CCC Hopes to Start Second Half Turnaround at Northeast MS
SCOOBA – Coahoma Community College traveled to face East Mississippi Community College Saturday at Sullivan Windham Field with their opponents celebrating Homecoming and an undefeated season that has the Lions among the nation’s elite. Trying to impress on a national level, EMCC took little pity on the Tigers delivering a thumping, 90-7.
East Mississippi (5-0, 2-0 MACJC North) has now won it first five games of the season by a combined total of 337-14. And, Saturday’s scoring total marked the most points ever scored in a junior college football game. The previous record of 75 points was also held by EMCC.
“Our coaches, our players … we were all very disappointed, me personally I felt something like this was going to happen,” said CCC Head Coach Freeman Horton. “We played a superior team, and we just couldn’t do anything right. They on the other hand, they continued to do what they’ve done all season.”
Coahoma (0-5, 0-2 in MACJC North) will now try and regroup after an extremely tough first half of the season as they travel to Northeast Mississippi this weekend and try to pick up both their first win of the season, but more importantly their first MACJC Northern Division win.
Northeast (2-3, 2-0 MACJC North) is coming off a loss to Mississippi Gulf Coast, and there two other losses have come to Jones and Copiah-Lincoln. All three of those schools are currently ranked among the nation’s Top 10 teams. Their wins have come over Northwest, who defeated CCC in Week 3, and to Holmes.
With Northwest not a factor in postseason play, the next four MACJC North contests for Coahoma will determine their own postseason fate. If the Tigers can regroup, and refocus, they could still find themselves in the postseason.
“The big thing is keeping things positive and keeping our kids positive, a lot of times they will listen to all of the negative things around them and we have to keep them focused,” said Horton. “We have to stay mentally tough and realize that the next four games are the most important of our season. We have to put last week behind us and move forward. We are better than that.”
After next week’s contest at Northeast, Coahoma returns to James E. Miller Stadium Oct. 12 to celebrate Homecoming against Itawamba before finishing its road schedule Oct. 19 at Mississippi Delta followed by the regular-season finale at home Oct. 24 against Holmes.
Scoring by Quarters
1st Qtr: 11:45, EMCC Dontreal Pruitt 4-yard run, Drew White kick good — 7-0
1st Qtr: 4:41, EMCC Todd Mays 14-yard run, White kick missed, —14-0
1st Qtr: 2:41, EMCC 55-yard interception return Byerson Cockrell, White kick good — 21-0
1st Qtr: 1:14, EMCC Pruitt 75-yard pass to Brandon Bell, White kick good — 27-0
2nd Qtr: 12:36, EMCC Pruitt 15-yard pass to Preston Baker, White kick good — 34-0
2nd Qtr: 9:03, EMCC Pruitt 19-yard pass to C.J. Bates, White kick good — 41-0
2nd Qtr: 5:18, EMCC Pruitt 22-yard pass to Justin Mack, White Kick good — 48-0
2nd Qtr: 0:23, EMCC Pruitt 19-yard pass to Brandon Acker, White Kick good — 55-0
3rd Qtr: 12:52, EMCC Todd Mays 16-yard run, White kick good — 62-0
3rd Qtr: 6:20, EMCC Preston Baker 3-yard run, White kick good — 69-0
3rd Qtr: 3:06, CCC Quaintavous Peterson 2-yard run, Cody Spears kick good — 69-7
4th Qtr: 14:32, EMCC A.J. Stamps 24-yard punt return, White kick good — 76-7
4th Qtr: 9:30, EMCC Mays 16-yard pass to Isaac Johnson, White kick good — 83-7
4th Qtr: 4:33, EMCC Baker 4-yard run, White kick good — 90-7