Defense, big plays highlight Co-Lin’s victory
WESSON – Big plays by Co-Lin wide receiver Fred Fuller anddefensive back Calvin Jones highlighted Thursday night’s 28-9triumph over the Holmes Community College Bulldogs. Fuller took apass from quarterback Percy Turner 53 yards to paydirt and Jonesreturned a pass interception 60 yards for a touchdown as theWolfpack remained unbeaten in two games.
Fuller, a sophomore from Hazlehurst, showcased his speed last nightin Stone Stadium. He finished with 5 catches for 111 yards.
“We were looking for a first down,” recalled Fuller, when askedabout his touchdown catch. “I made a couple moves and I saw anopening. We have two wins and now Hinds will be a big game for us,”referring to next Thursday’s South Division test at Raymond.
Turner completed 14 of 20 passes for 188 yards against Holmes. Hehit former Jefferson County teammate Jeffrey Collins on a slantpattern that was good for 16 yards and a score, giving the Pack a21-9 lead with 1:07 left in the third quarter.
On the next series, Jones made his theft, picking off southpawquarterback W.J. McAllister at the Co-Lin 40-yard line and making anifty return as he got several key blocks along the way to the endzone. McAllister completed 5 of 15 passes and was intercepted threetimes. He also was tackled six times behind the line of scrimmagefor losses totaling 45 yards.
“My players were there and they executed,” said Jones. “I took theball and I knew I could get it in. I got a couple of goodblocks.”
Co-Lin got off to a rocky start last night as Holmes’ Harry Peoplesreturned the game-opening kickoff 89 yards to paydirt. Peoples is asophomore from Winona.
Co-Lin head coach Glenn Davis said he was pleased to see his teambounce back from the early deficit. “We are so young in some placesthat we do some crazy things. I told our players we had to executebetter in the second half.
“We had an 11-minute drive in the third quarter that wore downtheir defense and gave us some confidence, even though we missedthe field goal,” Davis added. Co-Lin received the second halfkickoff and ran 17 straight plays to reach the Holmes 12-yardline.
Davis watched his team limit the winless Bulldogs (0-2) to just 90yards total offense. Holmes, under the direction of fourth-yearhead coach Danny Robertson, had 20 yards rushing and 70passing.
“Anytime you can score on defense, it’s great,” said Davis. Histeam managed to overcome 130 yards in penalties, including 85 yardsin the first quarter.
Offensively, Co-Lin accounted for 351 yards, gaining 163 on theground and 188 through the air. Sophomore running back Titus Mobleydirected the land attack with 20 carries for 87 yards and atouchdown.
Mobley’s 1-yard plunge over the top of Co-Lin’s offensive line, andthe PAT kick by Justin Danise, gained the Wolves a 7-7 deadlockwith 12:34 left in the first half.
Co-Lin wide receiver Michael Berry caught 5 passes for 51 yards.Freshman Joel Davis rushed 5 times for 33 yards.