CLARKSDALE- CCC's 2018 Homecoming was full of fun and surprises throughout the week. Tiger Nation was packed all over the CCC campus on Saturday afternoon. Coahoma wanted to end Homecoming week with a bang against Hinds. The Eagles came out poised and ready to play. They executed their game plan in which they outplayed the Tigers in a 48-19 victory at James E. Miller Stadium.
Hinds struck first 7-0 on the opening drive of the game when Don Ragsdale scored a five-yard touchdown. Jadarius Payne gets in on the action with a 34-yard touchdown to extend the lead 14-0.
Ragsdale struck again with a 50-yard touchdown run. Then, Tylan Morton connected with Eric Clark for a 12-yard touchdown giving the Eagles a 28-0 lead at the half.
Coahoma gets on the scoreboard starting the 2nd half. Myron Norfleet scored a seven-yard touchdown cutting the lead to 28-7.
Hinds answered the score when Morton connected with Miquell Powell for a 28-yard touchdown extending the lead to 35-7.
The Tigers kept on fighting as Norfleet connected with Stefan Harmon for a 54-yard touchdown cutting the lead to 35-13.
The Eagles slowed things down and executed an 87-yard drive on 12 plays. Ragsdale added on to his productive day with a three-yard touchdown extending the lead to 42-13.
Norfleet connected with Donnie Corley for a three-yard touchdown cutting the lead to 42-19.
Hinds put the game out of reach when Jacob Garrard scored an eight-yard touchdown.
The Eagles had 453 yards of total offense including 322 rushing yards and 131 passing yards. Ragsdale led Hinds with 15 carries for 105 yards and three touchdowns. Morton finished with 10 of 19 passes for 131 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Clark finished with four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. David Abney had 11 carries for 67 yards.
Coahoma had 386 yards of total offense including 199 passing yards and 187 rushing yards. Norfleet led the Tigers with 17 of 21 passes for 199 yards, 17 carries for 75 yards and three
touchdowns. Jaylin Jones had 21 carries for 139 yards. Harmon finished with five catches for 88 yards and a touchdown. Corley had five catches 44 yards and a touchdown.
"We ran into a really good football team despite their record," said Coahoma Head Coach Steven Miller. "We had some opportunities for some big plays earlier but we didn't get it. We still have a lot to work on and we're going to continue to accept the challenge against another top team."
Hinds goes to 4-2 on the season. They will travel to Wesson, Mississippi to take on Copiah-Lincoln Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.
Coahoma goes to 0-6 on the season. They will continue the MACJC North Division play against Northwest Mississippi this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. The kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at James E. Miller Stadium. The game will broadcast live at www.coahomasports.com/watch and on Coahoma's radio station WCQC 91.3 FM.
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