Wolves look to show improvement at Itawamba

Published 4:00 pm Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Copiah-Lincoln head football coach Glenn Davis knows the adage that a team makes its biggest leap in improvement between the first and second games of the season is one rooted in truth.

That’s what Davis said he was most looking forward to after Co-Lin dropped their road opener last week at No. 3 Northwest. He wants to see an improved, sharper team when the Wolves make the long trip to Fulton on Thursday to take on the Itawamba Indians.

Both teams are searching for their first win of the season as ICC lost 41-35 in Summit to Southwest Mississippi on Saturday.

In that game, Southwest jumped out to a 24-0 lead before ICC scratched back to take a 28-27 lead. The game featured plenty of offense as Itawamba passed for 355 yards and rushed for 120 more on the ground. Southwest had 344 yards through the air along with having a punt and kickoff return for scores.

Eighth year head coach Sean Cannon leads the Itawamba football team. The schools last met in the 2015 season opener, a game at ICC won 26-14 by Co-Lin. The Wolves also beat Itawamba 17-14 in 2012, 48-7 in 2013 and 37-13 in 2014.

CLCC generated just 153 yards of total offense in the loss at Northwest. The season opening loss was the first since 2018 for Co-Lin and just the fifth all-time in the 18 seasons Davis has been head coach in Wesson.

Kickoff in Fulton is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

In other MACCC football action around the state, Holmes (0-1) will play at Hinds (0-1), Coahoma (1-0) will host Pearl River (0-1), Mississippi Gulf Coast (1-0) makes a trip to Booneville to take on Northeast (0-1), Southwest (1-0) is home again hosting East Mississippi (1-0), East Central (0-1) travels to face Mississippi Delta (1-0) and it’ll be a battle of unbeatens when Jones College (1-0) hosts Northwest (1-0).