GOODMAN --- The No. 19 Holmes Community College Bulldogs gave the 2016 Homecoming crowd plenty to cheer about here Saturday afternoon as they Bulldogs picked up a 63-49 win over the ZNo. 15 Itawamba Community College Indians.
With the win, the Bulldogs finished the regular season with a record of 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the North Division.
Holmes then got a big defensive touchdown when sophomore defensive back Dante Wigley stripped an Itawamba and raced in for the touchdown from 66 yards out. Shelly's extra point was good, and Holmes led 14-0 with five minutes to play in the quarter.
Itawamba got a score with 34 seconds to play when the Dan Ellington scored from a yard out. Zach Ellis' extra point was good, and Holmes led 14-7 after one quarter.
The Bulldogs then went up 21-7 with 10:04 to play in the game when Fuller scored from five yards out. Shelly's extra point was good.
Itawamba then scored three times in the second quarter. One came on a 37-yard pass from Peyton Bender. Bender then connected with Terry Williams from 74 yards out and then connected with Kam Coleman from nine yards out. All extra points was good, and Itawamba led 28-21 with 3:28 left in the second quarter.
Holmes tied the game at 28 with 34 seconds left in the first half when Treviante McDaniel scored from two yards out. Shelly's extra point was good.
Itawamba scored with 3:46 left in the third when Bender connected with Coleman again from 13 yards out. The extra point put ICC up 35-28.
Holmes answered right back when freshman running back Cameryn Brent broke loose on a 47 run. The extra point was good, and the game was tied at 35.
Itawamba then scored to go up 42-35 with 1:58 left in the third when Coleman caught another touchdown from Bender. The extra point was good.
Holmes added another touchdown in the fourth when Bryant connected with sophomore wide receiver D.J. Montgomery from 58 yards out. The extra point put Holmes up 49-42.
The Bulldogs then up 56-42 when sophomore running back P.J. Simmons scored from 17 yards out with 9:37 left in the game. The extra point was good.
Itawamba then added a score from Bender to Octavious Matthews from 58 yards out. The extra point was good, and Holmes led 56-49.
The Bulldogs' final score came from 12 yards out when Simmons scored off the right side. The extra point was good ending all scoring.