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Bulldogs receive honors from MACJC, Region XXIII

Bulldogs receive honors from MACJC, Region XXIII

Sixteen Holmes Community College Bulldogs have received postseason honors from both the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and Region XXIII. Along with the individual honors, Head Coach Jeff Koonz has been named Coach of the Year by the coaches in the MACJC.

The Bulldogs finished the regular season 6-3 and 4-2 in the North Division. Holmes is now waiting for an anticipated postseason bid for a bowl game. Currently, Holmes in now ranked No. 7 in the most recent NJCAA poll.

Holmes sophomore linebacker Jamar Smith has been named All-Region and First Team All-State. Smith finished the season with 82 tackles including 11.5 tackles for loss, one sack and two fumble recoveries.

Holmes sophomore receiver D.J. Montgomery has named First Team All-State. Montgomery caught 29 passes for 786 yards and eight touchdowns. He had two rushes for 28 yards.

The Holmes members of the MACJC Second Team All-State team included: sophomore offensive lineman Tyler Barnes; sophomore offensive lineman Austin Killion; sophomore punter Zack Schemmel; freshman defensive lineman Vada King; sophomore defensive back Q'Mond Woods; and freshman return specialist/running back Sanchez Berry. Barnes and Killion played along the offensive line all season. The offense ranked second nationally in rushing at 316.4 yards per game. Schemmel averaged 36.9 yards per punt this season. King had 44 tackles including 14.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles and one recovered fumble. Woods had 61 tackles including 2.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions. Berry returned 27 kickoffs for a 17.4 yard average.

The Holmes members of the MACJC Honorable Mention All-State team included: sophomore quarterback Dejerric Bryant; sophomore running back Matt Fuller; sophomore running back Antavius Moody; freshman offensive lineman Jarius Gooch; freshman defensive lineman Tyshon Spencer, sophomore defensive back Sean Harper; sophomore defensive back Dante Wigley; and freshman offensive lineman Rodney Shaw. Bryant was 69-of-137 for 1479 with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also ran the ball 77 times for 259 yards and six touchdowns. Fuller ran the ball 103 times for 719 yards and nine touchdowns. He had one catch for 10 yards and a touchdown. Gooch and Shaw played along the offensive line during the season. Spencer finished with 27 tackles with 4.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble. Harper had 21 tackles, one tackle for loss, two interceptions and one forced fumble. Wigley had 29 tackles including two tackles for loss, one caused fumble and one fumble recovery.