Wolves hosting four home football games in 2022
Published 10:03 am Monday, June 6, 2022
The Copiah-Lincoln football team recently dropped their schedule for the 2022 season, which will include four home games to be played in H.L. “Hook” Stone Stadium in Wesson.
Coach Glenn Davis’s team begins the season with a pair of road games against schools from the north division of the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC).
The season begins on Sept. 1 for the Wolf Pack with a trip to Scooba, Mississippi, to face the East Mississippi Lions.
EMCC went 9-1 last season with its lone loss coming to Hinds in the MACCC semifinals. The Lions visited Wesson in 2021 and left with a 31-7 win over the Wolves.
Kickoff in Scooba is set for 7 p.m.
A week later, CLCC is back on the road to face Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhood.
Delta is under new leadership in 2022 as the Trojans hired Tavares Johnson Sr. to lead the program in April. Johnson won two state championships while coaching at Simmons High School in Hollandale and replaces Cedric Thomas, who left MDCC to become defensive coordinator at Alcorn State.
Co-Lin and Delta last met to kick off the 2017 season, which resulted in a 31-6 road-win for the Wolf Pack.
Kickoff in Moorhead is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
MACCC south division play begins with the home opener for the Wolves on Sept. 15 against Jones College. All four Co-Lin home games with have a 6:30 p.m. kickoff.
Jones College won the MACCC south division last season before dropping a 26-20 loss to Northwest Mississippi in the semifinal round of the postseason.
The Bobcats were 8-2 in 2021, including a 21-7 win in Wesson over the Wolves.
CLCC continues division play with a short trip on Sept. 22 to face Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
The Bears went 3-6 last season under first year head coach Cliff Collins.
In 2021, the Wolves beat Southwest 39-21 in Wesson, the seventh straight win in the series for CLCC. The Bears last beat Co-Lin during the 2014 season.
The first month of the season wraps up with Co-Lin hosting north division member Coahoma on Sept. 29 in Wesson.
Coahoma was much improved in 2021, winning three games on the field in the early season, including a victory over Hinds CC in the opener. Those contests eventually went into the record books as losses though, as Coahoma was forced to forfeit the wins due to a rules violation and ended the season with an official record of 0-9.
The Wolves last met Coahoma on the field during the 2017 season, a 34-6 win for Co-Lin in Clarksdale.
Homecoming in Wesson will be celebrated on Oct. 6 when Mississippi Gulf Coast pays a visit to Stone Stadium.
Gulf Coast won in the final minutes of the 2021 matchup between the schools to take a 14-13 victory back to Perkinston.
The Bulldogs finished 7-2 last season but missed the playoffs after coming up short in a three-way race for two postseason births with Hinds and Jones.
Division play will continue for Co-Lin with an Oct. 13 trip to play at Pearl River CC in Poplarville with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Wolves made the same trip last season and returned to Wesson with a 48-15 win over the Wildcats. Pearl River is under the direction of third year head coach Seth Smith, who’s 4-11 overall in his first two seasons leading his alma mater.
The final road game of the regular season for the Wolf Pack will be a trip to Decatur to play East Central on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
ECCC won 20-17 in overtime on its home field last season after also beating the Wolves 13-10 in OT the season prior. Co-Lin will be looking to break a three-game losing streak to the Warriors when the teams meet in 2022.
The sophomore class will be honored during the regular season finale on Oct. 27 when Co-Lin hosts Hinds CC.
The Eagles won 23-14 in Raymond last season when the schools met. Hinds, coached by former CLCC defensive coordinator Larry Williams, went 9-3 last season and lost to Northwest Mississippi in the MACCC state championship game.
The Eagles then accepted a bid to the Salt City Bowl, where they lost 66-34 to host Hutchinson CC (Kansas).
Co-Lin finished 3-6 in 2021, the 18th season for Davis has head coach in Wesson. Davis is the longest serving head coach in Co-Lin history and is nearing 100 career wins leading the Wolf Pack football program.