MACJC FOOTBALL WEEK 8 WINNERS: #6 NORTHWEST, #7 EAST MS, #10 JONES COUNTY, PEARL RIVER, HOLMES, ITAWAMBA, CO-LIN

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Co-Lin hosts Holmes for Breast Cancer Awareness game     

Co-Lin hosts Holmes for Breast Cancer Awareness game     

     

WESSON, Miss. – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves (3-3, 1-3) look to rebound after a tough 16-15 loss to the No. 7 Hinds Eagles, as the Holmes Bulldogs (4-2, 2-2) travel to Wesson on Thursday, October 12. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. in Stone Stadium and fans are asked to wear pink for breast cancer awareness. Holmes enters Thursday's game coming off a 49-3 loss to East Mississippi Community College, the Bulldogs second loss in a row. Co-Lin leads the all-time series against Holmes 30-17-4 after a 35-21 victory last season in Goodman.

Despite the loss last week the Wolves continued their dominance defensive play, giving up just 171 yards. Co-Lin leads the MACJC with 28 sacks on the year and is second in yards allowed with just 262.5 per game. Holmes has given up an average of 394.8 yards per game this season.

Offensively Holmes is tremendously run heavy. The Bulldogs lead the MACJC with 2,096 rushing yards through six games. However, they are last in the league in passing yardage with just 518. The Wolves are eighth in the league in total yardage, but spread the ball out evenly with 1,142 yards on the ground and 954 yards in the air.

The Wolves posted great numbers last week as they racked up 372 total yards, but Co-Lin was unable to come away with a victory as the Wolves recorded over 100 yards in penalties.

Woody Barrett was 10-for-18 in the passing game for 96 yards. The freshman also had 84 yards on the ground through 14 carries. Rico Owens led the Wolves' rushing attack against Hinds with 119 yards on 21 touches. The freshman from Greenwood, Miss also scored Co-Lin's only touchdown. Jemarcus Weatherall was the Wolves' go-to receiver. The sophomore led the team with three receptions for 29 yards.

Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane led Co-Lin on the defensive side of the ball with five tackles, one tackle for loss, and one pass breakup. Lomoni Jones posted four tackles for the Wolves. Charles Cameron and Damien Dickens currently lead Co-Lin in tackles for the year with 28 each.

Fans can watch Thursday's "Pink Out" game live at colinathletics.com or can listen live at WMJU 104.3 FM in Brookhaven. For updates throughout the game, follow @colinathletics on Twitter.

 

Lucas Calvert

Sports Information Coordinator

Copiah-Lincoln Community College