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Co-Lin falls to No. 7 Jones, 28-23

The No. 15 Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves dropped an MACJC South Division matchup with the No. 7 Jones College Bobcats on Saturday, 28-23. The loss moves Co-Lin to 5-3 on the year and to 4-1 in division play, which locks the Wolves into a No. 2 spot in the MACJC playoffs. With the win, Jones improves to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the south and earning south division champions.

The Wolves round out the regular season Saturday with a homecoming meeting against the Southwest Mississippi Community College Bears. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. with the homecoming court presentation and sophomore recognition taking place at 2:30 p.m.

With the No. 2 seed in the south, Co-Lin is set to take on the No. 1 ranked East Mississippi Community College Lions, in Scooba, for the opening round of the MACJC playoffs on Nov. 3. Game time TBD.

Hayden Davis finished the day Saturday 23-of-39 in passing for 256 yards, two scores, and two interceptions. Malik Heath was Co-Lin’s made target with a team-high eight receptions. Heath also led the Wolves in yards with 96 and a score. Antoine Robinson followed with 72 yards and one score on four receptions.

Co-Lin’s rushing attack stalled Saturday as the Wolves posted just six net rushing yards. Deion Dampier led Co-Lin in carries and in yards with 18 yards on nine touches, while Rico Owens posted the Wolves only rushing touchdown. He had 15 yards on eight carries.

Defensively, Swayze Bozeman led the way in tackles with 11. He also had a team-high 2.5 tackles for loss totaling six yards. Both Harrell Blackmon and RJ Jarrett posted seven tackles and had interceptions, while Jakaiszer Glass had six tackles and a fumble recovery. Tyrus Wheat also was a leading tackler with seven wrap ups.

Co-Lin stuffed Jones’ passing game limiting the Bobcats to just 78 yards in the air. 72 of those came from Jones’ quarterback Stetson Bennett who was 5-of-13 with two interceptions. Kalyn Grandberry got the bulk of the Bobcats total yards with 189 rushing yards on 20 attempts. He also had two scores. Bennett had 66 rushing yards on 13 carries and a score, while Donte Edwards had one touchdown.

The Wolves have an opportunity to secure a winning season next week with a victory over the Southwest Bears. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Stone Stadium on Co-Lin’s Wesson Campus.