MOORHEAD --- The No. 7 ranked Holmes Community College Bulldogs continued their winning ways here Thursday night with a 29-0 win over the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans to move to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in the North Division.
Holmes hosts Coahoma Thursday at home at 6:30 p.m. Listen live on the Bulldog Football Network or watch live at holmesccmedia.com.
The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard first in the game on a 16-yard run from sophomore fullback Cameryn Brent, who finished the game with 23 carries and 172 yards and three touchdowns, with 4:44 left in the first quarter. Freshman kicker Connor McKay's extra point was good, and the Bulldogs led 7-0.
Minutes later with 2:30 to play in the quarter, Brent got the call again and scored from five yards out. McKay's extra point made it 14-0. Holmes led 14-0 at halftime.
The Holmes defense behind a hit from sophomore defensive back Dwain Alford and freshman defensive end Jaderrius Hooks fumble recovery got the ball back for the Bulldog offense at the Delta 34. Brent bulldozed his way to the 11 before scoring a few plays later from the three. McKay's extra point was no good, and Holmes led 20-0 with 9:11 left in the third quarter.
An outstanding punt from freshman punter Beau Johnson pinned the Trojans deep in their own territory at the one. The Bulldog defense then corralled a Trojan running back in the endzone for a safety to increase the score to 22-0 with 5:49 to play in the third quarter.
The Bulldogs added their final score of the night when freshman quarterback Jesse Wilson scored from four yards out. McKay's extra point ended the scoring at 29-0 with 8:04 left to play in the game.
Holmes ended the game with 465 yards, 410 yards on the ground while holding Delta to 145 yards of total offense.
Hooks finished the game with eight tackles, one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery. Sophomore linebacker Vada King had seven tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss while freshman linebacker Lorenzo McCaskill and sophomore linebacker Quindarrius Whitley each had six tackles with McCaskill adding 1.5 tackles for loss.