CLARKSDALE- Coahoma's first half of the 2018 football season has been really promising and tough. They had to deal with inexperienced players, injuries and mistakes. The Tigers continued making improvements week after week but didn't result in victory. Homecoming comes at the right time as Coahoma will look to rethink, refocus, refresh, and reset their season in a game against Hinds.
Coahoma (0-5) is coming off of a heartbreaking 27-26 loss to Mississippi Delta. Coahoma had 260 yards of total offense including 142 rushing yards and 118 passing yards. Myron Norfleet led the Tigers with 15 of 33 passes for 118 yards, six carries for 45 yards and four touchdowns. Jaylin Jones had 17 carries for 103 yards. Moore finished with seven catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns. Corley had five catches for 35 yards and two touchdowns.
Coahoma Head Coach Steven Miller is not just looking for ways to finish games but is also looking for growth from his team. "We realize that some of these players haven't played college football before and it shows late in the ballgame," said Miller. "It was a tough loss for my team last week but we have put that game behind us and our focus is on Hinds."
A big crowd of more than 10,000 fans is expected to hit the Coahoma Community College campus for football, tailgating, and fun. "It's going to be a great atmosphere for both teams," said Miller. "Hinds has confidence that they can compete and win close games. We've been in close games but didn't finish the job. We need to use that experience to come through this Saturday."
Hinds (3-2) is coming off of a 28-18 victory against Pearl River. They had 349 yards of total offense including 240 passing yards and 109 rushing yards. Tylan Morton led the Eagles with 16 of his 31 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns. Reggie Todd had five receptions for 144 yards and three touchdowns. Don Ragsdale had 22 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown.
This is the first meeting for both teams since Sept. 5, 2013. Hinds defeated Coahoma 55-20 in Clarksdale, MS.
The Tigers want to have a great start to the second half of the 2018 football season with a Homecoming victory. "We've got a really tough second half of the season," said Miller. "We accept all the challenges that are ahead of us. We're looking forward to playing Hinds."
The game will be this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at the James E. Miller Stadium. All eyes will be on the kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. The game will broadcast live at www.coahomasports.com/watch and on Coahoma's radio station WCQC 91.3 FM.
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