CLARKSDALE --- The Holmes Community College Bulldogs proved to be too much for the Coahoma Community College Tigers here Thursday night as the Bulldogs won 34-12 and improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the North Division.
The Bulldogs travel to Northwest Mississippi Community College on Thursday night in a huge North Division contest. Thursday's game versus the No. 2 Rangers can be heard on the Bulldog Football Network at 101.1 FM and 103.9 FM or at breezynews.com or wyab.com. Northwest will also live stream the game at http://www.nwccrangers.com/watch/?Live=59.
The Tigers got on the scoreboard early in the first quarter on a three-yard touchdown. The extra point was no good, and Tigers led 6-0.
The Bulldogs answered the Tigers' score and never trailed again as sophomore running back Matt Fuller raced in from 16 yards out with 9:40 left in the first quarter. Freshman kicker Caleb Shelly's extra point was good, and the Bulldogs went up 7-6.
Holmes scored twice in the second quarter. The first touchdown came with 9:40 left in the quarter when sophomore running back Antavius Moody scored from 13 yards out. Shelly's extra point was good, and Holmes led 14-6. The Bulldogs scored again with 6:04 left in the first half when sophomore running back Treviante McDaniel scored from five yards out. Shelly's extra point was no good, and Holmes led 20-6.
The Tigers scored their final points of the game with 1:32 left in the second quarter on a 19-yard touchdown pass. The two-point pass failed and Holmes led 20-12 at halftime.
Sophomore quarterback Dejerric Bryant scored twice in the third quarter to finish the Bulldogs' scoring. He scored with 12:01 left in the third quarter from three yards out and scored again with 8:25 to play in the quarter from two yards out. Shelly's extra points were good, and Holmes led 34-12.
The Bulldogs finished with 459 total yards and had 333 yards on the ground. Fuller led with 84 yards on 10 carries while freshman Cameryn Brent had 59 yards on 13 carries, sophomore Tevin Wooten had 56 yards on five carries and McDaniel had 44 yards on eight carries.
Freshmen Vada King and Quindarrius Whitley each had nine tackles in the game. King had two sacks and three TFLs. Sophomore Buddy Benson finished with eight tackles, sophomore Darron Temple had seven, freshman Desmond Lester had six and freshman Tyshon Spencer had five. Lester and Spencer each had one sack and 1.5 TFLs.