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No. 11 Co-Lin prepares to host Mississippi Delta

WESSON – The No.11 Copiah-Lincoln Wolfpack close out the non-division portion of their schedule on Thursday in Wesson as they host the Mississippi Delta Trojans for a 7 p.m. kickoff in Stone Stadium. The Wolves dropped eight spots in the new NJCAA Top 20 poll, from No. 3 to No. 11, after suffering a 46-10 loss last week at No. 1 East Mississippi.

DEION POPE

DEION POPE

The Wolfpack (1-1) could never gain momentum in their loss to the Lions. Co-Lin went three and out on their first offensive possession and then had a 16-yard punt that put East Mississippi on a short field. The Lions turned that into a touchdown and scored another early TD after Co-Lin dropped a punt. Co-Lin managed only 37 yards rushing and scored their only touchdown on a 12-yard pass from Daniel Fitzwater to Donald Gray in the first quarter. Demond Tucker, Justin Morgan, and Deion Pope all posted eight tackles apiece to lead the Co-Lin defense. Freshman kicker Greg Nickles kicked a 30-yard field goal for Co-Lin

GREG NICKLES

GREG NICKLES

The Mississippi Delta Trojans (1-0) are coming off of an odd week in which they didn’t win or lose a game. The Trojans saw their game at Southwest ruled a no-contest after a lightning delay kept the game from being finished. The Trojans trailed the Bears, 14-0, when the delay began. In their season opener the Trojans defeated East Central, 21-12. Delta is led by second year head coach Jeff Tatum. Co-Lin fans will remember Tatum previously coached at Garden City (Kan.) C.C. and was the head coach in a 31-29 Garden City victory over Co-Lin in the 2012 Mississippi Bowl. The quarterback for Tatum in that game was current Auburn star Nick Marshall.

Co-Lin and Mississippi Delta last matched up in 2009 in a game that Co-Lin won, 34-9, in Wesson. Co-Lin is attempting to continue a streak of not losing consecutive games that dates back to the 2011 season.

The game will be Military, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Medical Personnel Night. Any of those professionals who come in uniform to the game will receive free admission.

Kickoff in Stone Stadium is 7 p.m. General admissions tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Co-Lin students get in free with their student ID.

The game can be heard on 104.3 FM in Brookhaven and it will be streamed live at www.colinathletics.com.