fromMeridian (Northeast Lauderdale). He’s caught 31 passes for 505yards and 6 TDs.
Steve Cheatham, former ECCC defensive coordinator, replaced10-year veteran Terry Underwood at the helm after last season. TheWarriors have lost 24 straight South Division games.
On defense, the Warriors have allowed a lot of points. Opponentsaverage 37 points per game against the Warriors.
Vonzell Jackson (6-3, 250, soph.) from Alliceville, Ala. andJosh Lewis (6-5, 245, soph.) from Tuscaloosa, Ala., anchor thedefensive line. At safety, Jarvis Wilson (6-1, 180, soph.) is fromRaceland, La.
Fresh from a 21-16 Saturday loss at Pearl River, the Wolves(3-4, 2-2) have had a short preparation time for East Central.Saddled with losses to South leaders Pearl River and Jones County,they have a slim chance of making the state playoffs.
“We have to get our mind back ready to play and get past thePearl River game,” said Davis. “We don’t want to lose two in arow.”
Co-Lin spotted the Wildcats a 14-0 first quarter lead and nevercaught up, despite a strong second half.
“Defensively, we didn’t play our best game in the first half,”said Davis. “Offensively, we didn’t catch the ball very well.”
Co-Lin sophomore quarterback Micah Davis completed 20 of 34passes for 232 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was interceptedtwice.
Sophomore running back Ronnie McNulty led CLCC’s receiving corpswith 7 catches for 65 yards. Jason Bruce and Quo Vadis Lindsey eachhad 4 receptions for 45 yards. Haki Reed caught 2 balls for 33yards and Price Sessums had 1 catch for 28.
Pearl River’s strong defensive line limited Co-Lin’s rushinggame to 85 yards. McNulty rushed 15 times for 50 yards. Carlos Rosshad 78 carries for 41 yards.
Wolf Tails: Co-Lin spoiled ECCC’s homecoming celebration lastyear, winning 21-17 as Micah Davis hit Toddrick Bajoie with a17-yard TD pass with just 38 seconds left to play. KendtrellCleveland rushed for 2 Co-Lin scores.