Co-Lin travels to Pearl River for final regular season contest
The Copiah-Lincoln Wolves enter their final regular season game against Pearl River Saturday with a 5-3, 3-2 record. The Wildcats enter the contest 2-6, 2-3. The Wolves currently the lead the all time series 43-37-3, but suffered a 17-9 home loss to the Wildcats last season in Wesson. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.
The South Division matchup has playoff implications for the Wolves as the team could miss the playoffs entirely or win the always-competitive South Division outright. The Wolves can secure a playoff spot with a victory over Pearl River and a Southwest victory over East Central. Co-Lin can win the South Division with a win Saturday, an East Central loss, and a Mississippi Gulf Coast loss to Jones County. The Wolves will miss the playoffs with a loss or an East Central win over Southwest.
Freshman quarterback Dominic DeLira got the Wolves’ offense rolling early last week in the homecoming matchup against Southwest. The Austin, Texas native threw 195 passing yards in the first half alone, a season high.
Some of that yardage came from a 34-yard touchdown strike to fellow Texas native Datrin Guyton. Guyton, a sophomore, finished the day with a season high 143 receiving yards on eight catches.
Ladarius Galloway continued his dominating sophomore season with a 150 rushing yards on just 15 carries. The Gentry High School graduate found the endzone twice during the rivalry matchup. Brenton Spann also rushed for a touchdown for the Wolves. The 1-yard dive was the first score of the freshman’s career.
Defensively the Wolves were able to hold the explosive rushing attack of Southwest to just 20 points, their fewest in four weeks. Led by sophomore linebacker Colton Magee, the Wolves forced three Bear turnovers. Magee, a North Pike High School graduate, wrapped up 10 tackles to bring his season total to 62.
Listen to the game live at WMJU 104.3 in Brookhaven or at colinathletics.com.