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Wolves dominate East Central

CO_LIN MEDIA / JOHNNY SMITH / Co-Lin running back DeLance Turner (7) dodges East Central linebacker Thomas McCool (39) in Thursday's JUCO action at Stone Stadium.

CO_LIN MEDIA / JOHNNY SMITH / Co-Lin running back DeLance Turner (7) dodges East Central linebacker Thomas McCool (39) in Thursday’s JUCO action at Stone Stadium.

WESSON – The Co-Lin Wolves dominate the East Central Warriors in phases of the game to secure a 43-0 win in South Division JUCO action Thursday night at Stone Stadium.

“I was very pleased with the guys efforts,” said Co-Lin coach Glenn Davis. “We executed really well in all phases of the game. Our special teams did a great job executing tonight.

“Overall, it was great to get the win,” continued Davis. “Now, we must get ready for a tough schedule ahead of us. We need to continued this momentum as we prepare to make a run to make the playoffs.”

The Wolves defense, special teams and offense showed off their talented and skilled players as they overwhelmed the Warriors early and never looked back. Co-Lin’s return specialist Donald Gray powered the Wolves special teams as he cashed in two punt returns for a 48-yard touchdown and a 52-yard touchdown.

DAILY LEADER / JOHNNY SMITH / Co-Lin defensive back Arthur Maulet (10) intercepts a Ethan Hamilton pass and returns it for a touchdown.

DAILY LEADER / JOHNNY SMITH / Co-Lin defensive back Arthur Maulet (10) intercepts a Ethan Hamilton pass and returns it for a touchdown.

On the East Central’s opening drive, Co-Lin’s defense set the tone of the game as Wolves defensive back Arthur Maulet intercepted a pass from Warriors’ quarterback Ethan Hamilton and returned it 25-yard to pay dirt. Co-Lin freshmen kicker Greg Nickles finished the night successfully kicking five-of-six extra point attempts.

After a defensive and special teams score in the first quarter, Co-Lin’s offense managed to head into the scoring action, as De’Lance Turner punched in a 24-yard rushing touchdown to put the Wolves up 21-0 to end the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Wolfpack continued punishing the Warriors on the scoreboard as Co-Lin scored two more touchdowns to take a 34-0 lead into halftime.

Turner scored his second punt return for a touchdown to give the Wolves a 28-0 lead. Sophomore running back Diquan Davis showcased his skills as Co-Lin’s offense scored another touchdown on a 14-yard run to end the first half.

In the second half, the Wolves came out and continued their dominance over East Central. Co-Lin scored on their opening drive of the third quarter, when sophomore quarterback Daniel Fitzgerald connected with Courtney Foy for a 17-yard touchdown pass to give the Wolves a 41-0 lead.

Throughout the rest of the contest, the clock continued to run as the JUCO football’s new mercy rule was in affect. Both teams managed to give several of their younger players some playing as the clock continued the count down.

Before the conclusion of the fourth quarter, Co-Lin’s defense managed to put their final seal on the contest when sophomore defensive linemen Johnathan Calvin powered through East Central’s offensive line to sack their quarterback for a safety to give the Wolves a 43-0 advantage and win.

Offensively, the Wolves accounted for 319 yards total offense. Fitzwater led the aerial attack completing 13-of-19 passes for 164 yards. Davis powered the ground attack with 11 carries for 69 yards. Turner contributed 51-yards on 6 carries. Foy was the top receiver with three catches for 40 yards. Koy McFarland also caught three passes for 36 yards.

Defensively, Co-Lin started and ended the contest on a strong noted holding the Warriors’ offense to only 163 yards total offense. Nick Beasley led the charge with five tackles. Johnathan Taylor provided four stops. Joseph Este and Marico Page had three tackles apiece. Dycelious Reese and Maulet intercepted a pass each.

The Wolves (3-2, 1-1) return to action next Thursday night as they visit Pearl River to take on the Wildcats. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.