Story from Hinds CC Athletics:
RAYMOND, Miss. – The Hinds Community College football team earned their first MACCC victory on Thursday, prevailing over East Central Community College 17-13. The Eagles improved to 1-2 (1-0 MACCC South) to take the home opener.
Kelbee Holmes picked off Chris Tucker early in the first quarter to set the tone for the Eagles. The visitors scored the first points of the game from a touchdown late in the first quarter to bring the score to 7-0.
The Eagles soared down the field as Kabe Barnettfound Michael Lott in the endzone for the score. Hinds tied the ball game up at 7-7 with 10:34 left until the halftime break. With 4:38 left in the second quarter, Tanner Hollingsworth drills a 24-yard field goal to take the first lead of the game as Hinds took the 10-7 lead into the halftime.
The warriors leveled the contest at 10 early in the third quarter as Mangum hit a 38-yard field goal that split the uprights. The Warriors were driving down the field until Vernorrius Chaney picked off Tucker at Hinds 37-yard line.
On the next possession, the Eagles marched down the field as Battee finished off the drive with a three-yard quarterback keeper to the right. Six seconds into the fourth quarter, the Eagles regained the 17-10 advantage. East Central picked up three more points with 2:54 left in the contest. The Warriors forced the Eagles to a three and out as the visitors had the ball with 1:34 remaining in the ball game.
The Warriors made one last push late in the fourth as Tucker heaved the ball to the endzone, but Walter Owens grabbed it and sealed the 17-13 win for the Eagles.
Ja’Marian Johnson led the rushing attack with 12 attempts for 47yards, while Jayden Reed finished the night with 29 yards. Roman Mula’s 36-yard pass to Jamar grace was the longest play for the game for the Eagles.
On the defense, Brenden Jennings led the defense with 10 total tackles and K’Swaya Moffett Jr.finished the night with nine total tackles. Vernorrius Chaney, Kelbee Holmes, and Walter Owens all grabbed an interception in the contest. Karl Odrickhad the team-high two TFL and one sack, while Devarrick Woods picked up a TFL in the game.
The Eagles will return to action on Thursday, September 28 against the Pearl River Community College Wildcats in Poplarville, MS. Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM.See a typo? Report it here.